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2/19/19
🚩 Update to the way we give Community Guidelines strikes on YouTube 0 Recommended Answers 125 Replies 2624 Upvotes
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Hi everyone,

Since the early days of YouTube, we’ve had a three-strike system for Community Guidelines violations. We’ve heard feedback about how we can make the strike system work better so starting next week, we’re updating the way we give Community Guidelines strikes to a new, simpler system. This update introduces more opportunities to understand our policies, a new and consistent penalty for each strike, and clearer email and desktop notifications to help you with next steps.

Read more in the official blog post and check out highlights and resources below.
  • New one-time warning the first time you post content that crosses the line:
    The first time you receive a Community Guidelines violation it will only be a warning, with no penalties to your channel except for the removal of that content. We hope this gives you the opportunity to review our policies and avoid it happening again. You can appeal warnings directly from YouTube Studio. Note: your channel will only be warned once, the next time your content is found to violate Community Guidelines you’ll receive a strike.
  • The penalty for violating our Community Guidelines is now the same wherever it happens: Previously, not all strikes had the same penalty on your channel. For example, first strikes on videos would trigger a 90-day freeze on live streaming and second strikes would result in a two-week freeze on new video uploads. We heard from many of you that this was confusing and the penalty didn’t match the source of the strike. Now, based on your feedback, all Community Guidelines strikes will have the same penalty, and we’re enforcing them consistently across all content on YouTube, including stories, playlists, custom thumbnails, live streams, community posts, or links to other websites included in a video’s description or infocard.
  • Details on the new penalties and durations:
    Your first strike will result in a one-week temporary freeze on the ability to upload any new content to YouTube, the second strike in any 90 day period will result in a two-week freeze. The third strike in any 90 day period will result in channel termination. Review this guide for details about the new penalties (starting next week on February 25).
  • More transparency and detailed resources:
    We’re expanding our policy resources with more info about what behavior results in a strike. This includes new, detailed examples of the kind of content we commonly see that breaks our rules. Email and desktop notifications are also clearer and provide more details on exactly what policy was violated. We’re also adding new mobile and in-product notifications to make sure creators have all the important information about a strike available at a glance.
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2/19/19
not clear on the impersonation part does that mean i cant do parody of a channel
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2/19/19
I do not need the reminder everytime ! I got it! Thank you!
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2/19/19
if an account got a banned , will you give it a second chance ?
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2/19/19
My account is suspended and I never got any strikes. I did not violate any of the guidelines. My business is suffering and I've lost hundred of videos. This is a mistake. How do I get my youtube account re-instated?
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2/20/19
What About the Strikes Already there before 25th Of Feb? Will they get nullified? Will We get warning even if we have a strike before 25th?

Please explain in detail what can be the possiblities if we have one or two strikes before 25th

Thank You
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2/20/19
I just hope, Hopefully the enforcement of this community guideline policy is an additional resource that applies fairly to all users and creators on YouTube. Hopefully this policy has the effect of speeding up the YPP review process for those creators on YouTube who have not received feedback (the response email was received / rejected) for a long time.
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2/20/19
Uh, this is actually more harsh than the old policy because the first strike will now prevent you from uploading any videos for a week. Before it just prevented live streaming. Yes there is a one time warning with no consequences, but that is just a one time thing and even if you read all the rules afterwards, it's no guarantee that you will perfectly understand them all and their exact boundaries. The one time warning actually makes it more complicated and inconsistent too. You want to simplify and be less harsh? Then don't have a one time only warning and just have the 3 strikes, with the first strike serving as a warning only with no upload restrictions. Or if you want to keep the one time warning, then have the first strike just freeze live streaming for that one week rather than all uploading.
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2/20/19
Do the users that currently have a strike right now that'll expire after the 25th will have their uploading frozen the week of February 25th? Or does it not? I want to know?
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2/20/19
My video is not uploading why
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10/6/19
hi youtube 
my video is strike by community guidelines video i put affiliate link so i appeal how can i get back my video please help me
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