‘Messing with nature’ is the whole point of medicine, given that it’s nature that cooked up every disease that ever existed.
I'm so glad wrote about this issue! I hope someone does something about it!
#GoogleHelp #google+ #harassment
I have always set my hangout settings to as minimal notifications as possible. I have the Hangout Tool bar signed out 99% of the time. You can see from below that I have every circle set to the minimum for hangout requests and I do not have the box checked to allow hangout notifications. I also have all phone notifications turned off and no allowance for email hangout requests, as you can see by the other screen shot below.
I only ever want hangout requests to come in the form of pre-planned events. I never want to hangout with anyone on someone else's whim. Ever. I'm too busy.
So, G+ overlords, please explain to me why at least once daily lately some Middle Eastern or East Indian dude whom I do not and never have had in circles is able to send a hangout notification to me here on G+ and why those also get through to my phone?
This is yet another shining example of how G+ policies do not allow anyone to protect themselves against harassment. Rajeevs are getting through to women constantly this way. Yes, we can block them but we have to search for their name first since as far as I can tell there's no clickable link to their profile in the notification (and I haven't figured out how to do it at all on the phone).
Five months ago I posted a big rant about harassment and trolling issues on G+ (https://plus.google.com/108316670838828910396/posts/9gMF3qyqpbK) and a string of executives came out to be seen to be answering, but as far as I know not one single suggestion was ever implemented. All promises of further contact were broken.
Once again as mentioned there, I don't even have it that bad. One or two hangout requests a day are deletable. But I know women on here who get a lot more than that, and nobody seems to know how to stop it. If our settings say NO NO NO NO then it doesn't mean YES, FFS. You'd think that message would have already gotten through, but apparently not.
And given that dedicated harassers can all too easily get account after account even when you block them, they are able to launch sustained, repeated harassment attacks against people this way. If your inclination is to think it's not so bad to get a notification, especially on your phone, you have not been the victim of a really scary harasser. Lucky you. Many of the rest of us aren't so lucky.
So and other associated folks: what are you going to do to fix this? No photo ops, please. Don't bother showing concern if you have no intention of following through on promises. Don't pander. DO SOMETHING.
#harassment #spam #googleplus
Also available at https://plus.google.com/106271056358366282907/posts/GoeVjHJaGBz
- Los Alamos National LaboratoryScientist, 2003 - present
- University of IowaApplied Mathematics & Computational Sciences, Ph.D., 2001 - 2005
- New Jersey Institute of TechnologyApplied Mathematics, B.S. & M.S., 1996 - 2001
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