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I understand that you have to log in with a Google ID to get access to YouTube video caption translation jobs.  How much more work does doing this make available in the JA>EN pair, would you guys say?

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    drewvfernando

    What exactly do you mean by that? How does one log in with a "Google ID?" Would that be different from the user name/pw that I already have?

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    Lara

    @Blenheim - Hi! I am logged in with my Google ID and have been for months, yet the amount of google / Youtube jobs I have come across has been rather limited. I would say they are rare. They come up on the dashboard sometimes, but it is not definitely a daily or even weekly thing. That doesn't mean there's no jobs at all though, I have worked on a couple Youtubes in the past :)

    @drewvfernando - I do not remember exactly how you log in with the Google ID (will have to check that and if I find out get back to you! or maybe someone else can help) It does not create a different user name or account for you, it just adds the possibility to work on those jobs to your account.

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    richwarm

    @drewvfernando - My understanding is that it works like this:
    The first time you log in to Gengo on a particular computer, you have a choice of logging in with your Gengo ID, or your Google ID.
    (There are two buttons displayed, one for each of these options.)
    After that, browser cookies normally keep you logged in without having to re-enter your username and password.

    If you click on a job that requires login via Google ID, and you have logged in to Gengo using your Gengo ID, at that point you will be asked to log in using your Google ID. (That has been my experience, because I log in to Gengo with my Gengo ID.) If you log in to Gengo with your Google ID, that step would presumably be unnecessary.

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    drewvfernando

    @richwarm

     

    Thanks for the reply. So, if I'm reading you right, these jobs aren't hidden from view but if I tried to start one it would ask me for a Google ID. Is that correct?

     

    Sorry if I'm derailing this post.

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    richwarm

    Yes, that is my understanding, because I recently clicked on a job which required me to enter my Google ID before proceeding. However, I don't think it was a YouTube job. It wasn't identified explicitly as such. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing a YouTube job, despite being quite active as a JA-EN translator over the past 15 months. And that brings the discussion back to the original question (so it's back on the rails:-)

    On the other hand, it occurs to me now that the reason I have never seen a YouTube job could be precisely because I log in to Gengo with my Gengo ID!

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