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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/17/google-suspends-customer-accounts-for-reselling-pixel-phones
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #225 on: November 16, 2016, 03:49:48 PM »
Question is whether it's premature for that.
Valid question. But going viral may push them not to be evil.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #226 on: November 16, 2016, 03:51:00 PM »

Question is whether it's premature for that.

How is it premature?
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #227 on: November 16, 2016, 03:51:54 PM »
How is it premature?
You were the one saying all along how you're going to give Google a couple of days before going into action.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #228 on: November 16, 2016, 03:52:12 PM »
I think a main site post would help get more information which could then be updated in the post. There are probably people who were affected and read DDMS but aren't on DDF.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #229 on: November 16, 2016, 03:52:58 PM »
You were the one saying all along how you're going to give Google a couple of days before going into action.

I know, I was asking why *you* think it's premature?

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #230 on: November 16, 2016, 03:53:30 PM »
They may very well pick up my story.
I'd just like to get some more facts collected.

True I was thinking of using your story to get them to post it too.
Also the EFF and ars technica are worth a shot

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #231 on: November 16, 2016, 03:54:25 PM »
Valid question. But going viral may push them not to be evil.
I agree.  Get them to reconsider the whole thing before they finalize a decision.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #232 on: November 16, 2016, 03:56:16 PM »
I think a main site post would help get more information which could then be updated in the post. There are probably people who were affected and read DDMS but aren't on DDF.

Definitely probably true.

If a DDMS post goes up, it should emphasize that while suspended, emails are being *bounced* which means people will never know what they missed.

In some cases, bills, travel confirmations, work documents in Gdrive, etc, all of which if missed can irrevocably damage one's credit, risk their jobs, etc. It's actually truly problematic.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #233 on: November 16, 2016, 03:56:46 PM »
True I was thinking of using your story to get them to post it too.
Also the EFF and ars technica are worth a shot

EFF is actually a great idea.  Then, it gets picked up, sites like Engadget and the Verge, etc.
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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #234 on: November 16, 2016, 03:57:51 PM »
Definitely probably true.

If a DDMS post goes up, it should emphasize that while suspended emails are being *bounced* which means people will never know what they missed.

In some cases, bills, travel confirmations, work documents in Gdrive, etc, all of which if missed can irrevocably damage one's credit, risk their jobs, etc. It's actually truly problematic.
Also lost cloud information. such as photos and documents.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #235 on: November 16, 2016, 03:58:45 PM »
Also lost cloud information. such as photos and documents.

Indeed. Suspending access to someone's email account, in today's day and age, is a weighty thing, especially when that suspension results in losing access to all one's personal information.

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« Reply #236 on: November 16, 2016, 03:59:22 PM »
Composing a post now, will preview here before publishing.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #237 on: November 16, 2016, 03:59:47 PM »
Anyone else lose an account that didn't make an order and was just related?

I actually placed quite a few orders and included gmail accounts as secondary accounts for phones, none of those secondary accounts were closed.
Only the primary account ordering and paying for Pixel phones were closed.

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Re: Help, Google just disabled my email accounts
« Reply #238 on: November 16, 2016, 04:00:50 PM »
Composing a post now, will preview here before publishing.
Thank you.  This thread makes me feel less helpless and your post may tip the balance in our favor.

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« Reply #239 on: November 16, 2016, 04:01:04 PM »
I actually placed quite a few orders and included gmail accounts as secondary accounts for phones, none of those secondary accounts were closed.
Only the primary account ordering and paying for Pixel phones were closed.

That makes sense. Why punish an account which had nothing to do with it?
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