Friendster login problems are common and Friendster proxies are not an uncommon solution. I am sure that many of you reading this have experienced that awful moment when your login has failed, or you can’t access the site, and you have tried again with the same result. Here are the three major reasons for this, and what to do overcome the problem.
1. Wrong Friendster Login Used
In today’s world when you have dozens or more user names and passwords to remember, it is easy to forget your login, or to confuse one with another. It is stupid to use the same logins for all your password protected websites and pages, and occasionally you get it wrong.
This is the simplest of the login problems to resolve: click on the ‘forgot password’ link under the login box, and Friendster will email you your password. If you have lost your email address, then you have problems! You will have to re-register with a new email address and then invest in password security software that stores your login details and auto-fills login boxes for you.
2. Breaking Friendster’s Terms of Service
I you seriously breach Friendster’s Terms of Service, such as any of the list of prohibitions, you can have your subscription cancelled. You could appeal against this if you feel it is an error, but you will generally be unsuccessful. Social networks operate on trust, and any breach of that is unacceptable. Learn the TOS and stick to them – ignorance is no excuse. You will find the TOS in the navigation at the very bottom of each page.
3. Access Denied
Many employers and educational establishments such as schools and universities prevent Friendster access by denying access to the Friendster website. A Friendster login is impossible when the computer you are using identifies Friendster, or a specific IP address, as the target site. However, there is a way to overcome that: by using a Friendster proxy.
The way a Friendster proxy works is easiest explained thus:
The computer you are using is A. Friendster is B, with an IP address of IPB. You find a proxy site C with IP address IPC, and access it. Your computer recognizes that you are accessing site C with IP address IPC.
Site C offers you a search box into which you type the URL of Friendster. Site C then accesses Friendster and allows you to view it and also to log on to Friendster using your own Friendster login details. You can now view and use your Friendster pages as normal. Computer A is still seeing you as being connected to C IP address IPC, and not Facebook with IPB, so allows the connection to continue.
Such proxies can be used to bypass any block placed on any site from any computer, so Friendster proxies can also be used as MySpace proxies and Facebook proxies. If the proxy site is headed as a specific proxy site, you will likely be able to use for any other social website as long as it offers a search box and not a fixed link. You can connect to any site using the search box, but a fixed link is restricted to the one URL.
Therefore, if you find difficulty with your Friendster login, make sure that the first two reasons above do not apply, and then find a proxy. Your school or college can do nothing about it other than find the proxy site URL and then ban that. Then you find another proxy site – it’s great fun!