Facebook Checkpoint Error / Error 500 / Login Error?

Many of us are experiencing the following error when we attempt to log in into our Facebook accounts (copied from user "Lenny"): go to the Facebook page, input username and password, then Facebook gives the following error message (after forwarding to the checkpoint landing page), or a blank page... show more Many of us are experiencing the following error when we attempt to log in into our Facebook accounts (copied from user "Lenny"): go to the Facebook page, input username and password, then Facebook gives the following error message (after forwarding to the checkpoint landing page), or a blank page depending on the browser used:

Server error
The website encountered an error while retrieving https://www.facebook.com/checkpoint/. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.

Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.

HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

Note: the verbage of the error message you get might be slightly different depending on the broswer you use.

Yesterday, Facebook had a significant event that resulted in mass DNS errors unrelated to our issue and I am sure Facebook programmers are concentrating on stabilizing the Facebook back end infrastructure after this major event. This probably means that they will not be concentrating on resolving our issue which is unrelated (Error 500 is a server based error). This is not looking good, we are so few in a sea of Facebook users,we need to make ourselves heard

Here is a several things we all MUST DO:

1. I'm sure many of you have already done so, but keep on doing this, post the error in Facebook's help section here and upload a screen shot:

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=357439354283890


2. Send as many emails to the following email address explain the problem:

privacy@facebook.com,
login@facebook.com,
info@facebook.com,
disabled@facebook.com,
abuse@facebook.com,
appeals@facebook.com,
info@support.facebook.com

3. Try to find Facebook coders/programmers through backup Facebook accounts you might have and plead with them for help here is an example of some people I found (I do not have a backup account on Facebook so if you have one, try politely contacting these people and others you may find, explain the issue to them, and reference this Yahoo Answers page as well), BE POLITE AND APOLOGIZE FOR CONTACTING THEM (also, please look via Google for other Facebook staff):

https://www.facebook.com/vg

https://www.facebook.com/eric.osgood.58

https://www.facebook.com/SBQuinlan

4. Another thing we can do is someone make a YouTube video with a screen capture replicating the issue and link it back here, then we can carry on this discussion on the YouTube comments page and get a bigger audience, THE MORE VISIBILITY,THE BETTER OFF WE ARE!

Please, let's help each other, no one else is going to make ourselves heard but us, take the time to do these things, let's not be lazy. Let's communicate with each other on this thread.

-T
Update: UPDATE: User "Jawan" seems to be correct, I kept on refreshing the checkpoint landing page (I was using my Android mobile browser), after 40-50 refresh cycles I was prompted to review Facebook policies and it finally let me log on. Here is what User "Michael Cullen" said in another Q&A, I... show more UPDATE: User "Jawan" seems to be correct, I kept on refreshing the checkpoint landing page (I was using my Android mobile browser), after 40-50 refresh cycles I was prompted to review Facebook policies and it finally let me log on. Here is what User "Michael Cullen" said in another Q&A, I believe he is correct:

"After I contacted various Facebook members of staff last night, it seems that they took the right action, because today I was able to login with no issue :)

ONE post I'd made had been removed as being against their "community guidelines", and in order to continue I just had to review their Terms & Conditions. Apparently the PHP script for that was corrupt, or had the wrong permissions set, or something akin to that; anyway, the upshot was that we were getting stuck before the process even began.

Oh well, it's all fixed now :)"
Update 2: Sorry it's "Jawad", not "Jawan", I will keep this Answer open just in case any of you are still experiencing any issues and need help, otherwise, Please report if your issue has been resolved.
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