Hmmm. It seems one has to know the “secret” email address that is assigned to you on your G+ account (which is automatically assigned to your YouTube account) in order to get anywhere with YouTube. WHO KNEW?! Not many people! Here’s the text from the dark, dank, dreary bowels of YouTube:
The YouTube Team”
So, YouTube admits it made the wrong call. What a bunch of bunk. But what a lesson. 3rd Planet will never again rely on YouTube for anything but internet visibility.