Daily Pundit PayPal Problems
Bill Quick is being sanctioned by PayPal for allegedly violating its terms of service:
[Y]our account has been limited for violating PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy regarding Offensive Material. The Policy prohibits the use of PayPal in the sale of items or in support of organizations that promote hate, violence, or racial intolerance; items which graphically portray violence or victims of violence; or items closely associated with individuals notorious for committing murderous acts within the last 100 years. Further, PayPal prohibits a person convicted of a violent felony, or his relatives or associates, from using PayPal to benefit financially from the convict’s criminal notoriety.
The form letter they sent doesn’t specify which provision they believe Bill violated, or point to any post or topic from Daily Pundit that they found objectionable. It’s most odd, given the reasonable tenor of Bill’s site. Kevin Aylward had similar problems a while back because of his occasional celebrity nudes postings.
PayPal is essentially without competition at the moment, so one’s options are limited. A practice I’ve adopted since Kevin’s announcement of his problem (and an unrelated problem that I had) is to immediately transfer any balance from my PayPal account to my bank account. PayPal has a habit of freezing the funds of people’s whose accounts are suspended (or, as in my case, hit some arbitrary lifetime spending limit and hadn’t given them one’s bank account information).