I have that error and it appears when I try to edit my youtube channel branding options. This means I can't swap out YouTube banners or do any inline advertising on YouTube. I tried to contact youtube but they send canned replies. I don't know when this will get fixed. bummed out. wish I could get youtube to fix it. Do you have suggestions. I posted in forums (no answer), wrote to partner help (no answer), wrote to youtube help (canned response), wrote to adsense (canned response).... thank you for your valuable time! ;)
Here is the top part of the page I just saw when causing a 500 internal server error:
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This was followed with another hundred or so lines of the garbled text and a quick refresh did away with the error message. I gave YouTube a call and transcribed every character of the error report since I was feeling helpful that day. The tech guy also noted that he did not appreciate being called a monkey - highly trained or otherwise.
On a similar note, here is what YouTube's custom 404 page looks like:
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Nice and easy and helps get people back on track to what they are looking for. Well done YouTube! As for the 500 error page, I thought I'd pass that on for a laugh.
Taylor Cimala is the Strategic Director at Digital Third Coast Internet Marketing, a Search Engine Marketing company based in Chicago. You can find Taylor on Twitter and Google+. Connect with Digital Third Coast on Google+.