NateB1, Yes, it was on that site. I filled in the info indicating I'd lost my password. However, I'd entered my correct password but it wasn't going through as my correct password. My youtube site is/was here: www.youtube.com/GuitarGrrrrrl
Looks like it's still up but I can't access it.
Now, when I go on that site again and enter my email address it says "no account found with that email address."
To the person who wrote that's "b.s." above, do you work for Google? Because seriously, I have no reason to make this up. I believe in privacy and Google has no reason to do this. Most sites just send you a link you can click on to reset your password and it's as simple as that. There's no reason to ask me for my friends' email address.
Also I am dealing with a cyber stalker myself right now and I can tell you that I've gotten little help from the authorities in trying to stop him, so companies like Google don't care about screening people to make sure you're not doing harm on the Internet. I went through a lot with Facebook, have proof, including screenshots, etc., but they wouldn't do anything to penalize the guy stalking me, so I don't believe this has anything to do with protecting anyone here other than Google's self interest. I only have one video--my own original song--that's up on my site, so there's no reason for Google to shut down my site. As you can see, I didn't even get many views.
Also, I wanted to start my own post about this but I'm new to this site and wasn't able to post right away, so I thought the proper procedure was to introduce myself here.
Am I the only person left in America who believes in the right to privacy and freedom of speech? I have my videos up on several different sites and have been on the Internet since the very beginning. This is the first time anything like this has happened to me.
Rippleman, I don't have a credit card on file with them. Unfortunately, I can't get back to the screen to make a screenshot of it, but at the top it asked me to give my ccd no. and that if I didn't I needed to supply more info. But the info was so specific, like wanting to know the exact date I'd last logged in, my friends' emails, etc. I gave them my email addy and that shd be all they'd need to verify it was me. The msg sd they'd get back to me in 3 days and indicated that was the "free" service, that I wasn't going to be charged. This suggests to me that they're thinking of charging people a fee for this.
But as I said, I can't get back to the screen again to prove it to you as it now tells me I don't have an acct. Doesn't make sense as my site is still up there. I've got other sites on sev'l other video sharing sites but youtube gets the most views.
One more thing, I am the original creator of the site. Honestly, if you look at my site, you'll see it's very simple, only one basic video with very few views. I had to enter a cell phone number when I first opened the site (not a credit card, would never do that) but it didn't ask me for the cell number when I tried to reset my password. Weird. I'm on another computer now but I still can't access my youtube site. Honestly, something is going on here.
Sorry, I keep ranting here. I will stop after this. I have been dealing w/a cyber stalker, so I don't know whether that could have anything to do with this, i.e., that he cd have hacked my youtube acct or something... I've reported it to the police but, of course, they won't do anything. I hope that's not the problem, but I think I'm going to stick w/vimeo, blip and veoh for a while.