Blocked from commenting on The Union’s Facebook page as “like” No. 4,000 —how rude

I noticed The Union could use some help with Facebook “likes.” So at 3,999 “likes,” I clicked on their page to become No 4,000 — a milestone. It registered, but I noticed I wasn’t allowed to comment and crow about being No. 4,000. I though I might win a prize or something. (To be sure, I checked and my wife was allowed to comment from her Facebook account but not me).

So I just “unclicked” my like and now the total stands at 3,999. Could somebody else more qualified than me please click on The Union’s Facebook page and help them cross the 4K threshold. And what’s with The Union’s free-speech policy? LOL.

Before (when I was “like” #4,000):
Screen shot 2013-12-27 at 8.01.28 PM

After (when spurned from commenting, I “unliked” to bring the total back to #3,999):
Screen shot 2013-12-27 at 8.02.43 PM

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

9 thoughts on “Blocked from commenting on The Union’s Facebook page as “like” No. 4,000 —how rude”

  1. I’ve been blocked from that page as “Douglas Keachie” ever since they started. Should I ever feel the urge to visit The Union, I just log in on Facebook as somebody else. I have so much fun with Nevada County Vents, a FB group I started, I seldom make the rounds here and at RLCrabb, but keep on at least reading the titles on

    I wonder when The Union will realize their anti free speech policies have drivven lots of folks out to Nevada County Vents? And maybe loosen up a bit? Probably about the same time they start paying for spot news photos, the Twelfth of Never.

  2. Don’t know why the The Union post it front page on facebook – too small to read it! Born & raised in
    Nevada City and since now out of the area don’t suscribe to the paper as would not get it in a timely manner.

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