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Old January 16th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
CJ Miller
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I am a new user, and this same thing is driving me nuts. Apparently, Google can't tell the difference between a username and an email address, which is really stupid. Say what you mean! When I try logging on to a Google service, it asks explicitly for "username", and when I fill it in and enter it, it adds "" - which of course is not a real address. My new phone, a Casio Commando, does the same thing. What's the point in signing me up with a user name and not letting me use it? So I sign in with my email address, a Hotmail account, and it lets me access YouTube, Google Play, and other services. But on the phone, it just complains and asks for the gmail account. What makes this more annoying is that there are no errors or other helpful feedback to users to explain what they really need. Even if I do make a gmail account to have it done with, I still just spent an hour of rage dealing with this nonsense, which doesn't make for a pleasant first impression on a new user.
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