Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?

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Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?
I have a friend who recently became "invisible" to me on Facebook: Can't find her in the search box, on my friends list or on any of our mutual friends' lists. She sent me a message a while back, so I went to see if it was still in my inbox...it is, but her picture is gone and her name appears in black letters without an active link to her page.

After doing some research, it appears that this could only mean one of two things:
1. She deactivated/deleted her account, or
2. She blocked me.
3. when I log into my fake account, search for our mutual friends and look through THEIR friend lists, she doesn't appear. It's like she's just not there anymore.

Short of asking our mutual friends about it, is there any way to distinguish between the two?

...Sorry, one more thing to add. I was playing around with the settings on my fake account and found that blocking myself (real account) made it so that I couldn't see my fake account in another person's "Info", i.e. the "in a relationship with ___." It used to say "in a relationship with H.C.", now it just says "in a relationship". Clear as mud? Regarding the person in my original question: I can still see her name in people's "info" as a sibling, but the link to her page is dead. Does this mean her account has been deleted?

I can still see her name in a mutual friends' "Info" section as a sibling, but the link to her page is dead (black letters). When I tried this with a fake account (blocking my real account), the name disappeared from our mutual friends' "Info" altogether...i.e., where it once said "In a relationship with H.C." it now only says "In a relationship" after blocking myself. Does this mean the girl from my original question has had her account deleted since I can still see her name in a friend's "Info"? Because it doesn't work like that when you're blocked.

(I'm freaking out a bit because I used to glance at her profile pretty often...hope there's no way for her to know that! Ugh!)

Thanks in advance!

hubby
Re: Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?

Sounds to me like she's deactivated her FaceBook account.. OR blocked you .. hard to tell.. why not.. you know.. ASK ?

Nunie
Re: Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?
Can someone block you if you aren't even a friend? Basically if I veiwed someone's profile and for some strange technical reason, they found out, could they 'block' me? I'm also wondering if this person I've viewed has either diactivated their account (and they can do so temporarily right?) or have blocked me. If I go into their friend's accounts and look at their friend's lists, this person is not found. Which comes down again to the question of all questions - Can people find out if you are viewing them - friends or not friends???
Elizabeth Trippany
Re: Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?
I thought I replied to this but yes you can block anyone friend or not. I personally have not done it but I saw the option when I looked up an old friend
Anonymous Visitor
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Yes you can block non-friends. I've done it at least three times now to stop them from adding me or seeing when mutual friends comment on my wall.
Anonymous Visitor
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Hi I have a friend on FaceBook that just dissapeared. After emailing me that she forgot her log in and her email log in, she hasn't wrote me back in 2 weeks. I click on our old msgs, and I can read them, but I can't view her picture (default) and her name is in BLACK. #2, her old profile, I clicked on our other past msgs, this time I don't see her name at all! Her default picture now shows a Man's shape. What could these 2 mean? Thank you very much for your help sir.
hubby
Re: Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?

sounds like she's blocked you or deactivated the account. Why not send her another email and ask her?

Anonymous Visitor
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If someone blocks you, their wall posts on your wall will not be removed, they will stay there with his name without a hyperlink. If someone deactivates their account, their wall posts will be removed from your wall, but you can still view wall to wall posts. If someone removes you from friends, wall posts will not be removed, they will stay there with the name hyperlinked, when you click it, you will see the request friendship page.
facebooker123
Re: Facebook: Deactivated or Blocked?

My Facebook account was disabled as well, therefore after weeks of struggle trying to regain it, I've written this semi-blog naming all my experience. It does answer the question as well, how to know whether your account was deleted or deactivated.

Hope that helps. p.s. from what you've already told, it seems like the account is deactivated.

Anonymous Visitor
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I have a page selling second hand kids clothes...i recently ran an auction and have now been blocked for using annoying behaviour....i was commenting on who had won items??? I've been blocked for over 24 hours....when am i likely to be able to get back on my page..I am admin and will i get a message from facebook saying that i can get back on? I tried this morning and got the blocked message again and now i'm too afraid to try in case they delete my page....i've only got 370 likers but its a business page and i'm a Work at Home Mum and i need to be able to sell my stuff to make some kind of living. What do i do?????
hubby
Re: Facebook Blocked

What is the exact wording of your "blocked message" ?

len moss
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I had a friend on facebook and he went 'invisible' too. i can't tell if he blocked me or deactivated his account. i don't have any of his messages on my facebook anymore. i remember tagging him on my status and now the link is dead (black letters). I really need help since i lost his number! HEELP!
rainbow_luv
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It sounds like she deleted her account. If she blocked you then you would not be able to see her at all. And if she did show up (being blocked), you would not see her picture and you would not be able to click it. But you said you went on your fake account and it was the same and her "info" is still coming up....  I would assume she deleted it. Unless she knew you had this fake account and she blocked that. Even then, every time I have blocked someone they never showed up. Even in old messages, it would show a blank picture and the link would be disabled.

Anonymous Visitor
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So I added a friend on facebook, he then subsequently disappeared from my facebook a few days later. When i searched for his name, it still came up in the search box at the top of the page, but when i tried to click on it, it would say theres an error. And old messages are coming up with no hyper link. When i log onto a mutual friends account, all his information is gone as well.. Have i been blocked or has he de-activated his account? please help!
what????
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,i can access all sites but facebook (why?)
Anonymous Visitor
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i can login in my FaceBook acc but immediately it shows the foll msg Your account is temporarily locked. We've temporarily locked your account so no one else can log in as you. To regain access, please complete this quick security check. Note that attempting to access someone else's account is a violation of Facebook's terms. It may also be illegal. If you are not Shirin Mamdani, press the "Cancel" button below aftr clicking on continue i get another msg Your account is temporarily locked. In order to regain access to your account, please log in from a computer you have used before. If you are unable to access any of these computers, you can . i loggd in frm all the computers i'd used to login but it juz doesnt recognize them. plus i dont want to give my passport or other personal details for sure surely because i knw FaceBook sells them.. it contains me n my guy's private pictures n i definately want to delete tat acc atlest if m nt gettin access to it..... please help
hubby
Re: Facebook account is temporarily locked

This type of lockout is usually temporary. Don't try to log in again for at least 24 hours and you might be able to log in then.

Anonymous Visitor
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she blocked you because she found out you was acreep going to her profile pretty often.
Anonymous Visitor
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This comment has been moved here: how do I deactivate a fake Facebook account?
Anonymous Visitor
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Hi, my partner and I had a disagreement over something on Facebook so,he said he is going to delete it but on an old message it shows his photograph and name but if I click on it then it just goes to my profile, he also doesnt show up on mutual friends but on some status he commented on it says 4 comments n when I click on it, it only shows 2 from other people and he is completely gone from my relationship status. But on my messenger app it doesnt show his profile photograph or name, it just says Facebook user. Has he actually de activated the account or blocked me and my relatives as doesnt show up on my sons as his dad anymore either. Just confused due to photograph n name on one but then not on the other. Thanku.

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