On November 8th, Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach uploaded a video on his YouTube channel. In the video, he rants about how YouTube banned hundreds of his fans. The fans in question were not only banned from YouTube but lost their Google accounts as well. The accounts were lost after Markiplier asked his fans to vote using red or green emotes during a live stream.
Markiplier is visibly angry with YouTube and rightfully so. He asked his fans to post the emotes, and they got banned for spamming. He goes on to say that he and his moderators are working hard to get those accounts back.
Today Markiplier uploaded an update video where he explains how his team and YouTube had been working diligently on the problem and have had success. It seems that many of the accounts have been returned. He assures everyone that it is still being worked on. Also in the video, Markiplier showed a Reddit thread where a user who works for YouTube explained the situation.
There is always a time and place for spamming emotes in chat. The moment when your favorite YouTuber asks you to do so is apparently not one of them. Markiplier pleaded with his fans to use caution when using emotes. To not spam and keep to one or two, if not any. Hopefully, this will be the end of the ban and all of Markiplier’s fans will get their accounts back.
If you were one of those fans, Markiplier urgers you to contact his moderators and YouTube to get things situated.