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Don McCollough

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Here's another spammer to be on the lookout for. 
Gmail Help Call on 1-877-729-6626 for Hacked Your Gmail Account #GmailHelp #GmailHelpNumber #GmailTollFreeHelplineNumber #GmailPhoneNumber Gmail is an… - Ruth Carter - Google+
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Sean McLean's profile photoMarilyn Ward's profile photo
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Thankyou 👍
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Dave E

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Is everyone else seeing these darned posts asking why men argue with the poster, and the post includes a dating site name, not linked to anything? They are also posted as an image with similar text, and nothing else!
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Dave E's profile photoclaudia Marisol's profile photo
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 first hello everyone :)
i just notice in one of my communities this
Did Katy Perry find Orlando Bloom on #UrbanSpark #dating #app? How long have been they dating? when i clicked in the profile i found exactly same over and over again here is the offender https://plus.google.com/107799975766488512047 
have a nice day everyone hope can help


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John R. Ellis
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Glitch or Change?

Major change in profile card displays and functions noted recently - not sure if temporary glitch or major change to make it harder to moderate communities. In the past - if someone blocked you - they would become a blue head with "restricted" button. As of a few days ago - people who have me blocked have a normal profile photo, and a "Follow" button - but if I try to add to circles, I get an error message. So right now, it is essentially impossible on a practical level to know who in your communities is blocking you. smh

BTW - the people that I block still show as Blocked when I look at their profiles. No change there yet.

#Block  
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John R. Ellis's profile photoJames Watts's profile photo
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Interesting ... 
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Just A Warning
The account listed below keeps switching name to a moderators name on a community then messages the owner saying they have lost access to their account could the owner invite them back and mod them again, tried it with me and got no joy I been around too long to fall for it.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104942484224911717935/posts?cfem=1
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Chris Gilham (Bald Bouncer)'s profile photoEd S's profile photo
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Ed S
 
That's great! If others can independently reach the same conclusion and do the same thing that would help too.
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Rob Gordon

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FYI - the "Google Small Business Community" - with nearly a million members is bailing on Google Communities.
 
The Google Small Business Community has a new home and we’re excited to invite you over. We’re joining the rest of the online family on the Google Advertiser Community. Please visit us starting today at: https://goo.gl/6mH7Ze
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John R. Ellis's profile photoRob Gordon's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis​ yeah, it's also a little bit like the old days. In my opinion the big mistake was when they removed Hangouts from communities. It was always poorly integrated, but I thought they would fix it. There's lots of good stuff coming out on the market in this area but Google keeps missing the mark and fragmenting their own products.
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Tina A Stoffel

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Hi Fellow Moderators,

In need of some support, help and suggestions on how to handle a banned member that made a disturbing YouTube video about me claiming I'm abusive and deceptive which is untrue. I have reported him, but not sure if he is doing this on G+ too. I think he is a disturbed person. Have you had anything like this happen to you? If so, how did you handle it? Any tips appreciated. Thanks
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Gotham City Underdogs's profile photoDan Eastwood's profile photo
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The link for reporting Abuse in John's article can be very helpful. I've had a troll go after me by making a profile to impersonate me, and he did on two occasions. Both times I got a response within a few hours, and the offending account was removed within 12 hours. This is much more effective than simply Reporting a post or profile, but you don't want to use this tool for ordinary annoyances.
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claudia Marisol

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just trying hello nice week end to everyone
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claudia Marisol's profile photoVijay Sharma's profile photo
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VERY VERY GOOD AFTERNOON BEAUTIFULL HELLO TO YOU ALSO THANK YOU FOR HELLO. GOD BLESS YOU ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND KEEP SMILING AND LAUGHING FACE TAKE CARE. CLAUDIA
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Rajesh Narayanan

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Have you noticed this - posts approved from spam filter attract low or no attention from other members?  These posts receive far less plus ones and comments.
(This has got nothing to do with the new filter, the above mentioned point existed previously)
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Rupert Wood's profile photoRichard Gillaspie's profile photo
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Members settings are going to greatly affect their responses. Lately I operate more from notifications. I rarely get to the home stream.
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Danielle Buckley

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Keep connecting with other people in Google+ -- and keep more spam out with our new content controls setting.

Our Communities are great places to share and discuss the things you love. Unfortunately, spammers are also aware of how communities bring lots of people together, and they target all manner of spam or racy and inappropriate content to many of our most active communities.

So today we’ve added more protection to our communities with stronger content filters & controls. Now we can be more aggressive in identifying inappropriate posts in a Community. When this setting is on, Google+'s content filter is more likely to flag posts that are questionable, so fewer of them will show up in your Community. Check your moderator queue to see these blocked posts.

Stronger content filtering will be on by default when you create a community and will be gradually enabled for many existing communities, so we can keep your communities great!

Learn more: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6320413
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John R. Ellis's profile photoAndrew Hatchett's profile photo
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I've been notified it is on in two of my communities and it is not available in my other 10. The 2 it is available in are my 2 least used. :)
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Martha Magenta

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OK so owners have set up a G+ community for such and such purposes/aims, and put up a necessary set of rules/guidelines to enable the community to function as it should. 

From time to time arguments are thrown at you, accusations that you are a dictator, or an authoritarian control freak, and stuff about rights to freedom of speech, and on and on and on and on.

I am so fed up with moderator flaming and such rubbish. What I would like to know is wtf to say to these egotistical people who seem to me to be just jealous or something. What is wrong with them?
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+John Skeats Yes, so I learned here in this excellent community when I had similar problems in the past, But we had a reincarnation of the same kind of idiot. I point out that their so-called "rights" to free speech do not apply to online communities. Then I tell them to stop whining and go and start their own community!
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Roxy Reasor

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The spammers are really ramping it up these days, aren't they? Seems like the last week or two has seen a tenfold increase in spam in my community.
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I have a Ban, and, Delete mission statement for spam posters.
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Margaret Tompkins

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In the Landscape Photography Community, we are having problems moving posts between categories. Is anyone else experiencing that problem?
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+Margaret Tompkins Just a gliche :)
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João Carlos

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Well I guess I should report about what happened today. One of the big communities, Anime Zone, was hijacked: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100668096029919311319

The culprit seems to be this guy: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+YoussefAhmed/posts

It's the usual story, the owner promoted someone they shouldn't and crap happened. This warning is for just in case any owner or mod here beware this guy, that may try to hijack other communities in the future.
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Rupert Wood's profile photoAnime & Manga's profile photo
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+Rupert Wood That's good to hear. I try to keep my feedback to one or two sentences stating the issue and a possible solution.
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Ed S

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We've seen that community posts released from the spam trap (moderation queue) may yet be tainted - they get very little engagement, they probably don't appear in people's streams. Possibly such tainted posts don't show up in searches either. I've just seen something new: a post which was never in the spam trap and yet seems to have the same taint. It's a reshare of a post with the same text as one previously spam-trapped.

In other words, the spam filtering can hurt a post even if it never landed in the mod queue. A post can be tainted with no visible evidence.

This is not entirely unlike gmail, which squashes a lot of spam silently and only puts marginal cases into the spam folder.

It's all very good until it suppresses a legitimate message.
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John Skeats's profile photoEd S's profile photo
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Yes, that's a theoretical possibility... in fact this post was written once, shared, found in the spam trap, then rewritten and shared and not trapped. Then reshared again to a second community. And then finally reshared by me to the first community. So we do have some idea what the history was. Oversharing wasn't part of the problem. My final post got a healthy response even though a few people had responded to the original. As it was an album post, we could also see that the title photo got about 450 views out of two shares and then an additional 1500 after my reshare.
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Rich Koning

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Been noticing a number of requests to join my community by various accounts... all following exactly 171 people.  The same 171 people.  Anyone else seeing this?  I know it's a fake account, but for what purpose?  I let a couple in and kept an eye on them for a while. They don't seem to spam the community or interact in any way.
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Rajesh Narayanan's profile photoRich Koning's profile photo
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+Rajesh Narayanan ...and four of these accounts ask to join my community (a very specific niche community) on the same day? Coincidence?? I think not!
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Seth Burgess

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Anyone else notice that clicking on a cateogry in a community no longer seems to filter that content at all? For example, I can click on ">> Bulletin Board" and I see see ">>Ask Questions" posts.
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shawnkmaloney Craftgrid's profile photoDave White's profile photo
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It is working again
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Rajesh Narayanan

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Noticed this in the new interface..
Any mod can remove other mods' post and/or ban him, from the pull-down menu of the post.
I think only owner should be allowed to do that?
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Dan Eastwood's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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+Dan Eastwood Google has not said anything publicly, but it is a safe assumption that they will provide better moderation tools given the fact that they took the time to survey what people want. It takes a considerable amount of time after that to determine what they need to build, design it, write the code, perform all of the levels of testing required, obtain translations in all of the languages Google+ is supported in, and integrate the new function into the system along with other changes that are being rolled out -- all of which obviously has to be completed before the functions can be delivered.
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Frozen Daisy The Cat

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Hi. I'm unable to promote a moderator to owner in my community. Can someone help? 
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+Steven Akn1 Thanks. If I still have problems after the 2 weeks are up, I'll let you know.
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Ed S

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An FYI post. Just had two posts land in moderation - both are false positives. Usually we don't even see one per week in moderation, so maybe something changed. Both posts had a half-dozen (legit) links.

Post 1:
Photo post (google-hosted image)
Links in body: one to wikipedia, five to png files hosted at googleapis, one to ieee.
Not a frequent poster, not a problematic poster.

Post 2:
Featured link to github.
Links in body: one to youtube, four others to three sites.
Poster is a frequent poster to his stream, not a frequent poster to communities, not a problematic poster

In the best case, the algorithm for spam detection has gone a bit wrong. In the worst case, we have malicious flagging of acceptable posts. I don't think that's too likely, but I know of no tools to illuminate that.

As ever, I expect these posts to get very little attention even though they have now been approved - I believe Gplus taints such posts and doesn't show them to many people. As one is a photo post, we have the "number of views" statistic available so we can check.
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John R. Ellis's profile photoRupert Wood's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis they do seem to be getting a lot of 'feedback' about how this is being implemented, randomly, and the lack of instructions/info about it. I suspect it's the usual 'staggered roll out' and may be starting with the smaller communities to gauge feedback, and assess how well it's working. 
 
The help page has been updated with new info in regard to this feature -  
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6320413  
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João Carlos

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So, I've been having this problem since september last year. When scrolling in the community's feed that I moderate, it will randomly come back to the top of the feed. I have no idea what causes it, but I'm fed up with this. Moderating with my phone is annoying at best, maddening at worst.

I was hoping that google would eventually fix this problem, but it seems like they won't. I'm posting this hoping that someone from google staff will see it and possibly fix this problem.

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with Android 5.0. I don't know if this problem affects everyone or just some people.

PS: another problem is that if I select "report and ban", it will also come back to the top of the feed.
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I pressed all the buttons and the D-pad and it doesn't work... Did anyone bother charging the battery on this thing? (^_^  )
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