I never heard back from StumbleUpon about my concern that my account had been hacked, thus leading to me being banned from StumbleUpon. I thought it was odd, but went ahead and uninstalled the SU plugin. It really pains me that I was foolish enough to have trusted SU with all my “Stumbles” – pretty much my bookmark library. Oh well.
I see that other long-term users of SU are being banned. How sad – here is an excerpt from the above link:
I was banned in stumbleupon a few days ago because some jealous person with no life reports one of my posts , on my own page,that was someone else’s opinion.
This person had been using SU for 7 years and an active member in the SU community. I will admit that I was not active in the SU community, but it concerns me even more knowing that active long-term members are being banned.
Want to see something even MORE funny? I received the following SIX days after being banned from StumbleUpon:
Dear StumbleUpon Advertiser,
As a past Advertiser with StumbleUpon, we would appreciate your insights on StumbleUpon Advertising. Please take a few minutes and complete this brief survey to share your feedback.
Here is a link to the survey:
This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address. Please do not forward this message.
If you’d like to share direct feedback with us about your experience using StumbleUpon Advertising, please email us: email@example.com.
Thanks for your participation! We hope to continue to improve StumbleUpon Advertising and drive more traffic directly to your content.
StumbleUpon Marketing Manager
Please note: If you do not wish to receive further emails from us, please click the link below, and you will be automatically removed from our mailing list.
Dear Katie – you have got to be freakin’ kidding me? You just BANNED my account. Can’t you see that? How do I advertise on StumbleUpon with a BANNED account?
Well, considering how ridiculous the request was, I went ahead and answered the questions in the survey and in the comments section explain that my account was banned. No word from them since I submitted the survey.
Wow – two FAILS from StumbleUpon in less than a week!
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