Guys, I know there was a risk but there was no other options like I don't know what explorador means by "using fake ads". For the sake of argument, consider you are a drupal developer and has made an adsense module, how will you represent it since there is no demo mode?
Back to the original point, there was a risk and yes I took that risk in 2008. I was sent 3 years later an official google adsense email about these "not-serious-contents" sites encouraging me to do more ad exposure. Who knows perhaps my account was banned because I ACTUALLY HAVE NOT TAKEN AN ACTION and didn't optimize the sites for more earnings.
Some of you amazes me really considering official google emails something not accountable. Some of you amazes me because they think that this is hurting adwords advertisers when you can simply opt-out of showing your ads on this or that site. Perhaps when they finish mass banning hundreds of high adsense publishers accounts, you will see the impact of this on your adwords accounts. And one day you are going to read the emails I pasted here showing how hallucinating google is at the moment. I can't get pass an official google email asking me to comply before 2009 or else! If that's the PPC/CPA network you are trusting, enjoy!
And "fight club"? Are we dealing with some big name or some blackhat undergroud group around here?
And what about not responding to an appeal when officially announcing a 48 hrs reply?
Yes, as an adsense publisher I perhaps made a single mistake 3 yrs ago, though I still can't figure out an alternative to my action. Google adsense as a PPC network has made dozens of mistakes, and even worse they literally stole my money since they denied access to their control panel preventing access to my WU payment details that according to their TOS is no subjected to a refund, unlike June earnings that is paid in the end of July.
Face it, people. If I am to make another account under the radar, it's easy and safe. But the whole thing is about the concept itself. Disabling an aged clean history account for an incident that financially is estimated of 0.3% of the account earnings. It's about stealing some bucks from an old partner. It's about the hallucinating misleading official emails, let it be automated or manual (well, when I received from google "we reviewed" I assume it is manual).
You choose to see a single point of view and intentionally neglect looking at the full picture. You choose to see this site or that site as MFA trapping the user with no escape but for adsense clicks, without even caring about stats like pageviews, bounce rates, etc.. that show the users behavior in a so-called MFA site. You choose NOT to see how official emails became over time ridiculous.
However, since I left this for you as a webmaster judgment. I will just move on and hope that someone can make a use of the personal case I represented.
BTW, you can enjoy some other stories too on the official adsense forums that barely some official takes a lot at or respond to, no matter how serious things can be.
All the best,