Internet News: Facebook has confirmed it will ban users who leave vague status updates in order to get attention.

The social network says it will no longer tolerate users posting updates such as ‘Why????’, ‘I Know…’ or ‘*sigh*’ to the site and have designed a special algorithm that will automatically delete the guilty account.

“As of next month we will adopt a strict new policy of banning users who leave vague updates with the sole purpose of getting other people to ask them if they are all right,” said a spokesman for Facebook’s User Operations Team.

“Extensive research shows that other users find these updates incredibly annoying, as they get in the way of seeing all the other great content on Facebook – such as the latest Gangnam Style parody videos, pictures of a child with cancer that can be cured by sharing the image, or people liking a company’s page in the hope of winning an iPad.”

Story: Simon Swatman

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    I do not agree with this new policy of banning people if they make a comment such as “”How r u “” as this is a social networking site i thought it was for people to communicate and have been very happy doing this it will be sad to see it go as i am sure others will too

    November 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm



    November 14, 2012 at 1:32 am
  • Colin

    How is clicking ‘LIKE’ any more discriptive than typing ‘Why????’, ‘I Know…’ or ‘*sigh*’ ?

    November 15, 2012 at 12:53 am
  • wendy raymer

    Sigh !

    November 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • Tyree J Simmons

    Ive been banned because of this and i feel its unfair and all the money i spent on fb credits for games i fell they owe me… i lost contact with most family on there

    November 17, 2012 at 10:42 am
  • Hair o the beast


    November 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm
  • Ojc

    I cnt believe they keep bannin me! I keep creating new accounts tho so it’s ok – haters gotta hate!

    November 19, 2012 at 1:17 am
  • cassie

    I laugh at all the idiots who believe this…. The sky is falling and you are all going to die tomorrow, better run silly people.

    On a serious note, think about it, it won’t happen, and never has, those who claim to be banned were banned for other reasons.

    October 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm