Native San Franciscan, adopted Southerner (think I'm still an honorary Texan), self-avowed grump and prop replica geek, watch idiot savant, amateur racetrack rat, gadget freak and closet Luddite, proud papa, flirtatious and elegant gent and notorious slouch. I'm not old enough to say "I'm too old for this ****" yet. I hope.
Thanks to Shar Banning for the inspiration for the following:
If you don't see my +1's it's because I only share those with IRL friends who ask to see them. Ask me. Spoiler: if you don't know me, we haven't interacted face to face or at least online and become acquainted, I won't even acknowledge your request. There are some exceptions, and you people probably already know who you are.
How to change your +1 visibility:
If I had you circled back at one point and you aren't now feel free to message me about it and I'll review that.
If you are circling me for the first time please be aware that I won't circle you back, and may even block you, for one or more of the following reasons:
. You don't have a profile pic or it's a pic of someone or something else.
. You have nothing original in your stream (e.g. inspirational posters, caturday pics, photos that don't belong to you without attribution), nothing more than status updates CC'ed from your Twitter or Facebook feed.
. The only things in your stream are re-shares. See above. (I make exceptions for outstanding art that is attributed to the original author/artist.)
. You have content in your stream that makes me queasy.
. Your content is extremely topical in a topic I don't find interesting, or you're only here to sell stuff that I don't want or have. If you're a company and you're blogging or interacting with us, that's cool.
Things that will get you blocked or muted:
. Commenting on a topic with "Hi how are you?" or any non sequitur instead of just getting involved in the conversation at hand.
. You post spam or chain letter type shit.
. Spamming 2 or more of your blog posts, PARTICULARLY IF THEY ARE NOT NEW. (Yes, people do this.) I won't tolerate you hogging 10 spots on my stream because you're an attention whore.
. Sending me what appears to be a private message but in fact is also sent to everyone in your circles or publicly.
. Evidence of repeated behavior as a jerk.
ATTN. COMMERCIAL COMPANIES: if you "follow" me without any relationship or clear connection to my profession or business, I WILL block/report you for mass subscription. This is a SOCIAL NETWORK, not an advertising channel. Go directly to FB for that, do not pass GO, do not collect $200. If your situation is different, send me a message first.
Things that will get you put in a containment circle:
. I come across +1 spam in my stream from you. (please see above link on details on how to customize your +1 activity)
. Misuse of Google+.
. Abuse of others.
. Stalking me, my posts, anyone in my circles.