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Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, CMY, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn't meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.

One of YouTube's core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven't yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.

I think this is so dumb. What do you guys think?

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Holy shit, well thanks for letting me know mate, i think this is stupid but did see something like this coming to be honest.
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4,000 hours of total watch time in 12 month period isn't bad if you are active with making videos.
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I think that this is a good change, but they've gone about it in the wrong way. I mean, only giving a notice a month prior is in pretty poor taste, I think they should have given six months notice to give all YouTubers that are part of the Partner program adequate time to meet the new criteria. Yes this is going to hurt the smaller channels that are Partnered, but I feel that it will give rise to those affected to increase their quality and quantity of content.
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