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What to do when your Facebook roleplaying account is deleted

Facebook logo in a coffinFacebook can decide whether your roleplaying character lives or dies.

Facebook doesn’t like roleplayers, and if it sees that you have a separate account that you use for roleplaying, your account might be deleted. I’ve written about the reasons why in this post. One of the roleplayers I heard about being deleted was Fleet Admiral Michael Knight, roleplaying as a Star Trek character. He had to recreate his profile.

This article has moved to our new roleplaying blog here.

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  1. Ashley GAumond
    February 7, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I have a few questions.. FaceBook can’t recognize your REAL account from RP accounts, right? So if your RP account get deleted your main account won’t? Also, I don’t like people knowing that my RP characters are RP characters, I like them to think of them as real people. =/ So as long as I don’t use the same Email they won’t know, right?

  2. February 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I’m not sure how Facebook differentiate between real people and RP accounts, I assume that they only delete people if its obvious, so they’re using a popular character name (Captain Kirk, Luke Skywalker etc).
    Its against Facebook’s terms of service to have multiple accounts, so its unlikely that they’ll let you sign up with the same email address again – but if you can, it’s a definate indicator to them. Your real Facebook account should be safe from deletion.

  3. joy_overloading
    June 19, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I have another tip which speeds up the recreating process: save your profile info and friends list as HTML files somewhere on your hard drive. IE won’t let you do this but Firefox will. Open your profile info, expand all sections and click Save Page As. Do the same for your friends list, but in this case if it runs to more than one page you will have to call each page something different (like Friends 1, Friends 2, etc) Trust me, I’ve been wiped before and this makes it a lot quicker and easier getting started again.

    • June 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      Great tip! Thanks!

  4. Marie
    June 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I am a Roleplayer on Facebook and has been deleted many times …What i want to know is what do people have against us ?? Most RPers see it as fun ..I also know a Roleplayer who has had there OOC account disabled because it had RPers accounts on ..Will FB ever let us be ??

  5. July 16, 2011 at 6:43 am

    What I don’t get is one character actually looked like a REAL profile but it got deleted anyway. I’m beginning to think we should give up.

  6. Murphy
    September 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Go to bebo. Not as huge as facebook but no enemy to RPers as well. You can have RP Char profiles safe and sound there

  7. November 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Role playing on Facebook is fucking stupid, get a life people

    • November 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Roleplayers gotta roleplay I guess! But Facebook just isn’t the best system for it.

    • Fatamah Habibi
      January 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      And why the hell did you even bother reading this article? Moron, you don’t know what the hell RP is, do you? And we’ve got lives too, unlike you who complains about that.

  8. Caroline Northman
    July 1, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Where else can you go to and role play without getting deleted as i been harassed by guys there for no reason.

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