.@Blender's videos on have now come back, but they are also being told by Google/YT that they HAVE to monetise them. are considering refusing, which presumably would mean the videos being taken down again:

Whatever they once stood for, 's aim now is exploiting their users' content for maximum profit.

If you don't want your videos to be exploited, it is important to switch to an independent alternative:

@switchingsocial @Blender Are there any instances you would suggest for people making the change?


I don't have enough experience to recommend particular instances 😕

However, these might help beginners: has a list of selected instances that accept signups

-An instance's About page should have contact details for the admin and a clear set of rules

-An instance's Local page shows what kind of vids they host (and maybe how good their server is? I'm not sure about this point though)

@switchingsocial @Blender Jeeze, enable ads in order to show the videos in the USA and a whole bunch of other issues.... You mean to tell me if someone's channel gets big, Youtube WANT you to monetize? That's ridiculous...

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