1.A few months ago we posted this on our sister blog http://lagosbooksclub.com/
OUR DEAR READERS,BEWARE OF WORDPRESS…IT BEHAVES LIKE MR BIG STUFF!
WE GOT A RUDE “MR BIG STUFF” AWAKENING TODAY FROM WORDPRESS SUSPENDING OUR LAGOSBOOKSCLUB.WORDPRESS.COM FOR WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW….THAT SITE IS NOT A COMMERCIAL SITE AND IS ONLY USED FOR GIVING TIPS ON ACADEMIC WORK.
WE HAVE ASKED WORDPRESS TO LET US KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG BUT UP TILL NOW NO ANSWER….IT WAS THE SAME ATTITUDE WHEN WE DISCOVERED WE COULD NOT PAY FOR THEIR SERVICES LAST YEAR THROUGH PAYPAL FROM NIGERIA.
AS LONG AS WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG AND WE CONTINUE TO POST ON OUR TWO OTHER BLOGS THEY MAY SUFFER THE SAME FATE AND OUR FOLLOWERS MAY THINK WE WERE DOING SOMETHING DUBIOUS WHICH IS FAR FROM THE TRUTH.
WE WERE ASKED TO GO READ SOME RUBBISH RULES WHICH GAVE NO CLUE TO HOW OUR BLOG BECAME INFECTED WITH AN UNJUSTIFIABLE SUSPENSION… AND IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE SICKNESS OF BEING A LARGE ORGANIZATION HAS KEPT INTO WORDPRESS…WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN!….WE THEREFORE INTEND TO LOOK FOR A MORE CARING ORGANIZATION WHICH WILL POINT OUT ANY ERROR COMMITTED IMMEDIATELY AND WILL ALSO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE A 3-STRIKES-YOU-ARE-OUT POLICY….THAT TO US IS A MORE JUSTIFIABLE SYSTEM THAN THE NONSENSE WE GOT FROM WORDPRESS TODAY.
MEANWHILE WE SHALL RESUME POSTING TONIGHT FROM BLOGGER WHICH WE OPENED LAST YEAR BUT NEVER REALLY USED AFTER BEING SUCKED IN BY WORDPRESS…WE SHALL BE USING OUR LAGOSBOOKSCLUB.COM AND WILL PURSUE SHIFTING ENTIRELY FROM BIG BROTHER BIG STUFF.WE THEREFORE INTEND TO ASK HOSTGATOR TO SUSPEND ITS SERVICES FOR THIS BLOG VERY SOON.
WE GUESS THIS IS THE END OF THE DREAM WE HAD OF WORDPRESS… WE HOPE ALL OUR NIGERIAN FOLLOWER ON TWITTERS AND FACEBOOK ESPECIALLY THOSE WE PERSUADED TO SWITCH TO OR OPEN BLOGS AT WORDPRESS NOW KNOW A BIT ABOUT THEIR “FREE PROVIDER” .
WE APPRECIATE YOUR FOLLOWS
2.Yesterday we decided to open another blog under wordpress.com to replace our self -hosted blog under wordpress.org.We did and called it MILE2HERALD for easy recognition and linkage to LAGOSBOOKSCLUB.COM AND MILE2HERALD.
3. We are not techie but decided to attempt importing our stuff from the latter blog to the new one.We would not have bothered ourselves and would have gladly paid WordPress for this.But please see here why we did not bother doing so…http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-was-my-payment-not-accepted?replies=2#post-1100561…
we told wordpress as follows…
“last week i paid $129 through New Credit Card mode of payment for work by “happy engineers” (export to my wordpress.org site) but it was returned…is the New Credit Card scheme of payment same as paypal which usually rejects payment from Nigeria?”
Of course they are too big to answer that.Thereafter they brought up some scheme about bitcoins which i thought would be helpful for doing legal and honest transactions from Nigeria.Nothing came out of that either.
4.So yesterday we got a list of steps from the net and from wordpress on how to transfer stuffs between their own blogs.We started with one month for the new blog which was successful.We were able to check what was imported on the new blog for one month and were quite satisfied.We then put in another requested to have 10 months OF OUR OWN STUFF IMPORTED TO OUR NEW BLOG while making sure we did not exceed the allowed limit of 15 MB.Any stuff above that would have returned us to the situation described under 3 above.
5.The next we got was a suspension notice.Their suspension notices ,we have observed allows you to state why you think an error was committed.We therefore explained all that we have put down here but since yesterday the Lords of the Manor are playing their usual MR BIG STUFF AGAIN.
6.Last time they played the same game they eventually sent us a letter of apology.But it was so annoying that we crafted this post...https://lagosbooksclub.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/wordpress-sucks-big-time-removes-suspension-on-our-sister-blog-with-apology-but-love-is-gone/
7.The lesson is that no Nigerian blogger can or should rely on wordpress for income blogs because you can be suspended on flimsy excuses and won’t be attended to as speedily as you might expect.
8.We shall start posting on behalf of MILE2HERALD to our readers and followers from another source providing similar services if the matter remain unresolved in the next 24 hrs…