Don’t be surprised if my other YouTube videos are affected by this soon. :/
This is frustrating. YouTube’s given me a hard time before, as you’ve all seen, but I’d say this case easily surpasses the last in how utterly ridiculous and baseless it is.
Can someone tell me WHAT Google’s supposed botting detection algorithms are so that I can figure out how they could accuse a channel with a paltry ~650 views of botting? Because this is, obviously, a broken algorithm.
The most frustrating thing about this is that while I have heard reports of a spike in “botting” allegations from YouTube, I can not find anyone else with a scenario quite like my own. Every other YTer who’s been hit with this that I’ve searched on the internet… each one of them at least has a 5-digit viewcount. Why go after a channel with a measly 3-digit one that’d probably take a few more months to reach it’s 4th? It almost sounds like YouTube just outright doesn’t want new content providers on the site anymore. It’s pretty scary to think about, especially the idea that this could happen to basically any newbie on YouTube.
I’ll try to rush the next few ROM releases accordingly, while video is still available on my YT. Give me a bit of time to do write-ups…