YouTube deleted my videos
Hi guys, I wanted to write this post just to make sure everyone is aware as to what's going on with the recent tweets I've put up on twitter.

So essentially, two of my videos "broke the YouTube guidelines" and YouTube removed both of the videos without warning or proper explanation, other than saying "because they broke the YouTube guidelines", and as such I have lost 2 relatively long videos that took a fair amount of time to make, a good amount of views (about 10,000 I think), and I now have 2 out of a possible 3 strikes on my account which also means that I am banned from uploading for 2 weeks.

Why has this happened?

Well I too was very confused to begin with. The first video was "Turn YouTube Videos into Anki Decks" and was a tutorial on just that, turning YouTube videos into flashcards using subs2srs, youtube-dl and some other tools.

I didn't swear in that video, I didn't harm anyone or belittle anyone, as far as I was concerned I broke no rules and after checking the guidelines I still couldn't entirely figure out why it has been deleted and was very angry.

Then when the second video got deleted and there was still no explanation as to why, I was even more frustrated.
However after remembering the contents of the video things became clear very quickly.

In the second video, "Get Thousands of Hours of FREE Listening Content for Language Learning", I also discussed downloading videos from YouTube using youtube-dl. As this was the only thing in common with both videos, it had to be the fact that I was teaching people how to download YouTube videos that was the cause.

What does this mean for my patrons?

Unfortunately I won't be able to upload anything to YouTube for the next 2 weeks which is a real shame, however, luckily enough I managed to upload a new video before the temporary ban took place and that will be available to you guys in the next couple of days.

Also you won't be able to view the videos that have been deleted and unfortunately I don't have backups of them, lesson learned, so I'm going to have to recreate them and upload them to a different platform. I apologise for the inconvenience.

In my opinion I don't think I've done anything wrong and am quite annoyed as you can imagine, but the damage has been done and nothing I can do will reverse it. Life moves on.

What I do want to say though is just an absolutely massive thank you to each and everyone of you whose been following me, anyone who watched those videos and found them useful, and anyone who's become a patron and/or has donated money in order to support me and what I'm doing. It means so much to me and I'm still amazed by the kindness of everyone one of you.

I may not post a new video for a while now due to the ban but I will definitely have one up by the end of the month.

I'm really grateful for you all and I just hope that I've been able to make a difference so far and I hope to continue doing so going into the future.

I want to shout-out R in particular for helping out when seeing that my videos had been deleted. R, that was incredibly kind of you and I was honestly stunned by your kindness so thank you very much.

Thank you all for the support,

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