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Facebook App Development Question

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by exeQutor, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. exeQutor

    exeQutor Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to create an app in FB and I would like to know if it is not going to get my account banned. This is what the app would do:

    1) When a user visits my site, they are asked for publish_stream permission
    2) My app will collect the user's friends, and choose around 10 random friends
    3) Post on the wall of the 10 random selected friends a link to my website app with a video player image and a message similar to the following: "Is this you? LOL"
    4) The user will then need to complete a CPA offer before he can see a shocking or funny video

    This is similar to the viral apps I found in FB lately.

    Thanks for any response!
     
  2. phph5

    phph5 Regular Member

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    Most apps will die pretty soon if they use the publish_stream often. I've had cases with completely legit apps which only post a welcome message upon auth and are killed after a few hundred posts. You don't have to be reported in order to be deleted. I would suggest using other features like tagging.
     
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  3. zenoGlitch

    zenoGlitch Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It is going to die eventually since content locking is against fb TOS. You MAY get off with a warning the first or second time, but your account will be gone for sure by the third offense.

    If you are going to break TOS (not recommended), Don't use your personal account.
     
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    Fuggz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Facebook does have a TOS and you are not allowed to do anything against their TOS...

    ... unless you are a company like Zynga. Facebook loves to issue double standards with how they conduct business.
     
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  5. exeQutor

    exeQutor Registered Member

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    Thanks all.

    I don't want my main account banned. And it's difficult for me to create another developers account. I will consider your suggestions and refrain from using publish_stream and content blockers in my apps. Or I might as well sell it if I can't use it.

    Thank you all once again.