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    Grammer Flunky Shredder's Avatar
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    Youtube and the 'use your name' push..

    anyone know why they are suddenly trying to push this on users? I just got another notification today? And you can't opt out of it from popping up again that I can see....

    curious why they care so much
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    i am on youtube daily and I have never seen this
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    Yeah, I noticed that as well. They're tryin' to get all this junk outta ya nowadays. My AOL email keeps prompting me to put in my phone number and address in case I get....locked out, or something? Nah. No way. I'm good. My Google account keeps asking for my phone number sometimes as well, and now the youtube thing with the name. NO. It's mine! You don't need it, youtube.
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    Same problem here. It is really annoying.
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    I've seen the prompt but always disregard it. I think it's a part of Google consolidating their separate services and users having one over-account to access them all, I wouldn't be surprised if you're also getting prompts to use Google Plus as well (assuming you're not already signed up).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Marvel View Post
    I've seen the prompt but always disregard it. I think it's a part of Google consolidating their separate services and users having one over-account to access them all, I wouldn't be surprised if you're also getting prompts to use Google Plus as well (assuming you're not already signed up).
    facebook is annoying enough for me..no desire to use google plus. I Aslo hate how you can't use the same email address for multiple youtube channels. Now I have three google emails i never use. And lastly...what's with this 'we no longer support sign ins with your user name' crap? ;o)
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    The YouTube message is very irritating.
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    Mightiest Mortal Captain Marvel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    facebook is annoying enough for me..no desire to use google plus. I Aslo hate how you can't use the same email address for multiple youtube channels. Now I have three google emails i never use. And lastly...what's with this 'we no longer support sign ins with your user name' crap? ;o)
    There's been a couple occasions I've considered using Facebook, but I just can't bring myself to put so much info online in one place -- it seems too much like a supermarket for clever identity thieves. Same goes for the other 'social media' places. The only reason I have a Google account at all is because of Gmail (back when you needed an invite to sign up).

    I've not seen the no sign-ins with user name yet, that's something of a weird decision, I don't really see how that could reduce hacked accounts especially if someone has already gotten you're real name from Facebook/Google Plus/Etc.

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