Unruly Users Can Now Be Banned From Facebook Applications

facebook platform developersThere was a hidden gem in this week’s Facebook Platform update push: 3 new API calls to handle application moderation.

This has been a long requested feature with the initial enhancement filed back in October 2007. Even after the push, the new feature went largely unnoticed until it was mentioned by a Platform Team Member in this thread. Nonetheless, here are the API calls which were added:

For the time being this new feature does not have a graphical user interface; all actions must be done via the Facebook API. Also worth noting is that this feature is only useful to developers wishing to ban users by their Facebook ID — you’ll need to implement your own solution using iFrames if you’d like to ban users by IP address.

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2 Responses to “Unruly Users Can Now Be Banned From Facebook Applications”

  1. Atif Nazir says:

    Finally! This has been in demand since Jun 2007.

  2. Red Links 6/04/09 : Alexia Golez says:

    [...] can now be banned from Facebook [...]

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