My Twitter Account was Suspended
To start off, I have a twitter account, it’s @randomizemeWP. I’ve always treated the twitter like a feed, to keep up with breaking news, but also from the blog (WordPress auto-updates it on twitter).
For the past two days, I have been without my twitter since the PTB (aka the ‘Powers That Be’) decided to suspend it. I didn’t realize how dependent I was on my Twitter feed for news and entertainment until I realized that it was (horror!) NOT updating. It wasn’t until I logged on online that I saw that I had been suspended via this ugly warning box on my screen (it didn’t show up on my iPod Touch twitter app).
I was pretty shocked to learn that I was suspended since I couldn’t recall doing anything that would merit something so drastic! And without any warning or any notice even! Just out of the blue, there was this message on my Twitter (after I logged on myPC) that my account had been suspended. No explanation, just a link for me to click on .
I kept calm (but was really upset inside), submitted a ticket (Via the link) and then waited for a response.
I received an email within a few hours that basically told me to go through Twitter’s rules and regulations to see which one I could’ve broken (They don’t give you any reason for the suspension in the email), and to reply back after. So, I read through the list (it’s pretty lengthy), couldn’t find what I did wrong, and wrote back as much.
Then waiting. And more waiting. In the meantime, I wondered what I could be missing?! Maybe there was a breaking news somewhere….
I found this link online where I could see that my application for a review was at least being processed (The email Twitter sent did NOT include this link or any way to track progress of their review).
And still more waiting…. And then, out of the blue today, my Twitter started working again. I felt very relieved, but I still don’t know why I got suspended or what I did to get un-suspended. There wasn’t any more communications from Twitter, no email, no explanation, nothing.
I’m glad that my account got reinstated, but it’s pretty upsetting that I haven’t received any explanation at all.
In the meantime, to those who follow my blog on twitter, here’s my facebook page (in case Twitter suspends me again!)
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