Update December 28, 2011 5:58pm: +Chris Chabot
(the Google+ Developer Relations CM) has apologized for his poor choice of words. Apology accepted even though the damage is done, the real issue is more pressing. Thanks for clarifying, Chris.Update December 28, 2011 4:05pm: +Chris Chabot
(the Google+ Developer Relations CM) makes an outright lie about the situation in the comment of a post about this matter, he says:
"Some of the community managers at Google have also reached out to Brandon directly asking for the links to those posts so we could expedite the process, but unfortunately he's been unwilling to share those with us so far." Read it here: http://goo.gl/UV0Av
The only community manager who has ever reached out to me regarding this matter is +Brian Rose
(and he did so at 2:09pm today via email). I didn't receive his email till after 3pm today because I was away. I don't know what Chris Chabot is talking about, obviously I would like this to be resolved as quickly as possible.Update December 28, 2011 3:38pm: +Brian Rose
reached out to me through email at 2:09pm. His team is investigating the threats. I thank him for that and for everyone else who condemns this type of behaviour.
Tonight I received 4 separate death threats through Google+. That brings the total for the month of December way over 10. I’ve reported each account & flagged the individual death threats. Google responded by doing nothing. Not one account suspension.
Some of the threats freaked me out. I responded by deleting everything I ever published to Google+. Google won’t do anything to stop these people from harassing me so I’ve closed off my account completely: limited comments; no email; no notifications.
Thanks to the extremely small percentage of people (<0.001%) for leaving positive and insightful comments. It was a fun experiment while it lasted and I hope it continues—I just can’t deal with the constant barrage of death threats right now—Nobody should have to!
cc: +Max Huijgen +Natalie Villalobos +Toby Stein