+Richard Hoefer +Luca Zenari +Toni Alfirević
And the others I lashed out at and missed in that... except maybe +Jon Dye
cause he's the one that pissed me off in the first place....
You know +Richard Hoefer
your comment about having me pegged wrong really hit... It got me thinking.... I stepped away from my keyboard for a bit and though, you know you're right... my reaction here is absolutely the opposite of the way I have conducted myself on Google+. It was uncharacteristic of me and I wondered why. What it really came down to is this...
Google has obviously been hard at work, combing through all our requests, making the changes we've asked for. Giving us more than we've asked for. +Vic Gundotra
has gone out of his way, like no other employee at his level of any large company I have seen, to interact with the community, get their feedback, remain transparent, as much as possible, and generally mingle with the commoners.
Today they released a load of new features on us and most of us were over joyed and have been buzzing about it all day. Now they admittedly have a couple of soft spots, Real Names and Google Apps. They know about it... WE know
they know about it. For us to think they aren't trying to come up with a solution is absolutely ignorant. For us to think they are trying to piss off their community is ridiculous, why would they do that. It would be so easy for them to just "say" they've changed the policy and let everyone make whatever stupid random name they want. So if they are taking the stance that they are, there has
to be a reason right? They have more to consider and can't just "give them whatever they want, when they want it". Any parent knows this, it's the same thing, the kids don't understand why you make the rules we do, but, we, as parents understand and are privy to knowledge the kids aren't.
So given all this that we know... Does +Vic Gundotra
deserve to be slammed and bashed every time he introduces somebody on Google+ that doesn't use their real name? Really, this is how we thank him for helping to create this service we've all grown to love? This is the thanks he gets? Unbelievable.... It's like you cleaning the whole house to try and impress your parents and miss two spots, they come home and yell and you for missing the two spots, not even taking into consideration all the positives. Just focus on the negatives...
Has anyone ever considered that maybe they aren't making "two classes" of people where one person is "above" the other or "more important" maybe it's just as simple as, because of their high profile, it is much easier to verify their accounts and identities. What if it's because it's what they can deal with at the moment. As such I present that they have
been consistent, in that, when it is incredibly easy for them to deal with verifying the identity, they have done so. But me, but me, but me... give me a break... give them
a break... give him
a break.... c'mon really? All they've done, he's done, and this thread, this bashing thread is what he gets? "Yeah Vic, all that goodness today, f*ck all that, look at this dirt little spot on the carpet, let's concentrate on that!!!"
Yeah it kind of pissed me off... Should I have lashed out at everybody, no... Is that how I usually carry myself? no. It's still bullshit, and continued reactions may not refrain him from continuing to interact with the community, but it surely won't do much to further encourage it either.