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Just checked in to see what's up and wow! The mobile web UI looks great!
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Great to hear that some progress is being made! I remember testing bugs on it several months ago, but I haven't looked at it recently.
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Okay, change of plan. Here is what I am going to do.

Since apparently, this page still works even with my primary account suspended, I will just leave it. I will just abandon it.

But some of the management feature do still work. It will not allow me to transfer ownership to someone else, but it will allow me to add a page manager. So I will find someone I trust to do this. They will moderate the page from then on. I will then just go back to Diaspora and Twitter.

I will update when I get that worked out.
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The only way to regain control (ability to add new manager or transfer ownership) is for the primary (personal) account to be reinstated. The only way for the primary account to be reinstated is to change the name to my real name. I will not do that, so then there is nothing can do.
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Sorry, folks. But this Page may be going away.

My primary account has been suspended because of Google's naming policy. And since that account is suspended, it will not let me transfer ownership of this page to someone else. So when I delete my account, this page will also be deleted.

Sorry. Google is being a real asshole about this.
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This page persists. Admiral Taptap passed the name policy process on the third attempt.
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Why Diaspora looks like Google+? Ask Google?
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Good artist Copy... Great Artist Steal. How does G+ look Now...it Is very interesting. If it was open source. They gobble that up. Android.... But, G+ is becoming Much, much More. Shoulda sued them. Sure could've got Few Million. Or MS Mby?
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To all,

Please try not to send me Google Even invites. My notifications are blowing up and I am missing important items.

Thanks,

Me
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+Diaspora Thanx for adding me back .. your a palpay.
Also using flattr to pay you for trouble . Can't recall my name .. but I'm B-something !
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My name policy appeal was approved!

So, I was chillaxin' and my phone popped a email notice. I looked down and saw "Your Google+ Appeal". So I open it and scan. It says:

Hello,
Thanks for sending us your appeal. You're right: your name does comply with the Google+ Names Policy. Your name has been updated on your Google+ profile. If you submitted the appeal during sign up, your profile has now been restored. Log in to Google+.
Sorry for the inconvenience,
The Google+ team.

I know, right?! But here's the kicker. The first appeal for my name "Admiral Taptap" was rejected, right? So, I had put in a second appeal for the name "AdmTaptap ." using almost the same links but this time I swapped one out for my Klout page. This appeal was approved. So, I expected the be the profile name to show "AdmTaptap ." when I logged in.

But, no. The name shows "Admiral Taptap". Go figure.

I started out confused and curious as to how the first appeal was denied but the second passed. The only difference was that I took off one link that showed my existence but had no following and replaced it with a link to my Klout page.

Scenario #1: Klout
So one possibility is that Klout counts. As much as I dislike the idea of scoring a person's validation, it serves a secondary function. Klout can link to other services so on link leads the appeal processor to many other services. This is helpful because the appeal only allows a maximum of five links and no textbox to explain youself. So this give you more bang for the buck. Klout is not as easy to game as you might expect, though. A while back, I spent a couple of weeks focused on figuring out how to push my score, what makes it tick. The only thing that moved it was a balanced follower/following ratios (popularity), nearly constant tweeting (pushing content), and high retweet counts (engagement). (Note: Not long ago, Klout rescaled their scoring system which cut everyone's score my about 30%, so a 60 became a 40.)

Scenario #2: Staff/Training & Policy Change
One other possibility is that the second appeal landed with someone better trained in the new policy changes and that the mystery parameters are in fact low enough for regular people to reach. Maybe it is just that truly grokking meaningful following is taking a while to synthesize by the enforcement team. Like steering a large ship, there is a lag between turning the wheel and changing course.

Of course, Scenario #2 is the better of the two. I would much prefer that an external scoring system not be involved. Better training and policy improvements is a superior place to hang you hat. It also puts the truth to the words of the G+ team that the changes, while not being the destination, are a step forward from where we were. Little comfort to those still outside the fence to be sure.

You know, you would think that clearing this hurdle would be the perfect time to turn on that little "Verified" checkmark to show the world (trolls who report your account and the staffer that has to handle that report) that you are cleared to land. Or better yet, once you pass the appeal, turn on the Verified Checkmark and disable the Fake Profile and Impersonation options in the Report Profile dialog to save everyone a giant headache.

Anyway, that's my latest #nymwars story. Thank you to EVERYONE for your support.

In short, yes, this page is back under original management. But I will try to be more proactive around here. My friend who stepped in briefly has some thoughts on better management. We are discussing the path foward.

This is what a community looks like!
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Goodbye. This page will be deleted soon.
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Hey, I'd be happy to start up an "Officially Official" G+ page on Diaspora sometime. :)
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Four things I love about Diaspora
from blogger's point of view, compared to Google+
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Hello @Diaspora, really love your project. I have one question though, would it be possible to get external links that open up in a new window? I know I can right click and open in a new tab but its just about that extra step and me being lazy. Anyway, it's on my whishlist this year, I hope you can put it on yours too. Bye, see you @Diasporaa
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Anyone know why one Diaspora pod might be preferable over another with regards to security, privacy, and/or data and content ownership?
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It's interesting - I thought I'd be able to login to any pod so that it would be decentralized. I can see how this would be a challenge though as the credentials are stored on one server.
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This is the Diaspora homepage today.
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Sad news was released on November 13, 2011 that Diaspora social network co-founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy has died. He was 22.

The impact that Ilya Zhitomirskiy had on this world will far outlast the short time he spent in it. We should all be so fortunate as to leave such a wake.

Tags: #Ilya #Zhitomirskiy #IlyaZhitomirskiy
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