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Touka Kirishima

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I'm the owner of a growing Tokyo Ghoul Roleplay community and I've noticed that 25% of the people have profiles and 12% are actually roleplaying. How can I increase the amount of profiles and the number of active people?
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Touka Kirishima's profile photoEvo Terra's profile photo
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Re-read the first line +John R. Ellis wrote, +Touka Kirishima. What you want and the way social dynamics play out are two different things.
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James Lamb

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Is there a limit to the number of categories you can create?  This may sound crazy, but I created 20 and it seems to not allow me to create more.  At this point I'm just testing.  It's a student organization, and currently on Facebook people are posting questions related to specific classes, which is becoming a big mess.  I'm hoping to have a category for each class, so people can just look at discussion related to a specific class instead of having to wade through all the posts about all the classes (especially if they're not in a particular class).
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Andrew Hatchett's profile photoJames Lamb's profile photo
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Ah, each post. Thanks. 
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Sullivan tucker (sock)

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im not a mod but my community is freaking out cause someone is kicking moderates out  
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John R. Ellis's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis it's as I thought
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Hello. I'm posting in regards to a problem that is current on our community.

We've recently picked up several new mods to our growing community (which has past 1000 members), including me.
And almost immediately, we've been having moderaters demoted and booted from the community, and I know only mods can boot people (in which case, if it is a mod, they get demoted as well).

Now I know it can definitely be someone within, but is there anything else that could cause this problem (like a hack or something else)?
And I'm certain everyone would be grateful for any ideas as to how to stamp down this situation.

Thanks. 
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Andrew Hatchett's profile photoJessica Ustas (Kureji Neko)'s profile photo
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+Andrew Hatchett+John R. Ellis

Thank you very much for the feedback, I'll definitely talk to the owner about the issue and send a report regarding this.
It's quite annoying, despite how petty it seems...at least this will calm any anxiety of it being an outside source.

Oh well, back to being a normal joe for me, haha!
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James Lamb

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Private community - is there a way to say "request an invite" rather than "you must be invited"? Or is there another way to set it up so only people who have the URL will see the community to join it and then just weed out interlopers if they cause problems? My biggest problem right now is this is a prototype, but the people I want to test drive it, I am getting the feeling don't have Google accounts. This makes me feel like I should give up on them, but I'm trying to get them to use something that would work a lot better than what they're currently using. 
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Bill Kraski's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photoSimone Reeves's profile photo
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+James Lamb To elaborate on what George said - for a Private Community - in edit mode you can set it to be Invite Only or Request to Join, and this can be changed back and forth anytime.  You could do it either way.  If you set it up as Invite Only, you'll need to invite the people you want to join it.  People won't find it in search, and can't request to join it if they do or have the URL for it.  If you make it Request to Join, it can be found in search (but no details can be seen, or posts in it), and people with the URL (like from your Share of it), can request to join, which you approve or not.
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Brooke Stoutamire

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How can you get people to join communities you created?
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John Skeats's profile photoJames Lamb's profile photo
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My newly created community problem is a bit different and yes I'm being lazy posting here without digging around more first... But part of my evil intent is to try to get people to join Google Plus because the FB version of what they're doing to promote an existing community is awful. So I've set up a community, but 99% of the people I want to "invite" are not using Google Plus. I sent them a url (via FB) and the one person game enough to have a look says (because it's a private community) "I need an invite". And I'm "Oh yeah, sorry - I will need people's gmail addresses to send invites." Which of course means 99% are saying "What? Why should I have to set up an account? Is it worth it? " And also wondering if "you must have an invite" might instead be "request an invite"?

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Zaina1204 AJ

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I banned someone from my community, and i can't add her back. How do I do it? HELP PLEASE!! 
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wavebraker™'s profile photoSugaronwheels Meme's profile photo
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You can from a mobile but you have to go to Chrome and open the communtiy from there you can control your whole community you can even make a new community. I've done it. 
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Robert Edwards

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I just accidentally deleted an awesome post! Oops, Now What? I was deleting spam in the comments on my IPhone and hit the remove post instead of remove comment!!! I can still find the post because it was reshared 100's of times but it's not in the community anymore!! Help! Thanks
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John R. Ellis's profile photoRobert Edwards's profile photo
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It's so easy to accidentally remove a post on the iPhone with the drop down menus!!! 
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Has anyone checked their event tab lately? Some of the larger communities are starting to accumulate a lot of porn spam, which is coming in as community events. 
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Thanks for the heads up. 
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This is a grassroots community of Google+ Community moderators that come together to share the experience and expertise in effort to help each other build stronger Google Plus Communities (GPCs). NO SPAM. NO LINK LITTER. NO SHARING YOUR NEW COMMUNITY HERE. Our most frequently asked questions: Q: How do I get more members to my GPC? A: Fill it with remarkable content so that they cannot help but join. Q: How do I get more members engaging with my GPC? A: Accept that most will lurk, but see the first answer. Q: Can I change my private GPC to public? Or vice versa. A: No, you can't. Q: Community was left Ownerless - how do we get one? A: You can't. Read this: https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/DhMwWGRnN6g Q: I'm new and want to create my own GPC. How? A: Read this: http://goo.gl/N7WU9c Q: How do I create/manage a Community on my mobile device? A: Read this: https://plus.google.com/102059301521610707137/posts/S1WcT3YF5Mb The community was founded by Peter G McDermott, but is now lorded over by a mix of gentle and heavy-handed moderators, none of whom actually work for Google or G+.

Natsume H

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Hey everyone , well I'm a moderator in a community with 70k+ members.
I had made a post recently and pinned it to the community but the next day its no longer there ..I can't find my post in the community nor in my profile page .Its not removed by another mod (because in that case it would have been crossed out , right ?) .I have checked the notifications and I couldn't find any for that post (in g+) , but in my gmail inbox it does says there's a notification .Is this a glitch or someone flagged my post or something?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoNatsume H's profile photo
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Oh okay ..I hope it reappears someday .Thanks again +John R. Ellis 
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Thomas Raley

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Is there a way to order the way posts are displayed for everyone? And is it possible to hide the "All Posts" category
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Doug Essinger-Hileman's profile photoRobert Lamar's profile photo
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Or pin a post which explains that visitors should start by clicking on another category.
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Gabe Linkous

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i'm a new moderator so i don't know how to invite people or make people vice moderator
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Only Owners can promote members.  Click the invite button - they are all over the place, and add people or circles to invite them.
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noor rani

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Hi everyone how r
My problem is this
I make a community in 2012 and after some time i leave it . But i join i today again but i dnt have rights of admi. Owner or moderator
What i do
Please help
Thnks
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noor rani's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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Hi +noor rani. The short answer -- as you have already been told -- is that Google will not help in this situation. I encourage you to read the following post that addresses your question in detail:
https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/DhMwWGRnN6g
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Chris Pritchard

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can i re name a community?
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Yes if there are less than 500 members.  No, if more than 500 members, unless you remove enough to lower it below 500, change the name, then let them back in.
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How do I get back into a community I have been band from without asking another question you may be more willing to answer is how do I become a mod my self?
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amazing Michelangelo's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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Truly amazing 
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What are the security features for Google+ communities against being hacked?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoSajjeev X Antony's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis Thanks. So it is just sum of its parts.
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Chris Robinson

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Thoughts? What's the best way to fix these communities? 
 
+Google+ - Please Fix the Ghost Communities
Do you find it odd that the largest community on G+ has 5.8 MILLION followers and the owner and mod are not even on Google+? Now it makes sense why the fb community and some of the other monster communities are filled with porn and spam - no one can remove posts or ban spammers! See also this relevant post, http://goo.gl/xv24wm.
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Richard Luo's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+Richard Luo That's a different issue, but I thought G+ had fixed it - several of the biggest communities in a variety of different areas were not being listed at all in Community Search, but now are - maybe they have refined it in some way to not list the biggest orphaned ones?  That also explains why the growth stopped cold on it at end of January - well is down to only 200 added members per day.
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I propose a "Plus1 Day" where every +1'd post is automatically shared to the users wall. As in everyone couldn't +1 a post without sharing it, publically, and/or to all of their circles. I know this would create a different beast of a google+ for 24 hours, and would allow an amazing viralism upsurge of new content for everyone.

Any thoughts?

#widgets #circleshare
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On the same day you remove the ability to do it Caleb... do keep up.
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