[Update: fixed] YouTube working on ‘500 Internal Server Error’ troubling AdSense users
Update (March 17):
Google has fixed whatever was causing the glitch.
Monetization-o-monetization, why do you trouble YouTube users every now and then? Looks like Google seriously needs a magic brush, especially to keep things from falling apart on its video viewing-cum-sharing website.
So what’s the issue this time?
A large number of YouTube users are reporting (1,2,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13) that while accessing the step 2 of Monetization process or signing up for AdSense by using the ‘Associated AdSense account‘ option under the Monetization tab, they are greeted by an error stating:
“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, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them)” accompanied with a long gibberish text (as can be seen in the proceeding tweet).
— Kristen Reynolds (@kreynoldsmedia) March 13, 2018
500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been shipped to deal with this situation. If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them): APkpgMVsqVUQlRMHeY-0SJxUjc91FGW7C_MOPzlvvPrRqF6DH
— Andre Corbeil (@andre_corbeil) February 21, 2018
Heading straight to the good news, YouTube (like it’s usually the case) is looking into the matter to fix whatever has gone glitchy. Google employee Marissa (who is also the Community Manager at YouTube help forum) acknowledged the issue a few hours back, saying:
We’re aware and working to fix it, thanks for the report!
We hope the company comes up with a quick fix soon, as the issue is quite widespread. Meanwhile, we are at your service, keeping a close watch on all related developments. So keep a tab on this space for all updates regarding the issue in question.
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