Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
When a Facebook user clicks the bookmarked link expecting to be connected to one’s timeline but instead is directed to a login window, an alarm blows.
The questions that race through the mind include:
Have I been reported?
What is Facebook doing?
Has my account been suspended?
At that point, one realises the devil awaits should one apply one’s email and password.
In slow motion and with one’s psychology already in a panic mode, one fills the required details.
All right! Enough with the tension! Bring it!
A click on the login button opens a new page.
No, the fresh page is not the home page.
It is a notice that one’s account has been disabled!
What did I do? Who reported me?
Well, I was in that condition a couple of days ago around 18:50 hours on Monday December 22, 2014 when I read a disable notification for using a false name!
Which one is not real about my name?!
Yes, my full name is Umm Sulaim Iman Taqwa, but my operational name is Umm Sulaim.
Then, I saw at the bottom of the message a feedback link.
In a swift, I clicked it and navigated through the options.
Choosing the option to provide a government approved identification bearing my name, I carefully strained my memory to recall whether a scan of my international passport was readily available on my phone.
A long while ago, it was there.
Now, I was uncertain given I continuously relocate materials no longer in use.
To make matters worse, the only other storage points, my laptop and memory cards, were seized by State Security Service, Sokoto, 11 days earlier.
Instant reassurance came when on a quick check, I saw the scanned passport.
I submitted it.
I did, however, wonder whether I had used my proper birthdate for Facebook registration.
If not, Facebook are sure to roast me for that!!!
Two correspondences later between Facebook and I resulted in a message at 17:55 hours on Tuesday December 23, 2014 announcing a restoration of my account.
My Facebook profile bears my full name in a rather awkward format: Iman Taqwa Umm Sulaim.
I consented to that as a last option.
I shall now have to contend with being addressed as Iman, which though my first name is not my preferred name.
The one and only,
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