Google+ is becoming less useful to me when every week it seems I somehow get randomly tagged in posts. Not sure why this happens.
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- Are there any particular people it happens with?Feb 27, 2013
- Are these from communities? I've had random community posts show up in my timeline with no way to set the volume on them (especially large communities like Ubuntu).
Also check your notifications settings in the communities you are a part of. Some of them default to on, which is quite annoying.Feb 27, 2013
- Communities did that to me, and I immediately left them all to make it stop, since there was no slider to make posts on Communities not appear in my main stream. :-/Feb 27, 2013
- Well, I hope you stay. Facebook and Twitter suck ass and this is the best way to follow you.Feb 27, 2013
- There are posts injected into the main feed both from communities (selected at random it seems) and from G+ at large (it says something like "Hot right now" somewhere on that post's box).Feb 27, 2013
- There's also some setting that spits extended network posts into the timeline.
One thing I suspect it's unfair to do is to dictate to people what they want to post about.
FWIW.... I took time out to make two profiles, a work one and a personal one. The work one I split into 3 main circles: Biz, Hackers and Journalists, quite a few biz and hackers are members of both. Both profiles have friend and family circles however in the work profile members are much fewer in these personal circles, the personal one has other circles like KDE, LinuxOutlaws and Arch for example.
Essentially I've begun muting people on the work profile who post too much personal stuff yet keep them on my personal profile. It's been the only way to stay sane and not bark at the wall so often.
If anyone has a smarter approach I'd love to know. Oh yeah, I should add I pinged and about this suggesting perhaps if people could not only use circles but tag their posts we might be getting close to a workable solution that doesn't require the above approach. Thus far, no response.Feb 27, 2013