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Nov 15, 2022 - 7:38:27 PM
4527 posts since 10/13/2005

It looks like you can't use YouTube anymore unless you "sign in?" Is this just a temporary hiccup? Is signing in signing up to be spammed in perpetuity? If so I guess YouTube is over for me. banjered

Nov 15, 2022 - 8:04:20 PM

2240 posts since 11/17/2018

I am able to use it without signing in.

Post the link to the video.

Edited by - OldNavyGuy on 11/15/2022 20:05:08

Nov 15, 2022 - 9:07:21 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

67776 posts since 10/5/2013

If you use the app you don’t have to sign in,, but if I search for a video I have to sign in only if I want to give it a “like” or make a comment, & I also have to unmute it.  Not sure how that all works.


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 11/15/2022 21:10:59

Nov 16, 2022 - 4:34:18 AM

banjoy

USA

10819 posts since 7/1/2006

I just tried YouTube on a browser that I've never used to log in before, and it seems to work fine, I can browse and view videos without being logged in. As Chuck says above, as long as I don't try to do something that requires me to be logged in.

What is YouTube doing to you / trying to force you to do?

Nov 16, 2022 - 6:40:53 AM

15116 posts since 10/30/2008

I use YouTube every day and never have to sign in. Try recreating your link.

Nov 16, 2022 - 8:32:34 AM

4665 posts since 5/29/2011

I can browse YouTube, but the site won't let me sign in. It keeps sending a text message to my phone with a confirmation number that I am supposed to enter to verify who I am. I haven't got the same phone number that I had when I created the account 14 years ago and I can't change the phone number on my account until I sign in.

Nov 16, 2022 - 9:24:01 AM
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3016 posts since 4/5/2006

It seems whenever you visit any site, from a different device, you'll get that flak the next time you visit that site from one of your other devices.  Not sure if it's device or location dependent, or both! All I can say is, it's irritating as all get out. For a while, YouTube video's would not even load, on my laptop. Turned out to be a windows issue. (shut it down every night) Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Nov 16, 2022 - 11:10:45 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26643 posts since 6/25/2005

I use one site that won’t recognize my iMac vey time Apple tweaks the OS. That’s sloppy programming.

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 11/16/2022 11:17:50

Nov 16, 2022 - 12:27:08 PM

2240 posts since 11/17/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I use one site that won’t recognize my iMac vey time Apple tweaks the OS. That’s sloppy programming.


Actually, it isn't.

Same thing happens with Windows.

The reason is security...someone trying to log in as you from an "unrecognized" device.

A new IP address will usually trigger verification as well.

If you are using two-factor authentication, a code is sent to your phone (or email) as part of determining "you are actually you".

Nov 16, 2022 - 12:29:51 PM
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4527 posts since 10/13/2005

Well after 4-5 days of a white screen and a message to sign in (or else) YT seems to be back to its normal. I've worked out a clawhammer rendition of "Old Mote Picking on a Banjo" and I wanted to see how it was "supposed-to-be-done" and now things come up with YT normal results. Weird! I'll chalk it up to a YT "hiccup." banjered

Nov 16, 2022 - 2:26:16 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

26643 posts since 6/25/2005

quote:
Originally posted by OldNavyGuy
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I use one site that won’t recognize my iMac vey time Apple tweaks the OS. That’s sloppy programming.


Actually, it isn't.

Same thing happens with Windows.

The reason is security...someone trying to log in as you from an "unrecognized" device.

A new IP address will usually trigger verification as well.

If you are using two-factor authentication, a code is sent to your phone (or email) as part of determining "you are actually you".

 

 

 


Then the problem may be that whoever writes the message I get is imprecise. The message says the site does not recognize my device--not that it does not recognize my OS. My device has a serial number. It is unchanged. If the site/program don't mean "device," then don't use that term.

@OldNavyGuy

Nov 16, 2022 - 2:45:26 PM

2240 posts since 11/17/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers
quote:
Originally posted by OldNavyGuy
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers

I use one site that won’t recognize my iMac vey time Apple tweaks the OS. That’s sloppy programming.


Actually, it isn't.

Same thing happens with Windows.

The reason is security...someone trying to log in as you from an "unrecognized" device.

A new IP address will usually trigger verification as well.

If you are using two-factor authentication, a code is sent to your phone (or email) as part of determining "you are actually you".

 

 

 


Then the problem may be that whoever writes the message I get is imprecise. The message says the site does not recognize my device--not that it does not recognize my OS. My device has a serial number. It is unchanged. If the site/program don't mean "device," then don't use that term.

@OldNavyGuy


It depends on what the site uses as identifiers...

It is normally what kind of device, what OS and version, what IP address.

Someone is trying to access the site with a device, so generically it's correct.
 

Nov 16, 2022 - 4:23:04 PM

jwold

USA

1216 posts since 7/21/2004

I noticed this as well the other day when doing a search...I had a blank white screen. Looks like it's working and back to normal now...

Nov 16, 2022 - 4:41:50 PM

chuckv97

Canada

67776 posts since 10/5/2013

YT has lots of hiccups. I’m building up a channel and my views and watch-time numbers sometimes get screwy,,, after half a day or so they get corrected.

Nov 17, 2022 - 12:39:43 PM

1009 posts since 2/21/2011

Become a premium member, no ads all troubles go away.

Nov 18, 2022 - 9:39:44 PM

4665 posts since 5/29/2011

quote:
Originally posted by 1xsculler

Become a premium member, no ads all troubles go away.


It is impossible to become a premium member if the site won't let you login in the first place. In today's world people sometimes change cell phones and numbers. YouTube doesn't allow for that. They keep sending the text to an old phone number that I haven't had for ten years, and they won't let me change the number in my contact information until I enter the code that has been texted to the old number. That doesn't make sense.

Nov 18, 2022 - 11:00:47 PM
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banjoy

USA

10819 posts since 7/1/2006

Culloden

Since YouTube is a google property, then this same issue should be affecting your google email account. If you go through the Account Recovery Process to reclaim your gmail account (google it), it will spill over to your YouTube account as well.

That process offers ways to reclaim your gmail account without the old phone number. Once you successfully jump through those hoops, you'll have access to your YT account again.

Or so they say. Good luck.

Nov 19, 2022 - 3:39:58 PM

1009 posts since 2/21/2011

Can’t offer much but I spend half my life in YT on my iPhone, which I change every year, and on my wife’s iPad and, as a premium member, I have no issues!

Nov 21, 2022 - 4:40:58 AM

4665 posts since 5/29/2011

I can't sign in to Google either. I use Yahoo for my e-mail, so I use Google very little.
I have gotten too old and short tempered to jump through hoops so I will just have to browse YouTube without signing in.

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