Dear Youtube – Why don’t you take harassment seriously?

When a popular Youtuber starts sending you abusive emails…not just insults, but the kind of emails that insult mentally handicapped people, you would expect youtube to take this seriously?

Apparently not. Youtube doesn’t respond to complaints. You can log them, just don’t expect to get an answer.

It seems Youtube is more interested in make money from advertising than dealing with complaints about the abusive behaviour of their popular members.

What concerns me most is they haven’t even contacted me to find out more, no request for more information despite offering to provide it and copies of the emails. My complaint was over a month ago. No questions as to what kind of behaviour it was. It could have been racist, sexual harassment, or anything else, Youtube just doesn’t care and seems to be making zero effort to deal with these kinds of complaints.

So if you want to harass people and get away with it, go to Youtube, it seems they are doing their best to support it.

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The Overrated Photographer

I am a forty something year old Melbourne based photographer covering a broad range of genre’s from sports to portraits and travel. My introduction into photography started with doing some kitesurfing photos, but with the arrival of my first daughter, my focus shifted to family and the vast majority of my photos are either family or street. I still try to get extreme sports when I am not kitesurfing myself. My current non-personal photography work is confined to charity and not-for-profit engagements where I am engaged in photography for a number charity events to give back to the community and help support fund raising for these organisations. These include the homeless and cancer events. I do not currently do any paid commercial work as I run a successful non-photography business and this allows me to explore my personal creativity with photography.

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