Main | Wednesday, November 12, 2008

YouTube Thinks I'm A Spammer

Somebody didn't like the comments I posted on various Yes On 8 clips on YouTube.
Text comments you posted to YouTube have been identified as spam, and have been deleted from the site. Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning strike, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account. For your reference, a copy of this message has also been emailed to the address associated with this account. Sincerely, The YouTube Team.
Apparently, violently racist and homophobic language is OK on YouTube, but a dozen non-profane comments about the Mormon Church is not.

UPDATE: I'm told that if you cut-and-paste the same comment into more than a handful of clips and somebody flags your comment as spam, then YouTube's spam algorithm is triggered. Lesson: No matter how pithy your message, change it up or you're screwed. There is apparently no appeal system once you've been flagged.

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