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#1    Norbert Dentressangle

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:15 AM

That irritating stupid thing YouTube have been doing has popped up again, an annoying popup box pops up if you try to post a comment, "Get a better name on youTube! Now you can switch to using your real name!" Why would anyone want to do that, and why would they think that anyone would see that as an advantage?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

Because the NSA sent them a hint to do so probably.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:31 PM

Time to switch YouTube account to a fake name! Probably has something to do with the MPAA and corporations like those. Greedy pigs.


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:20 PM

Yeah, so if you post copyrighted material they know who you are so they can nail you. This would be considered terrorism against Corporate America. All citizens are considered proto-terrorists.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

Even worse is that they make you give a reason why you don't want to use your real name.   Even worse still is that there is no way to tell Youtube that "No, I don't want to use my real name and don't ask me again."  

So after whatever length of time, Youtube annoys us again with the same real name drill.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:38 PM

Or, perhaps, they want to latch on the same wagon Facebook is on? Personally, the whole idea with internet and real names is untasteful, and I don't understand how people can trust Facebook. It's a bit like inviting a complete stranger into your home.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:21 AM

There are lots of reasons behind this, and the whole push towards losing anonymity on the web. The trouble with YouTube is all you have to do is read the comments on most videos to see what their 'public' excuse is...

People might actually respect each other more if dealing with 'James McPenny' rather than 'BadBoyJ-2001' and the racial and homophobic insults will drop when users have to use there real names. Like many things in life the fun of many is ruined by the idiocy of the few.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:29 AM

Is this happening everywhere else, because i'm on it for one reason or another everyday, logged in, and i've never seen this.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:17 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 24 June 2013 - 02:21 AM, said:

There are lots of reasons behind this, and the whole push towards losing anonymity on the web. The trouble with YouTube is all you have to do is read the comments on most videos to see what their 'public' excuse is...

People might actually respect each other more if dealing with 'James McPenny' rather than 'BadBoyJ-2001' and the racial and homophobic insults will drop when users have to use there real names. Like many things in life the fun of many is ruined by the idiocy of the few.

Welcome to the web ;)

BTW my real name is Junior Chubb...

As distasteful as all that language is. People should have the right to such anonymity and freedom of speech regardless.

I remember in Britain, a young man tweeted something racist. His life was essentially ruined. Do I think the lash back was just? Absolutely not. He was kicked out of his university and charged with jail time if memory serves me correctly. This was in England.

Of course things like racism are distasteful but people should still be allowed to say such things without being incarcerated. And learn in their own time that their bigotry is wrong.


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:17 AM

View PostOdds, on 24 June 2013 - 02:29 AM, said:

Is this happening everywhere else, because i'm on it for one reason or another everyday, logged in, and i've never seen this.
it doesn't do it regularly, it just pops up from time to time when you try to post a comment, an annoying box saying "get a Better Name on Youtube! :D "

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

View PostOrcseeker, on 24 June 2013 - 03:17 AM, said:

As distasteful as all that language is. People should have the right to such anonymity and freedom of speech regardless.

I agree, I am just posting one of the 'public' reasons YouTube can put forward for this 'real name' drive.

Myself I would prefer all YouTube comments to be hidden unless you are signed in with an age verified account, but that is the parent in me speaking rather than the impartial user.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 11 June 2013 - 08:15 AM, said:

That irritating stupid thing YouTube have been doing has popped up again, an annoying popup box pops up if you try to post a comment, "Get a better name on youTube! Now you can switch to using your real name!" Why would anyone want to do that, and why would they think that anyone would see that as an advantage?

Because Big Brother O. wants to know you. Or was that a trick question?

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:11 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 24 June 2013 - 02:21 AM, said:

People might actually respect each other more if dealing with 'James McPenny' rather than 'BadBoyJ-2001' and the racial and homophobic insults will drop when users have to use there real names. Like many things in life the fun of many is ruined by the idiocy of the few.

Of course, people would naturally take a step back and Think for a moment Before posting or Writing a comment or whatnot. And just like you said, it is unfortunately the few that does ruin it for the many. But in so many ways, you can also destroy your real name if you choose to use it - I mean, if you put forward a theory or just say something that wasn't phrased in a correct way. Or perhaps a simple joke that someone didn't really get.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:41 PM

This is the guff, i find here --> https://support.goog...r/2663685?hl=en , that the mighty Gargle corporation give us:

"Now we're bringing Google-wide identities to YouTube. In the past, YouTube usernames were specific only to YouTube. As we continue to build new features for YouTube, having a public identity that's consistent across Google will allow us to improve sharing, content distribution, content discovery, channel management, and more. This public identity is managed through Google+."

Why the hell do they assume that everyone would want a "public identity that's consistent across Google"? Most people think of YoTube and Google and gmail & so on as quite seperate things. Why would i want a "public identity" at all? I reckon it's all just a scam to get more people to sign up to that Google+ thing, whatever that's supposed to be about.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

I've more or less stopped using YouTube now, and the new-ish layout doesn't help.

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