Spanish-language fan site Zona Casio (previously at zonacasio.blogspot.com) was a great source of information and an inspiration to the creation of G-Central, but it is now down and facing an uncertain future. We were told by someone close to the site that this was the result of the site being reported by an unknown party to the site’s host Blogger. We don’t know what type of violation it may have been reported for, but Blogger apparently deemed it serious enough to remove the entire blog, if that is what happened. We can’t imagine that Zona Casio did anything egregious enough to warrant being completely shut down, but we know this type of action can happen all over the internet even when it’s not deserved.
Whatever the reason, the site has now been inaccessible for days, with a message from Blogger stating “Blog has been removed.” Hopefully, Zona Casio can resolve the issue and recover the site. It would be very unfortunate for the owner and fans if the site is lost forever, as it was extremely popular with an active following and a decade’s worth of writing. It often published the type of in-depth articles on special topics that could not be found elsewhere. We remain hopeful that the site will be reinstated.
The zonacasio.com domain redirects to the Zona Casio Telegram channel (t.me/zonacasio), which is providing updates on the situation.
Update: Zona Casio mentioned in the latest Telegram update that they reached out to Casio Spain who has offered their help. So, it does not appear that Casio was involved in getting the site shut down, and Zona Casio is trying to figure out who is responsible.
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