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    YouTube’s Highly Trained Monkeys for Server Error

    Posted In Google - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Sunday, October 28th, 2012 With 0 Comments

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    I know most of us upload our videos to YouTube for sharing and/or for backup. YouTube is the most used video streaming service from Google but what if it stops responding and there is no way out. I faced that recently.

    I have always been uploading my videos to YouTube to share with my families and friends but recently I was stuck badly when I wasn’t able to upload my videos. I could watch the existing ones, edit them, move around the portal but could not upload any of the new videos.

    Whatttttttt the heck !!! That’s not fair !!

    As I was visiting the upload page, I was getting the “500 Internal Server Error” and asking me to contact trained monkeys from Google followed by a long scrap:

    Here’s the message:

    500 Internal Server Error
    Sorry, something went wrong.

    A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information:


    I tried following things:

    • Cleared cache
    • Tried different browser
    • Tried different computer
    • Disconnected Twitter and Facebook profiles from Google plus as being mentioned in one of Google search pages

    But none of the above helped, even Google doesn’t care to answer any of the questions raised in Google groups or product forums.¬†Asked tech experts too but in vain.

    As I was about to give up and create a new Google account, to my surprise, it started working again after around 2 days. I did not post any question on their forums, nor I wrote to them anywhere but it started working suddenly.

    I guess their monkeys were tracking my F5 keys on the YouTube upload page which I continued pressing for 2 days.

    Thank GO (D) OGLE, I wouldn’t have to create a new account for more videos.

    NitiN Kumar Jain

    Nitin works in an IT MNC professionally but blogs and owns NKJ Live. He is also the co-owner of a professional start-up ARGHAM BYTES

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