In my continuing attempt to get Facebook to realize that Penny Pinchin’ Mom is NOT a spam site, I have learned a very interesting tid bit. It seems that people are either confused (or too lazy) to unlike a page or even hide a post rather and just report it as spam. I have heard the comment “It doesn’t matter cuz it gets it off of my news feed either way.” I am here to tell you that it can and DOES make a difference
When you make the personal choice to follow a page, you do so knowing that anything and everything they post will show up on your wall. If that site posts 25 times a day, you can count on 25 posts. If they post once a week, you will see them less. No one forces people to like a page, but yet, when they see a barrage of posts on their wall, they forget this imporant little fact.
If someone doesn’t like getting my posts (or other sites’ as well) they can unlike the page or even hide the post just as easily as they can unlike the page. It is literally two clicks of a mouse. To unlike or hide a post, you simply do the following:
1. Click the small “x” in the corner of the post on your news feed. You will see this image come up:
2. If you just don’t want to see the current post but would like to continue to see others, simply click HIDE and you will see any other posts.
3. If you don’t want to unlike the page, but don’t want to see posts for a while, click HIDE ALL.
4. If you are done with the page and don’t want any more updates, just click UNLIKE PAGE.
What you should NEVER do to a page you chose to follow is click MARK AS SPAM. When you do that, you send lots of warnings to Facebook. You chose to belong to my page, therefore my content is not spam. Spam is data you have not requested to be a part of…..for instance the “Guess Who Has a Crush on You?” link or “Look What Dad Did To His Daughter” post. Spam is not “Save $1/1 Dial Lotion With a New Coupon.”
In a nutshell, if you don’t like frequent news updates, then don’t follow any deal blogger on Facebook. We all work very hard to keep fresh content for those who are interested. But don’t say I am spamming you because you are too lazy to select the correct link. It does make a difference and can be damaging to the page that you report.
Facebook just turns on the “you are spam” coding without warning. There is nothing you can do when this happens. It appears that recently, nine times out of ten it is in error. If you agree and/or if you have had this happen to someone you know, you can join our new page We Are Not Spam to help increase awareness and hopefully, get Facebook to listen to us and what they are doing to so many sites.