Recently, a dating sim company attacked my YouTube channel. They took down twelve videos and threw two copyright strikes at me.
I did not expect this at all, considering that the game in question is getting discontinued in twenty days.
I don't know why their singular action counted as two strikes, not just one. Maybe there was an error with YouTube's automated system? I certainly hope it was a mistake.
This past week, I've been having my friend/expert person, Adrian, go over things. They tried to fix the problem behind the scenes, but no dice. Adrian says my only option at this point is to directly contact YouTube at the relevant email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm slightly afraid to bring the issue to YouTube's attention. It's possible they will agree with me, and say "one takedown = one strike". But it's also possible they will go the other extreme and say "twelve videos removed = twelve strikes". What do you readers think? Should I message YouTube in hopes of getting one strike removed? Or should I avoid messaging YouTube, in case they decide to remove my channel all together?