My Facebook account has been "Temporarily Suspended" because Facebook says I'm not using my Real Name-- Amythyst Raine Hatayama is my real & legal name, just to keep things straight. I have complied, as best I can-- with a photo of my Drivers License, as they requested a "photo ID", which had to include my name and birthdate. (Boy, this sounds weird and creepy.)
Here's the email from Facebook:
Today at 2:03 PM
Your account is temporarily suspended because we think your Timeline doesn’t list your real name. Facebook is a community where people use their real identities. We require everyone to provide their real information so you always know who you're connecting with.
Before we can reopen your account, we need to verify your identity. If you haven't already done so, please upload your ID. The fastest way to confirm your name is to send us a government-issued ID. If you don't have one, we'll accept two of the following alternative IDs:
These two documents must combine to show your full name, picture and date of birth.
Once you send us the necessary ID, we'll be happy to reopen your account.
The Facebook Team
Has this happened to you? Why do you think this happens?
A great blog post on the Social Site dilemma:
Here's another blog post on this topic & this individual's experience:
My Google Page: