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Martha Magenta

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Using the New G+ why can't I see my community About section? This is important as it has in-your-face guidelines and links to other important info? Where is it?
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Martha Magenta's profile photoChristian Nalletamby's profile photo
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John Wickham

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Whereas Google+ has joined Microsoft in going over to the dark side with the marketing tactic of "cram it down your throat no matter what" and since the new Google+ makes moderation difficult and even impossible, should I dsiable ATJ and HFR if qualified moderators are not found or simply delete the community? Thoughts, please.
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John R. Ellis's profile photoMartha Magenta's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis You have done a marvelous job for which many of us are eternally thankful, but there will come a time when the new millenials will simply push us over the edge of the Earth into antiquity.
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DM101 L

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I am an owner of an "Ask To Join" Public community. I am using the old Google+. I just discovered that someone in my community blocked me, although their profile picture did not show a "blue face".

How can you be alerted that a community member has blocked you in the community? I always thought that if a community blocks an owner or moderator in the community, that their profile will show up as a "blue face".

Thank you!
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John R. Ellis's profile photoMartha Magenta's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis Uh-oh, well prsumablly we can start a new Brand Page if needs be. I find I have not had time to use my Page much.
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Chris Gallaty

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So, what is the policy on Google+ with hate speech and the like anyway. One of the miscreants, that it seems I likely banned from a group, just added myself and another mod to his personal rant collection. I of course reported all of said posts as hate speech and blocked them, but if course, the posts are all still there. My question is, what if anything does Google do about these problem children and why aren't we allowed to curate who reshares content. I tried as a test to flip one of the posts to 'Disable Reshare', but if course it's not retroactive. Just a wee bit annoyed that I spend time to help maintain a friendly space for others to converse on Google's site and I'm not given the tools to actually deal with accounts that are really an issue. Also, why have a flag for 'hate speech' if you are just going to allow things like this whole sale?
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Hi +Chris Gallaty​. Hate speech is against a group such as an ethnic or racial group. If the posts were about you individually, that is harassment. Unless the posts fit as hate speech, I would go back and report them as harassing you. When you have completed reporting for an individual, make sure you block the individual -- and leave them blocked. Reporting is not as effective if you don't block the people. 
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I would like to learn how to make my pinned posts more informational,anything to help me?
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Char G's profile photoAndrew Hatchett's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis 
Same here - I haven't looked at my stream in eons. With communities, Collections, and Spaces I'm all set :)
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Optimus Prime

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Why the posts which are flagged as spam and then I approve do not get any likes? It is obviously due to the fact that they are not visible in the Home stream of the members of the community. Why is that? I have 'unflagged' them as 'not spam' after all!
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John R. Ellis's profile photoOptimus Prime's profile photo
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Today I sent to Google+ Team this text:
"It is obvious that posts which have been flagged as spam and then approved by moderators are not visible in the Home Stream of the members of the community (that's why they don't receive likes because posts are visible mainly in Home Stream of the members, people rarely visit the communities). This is just not right. And it annoys the members and they often leave the community and Google+ itself. It has to stop. Approved by moderators Spam posts must be treated like healthy and fully functional posts like the others! This is the opinion of practically all moderators. I hope that this moderation defect will be eliminated because it really is a defect."

I hope they at least read it and try to understand our position.
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Elizabeth Haworth

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QUESTION - LOCATING ALL COMMUNITIES in the new G+ option
In the NEW version of G+ I cannot find HOW to reach the page that has ALL COMMUNITIES.. when I click on the Communities option on the top right it simply takes me to the ONE community that I moderate...
IS THIS A FAULT and if not how do I reach the page that has ALL the communities including the option of the communities of which I am a member AS WELL as the one that I moderate ThANKS
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Elizabeth Haworth's profile photoDon McCollough's profile photo
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No problem
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Elizabeth Haworth

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PORNOGRAPHY - for the past week or two we are having an explosion pornography, This morning I deleted 21 (IN THE FILTER fortunately) then an hour later another 7 and then 2 more an hour later... Two managed to get onto the main page and of course we delete ban and REPORT each time..
QUESTION WAS wondering is there anything more to do done to stop this latest spate of porn ? THANKs
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Margaret Tompkins's profile photoElizabeth Haworth's profile photo
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thanks Margaret much apprecciated
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Rapidgame7

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TL;DR: Is there anything critical a tracker on a website can reveal?

I was doing my stuff one day when suddenly someone sent me a private post about "something something people are planning to raid blah blah here link website.com". I forgot that I shouldn't click random links, but I did.

Lo and behold, happens that the link was actually an information fetcher of sorts which gave away my IP, some ISP stuff, and an approximate city of sorts, among other stuff, to this guy.

One can't do anything with that because you don't get more private ISP information, the IP is useless in most cases and the city is prone to point anywhere else.
He didn't share anything after I told him that the information is useless, but now I've been wondering, what kind of information could put me in serious trouble that can be obtained by a simple information tracker on a website?

I mean all I know is that you get basic ISP stuff, IP, city, browser and operative system, but nothing of these things can do serious damage if known by a bunch of kids someone over the internet.

Edit: Sorry for the grammar.
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Rupert Wood's profile photoRapidgame7's profile photo
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+Rupert Wood Installing software just by browsing a website?
That doesn't sound possible.
The most a website can do is automatically download an executable, but you can't hide the download from the user or even execute it without the user permission.
Javascript doesn't have any function to enable any of these two either.

I searched in Google for incidents like "website download in background" or "can a website install programs" but I haven't found anything. Unless I'm searching with the wrong terms...
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Stephanie Partin

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Hello Currently we have an overwhelming amount of member requests in the P2 community. Most of the requests are bogus as they do not have any information about the member on their page. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? It just started about a week ago. Thank you
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Stephanie Partin's profile photoMargaret Tompkins's profile photo
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+Char G I'm glad HFR is working well for you!! It's doing great in the LPC!!
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DM101 L

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I received a membership request from someone with a "Restricted" account. The person did not block me, nor have I blocked the person. The account is Restricted.

What exactly is a "Restricted Account"?

I know I have had some community members share a post from someone with a Restricted account, and I could not comment on it, or "+1" the post. (Just like as though I was blocked.)

Why would anyone want to ask to join a community with a "Restricted account"? Isn't it that, if they post in the community, people can not see what they post and can not see any comments they make?

(I am the owner of a Public, "Ask To Join" community, and am using the Old Google+, if that makes any difference.)
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John Skeats's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+DM101 L and +Christian Nalletamby - I tagged you to my post about Audience Settings in the FAQS Community. That is how/where I notify people about their Restricted setting when they apply to my communities, as one did here today.
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Drew Jensen

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I am curious as to what a limited member is in a community?
I'm looking at a review screen for a community I moderate and the line, as you can see in the screen shot is "These posts are from limited members."

Not a big deal really, as I said just curious.

Thanks
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Drew Jensen's profile photoAnn G's profile photo
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Everyone vs Only New Members means you're either setting everyone in your community or only people who join after the change to Limited membership. Choose carefully!

My crochet community is large, but there are only a few core posters, so I set everyone to limited. From there, you can go to the member list and "promote" trusted posters to full membership so their posts aren't held for review. If you've got lots of regular posters already, you're probably better off setting only new members to limited. If you see problem posts in the community from these "grandfathered" members later that aren't worth banning, you can set those people to limited membership so you have a chance to review their future posts.

As already explained, limited members' posts are held in a queue for you to review, choosing to release to the community or remove. There's also an option to promote to full membership from this queue. 
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Robin Sullivan

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Can anyone recommend good tutorials about how to interact with the new Google+ Communities? The tutorial should be concise and clear of the basic features such as adding a post, links, photos and videos, editing posts, and replying to posts. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Viana

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Is there a way to clear "Join Community" requests en masse?
I just "inherited" a community that has thousands of spam-bots requests. I want to delete those with one fell swoop.
In the "new G+" when I reject a few, then no more show. Once I look in "Classic" there are still thousands.
Anyone? Thanks!
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Margaret Tompkins's profile photoViana's profile photo
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+Margaret Tompkins I can tell you that the "experiment" has turned a food photography community into a chat and photo-dump site for a bunch of kids. LOL
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Bill Davis

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Hi guys. Can someone please remind me how to report a community member who is harassing and bullying and threatening members in private conversations? (I realize they should also probably report him, but I'd like to do more than just ban him, if possible.)
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Don McCollough's profile photoBill Davis's profile photo
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Thanks, Don. I had to change to "New Google" to get the three dots and those options, FYI. Appreciate your help.
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Robin Sullivan

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Is there any way to get analytics for a "private" Google+ community that I am the owner of? Thanks.

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Thanks for the reply. I hope they open this up again.
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Elizabeth Haworth

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QUESTION - ADDING A CAPTION TO A POST IN THE NEW GOOGLE + option
I have been using Classic Google + as I have found it easier.. however I realise that I need to go to the new to access certain option
I cannot find HOW to place to add a CAPTIOn onto a post in the new G+ ON the Classic there is an ADD TEXT option but I cant see it on the NEW>
IS there one that I am mission and if not can GOOGLE be asked to add this feature in the future and if so HOW>>> THANKS IN ANTICIPATION
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Dave E

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I have a question about the new "Hold For Review". If it is used for New Members can the Admin/Mods add reply posts to the posts being held, and can the New Member see the replies, in other words can we Admin/Mods communicate with the New Member before the post goes "live"?
I apologize for the lengthy explanation of my question. 😁
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Margaret Tompkins's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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+Dave E The Held for Review queue works the same was as the Likely Spam queue from that perspective. As far as moderators and the people who shared the posts are concerned, they're just like regular posts, so you can interact normally with a poster on their post. That remains true even if you remove the post from the community. 
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David McHugh

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Any suggestions for invite issues? I have a particular user who can't be invited to communities.

I can find and select them to invite, but when I hit post they receive nothing, and do not appear in the Invited list. I've tested this with two communities. The community is private so he also can't request to join. Thanks!
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John R. Ellis's profile photoDavid McHugh's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis No error. Not on banned list or a member. Not sure how Suspension works. But we were able to temporarily change the community setting to make it visible in search so he could find it and request to join. So it remains a mystery, but at least one that won't hold us up further. Thanks!
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Chris Gallaty

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Oh +Google+, why is this even possible?!? Has anyone else seen this?
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Ed S's profile photoChris Gallaty's profile photo
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+Ed S seeing as to start with Google+ was demanding you use a real first and last name, they've kind of fallen hard. I think this is less about what is a semantically legal string of characters for a first name, and what is likely a spammer. That and brand pages don't tend to try and join communities. 
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