I tried to start a new media account for viral promotion purposes. On Twitter. Because I thought that’s what the Twitter was for.
I believe, as a semi-professional blogger, that I know how NOT to spam and I also believe that I know how interact with new people online in meaningful and interesting ways. I followed 160 accounts over the course of 2 days. I was suspended almost immediately even though I had 34 posts, most of them being interactions with those people I followed.
To avoid any potential backlash (making me paranoid, Twitter and reddit, with all this banning) I have blurred the username:
Holy shit, does this piss me off.
It was just an annoyance until I tried to go through the whole unsuspension proess and it turns out the Captcha thing isn’t even working properly. [You actually need a space between the two words, a detail they should specify. I actually tried the space the first but I got a straight up Fail Whale technical error the first time.]
I’m glad Automattic and WordPress have never given me any problems.