When a user does not comply with the terms and regulations, Facebook can take two actions: block or ban (also called the deactivation of the account). The block is a temporary status that can be applied on one or more different functions of the social network. The most common example of block is the one imposed on messages and friend requests; those who receive it can not add friends and send messages for 30 days. The ban may be temporary or permanent and refers to the account that prevents the user from connecting to Facebook.
In order to avoid a ban just avoid violating the rules of Facebook. In other words, what is not allowed by Facebook should be avoided and here we discuss the various points listed in the declaration of rights and responsibilities of Facebook and standards of the community in a list of significant actions to be avoided in order not to be banned.
Important points to be considered to avoid the ban on Facebook
- Use your real name. The use of false names and surnames goes against the rules of Facebook and could lead to a blockage or suspension of the account, any user may report a fake Facebook name and the staff may request verification by sending an identity document.
- Do not add people you do not know. These people may signal to Facebook you really do not know them and the system may prevent you to send friend requests for 30 days. More blocks of friend requests can then lead to a ban of your account.
- Do not publish/share too much. For too much facebook means the profiles that within two minutes can publish or share 10 post and would be able to share more posts than those listed in the news section. Use common sense: it is not humanly possible to be able to read a new story in a few seconds (especially if this is a link), publish what you prefer, but try not to overdo it otherwise the system will block you for publish/spam automation.
- Do not post too much on groups and/or pages. The considerations of the preceding paragraph shall also apply on groups and fan pages.
- Do not send too many messages or identical posts. The same message, if sent to multiple people in a short time can be mistaken for spam or promotional content, and fly to the Rules of Facebook. Same goes for posts on friends timelines or pages and groups.
- Do not become a part of too many groups. As for the friendships (limit 5000) also on the groups there is a limit that is not specified. Here, too, the better thing is to use common sense. How many groups you are active, visit often and interact with the post exchanged by the members? Probably less than the ones you’ve added to your profile. Before you add any more and risk your ban check the list of groups to which you belong and leave the ones that do not interest you.
- Use little or no ads on the profile. Facebook is free but if you want to advertise you have to use the tools that Facebook provides to the pages, opening an advertising account for a fee. If you post a few promotional links do not risk a ban but if you turn the profile in a promotional brochure you are risking a ban.
- No adult content, violence and threats, bullying, and hate speech content. No to explicit images, these types of content violates the standards of the community and may be reported by other Facebook users.
- Not too many “likes”. Clicking continuously like buttons, on posts and comments on Facebook could lead to think that you’re using some automated software or in general a spam system.
The general rule on the web and on Facebook is always to use your common sense.