Yesterday evening I received the following message when I tried to publish a post:
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My blog has nothing to do with getting rich, ads or anything. It's all about posting about the NBA which I madly love. I don't know why it was deactivated and I hate the fact that it was done without a single warning, not even a simple email. I have a commitment to my few yet very loyal readers. I cannot even inform them about the situation now. And of course, this happened while the support is "on vacation" so there's basically no one to call for help. Hence I write here.
I assume that the reason of the deactivation is a link I had in the side bar, to this page: http://greekbasketball.gr/ GreekBasketball.gr is a single page which lists 6 Greek basketball blogs (including mine). The person who created it had the idea of putting them together in a page in order to create a community, a "brotherhood", to bring the few Greek basketball blogs closer. I make no money out of it, I only permit him to list my blog there, just to help the boosting of Greek blogging and reading. Yes, in his page he has a couple of ads but they have nothing to with my blog or myself.
Anyway, I understand that wordpress is uptight with this kind of things, even though it never crossed my mind that something like that is not permitted. After all, that's the reason wordpress is so organized and "clean". If there is really a problem about that link, I am willing to remove it and continue my blogging activity as always. All I ask is to actually tell me what the problem is, help me resolve it asap so everything can go back to normal and request a better, more polite handling for these kind of situations in the future instead of an abrupt deactivation without warning. I'd appreciate a quick reply from the admins, so that I could understand whether I'm still welcome in wordpress or move somewhere else.
Thank you in advance
The blog I need help with is thebuzzerbeater.wordpress.com.