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Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?

GUEST,leeneia 22 Apr 14 - 10:52 PM
Phil Cooper 22 Apr 14 - 11:12 PM
GUEST 23 Apr 14 - 12:59 AM
GUEST 23 Apr 14 - 01:37 AM
GUEST 23 Apr 14 - 02:31 AM
GUEST,leeneia 23 Apr 14 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Ed 23 Apr 14 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 23 Apr 14 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Peter 23 Apr 14 - 02:03 PM
Sandra in Sydney 24 Apr 14 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Apr 14 - 10:33 PM
Sandra in Sydney 24 Apr 14 - 10:52 PM
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Subject: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Apr 14 - 10:52 PM

I'm ready to put my first video on YouTube. I followed directions and signed into my Google account. Unfortunately, one signs into Google using one's G-mail address.

We couldn't find any way to set up a screen name which doesn't use my e-mail address. Anybody know how YouTube posters establish their screen names? (We were afraid to click "Publish" and then see if it was a disaster or not.)

Help was no help.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 22 Apr 14 - 11:12 PM

It seems they want to use your gmail account name. You used to be able to set up a screen name, I used to go by tradfolky1, but now I go by my gmail address. Which is not something I necessarily wanted, but I couldn't fight city hall. I have friend who still uses a screen name, but she had to fight to keep it.

--Phil


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 12:59 AM

support.google.com/youtube/answer/2657964


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 01:37 AM

To avoid having to read through the above, try this page:

support.google.com/plus/answer/3298988


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 02:31 AM

I necessarily wanted, but I couldn't fight city hall. I have friend who still uses a screen name, but she had to fight to keep it.
what is web analytics


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for the Help page, Guest, but I think it's out of date. When I followed directions and clicked on my name, it failed to bring up "More Options".

I think we won't be submitting that video after all.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 11:14 AM

You could, of course, just set up a new Google account, and take it from there.

Very straightforward to do: accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 11:32 AM

Google is throwing up more problems and complications, they keep trying to force me to give up my youtube screen-name and go by my real name instead (not the gmail moniker by the way) and in the process sign me up for a Google+ account. So far I have been able to hold off on that (even though I had to delete Google+ membership twice after they tricked me into that).

A few days ago I tried to leave a comment for a youtube video and found I was only allowed to do that if I accepted they sign me up for a Google+ account. Something I do not want under any circumstance. And again I had to waste a lot of time getting rid of an unwanted Google+ account.

If things continue this way I will probably ditch the youtube account altogether.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 23 Apr 14 - 02:03 PM

I still have my YouTube screen name but it wouldn't let me use it to post a comment recently. I'll see if its still working when I film some festival sessions. If not I'll find another site to host the movies.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 05:10 AM

what other sites are available?

I had trouble last time I tried to post on my club's site. I can't remember exactly what happened - something about youtube trying to make my personal email address a sub-address of one of my gmail addresses?????? My personal email address is with an Australian ISP & is no way related to the club's gmail address.

Anyway I ended up with that address on the gmail login page! But I ignored it & haven't added anything to the club's page since.

Maybe I'm cutting off my nose to spite may face, but after reading the adventures above, maybe not.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 10:33 PM

I'm going to pursue what Guest Ed said above - set up a new account.

There ought to be a way to show a short movie with the world without letting strangers get access to my main e-mail account, which is linked in various ways to my credit cards and my life savings.

Every few months I read in the newspaper that another organization has been hacked. It worries me.


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 10:52 PM

leeneia good luck on posting your video

think of your new address as the one to use on sites where you have to sign up for a newsletter, etc.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 14 - 10:58 PM

I keep one email a/c for personal financial affairs which I only open on one scrupulously maintained security safeguarded PC;
[password commited to memory and not stored on any computer]

but create as many secondary and disposable emails as required for multivarious websites demanding membership for access.

All fake IDs / passes and dodgy email addresses are kept listed on a word Doc
if ever I might need to use them again.

It seems to work safely for me so far....


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Apr 14 - 08:58 AM

Unfortunately, the new google account has blocked access to my previous account. These people are amazing! Can't they envision more than one person using a particular computer?


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Subject: RE: Tech: how do I set a YouTube screen name?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Apr 14 - 10:54 AM

eek!

when you signed into your new account, did you uncheck the Stay Signed In box? If not shut down (not log off) then open gmail again & uncheck so you can open both accounts.
Stay signed in

Gmail Account Recovery

Gmail help is sometimes helpful

good luck

sandra


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