Thanks for watching everybody.
Here are some more details about the situation:
Yesterday I received very sad news. My whole channel has been demonetized. Not just the highlight videos, but every single video on my page. The reason I was given is that I create WoW Classic compilations.
Now I had strikes in the past for pserver content and copyright claims for music I have used. But something of that magnitude never happened to me. I did not make that much money anyway, but I am going to be honest with you; of course it was nice at least getting a few bucks in return as some sort of appreciation for the effort I put in my videos. I know in the past few weeks it’s only been highlight reels and there are creators out there putting much more thought, time and creativity into their projects. But it is not like I just did rip clips together without adding anything to it. Believe me when I say those edits take a while and in the past two weeks I've dedicated pretty much all of my free time searching for good material, keeping the videos up to date and spreading the joy of classic wow from its earliest stages.
It is interesting that the content seems to be transformative enough for it not to be copyright struck, yet the channel itself was excluded by the partner program as a whole. None of the streamers featured in the compilations have complained either. They are mentioned by name, sourced and in some cases those videos might even drive traffic towards their channels, so I thought of it as a rather fair trade. I was always open to exclude streamers if they would not like to be featured, but again, not one of them has approached me. I really don’t understand why this happened to my channel in particular, since there are to be a lot of channels just straight reuploading content from twitch and they seem to be completely fine. I’ve got a suspicion, that as an upcoming creator, I might have been mass reported or flagged by another channel (or channels). But there is no way to know I guess. I have no way of reaching out to Youtube and the verdict seems final. If anyone of you has any idea how to solve this issue or how to get in contact with the staff PLEASE let me know.
So where do we go from here? Again, since I firmly believe that my content is transformative and no one featured in the videos has issues with it, I will continue to produce the content I enjoy making and you enjoy watching.
But no ads on the videos also mean that they will have a much shorter range. So I need your guys support more than ever. (I also got my right revoked to use end screen cards) If you enjoy the videos please leave a rating, maybe even share them if you fancy. I will take your feedback to heart and stop including the reminders during the video.
I also created a patreon account. I know it is a long shot, but maybe some of you guys feel like going the extra mile. I can offer a few perks and would appreciate any kind of support very very much.
I was always a huge fun of the Dota Shitty Digest videos or Troldens hearthstone series. I want to create a similar experience for classic wow and hope to achieve it someday.
Thanks for taking your time to read this and thanks for your ongoing support.
Any tips ar also much appreciated: https://streamlabs.com/muffinman
If you would like to help me produce those videos faster feel free to submit clips: (link will do)
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