I wrote several useful plugins for WP over the past few months, which aggregated news and stats for various sports leagues.
I read that plugins can display links if the user is notified in advance, for example within the installation notes that come with each plugin.
So, I clearly stated that users would have link advertising appear on their blogs. I did not ambush them with hidden text or links that appeared within the footer without warning.
Now, it seems 9 of my plugins, which represent a sizable portion of my business, have ALL been removed.
This begs the question: If I *tell* someone in advance they will have advertising, and they *accept* this condition of using the plugin, why does WP have a problem with it?
Again, there was no trickery here. The user got a service in exchange for text links. Happens all over the internet and is mostly the way business and commercial advertising works.
Can WP please reinstate my plugins? I would be grateful. Also note that I had hundreds of downloads for my plugins, and it seems that people have generally used them without issue.