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Need to verify age to watch some Youtube videos

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Malevolence, 15 Apr 2021.

  1. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,691

    They need to really just split the internet, kiddy version for children and the permanently offended censorious types and an adult internet like it was 20 years ago (before the big tech monopolies took over) for everyone else.
     
  2. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,691

    Not really, it's consistent with the idiotic but widespread view of "I'm happy to give up my privacy because I have nothing to hide", in the case of porn they want to hide it.

    People should be protective of their right to privacy whether they have something to hide or not, it's fair to say that it's currently coming under assault though by both governments and corporations.
     
  3. adolf hamster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2012

    Posts: 8,195

    this is something far too few people understand.

    even worse is when people immediately assume that wanting privacy=something to hide, no it doesn't, it just means you value privacy.
     
  4. wolfie138

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Jun 2013

    Posts: 3,952

    i don't know what they use to determine the age verification need.l i got stopped from watching one video i've watched before a good few months back. the guy has several other vids on his channel but they don't ask me to verify.
     
  5. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

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    Location: .... . .-. .

    Yeah, I had the same as you. It appears to be random.
     
  6. chrcoluk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Feb 2015

    Posts: 8,652

    There is the possibility if an account is old enough they may either skip it or at least put it last in the order, logic dictates a 20 year old account is an adult. However youtube is only 16 years old, so old accounts will still be within an 18 year period.
     
  7. Angilion

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Dec 2003

    Posts: 20,116

    Location: Just to the left of my PC

    As far as I know, it's a mixture of reporting from users and an algorithm that doesn't work all that well. Which is understandable - how could a computer program reliably calculate whether or not a video meets the imprecisely defined requirements for age verification on Youtube?
     
  8. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 79,453

    Made me laugh awhile back when YT started ghosting, deleting or even suspending users for content with firearms and some other stuff which apparently was responsible for destroying lives and families while on the other hand quite happy to show me a dozen ads for gambling sites a day...
     
  9. BallistixOnZ490

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Jun 2020

    Posts: 2,434

    I remember when I first used the internet and everything was newgrounds / rottendotcom / shock content.

    How much I miss it :(
     
  10. Smokey Deza

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,889

    Happy to help :)

    I like these nifty extensions and the people that create them.
     
  11. KIA

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    Posts: 13,625

  12. Fatchilli

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Jun 2021

    Posts: 3

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Mine are both the same . I got told I had to make my videos for adult only ... Chickens wandering around my garden and no swearing, they even started turning off my comments section so none of my friends can chat on there to me . I have had both accounts fir many years . . I cannot access my own videos now from Google and there are many videos it keeps asking for age verification no currant licence and no passport so really miffed .
    A couple of years off 60 and being treated like a kindergarten infant .
     
  13. Fatchilli

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Jun 2021

    Posts: 3

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I think my Google account must be nearly that old too . I can't watch my own chicken videos in my garden through Google now because they decided not for children . They are bantam chickens scratching up ground going cluck cluck cluck and eating worms not sure they will let me have them back either to try and uplaod somewhere else
     
  14. Fatchilli

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Jun 2021

    Posts: 3

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Can I upload my videos to my own channel through freetube? I need a utube solution soon before they shut me down and delete
     
  15. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 22,016

    No there is no youtube account integration at all. It's 100% a viewer without any of the ads or restrictions.
     
  16. V F

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,713

    Location: UK

    I loved back in the day how there were hardly any restrictions. A world wide web with practically no limits. Now it's endless obstacles, restrictions, paywalls, region locks, subscription tiers. You name it, there will be something to hinder and restrict your path.

    Today it's feeling like it is no longer becoming a world wide web. Only in name.
     
  17. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 22,016

    Yep, the internet was much better before the sheep found it and it became fashionable :/

    It was never created for advertising and corporate BS. The infrastructure and code it's built on is intentionally designed to prevent it being controlled. I'm hoping before Tim Berners-Lee etc. dies, they update it to **** them all over :D
     
  18. R.P.L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Mar 2012

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    Location: London(ish)

    I've been getting occasional notifications from Google on my (Android) phone to add my DOB to my account. It says 'This information is needed to comply with the law'. I haven't even had trouble accessing any YT vids or similar so not sure what they're on about, but it's pretty sly wording by them because there's no way that there's a law that says that Google needs my DOB. Basically the same kind of wording that scammers would use to pressure someone into giving away their personal information. I've ignored it thus far anyway and nothing's happened.
     
  19. V F

    Capodecina

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    Location: UK

    Harvesting for advertising to sell on details. Hidden behind safety, security and wellbeing.
     
  20. R.P.L

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London(ish)

    Indeed. Just 1 step closer to me giving up my life in civilisation and going to live off grid in a log cabin :D