To WordPress Re: Suspension of elevatorgate.wordpress.com

To: WordPress Support

Name: skepdigger

Website: http://elevatorgate.wordpress.com/

Comment:

I’m not the owner of the above suspended blog, but I do want to put a good word in for the owner. He and I share an interest in a topic (skepticism) that has been recently been the target of a hostile group. His blog is dedicated to defending skepticism from these bullies.

One of the bullies runs a jewelry shop, and plays fast and loose with DMCA notices regarding images of her work. While I don’t know if she is the source of the complaint(s), I do know that the images are covered under Fair Use and that her complaints are unwarranted.

I have re-read the Terms of Service and, as a long-time reader of elevatorgate.wordpress.com, I honestly do not believe that blog is violating them. It’s not spam, it’s not mature, and it’s not content theft. I believe that any reports along those lines which you have received are an effort by a small but determined band of bullies to silence him.

Please reconsider your suspension of elevatorgate.

Thank you for your time.

This Just In!

http://elevatorgate.wordpress.com is back online! Smart job, WordPress!

Errata

The cause of the suspension was a faulty spam detector at wordpress.com. The above letter implies that the cause could have been more conspiratorial. SkepDirt regrets the error.

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