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Peter Ahlstrom
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Anyone know how to block photos from one specific person from showing up in my stream, without blocking that person? +Mark Ahlstrom it's cool that you like posting photos of cups of coffee, some of which are quite artistic, and I'm interested in reading whatever non-photo post you put in your stream, but my daily Google+ stream is like half full of cups of coffee and I'd rather cut down...
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Or just start some circles. Put the pics guys in one and filter your stream by circle!
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Why do so many random people add me on Google+? Way more than ever did on Facebook. The random people who friend me on Facebook are at least fans of Brandon. Here it's just random people with no circle people in common, typically one or more per day. Karen mentioned the same thing.
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I think I'm going to add you just because I read this entire post with comments! Haha...
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I'd like to use Google+ on the iPad, but the iOS app is restricted to iPhones, the mobile site version is terrible, and the desktop site when viewed on the iPad doesn't allow you to type anything.
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I have the original droid phone and the G+ app won't work on it. Runs fine on my Dell Streak 7" tab though..
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I'm trying to see which is most common on the entire web: a specific phrase with a hyphen or without. Last week, I could discover this by doing the Google search:

"medium format camera" -"medium-format camera"

and counting the results, and then searching for

-"medium format camera" "medium-format camera"

and counting the results. Now it doesn't work. Both searches yield zero results.
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Success! (sort of, not with Google.) blekko.com gives me the result type I want. 80,000 for "medium format camera" -"medium-format camera" and only 6,000 for -"medium format camera" "medium-format camera"

I went to the Wikipedia article on search engines and picked a recent one that is still active.
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About five years ago, I switched my online accounts to my real name. I used to go by OoklaTheMok on forums from Ars Technica (where I still use it; it's the last vestige of that nickname) to AnimeOnDVD. Then I started working at TOKYOPOP and it seemed more useful to go by my real name because that's what appears in my credits. I'm happy with my decision and it has served me well.

But if I had some other name that was more uniquely mine, instead of just calling myself after the name of my favorite band, I would have been more likely to stick with it. Or if I myself were the musical artist(s) known as Ookla the Mok. As it was, people in a couple different communities were thrown for a loop when I started using my real name instead of the nickname.

So anyway, I like using my real name. But that doesn't mean that's a good choice for everyone. Google+'s real names policy is a stinker. There are a multitude of very valid reasons for using a pseudonym (others have covered them extensively, so I'll not do so here), and if Google+ doesn't accept them, it is going to wither away as another failed experiment.
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I've tried searching for how to hide someone's posts from my stream but still keep them in my circles, but I can't find this info anywhere.
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There still appears to be no simple way to exclude someone's posts from appearing in your "All" stream. Sort of makes sense since it is called "All"!

I've tried using the "Following" circle but it's proven hard to maintain. I may have taken someone out of the Following circle at some stage and, unless I notice their absence, there isn't really an easy way of seeing who I have removed. Plus, G+ annoyingly defaults to the All tab each time I open the window - or at least it did last time I tried this. I got sick of changing it back so I've settled for watching the All tab and putting up with the extras.

Muting a person only applies to notifications - it doesn't stop their posts appearing in the stream.
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  • Dragonsteel Entertainment
    Personal Editorial Assistant and Extra Brain, 2009 - present
  • TOKYOPOP
    Editor, 2004 - 2008
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    Linguistics, 1995 - 2001
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