Google asks YouTube commenters to stand up and be counted

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  1. Blackened

    Blackened ayy lmao

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    Wow. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/24/google_youtube_comments/
    What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. It happened to me the other day, I chose to remain anonymous for the fact I don't want my full name out everywhere on the internet. I like my privacy.
     
  3. Blackened

    Blackened ayy lmao

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    "sadly no, because i'm an immature coward." Seriously?
     
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  4. Filip

    Filip Not Robert. LPA Contributor

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    Meh. I've been on YT for more than 3 years with a username. I won't change it.

    Also, YouTube's comments are a bunch of idiots arguing. Why embarrass yourself?
     
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  5. Gloomy Mushroom

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    "Hey do you know you have your own youtube channel?"

    FUCK OFF YOUTUBE.

    :facepalm:
     
  6. Blackened

    Blackened ayy lmao

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  7. I assume you're talking about me here?
     
  8. Blackened

    Blackened ayy lmao

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    No, on the site, under the picture it says that.
     
  9. tbh I didn't look, and wasn't sure so I thought I'd ask :)
     
  10. Filip

    Filip Not Robert. LPA Contributor

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    Oh yeah, I got that message a couple days ago...

    I was like:

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  11. Erica

    Erica Grab your hammer and heels LPA Über VIP

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    I stopped commenting on YouTube a while ago. It's pointless and total troll land.
     
  12. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. With adorable feet. LPA Contributor

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    I actually don't mind seeing my name online, after all I'm not the only person in the world who has it.
     
  13. Filip

    Filip Not Robert. LPA Contributor

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  14. Xero21

    Xero21 I was Ree's 100th follower on Twitter.

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    Well, I like it. Especially since it isn't compulsory.

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  15. Will

    Will bread crumbs & white stones LPA Addicted VIP

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    I don't understand why it's a big deal, since it's not a requirement.
     
  16. Elaine

    Elaine The One They Call Elaine. LPA VIP

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    What gets me is the limited 'reasons' you have to give them for not wanting to use your real name. Without a "I LIKE PRIVACY" option.

    Yeeah.
     
  17. Xero21

    Xero21 I was Ree's 100th follower on Twitter.

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    It is a bit strange that people would feel that "privacy" now includes leaving messages where everyone can see them as a private act. Seems like a bit of an oxymoron.
     
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  18. Elaine

    Elaine The One They Call Elaine. LPA VIP

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    It's leaving messages under your real name and not a username. My point still stands.
     
  19. Xero21

    Xero21 I was Ree's 100th follower on Twitter.

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    My point is that no one or no thing, not the Constitution or any law, ever really permits privacy in a public domain as far as I know. If you are buying something in a store, you have to comply if the store wants to see your identification. You can be stopped, questioned, and arrested if you're doing something suspicious in public. If it's in your own home, a warrant is required. There are different standards.

    Likewise, if leaving comments on youtube videos is public (and it is), what gives anyone the right to also demand anonymity?
     

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