Why are people such assholes?

I’m one of those people who believes that humanity is inherently good. I think that the majority of people are good souls, regardless of disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender sexual orientation or gender identity. No one will ever convince me otherwise.

Having stated my default outlook on life, I’m not oblivious to all the assholes, of which there are many.

One such asshole is continuing to thwart my efforts at helping the Autism and Special Needs Parenting communities by continuing to report the posts I share on my own timeline and page as spam or offensive. They continue to claim that I’m violating community guidelines and Facebook automatically removes every post reported.

I can see dozens of these every single day. When I click on the it’s not spam link, and request that Facebook physically put human eyes on what is being reported as spam, they restore each post I request an appeal on.

It’s absolutely a pain in the ass and I’m getting sick of it. Actually, I was sick of it a few weeks ago. Now I’m pissed off.

Everything I do has a positive impact on the community. I receive awards throughout each year that I’m still writing, recognizing my efforts and the impact they have on others. I’m not trying to brag but I want to make very clear that what I share isn’t fucking spam. I only post links to my articles on my own personal timeline or fan page.

Considering that I only post in my own timeline and page, whoever is doing this is basically saying that I’m spamming myself. I’ve tried everything I can find to put a stop to this but unfortunately, nothing works and there isn’t an actual person I can speak with.

All I can do is continue to appeal each report and let Facebook restore each post, one by one.

It’s a massive pain in the ass and it’s having a significant impact on my efforts. It’s demoralizing, frustrating and exhausting. It’s hard enough to keep up with everything anyways. Having to appeal dozens of false reports only makes things that much harder.

As a stay at home Dad raising three kids with special needs, my blog also serves as a means of supporting my family. Not only is this person removing posts from my personal timeline and page, they are also taking food out of my kids mouths as well. I’ve worked very hard to become as financially independent as possible. We’re doing so much better but things like this make it much, much harder to maintain.

I’m honestly ready to just pull the plug on Facebook because it’s too much to have to continually undo the efforts of someone, hell bent on making trouble.

Having stated my frustrations, it’s important to understand that I will never give up.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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Becky Wiren

I don’t know if you read my other post. If you think you know who it is, you could check their profile and also their friends. Blocking any of the names might help?

Don’t give up if you can keep going on.

Rob Gorski

Hey Becky. This is Gavin’s paternal Grandmother. She was not a good example of what a Grandmother should be. Gavin’s addicted, abusive bio-Dad didn’t fall far from the tree, if you’re following. It was a pattern of abusive behavior that was handed down and it’s really sad.

When Gavin’s bio-Dad signed away his rights, we never heard another words from them.

The paternal grandmother didn’t like that the courts restricted her contact with Gavin during the custody battle. She used to threaten us that once Gavin turned 18, she could show up at our door and we couldn’t do anything about it. She told us that once he was 18, she would call and visit whenever she wanted because it would be Gavin’s choice, and the courts couldn’t stop her.

Lizze and I forgot about that because those threats were almost 10 years ago.

However, on Gavin’s 18th birthday, she reappeared and left a threatening comment on the post I did on Facebook for Gavin’s birthday. I never replied but blocked her and deleted the comment.

That was when all my problems with Facebook began. It’s totally passive aggressive and that’s what she does. It’s also the exact same thing that happened to Lost and Tired.

There isn’t anything I can do except appeal any reports filed. It’s not worth it, so I’ve decided to stop sharing to Facebook. Once I get this last round of posts restored and my url unblocked, my readers will be able to like and share my posts on Facebook again.

She can’t find things shared by others.

It’s just better this way, at least for now.

Becky Wiren

I understand. I guess I don’t know how she can access the page. I know if I block a page, I can read what they put out but cannot comment. I guess it doesn’t work in reverse. But you don’t need a lot of stress. Maybe after awhile you can try Facebook again. *sigh*

Rob Gorski

Whenever I block a known account, she apparently makes a new one.

Becky Wiren

Yeah. Okay, that would be so time consuming. UGH.