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Author Topic: YouTube finally forces creation of google+ A/C to comment  (Read 7602 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2014, 02:12:16 PM »

It was a no-brainer for me. I decided I really didn't want to comment if that was the condition for doing so.  Cool
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« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2014, 02:45:10 PM »

Exactly.  There have been several times that I've been about to click to reply to something... then it asked me to link a FB account.  Or link my google account.

It's saved me a lot of brain cells in engaging in a debate.  And in many cases, saved me a location to go to in order to read things too.
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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2014, 03:28:24 PM »

There have been several times that I've been about to click to reply to something... then it asked me to link a FB account.

 Thmbsup - I react to that like a vampire to a garlic flavored wooden cross with a UV light and a pointy end. cheesy
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« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2014, 03:30:11 PM »

Bugginess in the YT/G+ world lately. Dont know if they're making changes again or what.

  • Comments I make in YT not showing up on my G+ page.
  • Unable to find the name of the person I'm replying to (usually it shows automatically in the reply box, or gets suggested after you type '+' and the first few letters of the name). End result being I have no idea if they get notification of a reply to their comment.

Both pretty major bugs to me. Maybe my standards are too high, but one of the things that attracted me to g+ was the fact I could look back over my YT comments and thereby maybe find a video or maybe a user I replied to - or the uploader, or whatever.

They seem to do a push every once in a while to try and get me to use my real name: being forced again and again to chose between my real name and my YT one. Ironically they seem to hassle me less when my gmail account is open in same browser...
They also seem to have a sense of how far they can push - I was getting seriously pissed off with them last week - and there's been absolutely no problems that way since.
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« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2014, 10:41:08 AM »

[edit] maybe I'm too quick on the draw here. The situation is this: from my home, I can only see my YT comments if I am logged into and using my g+ account. Otherwise they just dont show. As in gone. I will try from elsewhere tomorrow to see if they visible from another location [/edit]

OK, their latest 'approach' is to censor your YT comments if you dont use your full name.
No-one can see my comments on YT tellme
That is extreme...

I discovered this by accident:
they are silently logging me out of my g+ account when I look at YT pages (I think it's after hibernating the laptop) - they show instead my email address, and prompt me to open new g+ account. But anyways, I couldnt see my comment on a particular video, and actually thought the video uploader had censored my comment (which was mildly critical). Turns out that no-one can see my comments - only me, and then only when I'm logged in, and (presumably :tellme:) people who are following me.

I know I'm expecting the worst here (but with good reason). I guess it could be a bug, but a very odd one...
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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2014, 01:49:30 PM »

It could also be related to your sharing settings. For example, if someone posts a YT video on Google+, it will show up as a YT comment. And any replies made to the Google+ post will also show up as YT comments, but only according to the sharing settings.

In other words, any public posts and comments will show up for anyone. Any private posts and comments will only show up for the people they're shared with.
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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2014, 03:04:44 PM »

It could also be related to your sharing settings. For example, if someone posts a YT video on Google+, it will show up as a YT comment. And any replies made to the Google+ post will also show up as YT comments, but only according to the sharing settings.

In other words, any public posts and comments will show up for anyone. Any private posts and comments will only show up for the people they're shared with.

not in this case, all comments/posts were public when made; unless they've made some change & screwed up those settings - better check...
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« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2014, 02:21:11 AM »

Summary:
commenting in YT using my g+ account; public settings:
the post/comment is only visible on YT when I am logged into my g+ account. Otherwise it doesnt show.

It could also be related to your sharing settings. For example, if someone posts a YT video on Google+, it will show up as a YT comment. And any replies made to the Google+ post will also show up as YT comments, but only according to the sharing settings.

the sharing setting are set when making the post - by default, 'Public' & 'Share on g+' are selected here - when posting in YT at any rate. My posts/comments have always been public. I dont see any way of changing that setting after the fact i.e. no way of now making them private (or have I missed something in settings?)

This is not related to not using my real name btw (my paranoia smiley).
Anyone else having this problem? (A google search doesnt show anything...)


[edit] is happening to others all right - google YT forums - thread degenerates into censorship conspiracy theories, but I dont think I qualify as being worthy of censorship. At least I presume google knows about the problem, whether they do anything about it remains to be seen.
So,
my sole reason for using g+ is gone huh [/edit]
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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2014, 12:48:12 PM »

Well, they fixed my last problem and seem to have introduced a half-dozen others...

I've read that they have recapitulated on the realname thing, but I've got to say I'm not sure what they're at.
This has been going on for a while now:

Machine #1:
Windows 7; Firefox/PaleMoon; logged into gmail account; in g+/Youtube with my Youtube name; no Java installed:

  • I am completely unable to post in YouTube - it always opens a popup offering to start a g+ account with my gmail name suggested
  • [edit] I'm unable to view my 'notifications' when in YT
  • *but* I am able to thumbsup a video or add it to one of my playlists [/edit]


Machine #2 (differences are: Java *is* installed, and OS):
Windows 8.1; Firefox/PaleMoon; logged into gmail account; in g+/Youtube with my Youtube name; Java installed:

  • I *am* able to post in YT using my g+/YT name
  • Whenever I load someone else's g+ page, I get an error in loading circles: i.e. I am unable to follow anyone new


At this stage, I suspect this is a combination of pure incompetence, and an unwillingness to let go of the ideal of having gmail and g+ and YT using the same name.
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« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 04:24:50 AM »

At this stage, I suspect this is a combination of pure incompetence, and an unwillingness to let go of the ideal of having gmail and g+ and YT using the same name.

I'm going to go with incompetence.

I cannot use YT in OF ALL BLOODY BROWSERS... CHROME!!!  wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash

No replying. No liking... Pfft. It's idiotic. In CHROME!

Now, in Opera, liking and replying work. But... The volume control always resets to 100% every time for every new video. wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash

For that one, I'd probably chalk it up to maliciousness rather than incompetence. Google/YT has a vested interest in Chrome and seeing users leave Opera. Incompetence there is possible, but maliciousness wouldn't be unprecedented, e.g. Microsoft with Netscape, etc.

I could be wrong about that, but... I'm just pulling these opinions out of my ass. They're based on jack as I don't have access to inside information and it's all just pure speculation worth pretty much nothing.

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