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Twitter Account Banned, 485k+ organic Followers, please help.

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Afterlife, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Afterlife

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    Hello, I've been lurking for a while but never posted much...

    Ran into a bit of an issue, one of my twitter accounts, my largest one actually with 485,000 followers was banned a few hours ago.

    I never mass followed, only following around 80 people, never posted offensive content, I'm guessing it was a copyright issue as it was a theme'd account with a display picture from a 90's television show.
    (Account wasn't claiming to be the character either)

    I received the option to submit an appeal for the suspension but I haven't heard from Twitter in over 12 hours and I'm worried the account will lose followers or become inactive... if I even have the ability to get it back.

    This was my first suspension and the account is over 2 years old. Do I have a chance of getting it back? I've seen others I've worked with get it back but it's same routine, fill out the form.

    Is there anyway to contact an Admin directly to overview the ban?

    Any input would be great as this is my only source of income.
     
  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    damn dude sorry to hear that, hopefully you'll get the account back, goodluck :)
     
  3. trustar14

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    Are they give you any option or ask any details regarding your account for Unbanning?
     
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    Hello buddy, If you are getting this for 1st time then by contact support they will give back your account with your followers.
     
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  5. Afterlife

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    I only received an automated email giving examples of why I might have gotten suspended, not anything official. This is my first suspension and I'm the original owner of the account for 2 years+.
     
  6. Afterlife

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    Do you know on average how long a reply is? It still only says my request is being processed.
     
  7. johnny6667

    johnny6667 Regular Member

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    Hey if you say you wernt doing any of the stuff you mentioned you should be fine, i have had my twitter accounts suspended multiple times for doing the WRONG things but i managed to get them back in a day or two.
    It must be an automated error and if you appealed your innocents of no wrong doing you should be ok.
    In the case of a facebook page getting unpublished just say bye bye because you will less likely to get that back.

    All the best, rest your nerves
     
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  8. heartofgold

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    McDonalds is hiring.
     
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    Did you mention in your bio that the account was not affiliated with the tv show or the network? Also, keep us updated on how this turns out.
     
  10. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Somtimes it'll take a couple of days for twitter to get back to you. Just pray to God they'll unsuspend you
     
  11. Afterlife

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    No, It wasn't a parody account for the image, I Just had the image as my display picture as it was relatable to the theme of the account. After the suspension I did add that, but I'd most likely remove the image if I get it back.
     
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    It actually happened to me before after using a bot, but they took away a bunch of followers and gave it back, this was few years back though, having that many they may give it back for sure.
     
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    email them with a sympathetic message and if your polite enough and kiss their bird feet you should be good.
     
  14. rickya

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    Best bet is to grovel and apologise, then say whatever the issue is/was you will rectify it immediately.

    As already said it usually takes a few days. Longest I've waited is about 4 days.

    Weird though as I've noticed the last few days quite a few large accounts have been suspended (300k+). I asked one of them why and he said he had no idea either.. Probably just coincidence though.

    Hope you get it sorted!
     
  15. skadoosh

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    Ah, gotcha. Well I think you'll get it back. A buddy of mine used to run a MayhemMelvin account which was based of those Allstate commercials. Anyway, he randomly got suspended one day and he emailed Twitter but didn't get a response. After about a month, they told him they would unsuspend it and give him 2 days to change the account to something else.

    It doesn't seem like you were violating any of the TOS, so I imagine you'll eventually get the account back. It may take a while though, just be patient and as polite as possible when you're emailing Twitter.
     
  16. Afterlife

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    I hope so, not a month later though, that's awful for an account...

    I can see why they would suspend that, probably requested from All State as they were planning on doing the same thing... Even though in their rules, parodies are legal.

    I remember the bill_nye_tho account got suspended he never got back from what I can remember.

    That's a little extreme compared to mine as my theme wasn't related to the picture, It was just suitable for the theme.

    Still haven't heard from twitter, got in contact with a few moderators on Twitter and my affiliate site I work with is also trying to contact twitter, so hopefully it's soon.
     
  17. skadoosh

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    I highly doubt the picture had anything to do with it. I mean just look at all the Will Ferrell parody accounts that are still up and running. If you were suspended for a picture of an old cartoon show then there's no way those would still be running.
     
  18. Afterlife

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    Yeah, but they note they're a parody and not affiliated, I didn't think I had too since I wasn't pretending to be the character.

    My friend had an account get banned almost a year ago and he showed me this, it was a parody account.

    gobeee, Apr 11 04:43 pm (PDT):Hello,
    Twitter has automated systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk. Unfortunately, it looks like your account got caught up in one of these spam groups by mistake.
    I've restored your account; sorry for the inconvenience.
    Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.
    Thanks,
    gobeee
     
  19. oliva999

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    In my experience all temporarily suspended accounts are getting unsuspended. What you have to do is to reply to their auto email, ask what's the reason for suspension that you can correct the mistake. Then logon to your account & open Twitter.zendesk.com - you'll see the state of your request. Just be patient - they have a lot of suspensions to check. It could take about two days, longer on weekends.
     
  20. manking

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    When I was banned first time I got my account back, second time I didn't. I only followed maybe 40 - 50 a day and only posted jokes there