Suspended From YouTube – for no reason

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I just wanted to write a quick note that for some unknown reason my Youtube account was suspended. This unfortunately means that ALL my videos have been taken down as well.

I have appealed my suspension and hope to regain my channel. If this fails all of my tutorial videos will be lost. It’s such a shame that Google can change a policy and then suspend an account without warning. They don’t supply any reason and leave you with nothing.

Update 4/11/2022

My channel was apparently suspended because it violated the Harassment and Cyber Bullying policy. I’ve done no such thing as all my videos are Tutorial ones based around helping people setup Podio (and a few old videos about my dog).

Further digging found that because my videos contained addresses that I was flagged for “doxxing“. I would say almost all of the addresses I have in my videos are made up, at least to my knowledge. So at the end of the day I hope this is cleared up. Because being permanently banned from every creating a YouTube account is crazy harsh for absolutely not harassing or bullying someone.

Wish me luck!

Update 4/18/2022

GOOD NEWS! YouTube came to their senses and reactivated my account. The one video they had an issue with was one of my Podio and smrtPhone tutorial videos. The deleted that one from my account, but at least I get everything else back!

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  1. Hello Scott,

    I recently heard your BiggerPockets podcast episode and totally relate to your story. I really enjoyed your episode and wanted to let you know that I’ve been listening to BiggerPockets since 2015 and recently broke out of prison. THE PRISON IN THE MIND. That analysis by paralysis settled in for so long that I got sick and tired of getting in my own way. Just last year I purchased my first investment property in the State of Arkansas. I’m currently living in the Bay Area which has some ridiculous numbers for local REI. It’s been a tough journey especially as a solopreneur. I’m a Cable Car operator out of San Francisco and have been for 16 years but I tell people I’m a real estate investor FIRST and have a paid hobby driving moving monuments. Thank you for this blog and I respect your struggle.
    LET’S WIN!!!

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      Great to hear about your story and thank you for the kind words about my blog and podcast episode. I know you’ll do good things with Real Estate and just always be taking steps forward towards your goals…even little steps count.

      1. Thank your response, it really means a lot.
        If you and your family are ever in San Francisco or have friends and family in town please feel free to reach out. I’ll give guys a ride on the Cable Cars. My nickname is Golden Child. 😁
        You have my email. Also, if there’s any one in this blog visiting San Francisco please feel free to reach out if you guys wanna ride the Cable Cars.

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