When I first began this blog, the number one thing I was worried about was that I would get banned from Youtube. If I could not get banned from a Youtube channel, I figured that I would have no reason to continue writing. It is a daunting task, but I have finally found a channel to get me back on track.
I’m sure there are some YouTube channels that are still in the experimental phase and may not yet be removed from the site. And even if there are, one thing I have learned is that the best way to get a channel removed is to report the channel, not in the YouTube comments, but on their own channels.
So, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to remove my channel from Youtube, and I decided to try to do it in the same way I originally got banned from it. I removed all my channels by going into the settings, selecting “remove featured channels”, then removing “allow” then “remove”. Once the channel was removed, I was able to delete my account. I have no idea why I was still in the channel.
To date, the only way to remove a channel from YouTube has been through the removal settings of the channel page on the site itself. For many reasons, that isn’t ideal. I want to be able to remove a channel with no reason. I want to be able to remove a channel for the sake of it. I want to be able to remove a channel that I don’t hate. I want to be able to remove a channel that I’d never really even heard of.
One of the ways to remove a channel from YouTube is to go to the channel page, and there, on the “delete” link, is the option to “remove featured channels”. The problem with this is that you can only remove featured channels. I know this because I go to that channel page and I see the new featured channels that are on YouTube. I have dozens and dozens of channels and they are not on there but they are all listed.
So what you have is a feature channel page that has no videos on it. No videos. That’s sort of a no-no for YouTube. They want to be able to include videos but not be able to exclude them.
No, youtube is a platform for your channels, so it’s not your thing. If you can’t get it, that’s a no-no. But if you can get it, then you’ll get all of YouTube’s channels on there.
YouTube is a platform for you to upload your videos, and if you choose to upload them to your channel it is your channel. Its not yours to exclude.
They need to be able to take videos down and have some method of removing them. If they can add videos into the mix, then they should at least be able to remove them.
YouTube is a perfect example of what happens when you can’t get what you want out of them. When you can’t get your channel removed, they start adding videos that are more popular than yours. It is one of the worst things they can do to you. They add videos that are popular because they are popular. You can’t get rid of them because it’s not your channel. You don’t want them to be your channel.