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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: To Join this Public Community as a member, do not just click the Ask-to-Join button - but ALSO Private Message (private G+ post, not a hangout or email) +John R. Ellis with a request for Approval, and include a link to at least one community you Own or Moderate. Thanks.


FAQs about G+ and G+ Communities:
3.33 Billion current accounts
~ 1.0 M more accounts added daily
4.9 Million current Communities
~7400 new Communities created daily

Resulting in these:

Current G+ Community O/M Issues

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*Reminder - be sure to check the information posted in the community About Section for answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

TIP - To alphabetize your membership list, go to Membership Search and type in: Quote, Bang, Apostrophe - i.e.: [ "!' ]. Should alphabetizes the entire membership list! However, we need to be able to sort by New Members first too.

"New Posts" number is missing or wildly wrong. Mods no longer can see that there are posts to the community if they are in Spam filter, unless they enter the community and check. Number indicates a new post, but it can be hours later before it is actually displayed in the community.

Moderators should be able to set a default order (top posts vs chronological) for their community. Defaulting everything to Popularity "top posts" has been a fiasco.

O/M do NOT see all posts or comments by members who block them, and it is too hard to determine who blocks the Mods now.

We need the ability to Remove, report, and ban at the comment level with the option to remove ALL content from the poster. That means ALL comments and ALL posts.

Need ability to BULK approve and reject applicants for membership, and bulk remove old invitations.

Trolls and hackers still hijacking communities. TRUST NO ONE!

Notifications not working well, and disappear when you try to read them. This link might help you recover the lost ones:

It is too difficult to find the About Section or the Categories in the new UI.

We need the ability to move posts to correct categories on mobile, not just desktop.

Feel free to use the comment section of this post to bring up new questions or new issues, especially if you don't think it needs a full post in the community.

Updated January 26, 2017.

#Community #Problems 


Help please,
In my community posts and notifications are not in synchronized way . After getting notification of post immediately it won't show in the community. Sometimes after an hour post/are visible. Sometimes I don't get notification too nut post enter into the community. Posts which are unflagged by moderator/s would be visible after a long time ( one post visiable after two hours ) .Each time when I refresh the community found some other posts which are not viewable at first time.
Any owner or moderator facing the similar problem in their communities ?
Is it a Google glitch ? What is the reason/s causing this? Please give immediate solution. 

I'm getting a lot of feedback from community members about porn/spam comments in their posts and I'm not actually seeing any of that, except on my own posts.

Am I right to assume that only the OP can see the filtered comments on posts?

If this is the case, this is in my opinion a major bug because Owners/Mods can't moderate posts we can't see.

I wanted to make sure this actually is the case before I give feedback of this being a bug.

I apologize if these questions have been asked/answered already, but here goes....

1. If we have the Ask To Join feature "turned on" and we Reject a Username, is the User notified in any way and how, also can the User re-apply?
2, If a User has a post filtered to the G+ spam filter, doesthe User get notified about this, also if tbe post is deleted from the filter, is the User notified and how?

Is there a way to combine two categories, or to mass-reassign posts in one category to another without losing old posts?


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Written by yours truly!

An explanation of why you, as a Community Moderator, should implement Held for Review and use the Limited/Full Member structure.
Community Management Best Practices: Full vs Limited Member setting

Recently, Google made an important update to the way Google+ Communities can be moderated. This update has a direct effect on controlling the quality of content seen in the Community, and making sure only trusted users can share that content.

What is the update?

Community Moderators can now enable the new "Hold Posts for Review" option. If enabled, Moderators can then select who becomes a Limited Member - either Everyone (all current members), or just new members joining the Community.

What's a Limited Member?

Limited Members have full access to comment, +1 and reshare Community content. They can also share content to the community, but it will be placed into a special new queue until a moderator reviews them and decides whether they are appropriate for the general Community members to see. How long it takes for a Moderator to approve/reject the post depends on the Community's Moderators themselves, as they will need to manually review posts in the queue. Posts for regular members (ones who are not Limited Members) do not get held for review.

How does a Limited Member become a Full Member?

If the Community Owners and Moderators decide that a Limited Member has demonstrated that their posts are of high enough quality, the Owner or Moderator can promote the person from being a Limited Member to a Full Member. The reverse is also true, in that Owners/Moderators have the ability to demote Full Members to being Limited Members, as well.

Why the change?

Google have listened to the user feedback, requesting the ability for Community Owners and Moderators to control whether low quality content is seen in the Community.

How is this new Hold for Review queue enabled?

Community Owners and Moderators can enable the Hold for Review queue from within the ‘Edit Community’ dialog of their Community.

This post was written by Community Vanguards member +Paul Snedden

Spam Account Placeholders

An interesting trend I just discovered.
If you do a Search in the Members list of the larger communities for the word Variant you'll most likely find a bunch of female named 'blue head' accounts, like Rebecca Variant, Desiree Variant, Tiffany Variant, etc.

My assumption is that these are placeholders for spam/porn accounts. The accounts are likely for sale somewhere in the world for that use and since they're already in the large communities they already have an audience base.

I'd recommend doing that search in your communities and ban/report them all.

Those accounts lose their value if they're all banned from the largest communities. 

I would really appreciate it if you could give me a quick response to my queries.

1. What's the custom URL all about? There's a message popping up in my profile saying my profile's eligible for it.

2. Is there any possible way of deleting all my posts in a go?

P.S I did ask the same in the Google+ Help Community but seems like it has been tagged as spam as I can't find it in the community (might be because I haven't posted in like ages). I hope you can clear up the above. Thank you.

So, the "newest" trick of spammers is to block mods and then post their crap so that we can't see it.
Anyone know how to get around this? Maybe a profile that is only used for mod duties? 

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Could this replace G+?
Posts on Google.
Here's one more thing that will end Google+! It's called Posts on Google.

The way it works is that you can post directly to Google search. So when people search for you, they will see your posts in the search results. The posts can contain texts, videos, gifs and images. It's not only for people, but also places, bands and so on.

Currently it's only open to verified users, whatever that means. It may well be opened to everybody else too.

Check out Posts on Google here,
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