I am the author of "The Tickle Monster" Alexa Skill, which won second place in an Amazon-sponsored contest, has been featured as a customer favorite, was mentioned in The New Yorker and VentureBeat, and solicited a variety of largely positive views about grandparents and grandkids, parents with children, husbands and wives and others having fun with the skill.
It was something I was very proud of for its ability to bring a little joy to the world, and I was especially proud because it managed to have as many (but better) reviews as the Lyft skill, despite having literally zero brand recognition or marketing budget behind it!
However, when a fan asked if I would submit it to the UK skill store, I got a (pretty rude) letter from Amazon saying it had been yanked from every country's store for violating content guidelines, with a cold conclusion "don't try to submit the skill again".
I'm heartbroken! I think I ran afoul of a policy to avoid kid-targeted skills, but I thought of "Tickle Monster" as more targeted to parents in the family wanting to play with their kids (or even playful adults without kids) and the skill is harmless, fun, and well-received besides. Is there any way to protest the deletion of my skill?
Again, this is rather devastating to me!