I subscribe to quite a few youtube channels to get notified when there are new videos posted. I've had this set up for several years.
Today I tried to add a new channel I've discovered. My RSS reader informs me it's blocked. I check all the other youtube feeds. Every single one of them reports "Error transferring <feed url>." server replied Forbidden (201).
Update: One day later and every feed is connecting and transferring again. It seems to be a temporary block. My IP address has changed overnight though so that's still my main suspicion.
The official response is
Status: Won't Fix (Infeasible) Unfortunately, there's nothing we could do here. Please reach out to community forum or Stackoverflow. Check out the link below:
They completely misunderstood the question - it's not asking how to find a feed, it's asking why that feed is getting blocked.
Not only this but using DuckDuckGo bangs for to search google get randomly sent to a captcha page - issuing the exact same query a second time goes through perfectly. The same is happening with keyword searches I set up in my browser. .
Any ideas what to do about this?
So sick of google's monopoly.