There are two types of Strikes explained below :
Community Guidelines strikes
If you receive a Community Guidelines strike, you’ll receive a notification via email and in your Channel Settings with information about why your content was removed (e.g. for sexual content or violence). If you feel that a video was removed without just cause, you can appeal the strike on your account.
We understand that users make mistakes, and don’t intend to violate our policies. That’s why strikes don’t last forever -- if you don’t receive another strike for six months, your initial strike will expire. If you receive a strike, make sure to review the reason your video or comment was removed to learn from your mistake.
Here’s a bit more information about what happens with each strike you receive:
- First Strike: The first strike on an account is considered a warning.
- Second Strike: If your account receives two strikes within a six month period, you won’t be able to post new content to YouTube for two weeks. If there are no further issues, full privileges are restored automatically after the two week period.
- Third Strike: If an account receives a third Community Guidelines strike before the first strike has expired, the account will be terminated.
Having a Community Guidelines strike on your account can affect whether you are considered in good standing. If your account is not considered in good standing, you may not have access to some features on the site. You can check your account status from the Features page within your Channel Settings.
Copyright strikes are counted separately from Community Guidelines strikes. To learn more about these strikes please read our article on Copyright strike basics.
If you upload your video with this sort of content, YouTube will take action automatically. Three strikes and your account is gone, whether it is Copyright or Community Guidelines.
Some accounts receives two strikes within a very short period of time. Does the 6 months strike expiry apply to those accounts with second strikes? I really do hope that YouTube can make this clear.