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2 years ago#1
I have a few gmail accounts and couple youtube accounts. Every time I change accounts, they are constantly pestering me about name changes.

Need to change your name, do you want this name for google or this name for youtube, use a master name for all your accounts!

I've always been a big fan of both services, but this has been going on for a while now.

Is there any reason for their insistence on integrating accounts, names, and whatnot?
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2 years ago#2
Its google trying to connect your accounts with Google+, so more people use it.
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2 years ago#3
Really?

Annoying.
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2 years ago#4
I found if you didn't have a Google + thing it didn't pester you as often. Of course I'm in a different boat in that I have two factor enabled and I occasionally clear all the cookies.
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2 years ago#5
There is a way to delete your google + account, but doing so will prevent you from linking third party applications to your google account.
You can also remove ALL information from your google + account causing you to lose a lot of information. FRom what I read, it wasn't very descriptive about it. So I just set all things to private, changed my name and kept it. I still hate it asks me if I want my google + account tor youtube account.
2 years ago#6
From: Dr Jackal | #001
I have a few gmail accounts and couple youtube accounts. Every time I change accounts, they are constantly pestering me about name changes.


That's funny... last time I went through the usual pestering from google about using my real name on youtube, I said no, and it offered me to make a special google+ account JUST for youtube (where it would no longer try to associate my "real name" with youtube again).

I did that and I decided that wasn't good enough and THEN google offered me to totally disconnect youtube from google+. I did that and it's back to how it was (without the annoying pestering I hope...I guess I'll see). I wouldn't even have a google+ account if they didn't force it on me in the first place. (I don't use facebook either).

As for exactly HOW I did this... I don't remember the specifics. I just followed the prompts it gave me.

Some website suggested that the option to disconnect google+ from youtube only exists for the first 14 days it's linked up, so I think the key is to say yes when google wants to create a special google+ account for your youtube channel first, and THEN immediately disconnect it.
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2 years ago#7
DerPancake posted...
Its google trying to connect your accounts with Google+, so more people use it.


I always found that stupid.
Why the heck is Google trying to control anonymity?

The reason why I created an account with a user name IS FREAKING BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO USE MY REAL NAME.
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2 years ago#8
Chaos_Missile posted...
DerPancake posted...
Its google trying to connect your accounts with Google+, so more people use it.


I always found that stupid.
Why the heck is Google trying to control anonymity?

The reason why I created an account with a user name IS FREAKING BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO USE MY REAL NAME.


They want accountability in youtube comments. If people use their real name they're less likely to be sexist/racist/generally stupid in the comments. That's google's philosophy anyway.
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2 years ago#9
I eventually gave in and just said, "Fine, link the damn things."

And then I found out that, once you link them, you can't get to your youtube inbox. It doesn't exist if you have a google account linked.

So, right back to being unlinked, as soon as I found out how.
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2 years ago#10
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Chaos_Missile posted...
DerPancake posted...
Its google trying to connect your accounts with Google+, so more people use it.


I always found that stupid.
Why the heck is Google trying to control anonymity?

The reason why I created an account with a user name IS FREAKING BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO USE MY REAL NAME.


They want accountability in youtube comments. If people use their real name they're less likely to be sexist/racist/generally stupid in the comments. That's google's philosophy anyway.


I find that incredibly annoying. You can always just make up an account with a fake name anyway, so I don't see the point.
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