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New Community members not being displayed

Note that currently - there is a glitch in G+ where new community members are not being displayed with their membership cards, and if you create a new community, there will be no visible members section, since none will display - and you can't manage them either.

And Old members not showing alterations in status 
Also, with old members whose cards show - promoting them to Mod does not show as having happened, but they do show as Mod on posts and have the Mod powers, and banned or removed members still show as current members, and not showing in the banned section - but probably are unable to post.  As per Rupert Wood - the G+ engineers are aware of these problems.  

#Moderators  
 
G+ pretty glitchy today

I usually enjoy weekends in Ghosttown so I can catch up with community posts and Moderation, circle management, and other G+ stuff.  Seems things are really glitchy lately from what other people are noting, as well as my own problems with my Profile and Pages and Communities.  I blame the roll out of Windows 10, the Streamlining of G+ as it breaks up with YouTube, and the removal of G+ Photo for Google Photo.  And Bush.  Or Obama, depending on your personal bent.

Regardless, G+ is forever Beta, and the price is reasonable.  Have fun!


#Glitch  
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Vanessa Patea's profile photo
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It will be great to get the update when they resolve this. I was about to send out invitations to members to a new Google plus community for Art Students. I will wait for this to resolve first.
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Dr. Prerna Singla

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hi ... this is what I found about posts getting spammed.. I found this info quite useful, so i m sharing with you all .. :) 

http://www.pctechauthority.com/tech-editorials/a-comprehensive-guide-to-social-media-etiquette-google-plus.html

(my apologies if i posted in the wrong category)
A comprehensive guide to Google Plus etiquette for new network users. Follow this guide to increase visibility and avoid potential pitfalls.
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Toot trivial to be of any real value or help :-/
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Dominion of Darkness

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I have a suggestion

Is it possible to implement some code that would allow an owner such as myself to promote a moderator to head moderator?
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Dominion of Darkness's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+Dominion of Darkness Agreed.  Have you sent feedback to G+ on this topic? G+ seems to have some naive view that all people are good and appropriate if they have joined G+.  Tools related to trolls and jerks are absent or minimally effective.
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Amy Yonashiro

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Not all members are pictured/listed as members.  At the top it shows there are 17 members.  Along the left side there are 24 members.  Why is there a discrepancy?
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E. Bennet's profile photoSabian Watts's profile photo
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I have this same problem. I invited someone and they aren't showing up on the list of members.
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Dominion of Darkness

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Why are my posts being marked as SPAM in my own community?

this has NEVER happened before.
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Яеd ROAR ЯерцbliкaИ's profile photoDr. Prerna Singla's profile photo
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if you are posting the vdos one after the other, it can b marked as spam too... +Dominion of Darkness ... check this :

http://www.pctechauthority.com/tech-editorials/a-comprehensive-guide-to-social-media-etiquette-google-plus.html
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D DANIEL

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bonjour et bonne journée / Bonne soirée et bonne nuit à toutes les personnes de cette communauté

J'ai une question
comment faire disparaitre des communautés à quelqu'un elles sont publics merci d'avance
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D DANIEL's profile photoTom DiPietro's profile photojhonyx paul's profile photo
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cette une bonne question...  je ne sais pas
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Carolyn Reeves

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Has anyone used a goal tracking tool in their community to gauge progress toward a common goal? If so, what have you used?
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priyadharshini ramesh

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How to change my community's display picture.. Pls tell me fast ..
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Hi +Dave E the reply that +John R. Ellis worked...
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J Hess

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i had a quick question i was hoping someone could help with.

i created a community and am the owner, but i would like to make another moderator the owner as well as there are some things i'd like them to be able to do that they can only do as owner level.

it's not really a concern but had crossed my mind.....can an owner remove or demote another owner from a community? or only the creator? i wouldn't suddenly want to find myself without access to my own community. i've looked around online and can't seem to find this answer. thanks in advance.
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As indicated, you need to fully trust the new Owner won't remove you and hijack the community, which has been done, demonstrated, and discussed here several times recently.  IMHO - you should always have at least 2 different Owners of any "important" community in case one of them becomes disabled or loses their G+ account.  OTOH - the only major important extra power an Owner has over a Mod is promoting new Mods.  Mods used to have that power, but they abused it irresponsibly and it had to be taken away from them.  
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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: 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 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+.

Shiny Fox Bachin Masam

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I'm the owner of the anaconda vore community, I've 10 members and when I checked, there were no members.. only me. So it's a bug?
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Robert Dahlem

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Anyone noticed that "Remove member" (without "ban") doesn't seem to work? Reload and the member is back. Glitch in the matrix?
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Clariss Owoyomi

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I need help, people are finding it difficult to find and join the private community I moderate
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Rajesh Narayanan's profile photoClariss Owoyomi's profile photo
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oh wow. Thanks
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Stephen Peel

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Good morning, and question for today :)

I have upgraded a member at his request and my agreeing, to Moderator. I located his name in our members list, used the drop down menu to upgrade him to Moderator, and a message appears stating changes were made.

However, the little star stating he was Moderator did not appear, and it has still not appeared. His name is also not in our drop down Moderators list.

It is very strange, as on his posts he is now named Moderator, but nowhere else, any ideas please ? Kind regards, Steve
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John Skeats's profile photoRajesh Narayanan's profile photo
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Thanks +John Skeats for the clarification.
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Joseph Kennedy

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My main concern with Google plus is.. . When someone posts a YouTube video in our community, all the comments we make in that post also appear in the comments of the YouTube video itself. Will this ever change? I mean, talk about a MAJOR privacy issue. What's the point in having communities if we can't keep the conversations within the community only? 
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It's also worth noting that if they are community posts the only way trolls can comment on them is by joining the community... Though, I'm looking forward to this divorce to be finalised now the split has been announced!
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Frank Ouimette

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How do you contact a particular community member about categorizing their posts?  I am not thrilled about a community post warning about mis-categorization.  I want to reach out to the single offender.
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John Skeats's profile photoRobert Lamar's profile photo
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And of course, all of these methods are more likely to work when compared to Hangouts.
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Help for Mods

Most often an image is worth a thousand words.
Here is a selection of images I posted in a category for moderators of a G+ community dedicated to a brand. The posts were intended to keep the quality on a high level and to give some useful information for new members.

Preview all images as a PDF file
https://app.box.com/s/u6lwcw35y4olk0v0rig8d8btskceobo0

If you like to use or modify images for your community feel free to download the sources from my Box account. There is no copyright on any of the images.

Apple Keynote format (.key)
https://app.box.com/s/n1exfg7d8z92t16d85orj5dic4m70169

Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx)
https://app.box.com/s/ksryj6h9cb5hy74dj9d4sldiuaf5ks33

The presentation was created with Apple's Keynote for iOS and I'm not sure about the compatibility of the PPTX file.


More including a downloadable version of the mind map
http://iNotes4You.com/2013/11/03/google-activity-guide


Thanks for reading.


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priyadharshini ramesh

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Can anyone tell me is it possible to change my community name???
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John R. Ellis's profile photoYou Know Who (Chris*)'s profile photo
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Oh. Didn't know that.
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Aaron McElwee

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I'm owner of a gaming community on google plus. My goal with the community is to offer a place for players to learn and discuss the game.  However with 125,000 members and this game popularity many content creators are spamming there youtube and twitch video channels within the community.  I assume to claim more clicks and subscribers.  At this point I really want to lessen the videos coming into the community.  Its hard to see a community stream be nothing but video when in fact I'm trying to cultivate conversation.  Any ideas on how I need to handle this in my community.  Should I just ban videos?  

 Some members just share videos they like which I'm fine with.  Honest shareworthy post.  However some members use our community as a marketing platform.   This may be a case where some members have ruined it for the rest.  Any suggestions how to deal with this?  Suggestions on changes to my community guidelines?   Thanks for your insight!
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Aaron McElwee's profile photoSean Carling's profile photo
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+Aaron McElwee well the first community was orphaned by owner/mods. It got pretty bad. Another member and myself we created a similar community. You have to ask to join or be invited.the owner and our group of mods stay active we even created a hangout for us to discuss issues outside of the community the original community the admins have not been active in 2 yrs.
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