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post #21 of 56
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Anyhoo, what's the big frickin' deal here? It's not like you have to sign in with some credit-card identity verification that shows you are you. Make a random/"anonymous" gmail account for your youtube access and be done with it. Jesus...
Just for the record, I don't see it as a big deal (it makes perfect sense from their POV to consolidate accounts/logins).
But given the option, I preferred them to be separate.
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post #22 of 56
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Originally Posted by cbrazeau1115 View Post
Oh No! Google is making you log on to a google owned website with a google account! How dumb!

Get over it people.
What was wrong with logging into YouTube with my YouTube account? Now I need two accounts, emails, and passwords just to log in to one site. Great.
post #23 of 56
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Originally Posted by chia233 View Post
Source(thanks , +rep to jNSK!)

This is bull.

Edit: Also found on said linked page , another boycott!
Ok, you should have a different account for iGoogle, a different account for Google Maps, one for Buzz, one for Gmail, one for Google Images, one for YouTube, etc.
Have fun keeping up with all of those.
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post #24 of 56
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Originally Posted by CorkyFan View Post
What was wrong with logging into YouTube with my YouTube account? Now I need two accounts, emails, and passwords just to log in to one site. Great.
What are you talking about? Now you use one username and password to login to both sites. Or, if you want separate accounts, you can use one username and password to login specifically to either site (Gmail or Youtube) if you really want.
    
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post #25 of 56
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What was wrong with logging into YouTube with my YouTube account? Now I need two accounts, emails, and passwords just to log in to one site. Great.
No, you'll have one youtube account, it's just mandatory to have it linked to a gmail account now, rather than some other email.
    
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post #26 of 56
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Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon View Post
Why do so many things insist on me having an account for something I don't want?
i think it's just to irritate, or to find some new way to advertise.

though to be fair Google do a good job of making use of one account. mail, calendar, youtube now, pictures, there's a lot...
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post #27 of 56
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Originally Posted by Zinxe View Post
Ok, you should have a different account for iGoogle, a different account for Google Maps, one for Buzz, one for Gmail, one for Google Images, one for YouTube, etc.
Have fun keeping up with all of those.
Ok , we'll just link your email to something you may NEVER USE but is ESSENTIAL if you need to access a SEPARATE service.Thats like selling someone a lifeboat/parachute when they come looking for sea/air travel insurance.

Big deal? No.
Annoying? Fcuk yes.
    
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post #28 of 56
This is pain as I signed up for youtube when it wasn't owned by google, which I upload all my videos to, and a gmail account which has nothing on youtube.

Signing in and out constantly is a pain in the arse.
post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by chia233 View Post
Ok , we'll just link your email to something you may NEVER USE but is ESSENTIAL if you need to access a SEPARATE service.Thats like selling someone a lifeboat/parachute when they come looking for sea/air travel insurance.

Big deal? No.
Annoying? Fcuk yes.
I think it's important to note that Google accounts are FREE and you could make a dozen (or more) of them if you really wanted to.
    
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post #30 of 56
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Originally Posted by jNSK View Post
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.
That's not anything to do with net neutrality. Stop throwing out buzzwords.

If you want separate accounts, just make a new google account. Google don't limit you, and with this change, allow you to switch google account easily, making it easy enough, and not 'more hasstle'.

The changes they are making are great, and really useful. Google Apps is amazing, you can run your own personalised version with apps for your domain, then install extra addons that utilise the exisiting apps - the JIRA google apps integration stuff is excellent, if you are a developer, check it out.
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