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The amount of asking by Google has gone from OK to downright annoying. 
 
Dear Googles:  Stop Asking

That's the search.

Interesting ... results.

https://plus.google.com/s/dear%20googles%20stop%20asking

I was actually looking for my own post, but turned up rather more, going back a long way.  There's simply no way Google can claim they didn't see this coming.


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Stop asking this stupid $(EXPLETIVE) $(EXPLETIVE) question.

Dear Google, where is the option for "I don't want to publish any more of my personal details here, so stop asking me to 'complete my profile'"?

Dear Googles:  No, I don't want to provide yet more personal content on your properties.  Stop asking me

Dear Google: Stop asking me for my cell phone # every time I sign in. I'm NOT giving it to you!

That is all.

Dear Google: Stop asking me to enable effing Google chat. It IS enabled.
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Dear google plus,
Please stop asking me to add my birthday to complete my profile.  I'm not interested in adding my birthdate (or any other question the bank may ask me to confirm my identity) to my online profile, anywhere.


Dear Google,

No you can not has my phone number. Stop. Asking.

Please stop asking me to add people back and suggesting people for me to add to my circles. You have set it up so that i can only circle 5000 people and there is no way that i can circle back everyone who has circled me. 


DEAR GOOGLE PLUS STOP ASKING ME TO ENABLE CHAT! I'VE SAID YES LIKE 100 TIMES!


Dear google. STOP FUCKING ASKING ME FOR MY PHONE NUMBER EVERY FUCKING TIME I LOG IN. no means NO. diaf, me.

Dear Google, please stop asking for my mobile phone number. There is no way I'm giving that number to you.
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Dear Google plus, 
Please stop asking for my phone number. That's not the type of relationship we have!!!!


Dear Google. I dont have a phone. Stop asking me to add one.
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Dear Google, I am not giving you my phone number. Stop asking.
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Dear Google

I would very much like it if you stopped asking me to switch to the new look. I tried it - you must be aware of that - and switched back. Every time since that you've asked me to switch, I turn you down. Why don't you take a hint? It feels like I am being stalked.


Dear google plus- stop asking me for more personal information.  You've already forced me to change my name to something more "acceptable" to you, and anything else you need you can just pick off the feed you supplied to the NSA.



Dear Google+: Stop asking me to enable Google Chat every time I visit the G+ home page. Or provide a 'Cancel and stop asking me' button.


Dear Google Plus:

I love you, but stop asking me for my birthday.  It's rude!  What's next, my weight?

Dear Google,
Can you please stop asking me to "Find friends"... i don't have any and the previous ones only ever lost me money so have reason to want to find anymore! :p


Dear Google. I am not giving you my cell number . Please stop asking.
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Dear Google:
Stop annoying me about adding my phone. I already told you no. Asking if I'm sure is a little pushy. Not sure if you know this, but there are other ways to get my email.



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Agreed. 
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Quality of Portals and Moderation
The overall quality of portals has decreased and there are numerous bad portals making it through the submission process. I'd like to suggest that we fix this by introducing moderators to areas. 

Though in the past there were portal shortages, there is now a plethora of low quality portals. For example, some portals have obvious misspellings in their names, while others are duplicates whose photos were simply taken at night. A particularly low quality portal in our city is "Richard Nixon" but it is just a photo of a plaque on a government building and has little to do with the former president. (Maybe he was in office at the time the building was created.)

A great deal of fun from Ingress is derived from exploring your own area and seeing statues and other new things you might have missed before. With the low quality portals popping up everywhere, that fun aspect of the game is removed. Additionally, players play differently when the area is saturated with bad portals. If every sign on a block is a portal, it is easier for a player to just place one resonator on each than to coordinate an attack on a high-level portal or build up a level-8 portal. 

I think a neat system could be created where players of a certain level could be nominated or otherwise picked to be moderators. If a portal received too many negative votes from moderators of both factions, it could vanish from the map.

Thoughts? 
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+Brandon Boertje I agree I don't see much malicious activity—I was just unrolling the possibilities. I have seen some un-sportsman like communication in the COMM on occasion, but that's it. The vast majority of Ingress players I've seen are pleasant, happy players. In fact, if I was stuck somewhere like my car / bike broke down, I could probably ask on COMM for help and get it. That's how great I think the community is compared to other games. 
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http://vimeo.com/67160485#

Does a Matrix-bullet-time-style spin of sports plays. 
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pretty cool
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There was one Level 8 in the town that had their name on most of the portals and would re-capture a portal within hours. Enlightened couldn't make ANY headway, despite all of the obvious advice like attacking weak portals and working in teams. That player stops playing and within just a couple of days there are multiple green portals and control fields spanning the city. 

It is impressive to me how well a single player can dominate a city, and the vacuum that is left when they just stop playing for a couple of days. 
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Sounds just like Lincoln, NE. But those fields won't last here. Its hopeless here for Enlightened.
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Suggestions for strategies when your entire city is owned by a single, higher-level player? I've taken portals over, but they are reverted back within the hour usually. The last hold out lasted 48 hrs.
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Patience - lots of it! a good strategy is to take 1 resonator from loads of different portals in one session. Then take out a big central portal. Get that smurf out on the streets - they'll soon decide how big a patch they want to babysit if they are given the run around
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I can't help but read this and get a real cyberpunk vibe. It almost feels like this article has excerpts from Snow Crash 

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/bitcoin-homeless/
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I generally receive five times more email than I send in a month. 
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sigh, mine is prob like ten or fifteen then-its all promotions
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The I <3 this small article on the use of the <3 to replace the word love and why its creator's thoughts on why it resonates with us.  http://blog.expectlabs.com/post/58066959754/when-symbols-turn-into-words
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I always thought <3 looked like a pointy penis...
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I was pretty nervous about the recent updates, but gameplay does seem to be converging into a more back-and-forth and fun style. Of course, it might just be a coincidence.
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Yes, one has to factor out the influence of rule changes, community changes and the general growths of the game (players, portals). I.e. the ugly L1 phase can now be hours and were definately weeks when I was a poor L1 ins a foreign dominated scarce landscape.
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I thought it might have been my connection, so I did a speedtest just now and even with 115mbps down and 60ms ping, the Ingress Intel Map is still has the yellow "Loading Data" text more often than not (-_-) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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I think it just use some optimizations. It feels clunkier, than, say, regular Google Maps
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