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Jeff Diver
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research specialist; victorian scrapbooker; photographer; editor; [ bit.ly/JeffDiverProfile ]
research specialist; victorian scrapbooker; photographer; editor; [ bit.ly/JeffDiverProfile ]

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Thanks to all for your likes, COMMENTS & sharing!
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Partly for you, partly for me
Here are my post G+ locations (subject to additions and change): email: jeffreydiver (at) gmail (dot) com

https://arnoldtradecards.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/jeff.diver.92
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdI_VQ8Ru1zaoxU4p3lFkqA
https://mewe.com/profile/5bbe1872480990096c548f18
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thevictorian/
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/107337796965103228583/albums/photos-from-blogger

My blogs, Flickr & Facebook are shaping up as primary choices for the initial period.

Public Google+ will sunset on 2 April 2019, not August as previously announced by Google. Some of my Collections will migrate to other platforms and others will just disappear.

Best of the Arnold Cards >> [ http://bit.ly/FlickrBestArnoldCards ]

Emma Jane Arnold's Favorite Victorian Fashions >> [ http://bit.ly/FlickrVictorianFashions ] and/or [ https://victorianfashion.arnoldtradecards.com/ ] as I haven't decided yet which I prefer. Maybe both.

I separate my political commentary from my other Collections. [ http://bit.ly/EnvironmentalPolitics ] Feel free to ignore my opinions. Most do. A listing of all of my Google+ Collections is here: [ http://bit.ly/JeffDiverCollections ]

Unless otherwise cited with the copyright symbol ©, all materials in these collections are in the public domain and may be shared or printed for free!

This is how I handle your comments: I will "+" (like) your comments to indicate I have read & understood them. https://translate.google.com/ translates your comments into English. When replying to your comments, I will sometimes greet you in the language in which you post, then respond in English. Often Google translations don't make any sense, in which case I may not respond or I may ask for clarification.

On rare occasions, I will disable comments for a particular post. This will happen when extensive spamming or other persistent misbehavior occurs on a post. This action is reversible. When I think the spammers have moved on, I can enable posts again.

I look up acronyms such as "nyc," which according to http://goo.gl/f4RjCw could mean "New York City," "nice" or "not your concern." Confusing! Google refuses to display comments Google considers "spam." For instance, if you use a comment field to publicize a web site, Google sometimes interprets this as spam. I'll see your comment, but nobody else will.

Everyone should be aware of the parameters set forth in Google’s User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html). Not only can you read Google's rules there, you can also report violations that you see. Google's anti-Spam efforts are a continuously trained machine learning model, so you can expect that policy change will occur over time (and that there will be an occasional glitch).

Keep those comments coming! Even if Google does not appreciate them all, I read them and I do! Comments I will delete are those attacking or denigrating people. (I make a point of strict "tack" control. This includes "banning" folks using avatars in a deliberately  offensive manner.) If your comment is not relevant to the post, or if it is a personal family announcement, I will remove it eventually after folks have had a chance to read it. Posts that appear to be nonsense characters will be deleted. (Here's an example of a nonsense post, which could be a translation error: "Fhekdjrjb. soosEaceoe o ogl O o o S ss Z zzz s J S D EX orsBasinHis XgesrSE z sq.") For personal & business correspondence, I use email exclusively (see my "about" page for the address).

I do not respond to "hangouts" posts. Please use my email to contact me: Jeff (at) arnoldtradecards (dot) com.

Thank you all for your encouragement! The original collection at [ http://arnoldpostcardcollection.blogspot.com - The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885 ] is now supplemented by the [ http://arnoldgalleries.com ] and about 20 or so Collections by subject [ https://goo.gl/A1QDdW ] including one that publishes embroidery patterns based on the trade cards at [ https://goo.gl/Vqd9sa ]

This image series is from [ http://goo.gl/6zUh7a ] page 122 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885. Emma Jane Arnold considered it safe for her children to view. And it was. Granddad Arnold never put a tack on my chair!
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New site! Progress has been made indexing our new site. [ https://outstandingphotographerscollection.blogspot.com/2019/02/blog-post.html ] The transition is going slowly, as G+ links are being replaced (usually) with a multitude of sites where the works of these great photographers can be found.
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Create your own social network? Instead of knocking somebody else's efforts, it is possible to create your own. Receive rather than dispense criticism!

I wonder if we need more silos. Are we wasting our time creating or selecting from dinky walled environments instead of concentrating our collective efforts on reforming existing social networks?

Are there any collective efforts organizing to reform Facebook, YouTube, etc.? We had the Early Access Community here on G+ which, though in house, worked fairly well.

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Partly for you, partly for me Here are my post G+ locations (subject to additions and change):

https://arnoldtradecards.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/jeff.diver.92
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdI_VQ8Ru1zaoxU4p3lFkqA
https://mewe.com/profile/5bbe1872480990096c548f18
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thevictorian/

My blogs and Facebook are shaping up as primary choices for the initial period.

#SignalFlare
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As I transfer my Outstanding Photographers G+ Collection to Blogger, I am revising the entries as best I can to include new locations. Mary Theodoropoulou is the latest transfer.
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Would you pay $12 per year (more in future, no doubt) to use G+? Some of you have said yes. (OOPS! make that $60/yr. It's billed as $5/mo. as a marketing ploy.) P.S. As per comments below, the price is now $6/mo., 12/mo. for business option.

If an experienced G+ user cared to form a "corporation" to share the benefits of G Suite and enrolled a number of us at our expense as "employees," the expanded benefits of G Suite would be available to all members of our "corporation." In essence we would have a private club. The public would not be able to see our activities directly. We would have to spam each other if we missed that aspect of internet life.

As a Google "corporation" we could have meetings and all sorts of activities as outlined on https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en/terms/user_features.html

Evidence indicates I would not be the one to organize this. I can't even get folks to sign up for email reminders when my blogs are refreshed! Only an experienced "cat herder" should attempt this.

On the other hand, If I recognized your name as a leading G+ user/leader, I might be willing to sign on as an "employee" of yours.

What do you say? (aside from "Hey, Google, you should do this on your own!)

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Google Groups will evidently be continuing after G+ sunsets. Could a public Google Group substitute for a G+ Community? How do they compare and could Groups evolve as a Community substitute?

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Visual indexing I am experimenting with a "visual index" on one of my transplanted Google Collections. [ https://arnoldslions.blogspot.com/ ] An index to a retrospective view of Dilettante Photography might look similar.
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Retrospective? Would a partial archive of Dilettante Photography on Blogger serve any purpose? I have discovered that mere membership in a Google+ Group allows me to download something on Google+ Exporter [ https://medium.com/google-plus-exporter ]

I haven't opened the partial file yet (it is huge and I stopped it midpoint), so I don't know what is in it. I know from experience with the software that, though improving steadily, it is not perfect and sometimes images are lost.

So I ask members and Mods who have not, so far as I know yet agreed on the future of Dilettante Photography, if there is any purpose in having a member preserve something of our past. What do you think? Google says: "time is of the essence."
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