Attempting to appeal to Facebook results in a generic email response instructing us to begin the application anew.
Worst of all, deleting our application also deleted the photos our users took. We had a video chat application that allowed users to take pictures together with their friends. Over 1 million photo memories deleted by Facebook. It's just a sad situation overall.
It's really a shame that a big company like this can just stomp all over the little guys, and we are absolutely powerless to them.
Even if we had backups, it wouldn't mean much. Facebook revoked our OAuth access. So we're unable to re-upload the photos for our users.
And, really? They deleted photos that the users uploaded themselves? Or did they go through your app to do so?
Either way, I'd be pissed. And they wouldn't care. :/
I could write a scraper myself, but I know a ton of people who feel the same way. These are people who aren't programmers but would personal copies of the digital snowflakes they've created on that site. It's far more useful to build a Locker connector that anyone can use to sync their contacts, messages, photos, etc.
This was a severe bug despite its misleading title, our users got only blank pages in IE and links did not work . It was pushed on a Thursday , then fixed some time by Monday, then next wednesday it was broken again, and a fix came a week later. [http://www.facebook.com/eggbuddies/posts/10150171378998545] Shit happens a lot more often than one would expect in facebook.
For a better treatise, read this developer's lament:
P.s. I laughed hard when i saw this video: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2594083
(Every Thursday feels like a week?)