You Need To Calm Down

As part of trying to restore access to my disabled Instagram account, which I do now only for sport, without a sense of urgency, I received this very unusual error message from Facebook (even though, at the time, I wasn’t “on Facebook,” but rather “on Instagram”). I’ve written my fair share of error messages in my day, but I don’t think I’ve ever achieved this surreal height.

See also You Need To Calm Down.

Facebook modal dialog telling me I need to slow down


Dave Hyndman's picture
Dave Hyndman on November 3, 2021 - 13:29 Permalink

Definitely a weird weird error message. But it makes me wonder if you have some sort of automation running against your account. Any chance you created something at some point and forgot about it?

Oliver's picture
Oliver on November 3, 2021 - 19:55 Permalink

Maybe see also the 59th Street Bridge Song

Paul Capewell's picture
Paul Capewell on November 4, 2021 - 04:20 Permalink

Whatever happened to "move fast and break things"?!

This is definitely a weird message though... I get the premise, but the wording is so odd!

Norm's picture
Norm on November 4, 2021 - 09:08 Permalink

Shame on you for speeding on the information highway.

Rob's picture
Rob on November 4, 2021 - 19:32 Permalink

See Teresa Wright's Twitter thread about this at 9:38 AM today. Someone is targeting local IG accounts.