How I ended up with 1.5 Google accounts
|Fun fact, this was actually the first console game I ever played, and after playing at a friend's house, I convinced my parents to buy a Wii.|
|This is probably what I saw, but it's been so long I don't really remember.|
|You should really migrate your email from Yahoo to some other service.|
|This URL doesn't exist anymore, and changed several times before it was removed. I pulled this screenshot from an old forum thread where I made a very misguided attempt at defending Google+.|
This isn't what it originally looked like, though, nor is it the original URL.
The first thing I tried was GMail. It directed me to a page about upgrading to GMail, which was when I found out that GMail hadn't always existed at the same time as Google accounts. It let me pick my own email address, but I've always been bad at deciding such things, so I used my channel's custom URL. Surprise! I now had a second GMail account, owned by the LB Google+ page, which was also owned by my personal Google+ page. Most other Google services worked too, including an extra 15GB of free Google Drive space.
It used to be that the LB profile would use my avatar, but that functionality broke at some point.
|I see this robot a lot.|
As far as I can tell, the functionality I used to create the LB Google account no longer exists - instead, YouTube and Google+ just have better support for switching between multiple channels/pages owned by a single Google account. I'm not sure how much longer the LB Google account will continue to exist, but so far it's holding up fine.
This used to say LB725C back in the day.
Notice that this page actually shows both custom URLs for some reason.