I'm feeling sad. I've received my first banning on the internet. And I don't even know why...
There's a site that I've used for 4-5 years for Top-40 information (at least since mid -2010). It has been the source for much information you've seen here regarding song / artist rankings. Posts like this and this. Several years ago, I included attribution in the posts, but I stopped when the site closed to new subscribers, figuring I shouldn't promote a "closed" site..
Anyway, the other day I was looking at charts from the late 50's and early 60's. I was thinking about the concept of The Day The Music Died (TSTMD), pondering a compare-and-contrast between a couple of time spans:
- From Elvis's first Top 40 hit, until TDTMD (5/56 through 2/59)
- From TDTMD to The Beatle's first US Hit (2/59 through 2/64)
- From The Beatle's first hit until their breakup (2/64 through 6/70)
The response: "Your membership has been cancelled for terms violation".
Granted, I haven't read the terms since I first signed up. I tried to review them since being banned, but I can't access the site anymore! My "What did I do?" email remains unanswered (after a week+). Now, I'm willing to accept that I did something, because I wouldn't expect them to randomly ban folk. But, I don't know what I did wrong. And while I don't think I did anything to harm the site, I realize it's their call not mine.
Oh well, it's their site, their terms. I agreed to them, and if I've forgotten, it's not their fault. I will accept and move on. As my first ever banning, I suppose I should wear my "bad-boy" badge with pride. But I'm bummed. I really liked that site...