That is crazy, Cap.
I have had an account on there for the longest. Now they are asking for a cell phone number or a friends number to re-activate it.
Supposedly it is to avoid scams and they say they will not give your information to any other party. Yeah right! Someone will be texting or calling with their products in less than 2 weeks..thats if someone doesn't hack into Youtube and screw everybody. They are owned by Google who are anti net neutrality anyway.
It's a shame. I met some cool music lovers there b/c I don't plan on giving them that access. Oh, well. I will still post the music selections.