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Greg Poulos

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Is there a way in a community, when someone asks to join (we have set Request to Join as default) for a splash screen to appear? or some type of message?

We want prospective members to see Community Rules or a message BEFORE the final click as to join.
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Margaret Siemers (Siemers Rafter Room)'s profile photoChris Wilson's profile photo
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+Margaret Siemers should load an MP3 into your default web player

Is there a play button ?
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João Carlos

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Question: how do you guys deal with raiding communities?

Unfortunately, google plus has more raiding communities than it should. By raiding communities I mean communities where the sole purpose is to share stories about how they bait/harass other communities or plan raids. Like for example:
https://plus.google.com/communities/113948972519403081136

I usually ignore them but now I'm wondering if there's something we can do. For example, if I report the community, will google at least look into it or will they just ignore?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoJames Parr's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis you opened my eyes...thanks
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Kohana Hide

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Don't know if this would even mean anything but, there's like several ways how people can promote hate speech, racial slurs, flaming and stuff, would G+ ever give O/Ms a bit more arm to put G+ trolls and bullies at bay in communities, similar to how another social network (one with the blue bird logo) did just very recently. I mean to prevent any campaign of hate and perhaps really keep Google a healthy environment for everyone?
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John Skeats's profile photoKohana Hide's profile photo
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+John Skeats sir, that is good to hear.
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rajlaxmi chakravarthy

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Hi ,
It's almost two weeks since I am not able to add to my friends /followers to my circle. I own a community. It's a very small community. Why my community growth has been restricted may I know please ? Inviting people to community is a wrong /crime ? Many people aadded me to their circles. ..unfortunately i am not able to do .
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John Skeats's profile photo
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+rajlaxmi chakravarthy Deleting and recreating your account could actually cause further problems for you. I do not recommend doing that. Even if you were to do it, it would not completely reset your account.
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Doug Essinger-Hileman

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In one of the communities I own, there has been some discussion of changing the categories. Several questions:

- do I understand correctly that if a category is deleted, all the posts in that category get deleted?

- are there any tools (perhaps third-party) which might automate (bulk) moving posts from one category to another?
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Andrew Hatchett's profile photoHoward M. Steinberg's profile photo
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Much appreciated, +Andrew Hatchett.
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Kohana Hide

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Is there any way G+ can do something about this recent social engineering going around, to somehow help O/Ms protect their communities and provide them better support in rendering such "hackers/hijackers" null and void?
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Eric Peña (E)'s profile photoRich Koning's profile photo
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TNO. Trust No One
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Lucina Anime

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I have a collection on my second account and I it won't let anyone comment even though it's public and and the settings say people can comment 
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It works :)
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DM101 L

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Everyday I am getting dozens of requests in my Google+ email messages for people wanting to join one of my communities, however, every time I go to the community, there is no one "waiting for approval". It only happens with this one community that I own. It does not happen with others.

Has somehow this community got into some sort of app. that keeps generating membership requests, and then deletes them. The requests all seem "foreign".

Here are the some requested profiles: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111236767407625308417/about?cfem=1

https://plus.google.com/u/0/118101514070811601186/about?cfem=1

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101837399005742248871/about?cfem=1

https://plus.google.com/u/0/115374803666201388772/about?cfem=1

https://plus.google.com/u/0/113801987663122068373/about?cfem=1

Is there any way to stop this? It is taking a vast amount of my time?
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Robert Lamar's profile photoDM101 L's profile photo
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DM101 L
 
+Robert Lamar
Thanks! I'll look into it! :)
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Lucina Anime

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Is it possible for people to hack other communities?
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Ed S's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+Ed S Thanks - I've added the link to the Form to this Community links.
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Margaret Tompkins

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At sometime in the past, you couldn't share a community post as PUBLIC because the community post was considered a private share. It seems that you can do that now. When did this change? Is this the way it is or are we looking at a temporary glitch in G+?
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Edgar Brown's profile photoMargaret Tompkins's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis and Everyone, Thanks so much!
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Kohana Hide

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Please correct me if I'm wrong. Only the moderators and owners can send out invites when the community has switched from an open community to AtJ, right? Upon going through the list of members in the invited list (which we believe are residues from the time we were still an open community and no one among the mods and owners give out invites since we've switched to AtJ) and doing some trimming, there seems to be a fluctuation of the number of invited members (every time it's refreshed). Is this a G+ glitch?

Btw, we're using both the classic G+ and the new one, and we're doing community sweep on desktop, laptop and mobile (android) on chrome and others. Thank you.
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John R. Ellis's profile photoKohana Hide's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis sir, it would be nice if we can do so (trim in bulk) to help ease that residue number. It gets a bit frustrating trimming down the Invited list and having to see the number fluctuate like we haven't done any work in that section at all. sighs
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an44s2

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Apparently all my posts and comments in a community I moderate are nowadays being flagged as spam. Idk why, but I only noticed it when I saw a huge decrease in activity in my community posts, as well as no responses to my comments. Even changing to a new account (+usb4coir ) did not help either. As you can see in the screenshot attached, in the flagged comments section in a post made by this account (https://goo.gl/3ErT9V), usb4coir's very own comment is being marked as spam, even though usb4coir is a moderator of the community and it's my post! How do I solve this never-ending problem?! Lest this post also gets flagged in this community too...

The community I moderate that is in question BTW is the Minecraft Community, https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/117203041845651730126. Thanks for reading this.
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Howard M. Steinberg's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+Howard M. Steinberg He may want to give the longer answer, but the short answer is that trolls did not like the way he moderated, and anyone who uses social media is at risk for false reporting and flagging.
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Anime & Manga

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Is there a way to prevent people from creating/inviting my community to an event? The event will show up on the right side usually under about and I have to manually go and delete the event. It seems like something that shouldn't be allowed by just anyone.
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Margaret Tompkins's profile photoAnime & Manga's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis You understood correctly. It is frustrating as users will create events that are unrelated and I don't know how to see who created the event so I don't know who to ban. Hopefully the beta will come sooner rather than later. Thanks again.
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Jenn Akin

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This is not happening with me but with a friend...anyway when she posts things it says to your circles but then when it posts it says she shared privately????
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John Skeats's profile photoJenn Akin's profile photo
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+John Skeats ok thank you I will tell her that is how it works! I really appreciate your help and so will my friend.
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Margaret Ornsby

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Have just received notification that all apps users will be forced onto the new G platform soon.
My understanding is group moderation still requires the old interface (or at the very least is one heck of a lot more efficient).
I might be behind the times here, but is my understanding still true? Is there a work-around?
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Sue T.'s profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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While the Transition Guide comment is for Google+ users, I have seen nothing at all talking about when classic Google+ will be retired for non-apps accounts. It is very safe to assume that Google's plans are to retire classic Google+ for them as well. The only question is when. My personal guess is that the timeframe for apps and non-apps accounts will be very similar.
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Big Buff Rainbow Puff

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So my community https://plus.google.com/communities/104191612064618753020?iem=4&gpawv=1&hl=en-US was either hacked or changed by moderators that have betrayed us. The thing is that I don't have an image for every time it has happened! Now we seem to be doing better and we very carefully choose the moderators.
What do you think happened and any suggestions?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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I would get rid of the most recent moderators you added before the first time the problem occurred.
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Dean Stone

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Why does my profile photo on my posts suddenly keep changing to other peoples profile photos?

Anybody else experiencing this?

That is not me in the photo.....I'm a 55 year old white man lol. 
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Dean Stone's profile photoMargaret Siemers (Siemers Rafter Room)'s profile photo
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+Dean Stone Well, that's a blessing at least. And thanks for the rest of the story. : )
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Doug Essinger-Hileman

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I've looked in a couple of places (and likely not looked in the right place): can someone tell me if there is a way to search within a community on a mobile device, please.

I almost always connect via my laptop, so I'm not familiar with the mobile interface. I just went to one of my communities, and didn't find a search box, but I want to check whether I'm just not looking carefully.

Thanks in advance.
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Robert Lamar's profile photoEric Peña (E)'s profile photo
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This has been my biggest complain about the current mobile platform as a moderator. It's hard to explain to members how to search and utilize community search effectively for mobile users let alone searching for content myself.
+Robert Lamar​'s fix is the only method as of now. Send feedback to Google!
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DM101 L

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I am an owner of an "Ask to Join" public community with other owners and moderators. Membership requests are appearing in the "Waiting For Approval" list, but I have not gotten any email notifications requesting membership approval.

Aren't I suppose to get a email notification if someone requests membership who has not been "invited" by a moderator or owner?

I am using the old Google+.
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John R. Ellis's profile photoDM101 L's profile photo
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DM101 L
 
+John R. Ellis
Thank you for letting me know!

Have a wonderful Sunday! 😊
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