Create a Panel that Reviews Rejected Videos at You Tube sign now

There is a serious problem at You Tube. Members who post adult-oriented videos on You Tube have had videos "disabled for violation of the You Tube Community Guidelines", that, in fact, when judged fairly and impartially, are in full compliance with the Guidelines.

There is a darker side to this. There is evidence that some members maliciously flag videos of other members that they dislike or have a grudge against. They use the video flagging tool as a weapon to punish other members. Flagging is supposed to be You Tube's way for members to participate in keeping the You Tube community free of inappropriate-content videos. Unfortunately, some members are abusing this system. They know that if they flag an adult-theme video, especially multiple times, there is a better than even chance that the video will be disabled, and that the poster will get slapped with a "warning strike" (Three warning strikes result in a permanent termination of the posters account). A possible reason for this is that You Tube screeners tend to err on the side of the flagger, not the poster. After all, You Tube staff views video flagging as a member's expression that s/he is sincerely offended by a video. You Tubes mission is to correct this, and the most efficient way to do that is simply delete the offending video.

Video posters are wrongly getting their videos deleted and their accounts suspended. But right now, regrettably, there is little or nothing that the poster can do about it. There is no appeal or grievance process in place when a poster has a video deleted.

A Proposal:

We, the undersigned, propose that a special panel be formed, perhaps called, You Tuber Video Review (YTVR) Panel. This panel would be made up of members of the You Tube community, not You Tube staff. It would function as follows: a poster who has had a video disabled (due to inappropriate content), but believes that the disabling action was in error, can submit the rejected video to the YTVR Panel. This Panel will watch the video and decide if the video does or does not comply with You Tube Community Guidelines. If the Panel determines that the video is in compliance, it will send the video and a report to the You Tube staff. The You Tube staff would then examine the findings of the Panel, and make a final determination. If they find that the Panel is correct, the warning strike will be erased from the video poster's record and the video will be re-posted. On the other hand, if they find that the judgment of the Panel is incorrect, the warning strike will stand, and the video will remain disabled.

This, effectively, would be a mechanism whereby a member that has a video rejected can exercise his/her fundamental right of appeal. The advantage of this process is that it would not be a significant added burden to the You Tube staff. The YTVR Panel would screen out blatantly non-compliant videos and even marginally non-compliant videos. The YTVR Panel would present only those rejected videos to You Tube staff that it believes are fully compliant with You Tube Community Guidelines.

If this plan is approved and put into action, it would also establish better communication between You Tube video posters and You Tube staff. Sadly, now, there is no communication between these two groups. And, perhaps, once and for all, more specific posting standards could be established.


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  • 29 December 2015100. Todd Castaneda
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  • 26 September 201598. Sam O
    You Tube user name (if applicable) deathfordays i support you.
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    You Tube user name (if applicable) nekiroyun por favor hagan algo para evitar que otros usuarios sigan afectando sin razon a otros
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    You Tube user name (if applicable) YoourTube Good job, many flaggs legal clips just to punish others
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    You Tube user name (if applicable) Rodimus48Prime I've viewed several Pinup Posters videos and found nothing abusive about them!!!!
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  • 13 January 201484. Samantha Kemp
    I agree, something must change.
  • 28 October 201383. Simon M
    You Tube user name (if applicable) 19girlsgirls69 why dont you look at a video, before you remove it. just because it gets flagged doesnt mean its unsuitable. there are serial flaggers out there, who do it , for the sake of doing it.
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  • 04 January 201379. Frank Massey
    You Tube user name (if applicable) frankierocks1 to stop abuse in flagging why not ...once the viewer has flagged the video his ability to flag that video again will be disabled or he will be asked to log his user name to do it again ...with underlined n
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    You Tube user name (if applicable) naconegro es urgente que hagan algo para solucionar este problema...gracias
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