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Rajesh Narayanan

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Just check this. Nicely done.
 
Do you know how popular is your G+ community? Try our new Chrome extension, G+ community Meter and get an activity report over the last 30 days, with the number of posts, comments, +1, top contributors, most liked posts and more!
A Google Chrome extension that lets you analyse the content of any Google Plus community over the last 30 days to get an activity report, including the number of posts, +1, comments and a list of the top contributors.
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+John R. Ellis Sorry to have wasted your time- I'm blind (it was right in front of me all the time!)
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Josh Levitt

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Hello everyone,

I am the owner of the community mentioned below and would love help to improve the community, anyone's help would be appreciated dearly.

I must admit its been a slow process on increasing member counts and improving engagement. I've been writing comments, liking posts, posting myself and even brought on 2 or 3 moderators via a trial basis. The community has 628 members and on average 10 people post with the one outlier here or there.  Each post receiveds about 5 likes each, which I am actually really happy for. 

I would love to gain extra knowledge on how to drive engagement in the community, increase numbers and  turn the community into the number 1 customer service place to go to if you need good information relating to the subject.

Also love to make friends with fellow owners and moderators. 

Thanks to you all :)
Customer Service Excellence
It's not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
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Dan Eastwood

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I am seeing an increasing number of profiles with names that are intentionally hard or impossible to type on some keyboards. For example, "ŔÕBBŶ". The +autofill is usually pretty good about giving good choices based on similar characters (here "R"), but I have encountered a few where I wasn't able to complete the tag.

To me this seems a sort of abuse, and it definitely makes it harder to moderate these people. I am suggesting a policy change to my fellow moderators to ban these profiles at the first sign of trouble (we usually wait for bigger trouble).

Does anyone else have any suggestions for how to deal with these?
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I'll try that extension, but Chrome is so bloated with the few extensions I already have. I have had only limited success with +cut/paste.

I wouldn't suggest banning all such names on sight, only being less cautious with the banhammer.
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Frank Opstaele

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Hello,

I am the owner of a community about professional cycling.
When I wanted to share an article with my community from within that article I used to click on the red G+ button, then I'd scroll through my circles (in the popup window) and below I'd see my community and the various categories within. It was easy.
Since a few weeks now, I only see the list of my circles (in the popup window) and the name of my community doesn't appear any more.
Does this sound familiar to anyone ?
The only way for me to share an article (or video) with my community is from within the community itself (and paste the URL of the article manually)
Why has this changed ?
Have I accidentally changed a setting somewhere ?
Please someone help !

Thanks

Frank

Community : https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108117531795339712088
PROFESSIONAL CYCLING
Pro Cycling World Tour and other races.
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Thanx again
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Mike Noyes

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+John Skeats talks about community moderator responsibility for community member content.
 
Are Community Owners Responsible for the Content in Their Communities?

The short answer is yes.

Owners obviously cannot prevent users from posting content that violates the User Content and Conduct Policy (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html), but there is an implication of tacit approval if inappropriate content is not removed promptly. That doesn't mean that owners or moderators have to catch every post as it appears in the community, but it also means that they cannot leave the content visible for many hours because they only check in once a day or whatever. Communities -- especially large public communities -- require diligent moderation. Community owners are responsible for making sure that happens.
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I was going to give John the benefit of doubt on a couple of issues here:
 1) the word "responsible" has several meanings, from "duty" to "liability" - but he clearly means "liability" in this case.  Sure - a "responsible" O/M will keep the community clean and on topic, but legal liability is a whole 'nother can of worms.  
 2) whether this is his personal opinion or a legal judgment by a court or by Google - and he is mostly saying the former, fortunately.

I personally have a very different view of the liability issue.  When a person posts - they post to one place - their G+ Post Tab.  Who sees it in a community or stream or on that Tab is determined by all sorts of algorithms and settings over which we have little control.  Communities simply aggregate posts from the post tab when instructed to do so, and regardless of whether the person shows those posts there.  In my view - there is only ONE person responsible for the contents of that post, and it is the person who created it.  If they allow comments on it, only the person who comments is responsible for the content of that comment - not the OP.  In most situations, I don't have any control over the actions of other people who are often anonymous, and virtual.  I get a few extra tools as a Mod to alter how some people might see a post or comments, but these tools are quite insufficient for taking on legal liability for all posts and comments in a public G+ community.  IMHO.
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I need help To make people moderator on google plus on safari
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John R. Ellis's profile photoMichael Adkins's profile photo
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Why would there be that much of a difference in Safari?
It should be pretty straightforward.
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Amber Kutschke

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real quick how do I make one of my members a moderator? We have 197 in the Pokémon Academy, and I am the owner of it.
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+John R. Ellis Thank you so much 
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Sai

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Hello, my name is Sai and me and my friends are into roleplaying kinda things so we started our own community! there arent many people but were trying! so i guess my question is how can i get more people to want to join? i know there are many people out there that would love to Role Play! :D
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+George Lavall ok thanks!
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Stephen Lim

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Hi I am new to google plus communities and trying to start one. I recently added a few members to the community but right now I cannot find them. The number of members would be indicated as 3 but only two of them would appear on members list. Does anyone know what the potential problem could be? Thanks in advance!
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Thank you for this!
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Is there a way to like , make all the flagged posts be accepted ? I spent like, over 10 minutes accepting posts and I still couldnt accept all
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No. You have to approve or reject individual posts.
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About this community

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: How do I become a Community Moderator? A: Owner promotes you from membership. 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://andrij.co/blog/community-owner-guide/ Q: How do I create/manage a Community on my mobile device? A: Read this: https://plus.google.com/102059301521610707137/posts/S1WcT3YF5Mb Q: Posts are missing - where did they go? A: Read this: https://plus.google.com/+JohnREllis/posts/MWk3ZhmRy8w Q: Why are my posts in the Spam Filter? A: Read this: https://plus.google.com/102059301521610707137/posts/6gPz8hhUpPh Q: Ever since Collections rolled out, when I try to post to my Communities, the pull down menu no longer lists it. A: Make one Public post from your account. Sign out of G+. Sign back in. The pull down menu will be magically working again to show ALL your communities. Note: The Banter category will be periodically purged. 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+.

Henry Kwong

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Hi, I'm new to this community.

I'd like to know if you a invite a person to a community, and that person does not join. Will my future invitations to this same person be sent to him/her via email?
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George “Jolo” Lavall's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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If a person declines an invite, they will get another if you send it.  If they don't - they will remain on the invited list, and should not get any further invites, unless the rules have changed since I last tested it.
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Caleb Boucher

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Hi everybody!
   This isn't really a Community related question, however, the depth at which I shared circles was indeed a community of over 2,000 and growing.  So, does anybody have any info on if and when Google Plus would ever get the option back to share circles?  I really liked that feature and with the limit that they had on it to only be able to share 500 at a time I had to divvy up that +2k between multiple circles to share them with the rest of the group.  Fortunately, Collections allowed me to share them at my leisure so instead of them being spewed and randomly seen through my stream of posts the community could see them in a Collection.  They never, or haven't yet put the Collection option within Communities and even if they do, I would still like to share circles.  I don't want to start thinking of making spreadsheets to share other people in the Community.
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Andrew Hatchett's profile photoDon Downing (Warrant2K)'s profile photo
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I'm glad that feature is gone. Too many were a random collection of people that just wanted to get more followers. And those followers have little to no engagement.

Now, I rarely add anyone. 
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Kimberly Fuentes

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is there anyone here, want to sale his Community ?
need a big Community for my casino.
send me your Community link at this email: kimberlyfuentes0987@gmail.com
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minimum 10 thousand members and maximum 900 thousand members
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Frost Star

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Hi I just started a community about a book series (called warrior cats) with roleplay, OC's (own characters) , fanfictions, and fanarts. I have around 118 but I would like more to join. How do I get more people on?
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Dominion of Darkness

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When is this issue regarding owners and moderators posting youtube videos in their own community showing up as SPAM going to stop??

I had one moderator quit on me late last night because they were fed up with this on going problem.

 this has been on-going since this change between google plus and youtube and prior to the announcement there were NO issues so something NEEDS to be done asap!

Is there a technical support person in this community that can answer this for me?
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+John R. Ellis
Thanks and I just reposted this in that community.
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Dominion of Darkness

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Google plus is getting worse!

not only do my own posts still show up in my own community as SPAM , but apparently other members and moderator posts do too!

When , if at all is THIS going to be resolved if ever?
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+Rajesh Narayanan
and how long have you been reporting whatever issues you've been having and are they the same as mine or different?
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J.T. Smith

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Tsu Has Groups Now

All of us with G+ communities now get access to another location to make communities. Get your community on tsu before it's copied or taken, because tsu is giving the group owners 25% of the posts's earnings in that group, and giving the admins (moderators) another 25%.

So tsu is doing the equivalent of Google communities, but they are paying for it. This will make community management so much easier! If you need a moderator for a big community, you can simply tell someone what they will probably be paid by tsu.

You need to enter through someone's profile to sign up for tsu, so here is mine. http://www.tsu.co/BrainofJT

Hurry up. If you can imagine how much traffic some of the bigger communities on G+ get, you can imagine how much money that might generate on tsu.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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Stephanie Gale

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I have a question that I hope someone can answer.  I created a community, but apparently it was with an account that I no longer remember.  Is there a way to see, as a member of the community, which account is the owner?  I have searched everywhere I can think of, but cannot find any information indicating the community owner.  The community is The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection if that helps.  Thank you in advance.
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+Andrew Hatchett , thank you.  That's what I was afraid of.  I wonder how that can happen.  Oh well.  I don't really have the need to moderate it right now.  Hopefully I won't have to in the future.  Thank you for the help.
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Eugene Mota

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Not really related to communities, but maybe someone can make use of this spam information.
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Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste... doot.... dooooo....  

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name   (Ponds and Lakes).....     doot .... dooooo! 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109081559165699794062/communities/106122096790923657121 
Ponds & Lakes
All About Ponds! Natural Ponds, Garden Ponds, Koi Ponds, Fishing Ponds, Trout Ponds, Swimming Ponds, Lakes and Waterfront Lifestyle
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Yes this is the only time I will share my community since it is the Introduction category.
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