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Maybe this is why my portal appeals get ignored....
 
Why Your Community Posts Might Be Flagged As Spam

Many people ask why their posts to Google+ communities are flagged as spam by the Google+ spam filters. Google doesn't share details about how the spam filters work (because that would make it easy for spammer to stay just on the legal side of what the filters would block and annoy us all), but we know -- or at least believe we know -- a few things based on observation:

* Identical or substantially similar posts shared or reshared with multiple communities are more likely to be flagged as spam, especially if they are shared/reshared  within a relatively short period of time. To avoid this, I recommend never sharing similar material to more than three communities within about a two-hour period.

* Posts which contain only links or links with only a minimal amount additional information (also known as "link litter") appear to have a higher probability of being flagged as spam. Such posts violate the rules in many communities. As an aside, there are also strong indications that posts like that also have an extremely low click-through rate.

* Posts which are identical or similar to posts that have been removed from multiple communities for violating the communities' rules appear to have a higher probability of being flagged as spam. It is extremely important to become familiar with a community's rules before posting in the community because the rules vary significantly between communities, and a pattern of violating the rules in some communities might affect your posts to other communities.

* Posts containing the same link or similar links (e.g., links to other posts in the same blog) as posts which were previously flagged as spam appear to have a higher probability of being flagged as spam.

* Posts which are reshares of non-community public or private posts which were reported as spam appear to have a higher probability of being flagged as spam. Note that selecting the option for email notification when sharing non-community posts can lead people to report the posts as spam because many recipients do not appreciate the unwanted emails. You should virtually never use that option unless people have asked to be notified by email.

* Posts by individuals who have previously been identified as spammers by the spam filters have a higher probability of being flagged as spam. If you get indications that your posts are being flagged as spam, it is best to review and change your posting habits promptly. The longer you persist in the same behavior, the longer the spam filters appear to treat you as a spammer. In serious cases, it can even lead to your account being suspended or revoked. 

What happens if your community posts are flagged as spam
When the Google+ spam filters flag a post as spam, it is held in a moderation queue which is only visible to the community's moderators. The moderators then have three options: Approve, which makes the post visible to all community members; Remove, which removes the post from the community; or to Remove, Report, and Ban, which removes the post from the community, reports it to Google, and removes the user from the community. Banned members cannot join the community again unless and until a moderator removes the ban.

#GooglePlus   #GooglePlusTips   #GooglePlusCommunities  
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Type: Rejected new submission
Name: Alpha Zeta Fraternity
Location: 40.795395, -77.868023

Portal is Morrill Chapter of Alpha Zeta at Penn State founded in 1898 http://agsci.psu.edu/clubs/az/penn-state-chapter  It is the second chapter of the fraternity founded in 1898.
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The debate over the proposed development, the Cottages at State College, boiled over Thursday at the State College Borough Water Authority’s monthly meeting.
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 Type of appeal: Rejected new submission
Location: 40.523595, -75.871644
Name: Virginville Community Fire Company

Street view: https://goo.gl/maps/kFYZh
Portal has a rich history as described on their website: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/FireCo/cfcv33/Pages/Fire-Company-History.aspx 

Portal does not interfere with operations which can be seen in the street view provided.
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Specify the type of appeal: Rejected new submission

Include Portal title/location:  Triangle Fraternity 40.794672, -77.858271

Streetview: https://goo.gl/maps/2GD9Z

Reason for appeal: This portal (http://www.psutriangle.org/ ) is a local chapter of a national organization ( http://triangle.org/ )  which has been a part of Penn State since 1926 and has a long local history http://www.psutriangle.org/local-history.html
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+NIA Ops do I need to resubmit portals that are in the retired class that haven't gotten a tag?
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Include Portal title/location: Paterno Sculpture 40.798308,-77.865719

It should be renamed to "Stacks"

There's a photo sphere of the portal showing the plaque with the name "Stacks" if you look down: https://plus.google.com/+SamSeidel/posts/F2oAzBbe8vf

It should be named Stacks

Also, it is documented on the Penn State University web site that the name is Stacks: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/infosvcs/art/stacks_sculpture.html
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Include Portal title/location: "Currently named Paterno Sculpture" 40.798308,-77.865719

There is a photo-sphere of the portal showing the plaque with the name "Stacks" if you look down at the following link: https://plus.google.com/+SamSeidel/posts/F2oAzBbe8vf

Also, it is documented on the Penn State University web site that the name is Stacks: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/infosvcs/art/stacks_sculpture.html
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Type: Rejected new submission
Name: Virginville Hotel
Location: 40.524298, -75.873396

Reason: Historic, quoting from website: 

http://www.virginvillehotel.com/about.htm

"The Virginville Hotel is the last remaining “public house” in a town that once had three such places where residents could eat, drink and be merry. The hotel began in 1885, started by Eli Hein, who called it the Mansion House."
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+NIA Ops +Andrew Riley (Drew3rdof3) Am i doing something wrong? My portal appeals keep getting ignored.
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+Ron Rossman Jr Yes some of them have that tilt shift photography ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt%E2%80%93shift_photography ) sort of feel.  I'm using google's camera with the lens blur feature ( http://www.guidingtech.com/28714/get-most-google-camera-lens-blur/ ).  It isn't as good as real bokeh but it helps make the subject stand out more in the photos.  Most of these cell phone cameras have a small aperture creating a huge depth of field so everything is in focus which creates cluttered images.  The blurring helps that somewhat...
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Specify the type of appeal: Rejected Edit
Include Portal title/location: Paterno Sculpture 40.798308,-77.865719

There's a photo sphere of the portal showing the plaque with the name "Stacks" if you look down: https://plus.google.com/+SamSeidel/posts/F2oAzBbe8vf

It should be named Stacks

Also, it is documented on the Penn State University web site that the name is Stacks: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/infosvcs/art/stacks_sculpture.html
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2002
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