YouTube’s priorities

Posted by Tim Ireland at November 13, 2009

Category: Consume!

This entry was posted on
Friday, November 13th, 2009
10:35 pm and is filed
under Consume!.

Amount of time YouTube take to remove a video containing a glimpse of nudity from their servers after a possible/arguable violation of their Community Guidelines:

Less than 6 hours.

Amount of time YouTube take to remove my ex-directory home address from their servers (after it is posted as part of an ongoing campagn of harassment) after a clear and unquestionable violation of their Community Guidelines:

47 days (and counting… it’s still there)

Seriously, WTF is with that?

YouTube Community Guidelines on nudity:

“There are exceptions for some educational, documentary and scientific content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.”

YouTube Community Guidelines on harassment:

“There is zero tolerance for predatory behaviour, stalking, threats, harassment, invading privacy or the revealing of other members’ personal information.”

Me on YouTube:

Get your priorities straight, you dimwits. Age restriction would have been a more appropriate measure on this video that would have no cause to exist without an educational/documentary purpose. I’m staggered that you would rush to remove nipples within hours, but wait for well over a month before acting on the repeated/reported use of your servers for harassment.


  1. Guy Gooberman says

    Tell me about it Tim, had similar issues myself, can't believe how slack they are and if you ever have to try and get blogger to close a harassment blog you'll find a similar problem.Also, apologies for Darren at mine, he is a decent bloke but he has certain buttons that get pressed.But as I agree with you, we are both twats to him.

  2. jailhouselawyer says

    I think I will pass up the offer to see Tim Ireland nude on YouTube…

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