Then I logged on and found this:
So comments coming IN to my YouTube account won’t show up in my YouTube INBOX? This was never a perfect system, half the comments never hit the inbox in the first place but now “most” are going somewhere else. And why “most,” instead of all?
Have I got this right? To moderate comments I need to log in to Google+ to see the comment notifications then click through to YouTube to approve or decline? For each comment? Where’s the logic?
Since my personal YouTube and Google+ are already linked, I didn’t realize the full ramifications until I logged into another YouTube channel I moderate – linking is no longer an option – it’s required.
And now I see people saying that a Google+ login is required just to leave a comment on a video.
Again I say, what is Google thinking?
oh lovely. i've been forced to sign up for google plus just to see my youtube comments. can't wait till youtube gets renamed "googletube"
— Bronte (@brontebird) November 7, 2013
I wouldn’t be surprised.
I’m also fond of this comment:
"Hey, you got your Google Plus on my Youtube comments!" "No, you got your Youtube comments on my Google Plus!" What.
— LegendaryChozo (@ChozoRama) November 7, 2013
A large number of Tweeters see the move as a form of extortion – use Google+ or you’ll never see your YouTube comments again! It’s bad enough when you’re one person with one YouTube account, but for people and businesses with multiple accounts and multiple moderators, it’s a nightmare
I’m hoping that a week from now, it will all be over. YouTube will realize allowing people who don’t actually use the site to make decisions was a bad idea and they’ll defer to the die-hard YouTubers who have been keeping the site alive with their content and comments.
To quote my favorite song from Lil’ Abner, please put ‘em back the way they was!