Example of a WordPress Terms of Service Violation

I was experimenting with adding my Twitter Followers list yesterday to this blog in order to be able to search the list from within WordPress and eventually Google.

Why?

As far as I can tell, Twitter doesn’t provide a method for Twitter account holders to search their Followers or Following lists.

After I uploaded 17,000+ words I received the following notice from WordPress:

Deactivated WordPress Blog Notice

Deactivated WordPress Blog Notice

As suggested, I contacted WordPress to see if I could troubleshoot what caused this blog to get deactivated.

Within 24 hours I got an email response notifying me of the problem.

It wasn’t the size of my post that caused the problem.

Apparently buried deep with my Twitter Followers list was a link to a site WordPress explicity prohibits within their terms of service.

The WordPress staffer restored my site and asked me to remove the link to the spam site.

I did.

It now appears everything with this blog is back to normal.

Thanks WordPress.

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