Sunday, 27 November 2011

Do you know anyone who uses Google Plus?

Google+ was introduce several months ago and I decided to make an account. For some reason I got suspended. This is what it says when I try to enter my Google Plus page. I think it is funny and I would like to make some comments between the lines.

Your profile is suspended

That is strange because Facebook never suspended my account. I thought that Google+ was competing with facebook? I have a ton of friends I don't know on facebook but they don't mind being friends with me and I have never been suspended. Take a look at my facebook LOL!

After reviewing your profile, we determined that the name provided violates the Google+ Names Policy.

I am sorry but I don't have time to read the policies.

While suspended, you will not be able to make full use of Google services that require an active profile, such as Google+, Buzz, Reader, and Picasa. This will not prevent you from using other Google services, like Gmail.

I must be honest and admit that Gmail is a great product from Google because of it's ability to filter spam (which probably costs Google a lot in technology) and my hat is off to the Gmail team. As for Buzz, Reader and Picassa I probably use them once every few years so who cares.

If you changed your name in accordance with our policies, please submit an appeal and we will review your profile again.

My name whoisbid is my social network Blog identity. I am not going to change it for Google Plus. Every other Blog/Social Network allows me to use this name. If I change my name, I will ruin my identity. Why doesn't Google let certain people have their names? Why is Google allowed to keep their name as their identity and I am not?

If you believe that your profile has been suspended in error, please submit your profile for reconsideration.

This takes some time to do. I can't be bothered. If Google+ ever becomes valuable to me I consider it but right now I don't have the time. I thought I was doing Google a favor by joining and contributing but obviously not.

Your profile will be reviewed again and re-enabled if it complies with the Google+ Names Policy. Reviews are usually completed within a few days.
We're sorry for the inconvenience.

I honestly believe it was a bot that disabled my account. A bot cannot really be sorry and does not have feelings. What do think the chances are of being re-instated if I write back and tell G+ that "whoisbid" is my social network identity and for all intents and purposes it is the name by which I go by on the internet?

We understand that Google+ may not be for everyone at this time. We'd be sad to see you go, but if you do choose to leave, make a copy of your Google+ data first. Then, click here to disable Google+.