Hi. Happy 41414 (4/14/14) coming on Monday!
This request for help might be "long" according to some people, but it all needs to be here in order for you to understand what my problem is and therefore what I need help with. OK?
Okay, so... how do I change which of my pages is the main account page, or in other words, change ownership between the main page and one of its subpages (which of course means they're both using the same e-mail address), so that I can then at least remove the unwanted page and not harm any of my YouTube comments and videos?
Okay, a while back in the YouTube, during the beginnings of forced connection to g+ if we wanted to still be able to make comments in the YT, I somehow ended up having to make this new g+ account, and your system kept trying to get me to use my real name, Mike Christensen, instead of my original channel name.
Several times I took the option of having it go back to using my original YouTube user name, "MaxxFordham," and then after a while it finally stuck! But then the option of changing your user/channel name came along, and I wanted to change it to "Maxx Fordham."
However, when I tried to change my user name from "MaxxFordham" to "Maxx Fordham," instead of that really happening, your system made me a new g+ page and a new YT channel called "Maxx Fordham." It also removed the video thumbnail that I had set as my channel's profile picture, and I had to go in and manually set that back up (using a longer process than before).
When I first tried to use the YouTube as "Maxx Fordham," I was shocked to see that there were no videos and no comments. But then I discovered that I could relog in and then use the YT as "MaxxFordham" and I was back to normal--at least there.
But then every time I tried to log in, I would get faced with the 2 options, and if I don't want a second page, that extra login option is annoying. And then now my original g+ page name/YouTube channel name and this new name have somehow changed places--I mean in such a way that the new name is the new "owner" and that the original name is just another page.
So sometimes when I click on "Reply" from my YouTube e-mail notifications, I'm logged in as using the new, empty channel instead of my old familiar one that I had already been making the comments with! Even THIS comment is being made with this new "owner" because I couldn't force the system to let me make this posting with old-familiar. WHY not?
I'm tired of that clutter and weird operation. So now I've tried transferring the ownership of my main g+ page--the account in general but with the new name, "Maxx Fordham"--to (or back to?) the subpage--I mean make them switch places back or whatever--so that I can have the "Maxx Fordham" identity as the subpage and then delete it safely (I mean so that the deletion won't harm any of my videos or comments over at the YouTube).
And THEN, now that, if I understand correctly, you can change the main page's name or the name of the account in general instead of just adding a page with the new name, that will be my next step, and I will change that from "MaxxFordham" to "Maxx Fordham." But first, how do I swap them and then safely remove the extra page?
I've already set "MaxxFordham," the page I want to keep, as a manager and then waited the 2 weeks, but there's no button that I can click on in the "Managers" window that will allow me to actually transfer the ownership. This is driving me nuts! So what do I do now?
Happy 41414 coming on Monday, and then happy Easter soon!