So, what you're telling me is that this domain name has been marked as "Spammy"? I have used the su.pr service which allows you to promote a website. It certainly seems confusing to me that it encourages me to promote a website and even allows one to shorten the URL address to do so. "Short URLs on your domain
I have used Su.pr for that reason. I will stop using the service for WannaSmile.com and keep posting for other sites as well if that is what I need to do. I do not want the website to be negatively affected in such a way that other people can no longer post on the websites behalf. What do I need to do to get the ban lifted? I have no problem abstaining from posting URL's from WannaSmile.com. I'm sorry if I have misunderstood what the Su.pr was meant for?
A personal StumbleUpon account is provided for personal use, and not for the purposes of promoting your own - or others' content.
You've been using your personal account to add your own content, which is why we referred you to the Help Center article, and it is this practise which our members find spammy and which may result in an account being placed under restriction.
There is no guarantee, when you add content to StumbleUpon, either via su.pr, or a legitimate submission via a personal, that our members will find it interesting and that it will gain wide-spread circulation, but this can and does happen.
Generally, our members do not tend to react positively to "image dupe" sites, which cull viral images from the web, and place them on their own pages, without appropriate accreditiation or acknowledgement.
If your goal is to achieve promotion for your own site, then we'd direct you to the service designed for that purpose (and which is referred to in the Help Center article to which you were directed).
Thank you for your reply. I will no longer post from WannaSmile.com. I would like to request that any restrictions to the website be lifted as I do not want to hurt the website in the long run.
I disagree with you regarding your "image dupe" comment. My website has been around for almost 5 years now, providing readers with uplifting images and videos on a daily basis. Many images are found online with links back to the correct address that the image was found, thus giving credit. This is in keeping with popular websites such as CuteOverload.com. In addition, I also have many readers who submit original content. WannaSmile.com has many Facebook followers, and we also have many returning users that come back to the site daily. Stumbleupon traffic is never anything that can be counted on, it is just a bonus when we receive traffic from SU.
Unfortunately, we do not have the budget required to go ahead and pay for stumble hits. It's too bad that SU has changed in this way.
I just wanted to check in with you and see if you are able to lift the ban or restrictions that are placed on my website? I have not posted anything from my site on stubleupon since this issue arose and will not do so in the future either. I would like for others to be able to add posts from my site to your server when they so chose.