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The Lounge => Media and Inspiration => Topic started by: Omega on July 06, 2021, 11:03:03 PM

Title: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Omega on July 06, 2021, 11:03:03 PM
Well so long FuckYouTube.

I got caught in one of their covert purges and my account deleted for "repeated violations". Except I did not have any videos posted and this was the first had heard of anything amiss?

I'd heard of others getting their accounts deleted out of the blue. Guess was my turn. I cant even see comments now or block their damn woke 'suggested' videos.

Anyone else been hit by one of their purges?
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Ghostmaker on July 07, 2021, 08:15:38 AM
Well so long FuckYouTube.

I got caught in one of their covert purges and my account deleted for "repeated violations". Except I did not have any videos posted and this was the first had heard of anything amiss?

I'd heard of others getting their accounts deleted out of the blue. Guess was my turn. I cant even see comments now or block their damn woke 'suggested' videos.

Anyone else been hit by one of their purges?
Could it have been for comments you made, as opposed to videos?
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Snowman0147 on July 07, 2021, 01:45:15 PM
Youtube is getting rid of people that built them up for Hollywood and News Media.  It will eventually doom YouTube as no one wants to watch the whores and liars.  It is time to use Bitchute, Odyssey, and Rumble.
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Zelen on July 07, 2021, 06:33:59 PM
I stopped using YouTube completely (for any recreational viewing). Odysee is a great alternative https://odysee.com/
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Ghostmaker on July 08, 2021, 08:17:48 AM
I admit there's a number of channels on YT I follow for various entertainment purposes.

But people have been yelling at YT for a number of years about their ham-handed and inept management of copyright infringement as well as a complete inability to comprehend 'fair use'. Hasn't helped.

A number of channels don't even try to monetize at this point; they just get sponsorships or crowdfund via Patreon.

I think when Max Dood and Steve1989 move off the channel, I will too.
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Zelen on July 08, 2021, 08:51:28 PM
Even if you don't care about the hugely negative Ministry-of-Truth-like behavior Google/YouTube behave in (you should), YouTube is supremely unethical in how it behaves. Since 2016 with the "AdPocalypse" they've been lying to the faces of their audience & creators, stealing creators' work, breaking their own "Terms of Service," promoting actual sexual predators, and basically every other laundry list item you can imagine.

I ask every creator I follow to leave and join an alternative.
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Ratman_tf on July 08, 2021, 11:53:27 PM
I admit there's a number of channels on YT I follow for various entertainment purposes.

But people have been yelling at YT for a number of years about their ham-handed and inept management of copyright infringement as well as a complete inability to comprehend 'fair use'. Hasn't helped.

A number of channels don't even try to monetize at this point; they just get sponsorships or crowdfund via Patreon.

I think when Max Dood and Steve1989 move off the channel, I will too.

Nice!
Title: Re: YouTube strikes again.
Post by: Omega on July 10, 2021, 01:48:14 AM
Even more interesting is that if you do not have an account you...

A: Can not see comments.
B: Can not block unwanted suggestion vids.
C: Can not view anything flagged as adult.
D: To apply to petition the account unblocked you have to supply your real name.

Makes me wonder if my comments on vids are gone too? Probably.