Is there a list of forbidden websites?

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    I tried to post this morning, but in giving credit for a photo, I inadvertantly used the name of a forbidden website. The security program shut down my blog for seven hours until someone wrote back and asked me to remove the offending web address. I was trying to do the RIGHT thing by crediting the source of my photo. I would not have typed in that address had I known it was taboo. My question is: Is there a way to avoid getting your account suspended on a heavy traffic day by knowing the offending web addresses beforehand? FYI, for those seven hours I had virtually no idea why my blog was deactivated.

    The blog I need help with is



    I was told my blog was suspended because I put the name of a website in it. The website was apparently a retailer, but it was the retailer whose picture I had used. Am I to presume that any retailer is off limits as a source of photos then? If so, I will be happy to avoid using the photo of any retail site, I just need parameters before I get shut down for extended periods.

    Does that make sense? I was Freshly Pressed a week and a half ago and got quite a few new followers, many of whom probably dropped me today when they got to my post to find my blog was essentially gone.



    I’m sorry but we Volunteers are not in a position to answer any of your questions. Beyond what I stated above see the ToS section 2 at the bullet I post the quote from below:

    the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);



    P.S. As we are not allowed to discuss blog suspension issues on these public forums available to everyone connected to the internet I tagged this thread for Staff. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.


    Thanks for all your help. It’s been a frustrating and scary day. I guess the web address was deemed too commercial or too retail for the computer’s liking. My next move will be to figure out how to give photo credit without shooting myself in the foot again.



    Affiliate links are certainly not allowed. On there is a Resources page which lists image sites that are safe to use.



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