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Yt Channel suspended for false flagging

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by orko9696, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    I got an email from youtube that one of my video got flagged by yt community, and the next minute my channel got suspended.
    I didn't violated any yt terms and im sure of that.

    Someone or a team might have intentionally flagged my videos. My channel was clearly in good standing without any copyright issues.

    Im stunned not sure what to do.
     
  2. ugleeee

    ugleeee Newbie

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    Well, what reason did they give you? Was it spam and deceptive practices or a copyright issue? Did you stuff keywords into the description? That is being really strictly enforced right now and many channels are having videos removed and/or getting suspended. If you truly don't think you did anything wrong, you can fill out the appeal form. Search google for 'youtube channel suspended appeal' and the first page that comes up will help you. I'm sure it hardly ever works but it's worth a shot.

    Otherwise, all you can do is start another channel. Good luck.
     
  3. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    Update:
    So i was successful to reinstate my channel twice, now waiting for the third suspension lift.
    They denied my appeals both times, when i replied back to that response, my channel was reinstated. Once they even replied that there was some unusual activity in my acc and to change my password. I did that as well. let's see what happens next.

    This has to be some serious glitch in their system. I'm well aware of spam practices and i avoided them strictly. However there are some common keywords both in my description and tags. But they were completely related to the videos. So that should pass any manual review. I guess some stupid bot is doing this.
     
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  4. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    OK. I've been in your situation.

    Competitors will falsely flag your videos all the time to get them taken down. This is something you are going to need to deal with as a YouTuber.

    Appeal the strike. Yes, appeals do work. Times have changed, it isn't 2011, they'll answer your appeal within a few days. If your video is legitimately falsely flagged they will reverse the strike. Yes, your traffic will return to normal too and your rankings will be restored.

    YouTube CLAIM that they don't take videos down automatically due to flagging but that is a flat-out lie. They do. If your video gets enough flags it automatically gets taken down.

    However: If your video is in violation of their TOS then you're pretty much sunk. If you want to have your videos stick on YouTube, you genuinely need to abide by their rules. You don't get to be black hat, because you're dealing with manual reviews here unlike with Google.

    There is also a chance that they'll reverse the suspension but leave you with a strike. This is going to seriously hamper your YouTube channel. For 6 months you're going to have some very important rights removed including the ability to have custom thumbnails and you won't be able to monetize videos. Just a warning. But they'll only do this if you have actually violated a rule because your appeal will be reviewed by a human.

    EDIT: Oh sorry I missed your post above, haha
     
  5. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    My videos doesn't have anything at all against youtube TOS. I hope someone manually reviews my issue. I'm sorry to say their appeal system is automated as well.
     
  6. Ayman Djebali

    Ayman Djebali Registered Member

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    I recived two strikes the first one: Youtube removed my video then i contact with them then say to me you ''Misleading metadata''
    the second strikes the same thing Youtube removed my video and i found appeal button i used it then my video back...
    the last strike i reupload the video of first cas i dont violate any Misleading metadata
    but youtube delete my video i used appeal choice then youtube get my channel suspended :'(
    '' sorry for my bad english ''
     
  7. Ayman Djebali

    Ayman Djebali Registered Member

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    i received new message from youtube
    " Hi there,Thank you for your account suspension appeal. We have decided to keep your account suspended based on our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. Please visit community_guidelines for more information.




    Sincerely,
    The YouTube Team


    "
    Please help
     
  8. orko9696

    orko9696 Junior Member

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    If you are certain that you didn't spam, reply back to that mail and open a thread in youtube support forum.