Every comment beneath the removed post for violating “Facebook Community Standards” was “welcome back” or something of the like. I immediately deleted any post with anything about the ongoing saga with SJK Photography. I immediately deleted any post with a link. I deleted ANYTHING that wasn’t strictly positive, yet here I am, again, with another removed post from Facebook for posting something against Community Standards all because someone allegedly has some kind of inside to Facebook.
I have yet another ban from Facebook (30 days this time) while other photographers whom have shown their support have also received bans of their own. Many of these bans are for just saying they support Photo Stealers – no links, no bad mouthing, just saying hey I support what Corey does. There is no way to contact Facebook and figure out just exactly how what you posted violated “Facebook Community Standards” when it isn’t apparent just what is violated by posting a single link. For photographers who rely on Facebook for marketing for their businesses, these bans not only affect their personal lives but their businesses as well.
To continue your support for this website, please feel free to follow Photo Stealers on Twitter and Google +. If you want to show your support on Facebook by mentioning or linking to the page, make sure to make the post for “Friends Only” to ensure your safety.
Since my last post about what I had endured since the outing of SJK Photography, I have been on the receiving end of so much more. Below is just a sampling of the posts that have appeared on various Facebook Pages. Note that all of these were returned as “not against community standards” when I flagged them. The posts are below. As with the last post, this is just the things aimed at me personally.
I hope this is the last time I have to make yet another blog post about this incident. Wedding season is here and my “Photo Stealers” time will be waning. However, my mission remains the same. I am here to help photographers whose images are being used illegally in other photographers galleries. I will continue to do what I have been doing for the past 3 years and if I can’t post to Facebook, so be it. It won’t deter me.
Onto the hate, rage and calling me the c word (which made me laugh).
Note, click on the images to enlarge them.
Email from Bill:
Ha, So You Think You’re a Photographer Facebook Page:
Selling the drama Facebook Page:
Cyber War Facebook Page:
Photo Stealers Wall of Shame Facebook Page:
This wall of shame is dedicated to photographers that feel that it's okay to steal others' work and post it as their own. Oh I'm sorry, it's okay to let their "web designer" do it.