That’s One Way Around the Facebook Ban Media by Dan Zimmerman | Jan 30, 2016 | 56 comments facebook twitter linkedin email How long before Zuckerberg’s vigilant minions zap this one? [h/t DrVino] comments Sixpack70 says: January 30, 2016 at 14:30 I love sone good trolling. This is good. Reply Sixpack70 says: January 30, 2016 at 18:47 Some not sone, WTH autocorrect! Reply Geoff PR says: January 30, 2016 at 14:30 “How long before Zuckerberg’s vigilant minions zap this one?” As of 3:29 pm GMT+5, it’s *gone*… Reply Michael in GA says: January 31, 2016 at 05:39 Deactivated my account and used the explanation box to tell them off. Reply Indiana Tom says: January 30, 2016 at 14:31 I am loving it. Reply Ken Frazier says: January 30, 2016 at 14:32 You should see the stuff floating around the NH gun pages. Some clever people out there Reply Hannibal says: January 30, 2016 at 14:33 The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in. Don’t snitch, TTAG! Reply NYC2AZ says: January 30, 2016 at 14:40 And there’s this one along the same line: http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2016/01/30/facebook-to-ban-gun-transactions/ Reply Jjimmyjonga says: January 30, 2016 at 14:41 That is so funny, good for him Reply Bob R says: January 30, 2016 at 21:00 Yes, although I think they will ban him for life. Reply js says: February 1, 2016 at 06:57 Banned for life– from Facebook? Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!! Reply MadMedic says: January 30, 2016 at 14:52 Best one I’ve seen so far is a case of sprite hiding everything but the barrel, buttstock and magazine of an AR. 700 OBO for the sprite lol. Reply Mk10108 says: January 30, 2016 at 14:53 They have an algorithm for that. Reply Dev says: January 30, 2016 at 15:15 I’m seeing a lot of these type of posts today. My favorite was the $400 yellow wash cloth that came with a free Mossberg. Reply Jason Bowen says: January 30, 2016 at 15:24 Nice pliers! Reply Tom W. says: January 30, 2016 at 15:29 Heh. Needle Nose Pliers. 😉 Reply Rokurota says: January 30, 2016 at 15:30 Sorry, but $500 for a 22LR 1911? Some people. Reply Hannibal says: January 30, 2016 at 15:40 Is that the width of the pliers…? Reply Jon in CO says: January 30, 2016 at 17:55 If you want to either laugh, or shake your head constantly, check out ArmsList posts for guns in Colorado Springs, CO. Most are dealers, but some of the used stuff is absolutely stupid. Used Glocks over $700 because they have “extras”, like the 3 mags that came with the gun. Reply 10mm says: January 30, 2016 at 23:51 The only thing better than the overly-optomistic asking prices in Colorado Springs is the pathetic lowball offers. Guy #1 selling a used M&P 15-22 for $699. Thinks it’s a good deal. Guy #2 offers him $125, not a penny more, swears that’s market price. Foul language ensues. Reply Rokurota says: January 31, 2016 at 22:08 Not just Colorado, but everywhere. “Would you take a Taurus in trade for your SIG?” is one reason Armslist is more trouble than it’s worth sometimes. Reply Moore Bacon says: January 31, 2016 at 10:57 Of course! If you want $200, you put $600, so when the low-ballers and determined hagglers fill up your page, you still get $200. Reply Paul says: January 30, 2016 at 15:35 saw this gem: “Looking for 10 year lease on G26: 45/year, fees paid upfront” Reply Tom in Oregon says: January 30, 2016 at 16:22 Some of the sites I belong to have what they paid for it, stating that somethings not for sale. Hahahaha Reply TruthTellers says: January 30, 2016 at 16:25 Reminds me of that episode of King of the HIll when Peggy opens a book store, but has no customers and Dale moves in and “gives” free guns with the sale of a book. Reply Wrightl3 says: January 30, 2016 at 17:11 “Why don’t I show you the stylish 9mm luger that comes free with any $600 purchase of quality science fiction.” Reply PeterK says: January 30, 2016 at 16:35 rather than post a photo of the banned item with the pliers one could post a photo of the pliers and printed description of the items that come with the pliers Reply Kris says: January 30, 2016 at 16:54 Buddy turned his page into a place for locals to only post photos of their guns. “If you like to receive compliments on your firearms, include a phone number in the description.” Reply ACP_arms says: January 30, 2016 at 19:32 That’s brilliant. Reply Model 31 says: January 30, 2016 at 16:58 Hmm, I’ve never sold a gun. Reply Patron49IFT says: January 31, 2016 at 09:15 Sold one once, regretted it ever since. Reply desertrat says: January 30, 2016 at 17:04 Time to take the batle forwad. If everyone starts marking FB’s paid news feeds as inappropriate, then migrating onto various Congress-critters and state level low life ads the same way along with the groups that want to suppress your 2A Rights. If you want to keep your account intact, set up a sham account, then after doing some posts that way, use it as a springboard for creative mayhem and carnage. When using this method, practice good OPSEC sweeping for cookies, history deletion, etc. As always, remember to have fun! Reply Kyle says: January 30, 2016 at 17:05 Oh wow, LOL, that’s brilliant! Reminds me of when Europe banned the incandescent light bulbs (they’re banning them here too, but adopted it more slowly) and a guy responded by selling “Heatballs.” His advertising was something like, “A ‘Heatball’ is NOT a light bulb, but fits into the same socket! Heatballs also are 90% energy-efficient, giving up 90% of their energy as heat, with only 10% wasted as light.” Reply Joe says: January 30, 2016 at 17:28 And… it’s gone Reply TroyBilt says: January 30, 2016 at 17:30 Instead of playing games with a company that does not want nor respect you why not just stop patronizing that company? Reply ACP_arms says: January 30, 2016 at 19:29 And where’s the fun in that… Reply TroyBilt says: January 30, 2016 at 19:40 I don’t see anything fun about supporting a company that hates us as gun owners that respect that right protected by the 2A. Reply Swarf says: January 31, 2016 at 14:10 For sale; 1 (one) Troybilt wet blanket. JohnF says: January 30, 2016 at 21:00 Troy: I respect your opinion on this, but if a lot of gun owners put “ads” out there like that, Facebook would have to spend a lot of time and money “policing” it. I work in the industry and the reason outfits like Facebook are so profitable is they keep their personnel costs as low as they can. Visual recognition algorithms can help, but there are ways to fool them and in the end people have to make the decision to pull the post. Can you imagine if even half the 300 million gun owners in the US did this on Facebook? They wouldn’t even have to be sincere ads. You could ask $10,000 for a Hi-Point! I say fight back against stuff like this. Reply Chris says: January 31, 2016 at 11:37 There are other social media sites, mewe being one of them, it isn’t as user friendly as Facebook, but it respects your privacy, it doesn’t claim ownership over your every post picture ect. Most of my local pages have made the move, I suggest more do the same stop giving Facebook everything, and move on, their policies will change. Reply foo dog says: January 30, 2016 at 17:32 We should have a name for creative re-marketing of personal civil rights accessory sales – something that reflects the re-birth, and the real impact upon FakeBook legitimacy. I propose “bloom-turds”. Reply Geoff PR says: January 30, 2016 at 18:06 I won’t stand for you treating sh!t like sh!t… 🙂 Reply Anonymous says: January 30, 2016 at 17:43 You could always claim to be a dealer and state in the listing that backgrounds are required. Reply jlp says: January 30, 2016 at 18:15 I wish something like this would work but unfortunately lets face reality the add would not last longer than a snow ball in hell and the person who put the add on line would be banned in short order. I whish this were not so but its reality. Reply Former Water Walker says: January 30, 2016 at 18:41 Yes I’m seeing some “creative ” postings on one of the many FB pages I belong to. I also see several switching from “closed” to “secret”. Oh goody-if I unfollow I now have to get a member to sponsor me to get back in…and I have never bought off FB,GB or Armslist. Just seeing what’s around and trying to educate myself. I also echo the insane goofiness of sellers thinking their used junk is worth MORE than retail brand new. The height of lunacy… Reply Ditto says: January 30, 2016 at 19:05 A group I belong to on FB changed their name today. “Hydrants” was substituted for Firearms, and the group’s profile pic was changed to a shot of a nice yellow fire hydrant. Reply Williams says: January 30, 2016 at 20:44 I suggest anyone reading this with a Facebook account begin blatantly violating Facbook policy by posting guns for sale. If we could make a coordinated effort Zuckerberg’s minions couldn’t possibly keep up with blocking us all. At the very least we could make their lives very busy and unpleasant. Reply Andy says: January 31, 2016 at 06:19 It’s unlikely that there are even any humans involved– post takedowns are probably done by Python scripts that detect images and text relating to firearms for sale. Reply Former Water Walker says: January 30, 2016 at 20:54 I just noticed Will/Cook co. gun sales is NOW Will/Cook co stuff…I wonder if they get fakebook notices all the guns for sale? And now it’s “secret”. Yeah I wish I had something for sale. Sigh… Reply Michael in GA says: January 31, 2016 at 05:46 Regulators gotta regulate. If it’s one thing gun know, it is how to be free. How stupid are these liberals that think they can shut down the free market. Or as they call it, a gun loophole. Reply Arkansas kurt says: January 31, 2016 at 09:32 a buddy of mine screenshot a post he made and was removed by Facebook moderaters. I don’t know how to paste a copy of it here, but the gist of it was that he was explaining that there is no such thing as buying a gun online. all the guns still have to be shipped through an ffl, background check done, etc etc. Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: January 31, 2016 at 14:33 Y’know, with Zuckerberg doing his usual thing (ie, screwing over his users) with yet another progressive policy, I think it’s time to rip him off and start a “AdultBook,” the site “where grown-ass adults network.” There would be no farms or games, BTW. And the site’s code would be written in a way to not allow someone to drop a hack onto your computer. I’m seriously considering coming out of coding retirement to come up with something like this. There’s a crying need for a networking site for adults who act like adults, doing adult things, without a nanny or pecksniff looking over their shoulder. Not to mention, it would be nice to meet & converse with people on a site that doesn’t sell you out to the NSA. Reply spaztheannoyingkitty says: January 31, 2016 at 15:08 I agree with you in principle, but the problem is how to gain traction against Facebook. Only certain subgroups of people would even consider it without some serious advantage of your website over FB. Reply spaztheannoyingkitty says: January 31, 2016 at 15:07 Wait, if it includes everything in the picture, does that mean the table as well? 😉 </smartass> Reply Vitsaus says: February 1, 2016 at 10:53 As an adult male, I have never seen the value of facebook in the first place. Reply TyrannyOfEvilMen says: February 1, 2016 at 22:05 If you are a gun owner OR if you are just someone who believes in liberty and you are using Facebook, you are WRONG and you need to fix yourself. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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