Chuck (charlesofcamden) wrote,

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YourSpace, not mine

Well, it took a while and a sheaf of emails, but I’m finally gone from MySpace. Three weeks ago, I declared my intention to leave MySpace in this journal, but getting it done required more time and energy than it should have. Whether this was due to bad software on my computer, skullduggery on the part of MySpace, or simple incompetence, either by me or MySpace, I may never know.

Basically, nothing I tried worked, including such tactics as following their instructions on how to delete my account. In the end, I had to put out an email beseeching a real human to help me. My initial response from them was the following remarkable message:
Your MySpace account has been deleted for violating our Terms of Service.
This is usually due to one of the following:
* Nude images, sexually suggestive or violent photos
* Covering our banner ads with HTML
* Harassing other users
* You do not meet the minimum age requirement
* Spamming the classifieds, forums, bulletins, or other sections of the site
* Attempting to artificially inflate scores
* Scripting the site
Your account cannot be restored. If you choose to return to MySpace, please follow the rules.
Well now! While I was happy to see that my account had been deleted, I wasn’t a bit happy to see it done on these terms. I shot an email back to them, stating that I knew of no violation on my part, and that I would rather part with them on positive terms. I asked them to please explain this message to me. To their credit, a real human emailed me back about an hour later, apologizing for the “miscommunication” and reaffirming that my account had been deleted per my request.

So we had a happy ending, though with a bit of minor drama along the way!

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