I received the update notice from +Max Huijgen
and it's great that +Vic Gundotra
responded. But unless many of us make our pain felt, the development team cannot correctly assess whether this is a real problem for users as a whole, or the isolated grumblings of a few of us.
So I encourage every person who is tired of getting shut out of a discussion because the system refuses to follow its own settings to make your voice heard
. Send feedback via the feedback mechanism. Reshare +Marc Jansen
post, or Max's, or mine. Or write your own.
Remember, your audience is different than my audience and the more people we can make aware of the issue and the more people we can get to raise the issue with the Google+ development team, the more they are likely to see it as a real problem.
Note: We have been writing posts about this problem since April 2012...so these kinds of changes require a little bit of team work on everyone's part: users and development team.