Out of the blue, I have received an email from PayPal informing me that they have reconsidered my case and unlocked my account. (Yes, it's true. I went in right away and got my forty bucks).
My emails to them produced no results, my phone call only frustration, but suddenly PayPal thinks I'm cool again. What's happened here, I wonder? I have not sent them any of the proofs of identity they wanted, the passports and birth certificates and such. I have not made any further appeals, not written any more emails, not made any more phone calls. All I did was post here.
The only thing I can think is that YOU happened. All of you reading this, and especially those who wrote or called or withdrew your funds or closed your accounts or made your voice heard somehow. There's no other explanation that I can see. This is a testament to the power of the blogosphere, I think.
Viva Live Journal.
Thanks. You guys are great, and I am humbled and astonished.
(Oh, and a lot of you made your voices heard in the nation's ballot boxes yesterday as well. Thanks for that too.)