This is against the ToS, right?

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This is against the ToS, right? Cfitz717 5/7/12 3:50 PM
My friend just got partnered a month ago, and today he had an idea.. I don't want him to get in trouble, so I'll ask u guys.

He read the ToS, and didn't see anything about telling people to come to his channel in comment sections of other videos. I told him that from what I've read, you just can't tell them to favorite or like it.

So then he had an idea to go to a Justin Bieber video and type something like "JUSTIN BIEBER CALLED ME, PROOF ON MY CHANNEL."

I checked the ToS just in case, and can't tell if hes breaking any rules or not.

What should I tell him?

Re: This is against the ToS, right? JDoors 5/7/12 4:01 PM
Spam is Spam, whether the ToS spells it out in great detail or not.
Re: This is against the ToS, right? sk8shorty01 5/7/12 9:41 PM
Also realize that your friend's idea only involves the "short tail" views and/or revenue.  The key to a successful channel is establishing the long tail views as well.

I doubt lying to viewers is the way to build a channel.  If they come to your channel and immediately leave and never come back, you just eliminated a second or third view later on down the road.

Build a channel correctly by working hard and being that much better than your competitor channels and there is no reason to attempt to falsify and spam other channels...

Re: This is against the ToS, right? gbcali 5/7/12 10:03 PM
>he had an idea to go to a Justin Bieber video and type something like "JUSTIN BIEBER CALLED ME, PROOF ON MY CHANNEL."

That's "spam" and it's a ToS violation.