For those that are unaware, on September 6th 2014, my YouTube account was suddenly closed without warning or explanation. One of my Clash of Clans tutorials was maliciously flagged by a YouTube user, and it seemed to have worked. My account was automatically closed due to “community guidelines violations”. No further specifics were given.
Along with the account went over 50 Clash of Clans guides (along with over 100 video guides for other games), many of which were embedded on this website. While I have uploaded some of these video guides to a mirror site (DailyMotion) as a short-term solution, I would love to get my YouTube account back online.
How Can You Help?
I have created a petition at change.org. Sign the petition here, then let @YouTube know you signed it by retweeting the tweet below.
— Osiris Guide (@OsirisGuide) September 16, 2014
I’m hoping this will get someone at YouTube’s attention so they can open my account back up. I have filed an appeal through YouTube’s appeal system, but have not heard back and there is no timeline for review.
The more people that sign the petition and tweet YouTube, the faster I can get my account back online and get back to uploading new great videos and content. Sign it and share it with your friends. Let’s get this done together!
If you are wondering why I want to stay on YouTube even after the sudden and unjust account closure, know that I am not angry with YouTube. With millions of users, they do not have the resources to manually and thoroughly investigate every report. Malicious users abusing and attacking content creators via the flag system is inevitable. I just want my account reinstated quickly so I can get back to uploading great content for all of you.
YouTube has the best platform for gaming videos. Despite dealing with the hassle of the sudden account closure, YouTube has been very supportive of the gaming community in general whereas other platforms have not.
YouTube also has the largest community and best platform for video discovery. YouTube and this site are very symbiotic – website users were finding and subscribing to my channel, whereas channel subscribers were finding and following this website. The cross-exposure I was able to receive via YouTube is unparalleled.
Help me get my account back online. Sign the petition at Change.org. Tweet @YouTube and let them know you signed the petition, you were a fan of my channel, and you want the closure investigated.