I’ve been tutoring someone in blogging and today when I logged in to WordPress, it says the account has been suspended. I’m getting flashbacks from Google. In other words, there is no explanation or mercy. It’s just gone.
My friend has a lot of information on her various blogs. I can’t see how it might be violating the terms of service. We ran no ads. Anyone have a suggestion?
Here’s what they say:
Blogs are suspended if they are found to be in breach of the TOS.
We do not contact you first to ask that content be modified or removed.
You cannot have that blog name back.
You cannot have the blog content back.
Matt, what gives?? This is unduly harsh – it seems you should know what term you are violating and be given an opportunity to correct the problem. I haven’t seen this problem and it’s tough to swallow that all that work can just vanish with no warning and no recourse.
ADVICE: Don’t use a WordPress hosted site – get your own domain name. I was new to blogging in 2005 and didn’t know how to host my own. Now I use Bluehost, one of my advertisers. They have an easy blog installation using simple scripts that makes it easy to do. It will cost about $7 a month in addition to $10 for a domain name. They will also walk you through it if you call them – open 24/7.
In this case, WordPress is a dictatorship.
UPDATE: Nov. 11, 2008: My blog was restored and about 6 months later, deleted again. For one spam link that I put in a post when the site was new and not considered spam. I was able to log in to get the backup file because I know Joseph Scott. But I couldn’t remove the link (which I don’t know) or keep the domain. I gave up. All my search engine results now say that the blog was deteled because it violated the terms and conditions. For ONE LINK. Ridiculous. I love WordPress — except on this issue.
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