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Where are TROYPOINT YouTube Videos?
If you’ve recently visited the official TROYPOINT YouTube channel you will notice that all of my videos have been removed.
I deleted those myself.
Over the past two weeks I’ve been dealing with YouTube removing my videos and each time they do this, I receive a strike on my account. Once three strikes are received, they permanently delete the channel.
I had 2 strikes and wasn’t going to risk losing my channel so I deleted all of my videos. I will wait for the strikes to expire and then resume adding videos.
The two videos that received strikes were How to Install Wolf Launcher and How to Install APKs on Android without Google Play Store. They also deleted How to Install Peacock App on Firestick and How to Speed Up Firestick with 4 Simple Tricks.
According to YouTube these videos violate their Harmful and Dangerous Policy.
Harmful and Dangerous?
When looking at this policy on their website, the video content must fall into one of the following categories.
- Extremely dangerous challenges
- Dangerous or threatening pranks
- Instructions to kill or harm
- Hard drug use or creation
- Eating Disorders
- Violent Events
- Instructional theft or cheating
- Bypassing payment for digital content or services
None of my videos fall into any of the categories above but there is no doubt that they are being tagged as the last one on the list, Bypassing payment for digital content or services.
When I look at the definition for Bypassing payment for digital content or services, it’s defined as follows.
Showing viewers how to use apps, websites, or other information technology to gain unauthorized access to audio content, audiovisual content, full video games, software, or streaming services that normally require payment.
None of the videos removed showed how to receive free movies, TV shows, video games, software, or streaming services. None of them included examples of applications that offer free content either.
There are hundreds of videos already on YouTube for how to install Wolf Launcher on a Firestick. None of those have been striked.
How to Install Peacock on Firestick? Peacock is a legal streaming application!
How to Speed up Firestick by changing a few system settings is harmful or dangerous?
Here is the last correspondence that I received from YouTube after presenting the above information to them.
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Reply from YouTube
Thanks for getting back.
I understand if you are having this problem and I can only imagine how frustrating this can be. I know this is not the news you’d like to hear but I can assure you that our team has already exhausted all our resources and made sure that every detail is investigated. As I previously shared, your video was reviewed and found to be correctly taken down due to violations of our Harmful or dangerous content policies.
We value our partners or creators who are keen to give us their feedback and we want to thank you for the information you’ve given us. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to manually check other videos on YouTube without the uploader’s authorization. However, if you believe that these videos should not be allowed on YouTube, you have the option to report.
Please also understand that we don’t want to arrive at the point where we have to take down a video and reject any appeals but we have to make sure that YouTube stays a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.
I hope for your cooperation and understanding. Let me know if you have other questions.
YouTube Relies on Creators and Partners to Police Videos
The fact that my videos can be removed because a competitor of mine flagged it as Harmful/Dangerous is beyond belief. Or, their “Partners” tell them to jump and they ask, “How high?”
Yes, there is a way to appeal each of the strikes and I did that. But, I received a reply within 5-10 minutes of appealing the video which leads me to believe that there is no human looking at the appeal and they simply send an auto-reply.
In short, there is no appeal system when you’re videos are removed.
If you’re looking for a specific video that was on my YouTube channel, simply search for it with the search icon in the menu bar above.
I’ve taken most of the videos and uploaded them to my private server and embedded them on the TROYPOINT Website so you can still find all of these videos.
If you see that a video is missing, I kindly ask that you leave a comment below and I will get it added as soon as possible.
Once my strikes have expired I will be back on YouTube adding new videos.
I also strongly suggest joining the TROYPOINT Advisor and TROYPOINT Insider (both are free).
I will keep creating videos during this “YouTube downtime” and will embed those on the TROYPOINT Website. You will be notified of these new tutorials through both the TROYPOINT Advisor and Insider.
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