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Facebook Pulls ‘Save The Hobbit’ Page After Hitting 10,000 Fans

October 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm by xoanon  - 

The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Facebook, love them or hate them, has pulled Mark Harrison’s ‘Keep the Hobbit film shoot in New Zealand’ page. That’s because the social networking site pulled the page, located at http://www.facebook.com/hobbitnz, when the number of “fans” hit 10,000. A visit to that address produced a “page not found” error.

Mark Harrison, a Kiwi actor who created the Facebook page and organized “Save the Hobbit” rallies up and down the country, was furious at the company. “We probably missed another 4,000-5,000 supporters,” he said, citing the saturation coverage of Sunday’s rallies in the local press. More..

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3 responses to “Facebook Pulls ‘Save The Hobbit’ Page After Hitting 10,000 Fans”

  1. I believe Facebook pages are meant to be for actual things you can like (e.g. a product, company, person, website or book) as opposed to some sort of statement. While it’s impractical for Facebook to stamp out all pages that don’t meet this requirement, manually checking those that reach a certain number of fans (say 10,000) would be much more doable.

    If the “Save the Hobbit” page was a group instead of a fan page there wouldn’t be a problem, but evidently pages work in a way that Facebook users prefer to groups. Facebook needs to get its head out of the clouds and work out how to get pages and groups working in a way that works for its users, instead of trying to enforce an arbitrary distinction that allows it to sort users by their “likes”.

    At the very least, a page should be converted to a group instead of being completely deleted, much to the dismay of thousands of fans trying to fight for a good cause.

  2. Mashka says:

    So why was it pulled? Just because it had reached that many followers, or someone paid them (Facebook) to remove it, or someone hacked in and took it down? I’m lost -headdesk-

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