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Putting a few things straight

Putting a few things straight

Just recently, I’ve been getting a few interesting e-mails and private messages. In an effort to stem the tide (Hah — fat chance!) let me explain a few things, to avoid embarrassment:

  1. I do not work for YouTube, I don’t know anybody who does, I don’t have any kind of special access to the YouTube powers-that-be. If you have a question regarding YouTube policy or need to know how to do something, I know no more than what’s already on YouTube’s own Help pages.
  2. I cannot: Get YouTube to fix bugs faster, ban haters and stalkers, reinstate your account or get back videos you deleted by accident.
  3. No, I will not tell you the name of the village I live in. Please stop asking. And because it’s mostly Germans who ask me this, let me repeat it in German: Nein, ich verrate den Namen meines Dorfes nicht. Bitte nicht mehr danach fragen. I hope I have made myself clear.
  4. The channel banner, video banner, ads, extra avatar, branding box and autoplay on my channel’s featured video are all there because I am a YouTube partner. If you have to ask how to become a partner, the chances are you don’t qualify. Again, please refer to YouTube’s Help pages.
  5. Apple Quicktime format at 640×480 resolution.
  6. Mix down audio, normalize to -6dB, then mix in 20kHz sine wave at -8dB.
  7. For the love of sanity, don’t send me your password and ask me to fix your profile! Are you completely deranged?