Date: February 17, 2010
Note: I wrote and posted this about a year or so after my YouTube account [eqvideo] got locked and then deleted. This was after months of being hounded and harassed by idiots, who were trying to intimidate and impersonate me on YouTube. My relationship with YouTube has recovered substantially, since that time. I thought this was still worth posting, for historical significance. – Steve 2015
Oh Look! YouTube Does Offer Alternatives…
…and a chance to bring your account back into good standing…
…Well…they do for some, apparently privileged, groups of people.
01) YouTube’s “Mercy”
Being someone who has never actually seen YouTube reach out, with a respectful, understanding and balanced response, towards perceived violations in “terms of service”, this video really caught my attention.
Wow…they really go into detail, with the person in question…even pinpointing exactly where, in the video, the “offense” started.
YouTube gave him 48 hours, to “correct” this very clearly defined material.
There really is no question at all, as to what YouTube is referencing, or what YouTube expects this person to comply to.
My question is…
…If YouTube is this concerned, and that dedicated to working through conflicts amongst it’s users…
…then where was “my” ultimatum?…where was the clarity, in specifying how “I”, allegedly, violated their “terms of service”?…and where the hell was even so much, as a simple e-mail, acknowledging me, or my account, or what some bigot was doing to me?
I went from no problems [except being cyberstalked and threatened, by online sociopaths using YouTube], with an account continually in good standing…to a full stop, suspended account…which I got locked out of, without even so much respect, as a simple acknowledgement that I exist…
Now, that is true contempt.
It is inexcusably shameful behavior, on the part of YouTube…which continues to sweep this kind of behavior under the rug, and whitewash it.
In contrast, it actually floors me, to see evidence of various other targeted people, where YouTube actually takes the time, and care, to respectfully work with people…and resolve the conflict at hand.
I never had problems with YouTube prior to the sudden locking of my account…I minded my own business, and was not harassing anyone.
In all of this, YouTube lost sight of the fact, that I was the one, being targeted and abused by other YouTube users.
YouTube’s response in all of this, was to victimise me all over again, by taking away my account…while allowing the accounts, of those who have lied about me, and disparaged my character, to remain unchallenged.
That is wrong, unethical and just flat out abusive.