After recently having to contact YouTube for some help regarding my channel, it became clear that big improvements need to be made to the service.
Excited to make a new YouTube channel, start fresh and experiment with some video ideas, I created my new account (and its associated email address) and put together some channel graphics. Once my shiny new YouTube banner and avatar (uploaded via the hell that is Google Plus) were sorted out, I created a new Microsoft Word document on my desktop and got lost in my ideas. It was a fun time, jotting down my thoughts and working out the potential of some content in the long run.
[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Significant improvements need to be made to YouTube’s support network.[/pullquote]
Quite simply, there’s something rather exciting about starting a new YouTube channel. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being able to do what you want with it, or the amazing thoughts of how you’d react if one of your videos or series really took off.
Less than 24 hours after I’d made my new YouTube channel, however, it was deleted without warning. I received no email saying there was an issue, nor did I get a notification over on YouTube on what was going to happen. It was just deleted. Gone completely.
I was told: “This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.”
This was made even more unusual by the fact that not a single video had been uploaded to the channel, and I hadn’t told anybody about the email address I’d made the night before. Even so, all evidence that the channel had ever existed was gone, and my channel graphics were removed.