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5/7/11
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Anonymous2o11

How can I remove all comments made by me from a youtube account effectively?

I want to delete all the comments that I have made in youtube videos to be all deleted and removed without trace. Because when i write in my youtube account username into google all or most of the comments are shown and I do not want anyone knowing what I write on youtube (some comments I am not proud of and they do not reflect me anymore) and I want every trace of this account to be effectiviely destroyed so it will be as if it never existed in first place.
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anmoose
5/7/11
anmoose
Unfortunately, once you've left your footprints online, it's not so easy to undo them. To remove those comments, you'll have to return to every video where you've posted them, (signed into your account), and click "Remove" at the right of each one. After that, it can take anywhere from days to weeks for them to be slowly purged from the search databases.
5/7/11
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Anonymous2o11
Thank you for the answer anmoose. But I deleted that account (thinking it will remove everything associated with it as well). So if the account is deleted is there any other way of getting rid of them? Could I not ask Youtube staff directly to annihilate them?
I mean I dont mind my youtube accounts ( the one that is deleted) name to show up as being in youtube once, but I dont want any traces of the comments only. I dont care if somewhere in google the name appears I just want the comments to be gone its just it.
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5/7/11
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Anonymous2o11
Im ready to do anything neccesery to delete all history of that account along with comments associated with it. ( I dont care if in youtube videos the replies to those comments from other users are left, now i know those arent under any control from me so I dont mind those)
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5/7/11
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Anonymous2o11
You mentioned databases. Could I not ask Youtube staff directly to remove everything associated with my account from their database?
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5/7/11
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Anonymous2o11
And also, if those comments are still left (somewhere on page 168 of a video commentary lol) would they not overtime stop appearing on google searches and dissapear forever from youtube one day if you do delete the account?
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anmoose
5/7/11
anmoose
>>But I deleted that account (thinking it will remove everything associated with it as well). And as you discovered the hard way, closing an account does not eradicate the comments a user has made. To get anywhere now, you'll need to reopen the account. See the page referenced below. >>Could I not ask Youtube staff directly to annihilate them? No. Someone on YouTube staff would have to manually search out and delete all of those comments themselves. There is no single "destruct" button. And regardless, they no longer have any way of verifying that you are the author of those comments. >>You mentioned databases. Could I not ask Youtube staff directly to remove everything associated with my account from their database? No. See above. And the databases you're finding via Google aren't even YouTube's. Many of them aren't even Google's. That data is literally archived on thousands of servers all over the globe, which the Google search engine is crawling when you enter the search request. >>if those comments are still left ..... would they not overtime stop appearing on google searches A long standing "rule of the road" is that everything you put online stays online. If it's searchable now, it'll still be searchable in 10 or 20 years. Knowing what to search for, I can still easily find trails I left on the Interwebs dating clear back into the mid 90s. Thankfully, I learned about security very early in the game.
 
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