Thanks all for the voting and discussion. So far the top five are 18
apologize and make amends to the people who were harmed by Google's "real name" policy14
formalize the commitments Yonatan made in his epic thread13
continue the engagement with exemplified by +Yonatan Zunger, +Liz Fong-Jones, and other Googlers12
include mononyms as "name-shaped names"10
include First name/Last Initial, First Initial(s)/Last name as "name-shaped names"
One thing that's encouraging is that the top 5 are all straightforward for Google to do -- in fact they're already doing several of them.
There are a lot of others that have a fair amount of support, and in particular the importance of investing in tools for moderation and community building -- I left it off my original list, but both +Adina Levin
and +Peter Kaminski
brought it up and had excellent descriptions of why it matters (+Gretchen S.
and others have also made great points in other threads). +Peter Kaminski
comment has a heck of a lot of upvotes given how far down it is in the thread, so I would strongly recommend everybody reread it :)
CC +Yonatan Zunger +Natalie Villalobos +A.V. Flox