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wedjiflies Over the weekend, Mab’s facebook account was turned back on, granting her access to the site again, and to her professional pages (like Wedji TuCheeks and Goblin Talk).  She did not receive any sort of official “You are all good now.” notice from facebook or anything, and certainly not an apology, so we wanted to wait till today to see if it was for real or just a glitch of the code.

She is still there today, so we are going to take it as a real thing! And it is all because of you!

The outpouring of support was absolutely amazing, and helped her cope with the fact that she had been effectively cut off from the most important social media tool that she uses. No matter what anyone says about expecting nothing for free – it is a terrible thing to have your voice, and your online identity, suddenly silenced.

We don’t know what it was that changed their minds. Personally, I think it was the over 20,000 people who saw the initial post on facebook, and the hordes of folks who reached out for accountability from FB on twitter, and the 7,000 people who came here to the Goblintalk.com website to read about what was going on. It was the fact that people cared enough about this injustice, granted a small one compared to all the other troubles in the world, but that they cared enough about Mab to spread the word and say “This is NOT right!”

By doing this, just a simple act of sharing, Mab’s story spread to reporters, facebook employees, and people who had gone through this same crap in October of last year. Even though her voice had been taken away by the absurd policy, people took up the call and kept it going. And her story was heard.

Thank you all, so very much, for making that happen! You rock!

Now, uhm… who gets to tell Azog he has to give Wedji her co-host job back?



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We were planning a fabulous one year anniversary episode. It was going to be so awesome that we kept planning and planning and we actually did do a tiny bit of recording as well. And then, this crap happened! Mab Just Mab (and by extension Wedji TuCheeks) was banned from facebook and thus cease to exist.

So instead of celebrating, Azog and Gandersnitch must eulogize. We are not very good at eulogies. Seriously. Please let us have Wedji back.

We are amazed that more than15,000 people have now seen our post and over 5,000 have come to this web site to read more. And thank you all for the outpouring of support. Mab is pursuing official facebook channels (and has been rejected through official facebook channels 3 times now, with demands for the exact identification she has sent them three times over), but the word is that something like this can take months to reverse through normal channels, if ever at all. That is why generating a buzz is so important. And holy crap, you folks are buzzing! (If only we could find a way to make honey from all these bees.)

Please continue to share the original blog post: http://www.goblintalk.com/2015/03/mab-just-mab-aka-wedji-booted-off-facebook/

And the twitter post: Reinstate on facebook! Mab, Just Mab! Please Retweet!

And most importantly, sign the petition (a new one we were directed to): https://www.change.org/p/facebook-allow-performers-to-use-their-stage-names-on-their-facebook-accounts
Thank you!

Gandersnitch, Azog, and the ghost of Wedji