What changed since last time?
I am no longer using Categories, they are broken. Multiple posts to Categories get collapsed. They are not visible on iOS or mobile at all. They hardly show up in the 'All' stream. If you ever delete a Category, all posts in it are being deleted instead of being moved to 'Public' or another Category.
If you wanted parts of my content, but not all of it - I am sorry. I tried but the system is too broken.
This is a support post. If you have questions, ask them in the comments below. I will try to answer, and I may or may not delete question and answers after some time, depending on the permanent value of our conversation for other readers.
I am German, and I am posting a lot of content in german language. Some posts are in english, but overall I am convinced that there is a sufficient amount of english content on Google plus, so I do see no pressing need to add to that.
I am at the moment working on Openstack at SysEleven, an ecommerce hosting company in Berlin, Germany. I used to work at Booking.com in Amsterdam working on databases, at MySQL AB as a consultant, at web.de in Karlsruhe as a Security Engineer and at NetUSE AG in Kiel in various roles. I wrote Linux HOWTO documents, contributed to PHP, Spamassassin and many other projects. I do speak on conferences.
I am a high volume poster. Many of the posts are reshares. If you are new to Google plus, and follow me that may mean I am about to spam your stream.
You did delete my comment
I probably did.
I have a lot of followers, and many read the comments. I want to make that a worthwhile experience. So a comment that does not contribute to a meaningful discussion is likely to be deleted - 'me too', 'awesome post', 'haha funny' is likely to go.
I don't hate you, and I didn't dislike your comment. I just thought that it was a waste of time for some 50k+ other people, because it was redundant. Don't take it personally. You can always reshare my article and comment on it in your stream (and post a link to that as a comment to my article, explaining and inviting people to come over, I will never delete that).
I am a customer of http://friendsplus.me, and I am using that to reshare stuff to Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. You can follow me there, but discussion happens here. My identities on other social services are presence and reshare only, I do not really exist as a person over there.
PS Saw your pin and tried it
You can only pin one post
If you pin a post in a collection then it will not show the pin but the collection icon