Amazon thousand-year ban overturned

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An unprecedented Amazon thousand-year ban has been overturned for a prolific forum poster Kika after they fought to be to have their name cleared.

Anyone who has a marketplace ban might think themselves lucky if they only received a lifetime ban, and indeed if you have merely been on the receiving end of a trivial week or so time out suspension you really weren’t that disruptive in the grand scheme of things. An Amazon thousand-year ban is impressive, although for most people 100 years would probably be more than a life time unless you provoked a marketplace the day you were born and outlived the majority of your peers.

I guess Amazon believe that one day soon Cryonics will become a reality and they didn’t want to take the risk of a potential future resurrection. Maybe it’s even something the company are considering getting into as another diversification of their marketplace and retail business?

Kika wasn’t going to take it laying down however and mounted a campaign including flying around the world to Amazon offices including London, hoping to reach someone at the Amazon UK HQ holding placards in front of the building. She also flew to Seattle to protest asking for a meeting with the then CEO Jeff Bezos.

Now, Kika has won with the note below published on Amazon Seller forums. It’s a truly momentous step for anyone that believes they have unfairly received a marketplace ban. If an Amazon thousand-year ban can be contested than a piddling life time ban can definitely be appealed if you try hard enough.

Welcome back Kika! Hopefully Amazon will now reinstate you soon.

Rectification and Apology to Kika: A statement published by Amazon on her Forum profile alleged that Kika (Kristina Hajdukova) had so seriously spammed, blurbed, and disrupted the UK Forum that it merited a thousand-year ban from her participation in and use of the Forum. Amazon Services Europe S.a.r.l. acknowledges that this allegation about the ban was incorrect and defamatory and regrets and apologises to Kika for publishing this statement. We have reached a financial settlement with Kika. This message has also been published on her Forum profile @Kika

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13 Responses

  1. What a pity, she did spam the forums answering every single question with HER version of what she thought was the correct thing to do, she also shouted down others who disagreed with her

  2. This lady helped me on many occassions to resolve issues that Amazon would not help with. They should have employed her rather than banned her. The Amazon forums are full of seller in dispair as Amazon will not even speak with them, let alone deal with the questions or complaints.

  3. One persons spam is another’s helpful posts. To me spam is randomly discussing or linking to content that is not part of the current discussion. I never saw Kika do that. Yes she was a (Very) regular poster but all I saw from her were posts attempting to help other forum users.

    She sometimes disagreed with others but was not alone in that, it’s part of useful discussion. There are others on the forum that like to think they are the wise old members and don’t like it when someone else steals there thunder.

    A couple of points about Amazon’s statement though.
    1. They say ‘Amazon Services Europe S.a.r.l. acknowledges that this allegation about the ban was incorrect and defamatory and regrets and apologises to Kika for publishing this statement.’ Interestingly, they do not say anything about overturning the ban!
    2. I you visit Kika’s profile, she is still suspended.
    3. The Amazon message is not posted on her profile as they have stated.

    Read into that what you will!

  4. Such a strange character. She did disrupt the forums amd if you post anything on her facebook page that even slightly suggests there may be another version of events then it gets deleted right away. Of course, it’s her right to delete comments but it doesnt paint a true picture. It is a shame Amazon didnt want to bother fighting this as I am sure many would have stood up.

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