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Orkut Account Suspended

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Your account has been temporarily suspended due to unusual activities. We will verify your account status on orkut.com and remove your block. Please send an email to help+blocked@orkut.com with your username and name if you think we made an error.

Uh, kids, don't play with the Scrapbook.

As in, it cuts the text off at a certain number of characters and doesn't tell you how many. This will mess up the quasi-HTML formatting. Since you can't edit the scrapbook entry, don't be tempted to delete it and re-enter it a few times to figure out what's going on.

[Update]

Oh, the other messed up thing I did today was that I went trouncing off trying to look for interesting people who might also have joined.

I found Tim Bray - yeah, this guy: timbray. I accidently hit "Add as Friend" when I meant to just look at his profile and I removed that friend request when I realized what I did. Here's a classic example of how meaningless the "fan" thing is. You have to be a friend of someone and I think they have to friend you back as well, in order for you to be able to click on the star to mark them as an idol of yours. I am a huge fan of Tim Bray's. He doesn't even know I exist, so how could I really count him as a friend and expect him to reciprocate? Duh.

[Update]

I was thinking about it and it could be that someone clicked on "Report As Bogus" in my profile after reading a few entries back in this journal, that I wasn't taking it seriously. Well, I hadn't planned on really using it because unless you have A LOT of friends to bubble you up to the top and get noticed, it isn't going to work for you. And I don't have many friends. I did invite bdspitapit31 and if anyone asked me, I probably would invite them.

So *shrug* whatever... if that gets you suspended, then that's a little too dictatorial for me.

[Update - Monday, February 02, 2004]

Okay, I think my account has been reinstated. I can do things that I couldn't last night. No word from Orkut about any of it, so I don't know what farted or flipped.


Comments

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chenpion
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
I see deleted posts... o.O
Three entries? :D

Get it unsuspended yet?
bride
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: I see deleted posts... o.O
*pfft* Semagic told me it couldn't contact the server.

Get it unsuspended yet?

Nope, they probably won't get to it until sometime tomorrow. I can still log in and do certain things though.
bride
Feb. 2nd, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
Re: I see deleted posts... o.O
Sent you an invite =)
Didn't get it yet =( - chenpion - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Didn't get it yet =( - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
You killed it! - chenpion - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: You killed it! - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
*Cheer!* I'm in! - chenpion - Feb. 2nd, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: *Cheer!* I'm in! - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: *Cheer!* I'm in! - bride - Feb. 3rd, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
ntang
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I wonder how many accounts have been suspended in all. You're like an Orkut celebrity now. Now I want to friend you just because of that.
bride
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Haha, is that all it takes? =D

Well, I was thinking about it and it could be that someone clicked on "Report this as a Bogus account" after reading a few entries back that I wasn't taking it seriously.

So, *shrug* whatever. If going into it just to check it out for fun gets you suspended, then that's a little too dictatorial for me.
supersat
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, how lame.
bride
Feb. 1st, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re:
Yeah, really =P
razorw
Feb. 1st, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC)
Guess its not even worth checking it out. eh? --Ray
bride
Feb. 2nd, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
Re:
It's the same as Friendster, as far as I can see right now. If I get my account reinstated, I'll send along an invite if you want =)
Re: - razorw - Feb. 2nd, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 10:29 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: - razorw - Feb. 2nd, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: - razorw - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: - razorw - Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
pjammer
Feb. 1st, 2004 11:07 pm (UTC)
So *shrug* whatever... if that gets you suspended, then that's a little too dictatorial for me.

Oh - that's because I reported you as being bogus. Sorry. Didn't think my little joke would be taken seriously by the Orkut gods ...
bride
Feb. 2nd, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
Re:
You goon! I was going to give you your share of the world when I conquered it. But now? No deal. *huff*
bdspitapit31
Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, I may be just totally void of simple orkut knowledge, but HOW DO I INVITE A FRIEND? I did what the instructions said, and my friends never got their emails. Hmph.
bride
Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
If you followed the instructions from the FAQ, then Orkut is broken. It's pretty flakey, so it wouldn't surprise me =P =}
(no subject) - bride - Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
bokane
Feb. 4th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
From what I've heard about Orkut, it sounds like the Google gnomes are working on some seriously amazing cookies, or whatever it is that they make there.

Any chance I could get an invitation?
bride
Feb. 4th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
Hee, I sent it to your lj address =)
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