E-Safety Warning: Google+ and YouTube
First off, I generally try (key word try) to keep aliases and my real name separate, hence why I have a YouTube account that was made under a very old alias and never libked to my real name.
When Google+ and YouTube merged I figured I may as well link as the merger had been on the horizon for some time. I didn't realise the ramifications of this until today when I did a sweep of my Google+ profile, something that to Google's credit I never really had to do before as it was always pretty tight and well designed. Unfortunately there is a link that points to the YouTube channel that I don't want on there since it shows my old alias and I'd rather not link any of them to my name, as is good practice when working in a school.
No matter what I do, I cannot remove this link from my profile. It is in the links box and even editing the permissions to every item in this box to Private will not remove the link. The channel contains videos revealing all of my gamertags and aliases in the footage and a video of a somewhat rude snow sculpture someone made in the area (which happens to be my most popular video, wonder why!). And I cannot hide it short of destroying my Google+ page or YouTube channel.
Google have really screwed up. And of course, making either the Google+ profile or YouTube channel under alias (which I would have done when Google+ first came in) is also explicitly banned.
As an update, I followed a procedure Google recommended on YouTube to disconnect the account and create a channel linked to a page instead. All is good so far. I now cannot access that page as the page has no connections to my Google account. It also nags me to use YouTube as me and has wiped all of my videos and subscriptions. Attempting to log-in as the page channel automatically fails.
This system is completely shot!