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Has anyone here try signing up for the Contributes Program that was mentioned in the email the TC & RS received prior to the announcement that the CC was closing?

I signed up for it to see what it was about, and it was finally opened up yesterday. Trying to Register did absolutely nothing. Click the accept check box, the Register button turns red. Click the Register button, button turns grey, check box unchecks and nothing happens.

Anyone else experienced this?

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I signed up a few years ago I think, back when they had the "heroes" show up at Youtube for a few days of seminars. But, ... I don't see anything there that really "means" anything to me. In short, as far as I can tell is that I can help on the help forum.

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I believe it also adds flagging privileges and potentially a path to Trusted Flagger status. Could be wrong about that though.

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@ericparker @Tom Kvichak yeah, the trusted flagger stuff is in there. The thing is, as a community contributor I find myself more passionate about community. I'm not 100% sold on why I'd want to become a trusted flagger. The way I see it, I'm contributing my expertise in my spare time to help the community, not really to help youtube. If they want us to help on the forums, help on the community, help on flagging videos...at what point does one ask the question... "how much free work can I do for an organization, what is in it for me?" That's a lot of time and energy doing all that stuff just "for fun" with nothing to really show for it. 

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I signed up to see what it was all about, since I was a TC on the Creator Community, and...they haven't gotten back to me. So I'm guessing that they have enough? Not sure. Anyway, I wasn't too thrilled about the idea, but I'm always interested to see what YouTube as an organization considers contributors to be, but they haven't signed me up after I put myself on the list.

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They never sent me notification after putting me on the waiting list. I just went back to the page and it had changed to a registration page that doesn't work. I just wanted to see what it was about also, but after reading all the documentation it's what Derrick said about flagging videos. I don't want to spend my time doing that!

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@Richard Aspden I received the same email from Selvi on the 25th. On the 30th when the page changed from "On the waiting list" to Welcome, I tried to register but nothing happened. Were you sent to a different page once hitting the Register button? Mine just stays on the same page.

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Ah right, I got hit with that page as well @Tom Kvichak.  Turns out that my Brand Account, that my TC status and channel are on, face that screen, but the base email account can access the contributor dashboard.  Click on your avatar in the top right of that page, and change it to your base email account, if you can, and you should have access through that.

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Thanks @Richard Aspden, that worked. I was also able to access Community which looked similar to Creator Community but named Contributors Community with my brand account which shows all my activity as Toms Trains and Things and I can switch accounts to my base account which shows all zeros from my account. That is really confusing!

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On 2/1/2018 at 10:30 PM, ericparker said:

I believe it also adds flagging privileges and potentially a path to Trusted Flagger status. Could be wrong about that though.

I wouldn't go as far as saying it's a "path" to becoming a TF, but it will help you with your report accuracy, which can get you better odds of getting in.

On 2/2/2018 at 2:28 PM, Xingcat said:

I signed up to see what it was all about, since I was a TC on the Creator Community, and...they haven't gotten back to me. So I'm guessing that they have enough? Not sure. Anyway, I wasn't too thrilled about the idea, but I'm always interested to see what YouTube as an organization considers contributors to be, but they haven't signed me up after I put myself on the list.

They likely haven't done anything with starting the process of onboarding people yet.

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On 2/2/2018 at 11:29 AM, Derrick Schommer said:

@ericparker @Tom Kvichak yeah, the trusted flagger stuff is in there. The thing is, as a community contributor I find myself more passionate about community. I'm not 100% sold on why I'd want to become a trusted flagger. The way I see it, I'm contributing my expertise in my spare time to help the community, not really to help youtube. If they want us to help on the forums, help on the community, help on flagging videos...at what point does one ask the question... "how much free work can I do for an organization, what is in it for me?" That's a lot of time and energy doing all that stuff just "for fun" with nothing to really show for it. 

I agree that spending your time to go on the forums only looking for things to flag may be a waste of time. I also probably do not understand the Trusted Flagger stuff, but I would doubt that you have to commit to flagging, more like your flags have a higher priority to be checked. If you are on the forum and see inappropriate content, it isn't hard to flag. I guess it is different for copyright issues and stuff, but different morally wrong stuff that causes more direct harm when other people see it should be reported just because one doesn't want it to go unpunished/dealt with. If being a Trusted Flagger does not come with any commitments in terms of having to spend time doing stuff, I think it may be nice if I were one as reports would not feel ignored/ineffective.

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@Kranci trusted flaggers flag inappropriate Youtube content. While anyone can technically 'flag' a video as inappropriate a Trusted Flagger has more tools to finding them and mass-flagging them without having to use traditional means to find those specific videos. 

Trusted flaggers are those that keep all the porn, copyrighted movies and other violent content off the platform. Flagging forum stuff is something many of us top contributors did on a daily basis just to keep the forum clean. But that isn't a "Trusted Flagger" in the way Youtube defines it.

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On 2/8/2018 at 2:17 PM, Derrick Schommer said:

Trusted flaggers are those that keep all the porn, copyrighted movies and other violent content off the platform. Flagging forum stuff is something many of us top contributors did on a daily basis just to keep the forum clean. But that isn't a "Trusted Flagger" in the way Youtube defines it.

Trusted Flaggers specifically focus on YouTube videos although playlists and comments do come up from time to time. Some Trusted Flaggers focus on specific areas like pornographic or full movie spam, some on violent videos or child endangerment. Copyright is not our area, we cannot flag videos just because they contain Copyrighted Content, however because uploading Copyrighted Content is still considered a violation of the Community Guidelines and reuploading other people's videos for the purpose of monetizing them is considered a violation of YouTube's Spam Policies then we may not be able to help channels who believe they have been falsely terminated if they have uploaded Copyrighted Content.

And yes, you would be correct in saying that flagging threads in the Creator Community or Help Forum would not be counted as a metric that would help you become a Trusted Flagger.

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I'm hoping that everyone else got their stuff figured out, since I'm just a Rising Star from the old CC, and I did get access to the dashboard, etc., so it would be weird if some Top Contributors had not. I have an ongoing issue in that my YouTube Help Forum answers are not registering to me, but I guess that'll be sorted out in time.

 

Anyway, it feels very weird posting on the Contributors Community, since it has the same name/look and feel as the closing Creator Community...I suspect that's why there's not a lot of activity there.

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@subversiveasset even though I'm logged in as Toms Trains and Things for the dashboard now, it still reverts back to another of my identities in the Help Forum. Hopefully this will be corrected in the future. 

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You're right @subversiveasset, you can't use your Brand Account on the help forums. The Community Mangers of the Contributors are aware of this, @Tom Kvichak and they keep your contributions there in mind as part of what you do in the Contributor Program.

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