This is the mail I got from Google Adsense.
Hello Sharique Ahmad,
Your AdSense account was found to be related to an account previously disabled for invalid click activity and we have therefore disabled your account. Publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed further participation in AdSense and do not receive any further payment. The earnings on your account will be properly returned to the affected advertisers. As outlined in our program Terms and Conditions, Google reserves the right to terminate any publisher’s participation at any time.
The Google AdSense Team
And this is my reply
Dear Google adsense,
I am really surprised that you disabled my account because of â€˜sinsâ€™ committed a year ago. I do agree that I did fraudulent clicks on a blog but that was a year ago. Things have changed since then. It was my naÃ¯vetÃ© that prompted me to do so. I think I got my punishment by not letting me add ads on that blog again. Itâ€™s been one year and I have become more responsible and do acknowledge you concerns of fraud clicks and the kind of commitment you have to show to your clients. But still I strongly recommend being more open in this regard. You should have warned me once before disabling my account. Even a lone warning would have dissuaded me stop fraud clicks.
Câ€™mon everyone deserves a second chance. Teenagers are put in juvenile prisons to make them realize the evil aspects of crime which their innocent mind was ignorant to. The ardent prison rules makes them realize their responsibility as a citizen and helps them differentiate between whatâ€™s good and whatâ€™s bad. Even my ex warned me once before ditching me, well she accused me of sins I never committed but still she had evil intentions in her mind and she eventually left me. But Google is not that evil, right?
I hope Google doesnâ€™t follow the evil empire of Microsoft. Let Google me more open in dealings and be user friendly. I depend so much on google, from gmail to orkut. You have achieved something which no other company has achieved till now; winning the trust of people especially youngsters. As a company you should value your customers who expect so much out of you. â€œTo err is humanâ€? and there is no youthfulness without being prone to errors.
And by the way Google adsense doesnâ€™t have a clean chit even. Remember the recent Scobleâ€™s mail to you. You disabled Elliott Backâ€™s account without even probing the matter. If you could take all the trouble to trace back my IP and compare it with a year old record then why didnâ€™t you at least do the WHOIS lookup for the website Scoble wrote against. You do agree right that it was a mistake from your side. What punishment did you all impose on yourself?
I request you to reconsider your decision to disable my account.
I found this interesting mail to Microsoft.
Please find enclosed my invoice for Â£1,200 sterling for administrative and consulting work, caused by the need to repair Microsoft sabotage.
The work was a set of notes being made in a text editor which I am required to use by one of my clients. All the files were open last night, when a family emergency occurred, and I was unable to devote the 10 minutes required to closing them down. I was logged into a remote system with a one-time login, which I cannot get clearance for again till Tuesday. And I had several websites open on my desktop.
During the night, Microsoft took it upon itself to update my computer. I arrived at work to find a message stating: “Windows recently downloaded and installed an important security update to help protect your computer. This update required an automatic restart of your computer.”
I have gone to some trouble to ensure that this doesn’t happen. I have set Windows Update to “custom” – meaning that I will decide which updates I need to install, and how the update will be handled. And when an update says “this requires a restart” I have always specified that I will restart the machine at a time of my own choosing.
When you chose, on your own initiative, to disregard all my precautions and reboot this PC last night, I not only had several notes in progress; I also had about a half-dozen web browser windows open. It has taken me the best part of three hours to try to recall what I had discovered, and where – and I honestly doubt I will be able to recover the majority of those URLs. They took considerable research to find.
This event isn’t the only example of Microsoft’s assumption that my own preferences can be disregarded in favour of Redmond’s whims.
Read the complete mail here