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Blog problems

“This blog has been deactivated because we believe it does not comply with the WordPress.com Terms of Service or advertising policy.”

So I got this message from WordPress yesterday afternoon in regards to my Sartorially Smart Heroines blog, and now everything except the dashboard is shut down. I’m not sure what happened, as I wasn’t attempting to “promote affiliate links, get rich quick programs, banner ads,” nor did the blog consist “solely or mostly of duplicate or automatically generated material,” nor was it “part of a search engine marketing campaign.” I immediately read back over the terms of service and advertising policy in effort to learn how my blog was allegedly in non-compliance with either of these, then clicked on their link that read “click here to contact us as soon as possible” in order to get the matter resolved. The link led me to WordPress’s error report form, which I filled out and sent. I’ve been babysitting my email and my WordPress notifications waiting for a reply but haven’t heard anything yet. And because the error report form never specifically states the manner in which they’ll be contacting me to resolve the matter, I don’t even know if they’ve already attempted to contact me and I’m simply looking in the wrong place.

I got hit with the error message immediately as I attempted post the second part of a discussion I’d written on the practicality of the women’s adventuring outfits in Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy Tactics. My only assumption is that since I used a lot of reference links to the Final Fantasy wiki, it triggered some kind of watchdog algorithm for people attempting to “promote affiliate links.” I included these links entirely as reference points—as a convenience for readers not familiar with the different aspects of the game. But as WordPress’s error message never specifically stated what term or policy I may have violated, I have no way of confirming if this is the case.

Can anyone help me out with getting this matter resolved? Is there some other way to contact WordPress? Or is there another place I should be watching for their return email? Any thoughts or advice on how to get this straightened out would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.

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