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Thread: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

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    Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Just a friendly warning for all you Youtube lovers; overuse it, by however Google defines overuse and without warning you'll effectively be banned from logging in.
    Not literally banned, but thrown Captchas endlessly so that keeping logged out with private browsing and blocked Youtube cookies is the only way to stop the Captchas when playing vids.
    Checked with my ISP but they can't help although they did suggest changing my router's primary and secondary DNS settings that has made streaming a little more stable.
    Now i do feel endebted to the many Google services, seeing that they are free to use n'all, so this is merely a small point of information, not a moan.
    Has anyone else run up against this ?

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Never and I use youtube every single day.

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Obviously not paying proper attention to Rihanna, Britney or any of the cats

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    without warning you'll effectively be banned from logging in.
    What do you mean by that? I never login to youtube; I just view it.
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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    I know the feeling.. But there is a Sign In button in the top right hand corner goading me to be clicked.

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Erm. I don't see a sign-in button there. I see my e-mail address, because I'm always logged in and never asked for a password, CAPCHA'd or otherwise.

    How does one overuse YouTube?
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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Be very interesting to hear Google's answer to that question, tried sending feedback but individual responses are not entertained.
    No Youtube Unblocker plugin at the moment, imagine if i had been from Germany, probably be able to see less than half the content.

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    I even had this problem for google searches. The solution was to change my router settings to change the IP address from my ISP every couple of hours, not to "store" it forever.

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    I followed my ISP's advice changing the DNS settings from auto to manual but that made no difference.
    I have little knowledge of networking but the IP addy is not fixed and in the modem/router the
    DHCP server lease duration is set to one day. I could ask the ISP's permission to change that to 2 hours,
    not sure if this is what you mean though ?

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    Re: Banned from logging into Youtube through overuse

    Is h t t p : / / min . us / i / Y2hE3r2trFJz a shortened url? Is there any way to know without using one of those url previewing apps and of course without clicking on it to see where it takes me?
    Last edited by vasa1; January 20th, 2014 at 03:13 AM.

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