Only kidding I don’t quit that easily, but the thought did cross my mind. I am however more than a bit cheezed off with having had my blog suspended for 24 hours.
Also apologies to anyone who has tried to visit during this period.
I’ve spent the best part of the last six months building up my blog, working long hours quite often. So no, I’m not a spammer, never have been, never will be.
Reason behind the suspension, I tried to use the import function in my dashboard, to upload a single post via an xml file. Appears that it got flagged by WordPress’ anti-spam controls.
It’s good that they’ve got these controls in place, as I’ve seen some of the crap websites that have been put up in the past by these spam-artists. BUT for genuine bloggers, it’s a damn nuisance, annoying and frustrating.
This is the email I received back finally from WordPress support :
Thank you for getting in touch. Your site was flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.
Please be sure to clear your browser’s cache and, if necessary, restart the browser.
We greatly apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.
Generally I’ve found WordPress works very well, support is pretty good. I even gave Matt an award earlier this year.
But in this instance I do feel very let down. If the import function doesn’t work, then really it ought to be removed or at least a warning next to it along the lines – “Please note that if you upload here your blog may get suspended by our anti-spam mechanism, upload at your own risk”.
I’m always very busy and therefore looking for ways to save time, whilst still producing interesting and varied content for my blog. So I will ask WordPress support how I can do this without being suspended again.
I’ve spoken to one of the guys in support who’s been very helpful and looks like we’re making some progress as to achieving what I was trying to do. Thankyou WordPress support, your help is appreciated.