I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that?

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I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/14/11 10:37 AM
I have had a YouTube username for several years.  I want to keep using it.  People know me by that name.  But, now that I have "upgraded," it doesn't show up -- it is using the username under which I created a Google account for another purpose.

I suppose it is not relevant but I also feel like venting about the fact that Google took it upon itself to not send my Alerts to the business address where I want them, but to my gmail address.  I do not think it is unreasonable to have different addresses for different purposes.  Now I am using additional resources to send the alerts where they belong, and it is annoying.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? PeggyK 11/14/11 11:41 AM
What is the username?

Are you sure you are signing in to YouTube with the right Google account?
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/14/11 3:00 PM
It is the only Google account I have.  They forced me into using it or i would still be signing into YouTube with my Youtube account.  (don't see how the username is relevant so I don't think I will mention it here)

Not to mention, when I got the alert that this message from PeggyK was posted, at my gmail address, and not the address I had used for my YouTube account, and I tried to get to this page, it told me that my username was already taken!  Well, duh, I wasn't trying to start a new account, I was just trying to reach this page. 

This all sucks.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? PeggyK 11/14/11 3:27 PM
What is your channel name?
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/15/11 10:52 AM
I don't have a channel.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? PeggyK 11/15/11 1:10 PM
Sorry for being unclear.  Your channel = YouTube username
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/16/11 9:08 AM
Sorry, don't see how that is relevant :-)
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? PeggyK 11/16/11 1:23 PM
If you'd like assistance, you need to share the details, otherwise there's no way to guess what your situation is.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/16/11 1:49 PM
I've said what the situation is -- now that Google has forced me to connect my YouTube account to my Google account, I can't use my YouTube username anymore -- and I just don't understand why the specific YouTube username is relevant.  The procedure for using it would be the same regardless of the name, wouldn't it?

All I want to know is how to use it again.  Instructions for doing that (if it is possible) must be independent of the name itself!  Thank you.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? PeggyK 11/16/11 2:00 PM
>> now that Google has forced me to connect my YouTube account to my Google account, I can't use my YouTube username anymore

The vast majority of the cases where people post that in the forum here, it turns out that their YouTube username can still be used just fine with an adjustment of the logins.

If you want specific help, then you need to share the details of your situation.

Otherwise, I'd suggest reading other posts in the forum here where people have sorted out similar problems.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/16/11 2:19 PM
That's all I want to know, how to adjust the logins.  You haven't said anything that explains to me why the specific username is needed.  I don't see that it is.  If you can convince me that it is, I will provide it.
Re: I want to keep using my YouTube username -- how do I do that? jvanderkay 11/16/11 2:20 PM
And LOL it is all moot because I just tried again and there I am!  Problem solved.