Thursday, January 23, 2014

Has this blog been assassinated?

I don't mean to be alarmist, but I just received the following from Paypal:

We have recently reviewed your PayPal account activity and determined that
you are in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy by accepting
donations for music downloads.
As a result, your account has been limited temporarily.
To help us resolve this, you will need to:
- Remove PayPal as a payment option, as well as all references to PayPal,
including the PayPal logo and/or shopping cart.
- Submit the online Acceptable Use Policy affidavit.

The irony of this being that PayPal is an acceptable method of payment for hosting files on, which is where I store all of the Bodega's products.

Speaking of which, my ADrive account is currently "in maintenance mode," and if you've tried grabbing anything, your efforts have been thwarted. I can't log in, myself. I don't know for certain just yet, but there's a good chance that account is being revoked--or, perhaps I'm just being paranoid, having had my Divshare account revoked early last year.

I'll let you know, of course, what happens, once I know for sure what *has* happened. 


Doug S. said...

Your radio posse's got your back, Gary.

Gary said...

Thanks, Doug!

Fingers crossed, but I have a bad feeling about the ADrive ...

peter said...

the ADrive thing looks okay.. mine is in maintenance mode as well:

Gary said...

Thanks, Peter. Still getting a maintenance message today ... will continue to wait and see

Henk Madrotter said...

got a adrive maintenance message yesterday but was ok again after 2 hours or so, hope things will work out for you! off to kuala lumpur tomorrow, visa run and i wanna check some 2nd hand vinyl places :)

Dolmance said...

I'm going to be furious if this joint is dead.

Gary said...

The Bodega will never completely close, Dolmance; though, it's beginning to look like my ADrive account might actually be shut down.

I'll give it another couple of days or so and then, if it's still gone, I'll find a new host. Anyone have thoughts on a good one?

Gary said...

Aaaand ... we're back!