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YouTube account holders may be surprised to find the above message, which locks them out of their accounts when they try to sign in until they linked to to a Google account. Don't have a Google account? Sign up for one.

In 2008 Google heavily promoted linking arms with YouTube as a option. In 2009, new YouTube accounts were automatically linked to Google in the creation process. Now, those with older Youtube accounts will longer have an option. As the new lock-out page reads, "You will no longer be able to sign in to Youtube without a Google account." The only other available option to linking accoutns is to sign out of Youtube.
Source(thanks , +rep to jNSK!)

This is bull.

Edit: Also found on said linked page , another boycott!
Edited by chia233 - 1/11/11 at 12:52pm
    
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I mean really? I do not wan't to link my youtube account to my google account end of conversation...

*sigh* gonna go and do it now...
 
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Why do so many things insist on me having an account for something I don't want?
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Had mine linked anyway, but I imagine making it mandatory is going to upset a lot of people. I like it because I forgot my YouTube login information a long time ago and I can use my Google login for YouTube.
 
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I don't get people's problem to this.
All that info is linked to google anyways.

gmail, buzz, blogger, googlemaps, youtube, picasa,
I use all of those and I'm thrilled that google is smart enough to have all my accounts under 1 unified login account.
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I dont mind because I use gmail, but still its pretty dumb.
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Oh No! Google is making you log on to a google owned website with a google account! How dumb!

Get over it people.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chia233 View Post
http://www.brandchannel.com/home/pos...t-Linking.aspx(how do i shorten this to just "Source"?)

This is bull.

Edit: Also found on said linked page , another boycott!
http://www.luuux.com/entertainment/b...0-january-2011
Like this. Click quote below this post to see how it was done.

I don't think people should be forced to link accounts, so much for net neutrality. Well, in a sense.
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post #9 of 56
It's website linking as well. Sign into your youtube account then go to www.google.com. You are magically logged into there. Sign out from www.google.com and you are magically signed out of youtube. Can't just do one now.
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post #10 of 56
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Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
I don't get people's problem to this.
All that info is linked to google anyways.

gmail, buzz, blogger, googlemaps, youtube, picasa,
I use all of those and I'm thrilled that google is smart enough to have all my accounts under 1 unified login account.
Its called "cross promotion" , its just ment to link you with needless stuff that will eventually lead to more needless stuff to be installed in order to use needless stuff #1.

Its also the reason why many sites have BS like requiring you to sign in to facebook in order to view comments and stuff like that.Sorry , i'd rather cut off from the internet than to sign up for one.
    
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