New youtube members no longer get an username. So I think we should decide on providing different ways to access their profile.https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/XGtGWbDErr4 wrote: A YouTube channel, strictly speaking, no longer HAS a "username" as such. Now it is the custom URL which is being referred to and not the title (the name with the space is a title). If you cannot use the bits from after com/channel/ in the channel's URL try giving your YouTube channel a custom URL in YouTube settings / Advanced.
So these are the three different ways i can access my channel by...
Custom URL: http://www.youtube.com/c/DragosValentinRădulescu
Channel URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIICe ... ks6-uYxIYw
OldUser URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/RDWWWWWW
As we already had the user system added into 3.1, even if it was a short while... I was thinking to provide checkboxes for this profile to specify what data was inserted into the youtubefield to know how to threat it...
Edit: Also, GooglePlus has two ways of loading a profile. By ID, as it is implemented in phpbb. And there is also the custom username you can choose.
The custom username you choose is also used on youtube. If you browse to my channel, http://plus.google.com/108546038125632351646, you get redirected to the custom url. https://plus.google.com/+DragosValentinRădulescu/. It took me a while to see that my id is only placed on my username in posts i made. People are used to just copy the data from their url. Not to hunt around for the id...
Soo.. this is messed up.... (Thank you Google. Couldnt have simply added one standard method)
I will leave it on the pros to decide how to sort this out.... But i think checkboxes that specify if you enter an id or custom username would be best.