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21 November 2011 @ 19:59
Facebook: The Ongoing Saga  
So! Last week I ACTUALLY got a response, FINALLY, from Facebook with a person's name on it. Still appeared to be auto-generated, but it had an actual name. AMAZING. It had only been, what, eleven weeks?

They required me to send a copy of my driver's license or my passport to verify my identity. And one assumes so their jaws can drop to the floor in embarrassment when they find out that my last name is indeed my last name.

As this required a) fixing our printer/scanner to enable us to scan and b) finding my passport I didn't have time nor the ability to respond straight away.

A few days later, Facebook ACTUALLY had the gall to send me another carbon copy message of the one they'd sent me re-iterating their request. Good times, FB, good times.

They've been responded to with a copy of my passport with all the non-relevant info mosaic-ed out.

Even though in Australia if you've gone by a name other than that strictly on your birth certificate for ten plus years its legally also identified as your name, ten bucks says they still don't verify my identity/account as the name on my passport is Lynnette, not Nett.
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engram_auengram_au on 21st November 2011 11:10 (UTC)
Ooooh! An actual response WITH A NAME ATTACHED :D

At least Nett is similar enough to Lynette that they might actually accept it. They'd accept Kate for a Catherine, wouldn't they?
QFB Cafetwotone on 21st November 2011 16:52 (UTC)
1. I hadn't known about the name thing in Australia! I guess it's the equivalent of common-law marriage applied to names?

2. I am astounded that Facebook finally gave you a response with a name on it. I hope that they'll be reasonable and approve your account!