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  1. After reapplying, I've been re-accepted back into the Youtube Partner Program. Looks like the NatGeo video was what set off their algorithm. After that video being on my channel for over 3 years.
  2. HELL no. I don't consort with people like him. I'm not going to go into it here, email me if you want more info. Let's just say if anyone comes near me with nasty intentions next trip, they will be "ventilated". thearea51rider@gmail.com
  3. Haven't emailed you lately Bob. I tried some of what the guy in the video you sent me the link to did, but I just don't have the time to keep pestering Youtube. I will wait until April 9th and reapply for monetization, for what it's worth.
  4. That "other" Youtuber has been harassing me for almost 2 years. Numerous false accusations, he has learned he can get views and subs by inventing stuff and playing victim. A "number of people think he is correct" because they take him at his word with no proof. He actually accused me of attempted murder, he got a visit from the FBI for that one. Posting video of yourself crossing the border is the kind of stunt that will get yourself another visit. You just have to report it to the right people. I've been doing videos of my explorations around Area 51 since 2003.
  5. On March 10th, Youtube decided to demonetize my entire channel. Not a huge deal, my channel has taken a real beating since a certain copycat moron recruited a bunch of haters, by making false accusations against me (it's still ongoing). Still, I am at just about at 60k subscribers, and it pisses me off. I can live without the $100USD a month I was getting, however it did help fund my fuel costs for my next trip. I got the "We found that a significant portion of your channel is not in line with our YouTube Partner Program policies." story. More specifically: "Reused content In most cases, you can’t reupload someone else's content unless you get permission first. Remember: It's not enough to credit the content owner or state that "no copyright infringement is intended." Learn more about copyright and fair use Here are some types of content that are subject to copyright: Audiovisual works like TV shows and movies Sound recordings and musical compositions Visual and written works, including paintings, posters, articles and books Dramatic works such as plays and musicals Video games and computer software" The only guess I have, I had one video on my channel I didn't own, a popular Area 51 documentary by National Geographic WHICH NATGEO HAD MONETIZED. And the video had been on my channel for 3 years. Bob put me on to a video that might have helped get it reinstated, instead of waiting 30 days to apply again, but it required a lot of bitching and moaning to Youtube. If you are lucky they might listen. Frankly I really don't have the time for it. At this point all I can do is reapply in April, and hope that I have cleansed my channel of that video, they will allow monetization again. I have no idea what else it might be, all my videos are 100% my content, with only royalty free music.
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