Today I wanted to log in to my 43Things account so I could show my new colleagues what the site was all about, but was told my username or password were incorrect. So I followed the ‘forgot username’ procedure and 43Things emailed me ‘bethgranter’ as my username to my registered email account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then I tried to follow the ‘forgot password’ procedure and was told that username was not registered to that email address, even though 43Things had just emailed me saying that it was. I tried to visit my page at www.43things.com/person/bethgranter and it seems 43Things have suspended my account. I was never warned of this. I have emailed them asking that they re-open my account and let me know why they removed it ASAP, as I have no idea what the reason could be.
Disclaimer: There’s maybe a 1% chance I cancelled my account and forgot about it but I very much doubt it because I love(d) 43Things and had spent time on my profile there.
*edit* Today 43Things.com got back to me to let me know my account had been suspended in error, so they re-enstated my profile. The suspension was due to an apparent ‘hidden link’ to a site that had adverts on it. The offending site was ExplorationAge.com, as I had put an ExplorationAge blog badge widget within a comment on 43Things, which contained a link to my profile on ExplorationAge. Apparently a linked image counts as a ‘hidden link’. Weird. I’ve asked if it’s ok to put a link back in, but make it ‘visible’ as a text link, so I’ll see what they say.