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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.

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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: https://plus.google.com/notifications/all

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.

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What do you guys dislike about communities you moderate that have inactive owners? This question is specifically directed towards moderators.

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Thought I'd share a little trick I had to come up with since the new G+ became the norm. The community artwork is a new proportion now. Most communities had a square image which now gets cut off across the bottom. Trick I've learned is take a 512x512 image and put it on a 980x980 white canvas/background. Then the whole image shows up... with the member icons covering some of it, but that's unavoidable. Other option is the image is 980 wide, and still make the canvas 980x980. This will look white top and bottom, but it will fill the area left to right. 980 seems to be the magic number.

I found the original art for this community and passed it along to be updated. Here are the images so you can see what I mean.


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I assume we're all being subjected to the botstorm of membership applications, right?
Does anyone know what's up with that?

We have been rolling out a private Community out to our company and currently have about half the company as members. It a "by invite only" community. Is there an easy way to invite the rest of our employees (about 60-70) without having to invite them individually?

I was given the opportunity to get a custom URL and it said I had to verify my phone number and open a link it sent me, I did this but it didn't do anything in return, I even checked settings while in the link it sent me. I want to get the custom URL before time runs out, but it never shows the option to edit it, even after I verified my phone number.

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What do you guys think of my community

https://plus.google.com/communities/116120363484662270053?iem=1

Anyone got any ideas for removing spams especially offensive comments when the community is overly large and my mods aren't able to catching up with everything going on

What does everyone here do when you come across a totally spam comment on a post that just won't delete? It goes through the motions each time like it is deleted. Then each time you refresh the page it comes right back. I finally had to delete the whole post the comment was made on to get rid of it. Really becoming such a headache to deal with the new Google+. It would be one thing if it was just one or two things, but the list goes on and on. You can only report so many issues to Google in a day.

TLDR: Just read the first sentence. :)

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"If I get to know you on the values that we have in common or even the interests that we share it is a lot easier to have a debate about something that we disagree about productively than if we just meet and go head to head on something without understanding our common humanity."
Zuckerberg: "If I get to know you on the values that we have in common or even the interests that we share it is a lot easier to have a debate about something that we disagree about productively than if we just meet and go head to head on something without understanding our common humanity."
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