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Heads up for accounts with Business names as your Google+ NAME here:

1. It's not allowed.
2. When you comment or plus something, it's the same as spamming your Business in someone else's post. Personal Profiles here are just that. Personal profiles. Not business profiles.
3. I will block and report you if you circle me or comment on my posts. My Google+ will not be your Billboard for advertising.

Wait until Google+ opens up to businesses and brands in whatever format they will be allowed. And I suspect it won't include the ability to spam. For now, put your business info in the employment section if you wish.

I'm here to enjoy Google+ and not spend all day blocking and reporting Businesses, both legit and not so legit to keep spam out of my posts. AND... It's Google's policy so you'll have to take it up with them.
See Google+'s Name policy here:

http://www.google.com/support/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1228271
Google+ makes connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world. Because of this, it’s important to use your common name so that the people you want to connect wit
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Agreed...I removed google + from my marketing plans till it opens for business.
 
That policy is tainted by evil
 
The policy is not evil, Mr. O'Bob. It's what you agreed to.
 
I don't even care about the policy so much as I care about MY policy and mine is not to be used as a billboard.
 
The policy is evil, +Rich Miller it is racist and oppressive. These facts have actually been demonstrated. If plus comes out of beta testing without fixing it, I'll be gone.
 
+Bob O'Bob I just read the full policy, after reading Linda's. Care to explain how any of that is racist and oppressive? I hang out with a lot of people of different nationalities and races, in person, here and elsewhere online. And I see nothing racist or oppressive in the stated policies.
 
The name policy has nothing to do with race, creed, color, sex, etc. It's a NAME policy. Everyone has a name.
 
+Linda Lawrey I agree. But I'm curious as to how anyone can consider that racist or oppressive. And I'm waiting to see how he shows that it's been proven.
 
One thing that I learned in the Army is that if you don't do as commanded there would be no excuse*. There had better be a valid reason. The race, creed statement is an excuse. There is no reasoning to that kind of statement. If there's a reply it will only be a restatement of their lame excuses.
 
The enforcement has been racist and oppressive. If you don't know this already, you haven't been paying attention. The search term (go ahead, use Google) is "nymwars"
 
+Bob O'Bob the nymwar "meme" doesn't interest me. Businesses using their Business names here to spam me does.
 
+Bob O'Bob I've read a few. I can see how there's a double standard between celebs using stage names and "regular" folks using "real" names. But I still see nothing racist or oppressive. And most of the posts make one similar comment. If you don't like the policy, you have the option of not using the service.

+Linda Lawrey I'm not sure I 100% agree with your thoughts. I'm going to have to think about that. But I do think that, if posting or commenting using a business name negatively effects your G+ experience, then you should be free to fix that by uncircling, blocking, etc.
 
+bill kraski, policy governs how when businesses will be here.
 
ok i understand the rule but, this email account if for my business. representing and used by multiple people. how do i get a blogger account using the business name. not my personal name?
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