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diaspora* co-founder,  
Ilya Zhitomirskiy
October 12, 1989 – November 12, 2011

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Rest in peace

Ilya Zhitomirskiy

(1989 - 2011)
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What if a social network’s purpose were actually social networking instead of making money?
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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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RIP Ilye  (suicide)
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, cofounder of Diaspora social network


Diasporial -  http://diasporial.com/tutorials

The Diaspora project -   http://wiki.diaspora-project.org/wiki/FAQ_for_Users
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Good upload! Are you open to resharing and blogging about each other? We will both get more visitors! my email cre8illa+gp@ gmail
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R.I.P. Ilya Zhitomirskiy
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I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or app.net or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those. I don’t care if it has a strong privacy policy, I don’t care if it has good security, I don’t care if …
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Wow. Still?
 
Fucking really?

#nymwars
In a frankly creepy overreach of authority, Facebook is going after sisters and drag queens, requiring that they use their "real names" or else risk getting booted from the site. In some cases they've requested users send in a copy of their drivers license to prove a name is legit. The issue was brought to…
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Move to Scotland. There any name you're known as is legally your name. No need for deed polls to change them.
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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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