Who to contact about locked accounts?
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PronkPhotos
Registered: Dec 02, 2012
Total Posts: 9
Country: United States

My account was recently banned from here for reasons I'm not cognizant of. If I received a warning via PM (I have an unread PM I cannot access), then I haven't the slightest! I made this account in order to PM an administrator or someone capable of assisting me.

I have attempted contacting Fred Miranda via fred@fredmiranda.com and PM'ing the Fred Miranda account; however, I have yet to receive any kind of response, so I'm curious if I'm even attempting to contact the right person! For reference, I attempted contact on 11/28, 12/02, and 12/23.

Does anyone know if I am contacting the right person? If not, who should I contact? I would love to continue using the site, but as I was just starting to build positive reputation, I would hate to have to start over, and given that I don't know why I was banned initially, I am further hesitant in case I unwittingly make the same mistake. Anyway, thanks for your help, anyone who replies!




P.S.
If anyone might have an idea as to why I was banned, I would love to hear it. My account history is that I registered back in mid February 2012. I purchased three items (netting two reviews, both positive) within about three months. The account sat fairly dormant, and then I purchased two items in late November. One item was shipped and received successfully, but I was banned prior to its arrival in which to leave/receive feedback. The second item was refunded by the seller when he noticed that the lens was suffering an AF problem and did not wish to sell a faulty product (again, this happened shortly after I was banned).

Around the same time, I purchased a Buy/Sell membership and posted a thread with some items I was looking at selling (camera body + two lenses)... when I checked back, I was banned! I'm not sure if someone thought I was a scammer or something similar. I know that I made a mistake in reference to the battery grip (calling it a BG-E11 instead of BG-E7), but I can't imagine that would flag an account for termination. The sale thread I posted seems to have been deleted, so my best guess is that it had something to do with that.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20254
Country: Canada

Fred's the man. You should send a PM via the link at the top right of the page.



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17683
Country: United States

What was your original username?



PronkPhotos
Registered: Dec 02, 2012
Total Posts: 9
Country: United States

Fred Miranda wrote:
What was your original username?


My original username was 'Pronkp'.



proud.dad
Registered: Jan 21, 2013
Total Posts: 1
Country: N/A

Fred, please help and unlock my account too. The username is proud-dad. I was relatively new to the community and may have accidentally stepped on someone's toes. I have nonetheless completed a few sales and received a couple of nice reviews. Please help. THANK YOU SO MUCH