Although I mainly like google, especially for their Android stuff, I also must say I really really dislike their account managment. About a year ago, I installed google talk. For that you needed google mail. My common nicks where all taken, so I picked a stupid one. After using google talk a bit, I tried to disable it…no chance. I had a hard time finding the delete button of the google mail account too…but somehow I managed to do it. Everyting fine again.
Last weekend I logged into Android Market on a mobile phone and somehow the old stupid email nick got activated again. And not that that would have been enough, it also replaced my google account name, showing up in e.g. all the google code pages…that sucks hard! Again I tried deleting or deactivating all the apps which use the name (google mail and talk) – with partial success. Yesterday evening, my old nick appeared on google code again. Today, the stupid one once more…and now after some more clicking around – nearly getting crazy – the old one again.
We’ll see how tomorrow turns out…way to go!