Merge two accounts? Tie my google account to my existing account....

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Merge two accounts? Tie my google account to my existing account.... pileot 2/21/10 7:17 PM

Before youtube allowed useres to log in with google i had an account with a hotmail e-mail address.
 
Since then, i have ditched the hotmail account and switched everything over to my gmail account.
 
 
 
 
The problem comes when i came to start uploading videos i didnt realize i was logging in with my gmail account, as i had forgotten about the hotmail one. All my videos appear under "Pileot2" where i wanted them under "Pileot". I can't rename the accounts, i can't delete the "Pileot" account because it will remain. And it is a pain for me to upload to the "Pileot" account because its not tied to my google account, which im always logged in on.
 
 
Can someone at Youtube please either A) remove the Pileot username from the database and rename "Pileot2" to "Pileot" (you will see both use my same e-mail address, or B) offer some advice how to fix this?
 
 
 
I did not ask to have two accounts, it just happened, why should i now have people looking for "Pileot" to get videos i upload and they can't find them because of a problem on Youtube's end?
Re: Merge two accounts? Tie my google account to my existing account.... JDoors 2/22/10 1:39 PM
Far as I can see, you will have to continue logging out of Google to access the YouTube account not linked to it.
Re: Merge two accounts? Tie my google account to my existing account.... pileot 2/22/10 1:48 PM
well i can access my "Pileot2" account automatically since its tied to my google account, so thats likely what im going to continue using, but it just doesnt make sense to me why someone at youtube can't delete the Pileot username (or rename it Pileot2) and make my main account (Pileot2) be "Pileot".


I also remember when i first made my account you could change usernames (or am i misremembering?), but that doesnt seem to be the case anymore. And i can;t delete the account because the username still remains. 


I wonder.... if i get the Pileot account banned.... could i then have Pileot2 renamed to Pileot?
Re: Merge two accounts? Tie my google account to my existing account.... JDoors 2/22/10 2:30 PM
You could never change usernames, that was locked in from the start (names are tied to a TON of data and changing it all every time someone changes their mind would be next to impossible).
 
Closing an account (or getting is closed) is never a solution to anything. They retain permanent records of the data used for the account (for accountability, security and other reasons), so anything that's causing you trouble now will still cause you trouble even if the account is closed.