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Why does Youtube block the phrase "no credit cards"?

error message when submitting phrase in comment section



10:42 am on Dec 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Today it came to my attention that the phrase "no credit cards" (without quotes... hmm, and maybe also w/ quotes but I haven't tried that yet).... yah... the phrase "no credit cards" gives an error message when anybody includes that phrase in a comment to a video on Youtube.

There has been a video posted on Youtube discussing this, and inviting people to test the phrase for themselves to prove it. That's what I did, I tested the phrase, and indeed the phrase resulted in an error message.

Some people think it's a conspiracy by bankers to censor people on Youtube.

I've thought of additional possible explanations:

- Hackers or Google engineers playing around to mess with people... or maybe they are anti-bank and want people to *think* that a censorship conspiracy is taking place, so that more people feel negative toward the banksters.

- Maybe the phrase is blocked as an anti-spam measure. (Yet, many other phrases with the words "credit cards" go through in a comment without the error message.)

- Silly marketing tactics to get people to talk about Youtube, thus increasing awareness about the website (I guess I fell for it, if this is the case).

Go ahead and try the phrase for yourself, and you can see it causes the error message when trying to post it in a Youtube comment.

The title of the Youtube video where this matter is exposed is: RED ALERT, NEWS FLASH YOU MUST WATCH AND SPREAD - TAKE THE TEST

There are also mirrors of that same video now on Youtube.

Who/what do you think is behind the blocking of the "no credit cards" phrase in Youtube comments?


5:44 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You realize this 'no credit cards' nonsense is a meme being spread by supporters of Wikileaks on twitter, right?

Apparently, evil banks have conspired with youtube to censor the term 'no credit cards'.


@wikileaks banks censoring text on youtube comments, no error if u say "credit card" but you will always get an error saying" no credit card 6:24 PM Dec 23rd via web in reply to wikileaks

Wikileaks supporters are apparently trying to punish banks by having the public abandon credit cards or some such thing. The banks apparently discovered the plot and teamed up with youtube to ban the phrase.

Two words: Delusional Paranoia.


5:50 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Not only does YouTube search on "no credit cards" without the quotes even, but the term trended to the point it's in the search suggestion list.

ADDED: Just noticed it was the comment area, not the search, and sure enough got a "Error, try again " - I'm guessing it's anti-spam in nature, hard to say.


8:34 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree, it's all quite nonsense, and yet this error message is really happening, when "no credit cards" is entered in a comment to a youtube video. I tried it again today, and this is still happening.

Of course the world seems ripe with delusional-paranoid people today, and maybe they have some good reason to feel this way. Reality is not what many people seem to think it is. In school, as a child, I (and everybody) should have been taught that I have amazing powers of mysterious manifestation and connection with synchronicity and a higher consciousness. We have all been programmed by the system. This is not delusion. There is in fact, real magic available to us. We should all experiment with reality, and question things. People say gravity causes the apple to fall... ok well, #*$! is gravity, and why should I accept some system-entrenched physicists equation-based notions about how nature works? But I'll digress.


I also thought of that. And a friend made the point to me that the captcha would be a much more appropriate anti-spam measure, rather than the error message. I have found, that sometimes a captcha appears after I try to submit a youtube comment. So the captcha system is in place, yet the error message is being used to block the phrase "no credit cards".

Ultimately, all of this nonsense serves to brings us all closer to Truth. We are all shining Light on things, and we are all rising in vibration and Love, and the world is changing to something quite amazing (and it already is quite amazing, I must say).

Considering the yin/yang nature of things, we can see that waking-life and dreaming-life are immersed within eachother, to some degree. There is a dreamy quality to the waking life. Also, there can be a wakefulness to the dreaming-life, for example with lucid dreaming.

Nothing is as it seems. I welcome any further insights on all this.


11:43 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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john5000 wrote: "Reality is not what many people seem to think it is."

Don't know how to respond to that, I have not been down the rabbit hole lately. LOL.


3:19 am on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Good point.

Reality is the experience. The ride. Everything is illusion, and all that is real is right now. or something, maybe, i dunno.


[edited by: goodroi at 11:29 am (utc) on Jan 2, 2011]
[edit reason] Let us keep the focus of the thread on Youtube and their comment policy [/edit]


3:12 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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it seems to me

that it's possible that

the "reason" behind the "no credit card" phrase blocking strangeness may have been to help lead me through a path of deep inner and outer revelation about the nature of all of nature

i guess
if we want to be narrow
and pointy
and "reasonable"


5:11 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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To me it makes sense to block that term from comments. The only real use of that term would be within comment spam?



6:15 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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People who have no credit cards (or who were born in the days when there were no credit cards) might be baffled by the arbitrary censorship practised by some webmasters - who themselves would have difficulty paying for hosting if they had no credit cards.

It seems likely that the current volume of ecommerce would be substantially less if there were no credit cards, and the banking sector would surely be less profitable if there were no credit cards.

Seems like a case of the Sc*nthorpe Problem again.


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