How to teach WordPress in a workshop when the blogs are shut down?

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  • #1351598

    macloo
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    I’m teaching a workshop about WordPress in Hanoi, Vietnam. We are all journalists. We are in a hotel and all using the same wi-fi, same IP address. Three of my students got blocked from WordPress.com after they posted a link to their newspaper websites on their new blogs.

    They are NOT out of compliance with the Terms of Service.

    I hope you can address this problem and not shut down any more blogs from my students’ workshop here.

    Mindy McAdams
    macloo on WordPress.com

    The blog I need help with is macloo.wordpress.com.

    #1351684

    macloo
    Member

    P.S. The blog(s) we need help with is not macloo.wordpress.com — the students’ blogs are being automatically shut down. They are:

    btton.wordpress.com

    tintucthongtan.wordpress.com

    vovankinh.wordpress.com

    #1351685

    auxclass
    Member

    The suspended blogs should have a contact button in the Dashboard – each of the blog owners need to contact the Terms of Service group themselves to get the blogs back active –

    #1351692

    macloo
    Member

    Thanks, auxclass. The blog owners made the contact but no response yet. It’s really frustrating because they were just starting to use WP for the first time.

    #1351710

    auxclass
    Member

    One of the first bloggers onto WordPress.COM and one of the major helpers here in the forum (over 30,000 answers I think) had her site suspended for some odd reason took a day or a bit better to get it back and it was quite frustrating and she had did nothing wrong at all – so once in a while mistakes are made – all I can say is for everyone to keep the faith

    #1351715

    raincoaster
    Member

    That would be me. Over 60,000 answers, actually. It took about 30 hours after the full report to get it back.

    Since I also teach WP blogging, I definitely feel your pain. The problem is likely that WP.com detected several blogs on the same IP posting a link to the same page, which is classic spammer behavior. In future I think the solution would be to have them do different tasks at different times, eg one posts a video while one adds a link while one configures the widgets etc.

    #1351770

    auxclass
    Member

    Thanks for the tips Raincoaster – would make sense with the same or similar links from the same IP

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