Update: I posted in Google Groups under Youtube support HERE, if you could please vouch for me there, maybe someone will listen and look into this from the Google side? I can not find any other means of contact with them aside from the appeal form and this group.
Letting you guys know all videos are currently unavailable because I received this wonderful message from Youtube this morning:
After review we determined that activity in your account violated our Community Guidelines, which prohibit spam, scams or commercially deceptive content (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801973?hl=en).
Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts. For more information about account terminations and how our Community Guidelines are enforced, please visit our Help Center at https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802168?hl=en.
I don’t know what this is about, I seriously doubt I’ve committed any crimes by doing coloring videos but Youtube seems to think it’s an offence. I appealed this but if it doesn’t work and my channel remains closed, I will need a plan B. I do not know what it is they think I did since the reasoning is very vague, I hope they’ll at least give me a more specific answer.
Trouble is that all my videos were only up at Youtube, I don’t have any of them on my local disk (space issues). So… well before lunging into a deep dark panic, we’ll wait and see what they say.
I do admit it’s a shock to find something like this in your inbox. I seriously don’t understand what it is they think I did wrong to such a degree that I’m closed down and prohibited from any Youtube accounts ever. Overkill much? Disappointed is the least of what I’m feeling.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this appeal.
Update: I have researched Vimeo rules and seems that to post flip through videos and tutorials there, I’d have to sign up for at least a Pro account to adhere to their rules, which is 17€/month if paid for a full year. That is too much for me. Without book reviews and tutorials, this blog is pretty much nothing. So if this nightmare is actually real and Youtube rejects my appeal, I will have to pack up my blog and call it quits. I can not express to you how sad this makes me.
Until they decide, which can take a month, please do comment on the link above, maybe if there’s enough noise, someone from Google will actually look at the thread to see what’s going on.