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anuradha shankar

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on what basis is a person chosen as a moderator? can a commoner become a moderator??
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John R. Ellis's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis probably banned people.
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Art Gelwicks

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Anyone know of a way to determine who the active users of a community are?  I have a community that I'm sure is loaded with non-contributors but pinning them down is proving to be a challenge.  Any suggestions would be a help.  Thanks!
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Art Gelwicks's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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+Art Gelwicks Finding the spammers is easy: Just wait until the share spammy posts and get rid of them then. The others don't really hurt the community, so I would be more apt to just leave them -- but it would be relatively easy to go after the blue-heads.
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I just got named moderator of one of my communities, and I don't know what I do and stuff
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John R. Ellis's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis It worked earlier today. I didn't read it all because I already know more than I need to and my attention span is too short. Perfect moderator qualifications apparently.
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Nathan Davis

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I've got a few community members whose cards are grayed out and unviewable when I look at the membership list. Are these deleted accounts? If not, what are they?
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George “Jolo” Lavall's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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On Desktop PC, dead accounts have a blue head profile, and the name is in grey italics.  Those can be deleted as the account no longer exists.  Perhaps the card looks different on your device.
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How do you unban someone...
I accidentally banned someone and I'm trying to fix it
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John R. Ellis's profile photo
 
Go to members list.  Pull down the pull down list.  Go to Banned list.  Hover over member card and Remove them from Banned list.
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Xavier Ballinger

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Can you make your community photo a gif 
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John R. Ellis's profile photo
 
Yes, but it won't .gif in all situations.
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How can community moderators become owners?

Our owner deleted their account or google deleted it,

Owner has left.

The moderators want to take over and become owners so we can promote other members.

Is this possible without the original owners consent?

Considering their account is gone, or are we forever moderators with out the possibly of ever becoming owners of the community that is now "ours"?
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Justin Daniel “Justin” Dunn's profile photo
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+John Skeats thank you for your reply
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Russell Latham

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Another search question, if you don't mind.  Why can't I see all the search results that match my queries?  I know there are more based on my regular review of the posts, but even simple searches are turning up barely a subset of all posts that should match.  *Some extra info*: our community started early April 2015 and has about 121k users 2 weeks in (it's a mobile game beta testing release).   There are many posts.
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Russell Latham's profile photoJohn R. Ellis's profile photo
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+Russell Latham You can toggle Best of and Most recent - you probably saw that.  Sometimes blocks of posts go missing for a day - no one can explain that - and Search may or may not see those.  G+ search may put in some relevance score, or just quit after a certain number of hits - don't know.
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Russell Latham

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Where can I see a list of flagged/reported posts and comments?  I am a moderator, not an owner.  Can the owner delegate this to moderators?  I can see and review spam (although this is pretty useless) but I really need to get to the ones our users are flagging or reporting.
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John R. Ellis's profile photoRussell Latham's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis a mess indeed.  I'm less convinced that we have a rational user base.  I'm giving it more of a mob mentality and my job is to weather the storm.  At the least, talking about it here has been therapeutic :D
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Destiny

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I'm the owner of a growing Tokyo Ghoul Roleplay community and I've noticed that 25% of the people have profiles and 12% are actually roleplaying. How can I increase the amount of profiles and the number of active people?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoCaleb Burke's profile photoJoshua Eagle's profile photo
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+John Bontez I was merely uncertain as to whether or not call those who had profiles lurkers, or not. You may notice the brief phrase "in your case" directly after the statistic.

100% - 25%(the number with profiles) = 75% my lowest estimate for "lurkers"

100% - 12%(the number actively roleplaying) = 88% my highest estimate for lurkers

Combining the results of those two equations I get the 75%-88%
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Doug Essinger-Hileman

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What effect(s) do you think the new Collections feature will have on Communities?
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Doug Essinger-Hileman's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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But how is it self promotion to post to a collection? Only that person's followers will see that. If you already have a large number of followers I guess that might work but generally the best way to attract people would be to fish in the larger pond. Are your lurkers going to notice member A's collection? I would guess not very many
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Titana Jewelpet

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How do i report defamation/Publicly broadcasting my legal name i want to tell Google moderators they have one week to remove this post or account or im going to sue. Please help.
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James Shewmaker's profile photoJohn Skeats's profile photo
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Hi +Titana Jewelpet. That post does not appear to constitute defamation. Defamation is the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel. That report does not appear to say anything that damages your reputation. It could, however, be taken to be harassment. If you want to report it for harassment, do the following:

1. Click the "V" that appears in the upper right-hand corner of the post you want to report.
2. Select Report this post.
3. Click the Something else button in the middle of the area where the post previously appeared. (You might have to scroll down to see that on large posts.)
3. Select It's violent or dangerous.
4. Complete the dialog that follows.

Some things to consider:
* Threatening a company with a lawsuit tends to slow things down dramatically because companies often have the policy that they have to engage their legal teams every step along the way, and attorneys operate on much slower timetable than techies. In fact, the involvement of attorneys might even prevent actions you might want them to take. 
* Lawsuits can be declared to be "frivolous" by the judge because they clearly have no legal standing. The person bringing such a lawsuit to the court can be required to pay both the court costs and the opposing party's legal costs. I am not an attorney, but based on my understanding of slander and libel, it is very clear that neither applies here, which could therefore lead to a finding that a lawsuit would be frivolous. Not only that, Google did not create and does not implicitly condone the post, so it is extremely unlikely that they could be held accountable even if the post were to be found to be defamatory.
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LeFabDomino Poe

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Hello, I am posting because of a small problem in on of my communities, There are a lot of posts being marked as spammed, when they are not, is that just the G+ system or is a member(s) reporting all theses?
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Evo Terra's profile photoLeFabDomino Poe's profile photo
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Great! I'll talk to the owner and other mods about it to see if we can do anything about it
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Gil Melo

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It seems the moderators on our community can't add new moderators. Was this changed at some point. All moderators use to be able to add new mods now they can't. Does anyone knows why?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoPeter van Rens's profile photo
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+John R. Ellis truth, I'm not that quick.
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Ronald Stepp

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I would dearly love to reach out to the people who started the Animal Lovers community.  There are constant blatant violations of the very clear rules and nobody seems to be calling violators to account.  I would like to volunteer to help clean up the violators posts, animal abuse posts, but there seems to be no way to reach the moderators.  Is there any way you know of to reach a communities moderators?

Thanks!
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Ronald Stepp's profile photo
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Finally figured out what the green button was, DOH!  I am always posting stuff using the text box, it never ocurred to me to use it as a private email system for google+, or rather my brain wasn't thinking of it that way, thanks for pointing me at it.
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Russell Latham

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Is there a site within each G+ Community where moderators or owners an see statistics for the community?  Something like number of total posts, number of posts marked as spam, posts per member, etc.  I know that analytics exist for goo.gl tiny urls: e.g. http://goo.gl/#analytics/goo.gl/ZoVuRG/week 
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Russell Latham's profile photoCircleCount's profile photo
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The current status is unfortunately the same: there are no data through the Google+ API available about communities.

Here is the issue for that, which has still the status "new" 1.5 years after it was added: https://code.google.com/p/google-plus-platform/issues/detail?id=639
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Russell Latham

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Is there search syntax or keywords for the "Search community" field? I'd love to be able to search inside a specific category or exclude particular terms or categories from some searches I do regularly. Or search for all posts by or mentioning a particular user.
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Russell Latham's profile photoRich Koning's profile photo
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You can search for a name.  Leave off the + to get better results.  Just tried to use "-" to exclude and it seems to work.
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John Paul Tanner

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I'm the owner of a small G+ community. Now straight to the point is it possible for there to be two owners of one community I would like to know so I can promote my gf to Owner but still be an owner ?
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Eli “Elictrix” Osadchenko's profile photoGeorge “Jolo” Lavall's profile photo
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I don't know how long the window stays open +Eli Osadchenko​, but when you make a community you can create it with several owners at the same time, but the way goes via moderator first
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Natsume H

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Hey everyone , well I'm a moderator in a community with 70k+ members.
I had made a post recently and pinned it to the community but the next day its no longer there ..I can't find my post in the community nor in my profile page .Its not removed by another mod (because in that case it would have been crossed out , right ?) .I have checked the notifications and I couldn't find any for that post (in g+) , but in my gmail inbox it does says there's a notification .Is this a glitch or someone flagged my post or something?
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John R. Ellis's profile photoNatsume H's profile photo
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Oh okay ..I hope it reappears someday .Thanks again +John R. Ellis 
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Thomas Raley

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Is there a way to order the way posts are displayed for everyone? And is it possible to hide the "All Posts" category
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Doug Essinger-Hileman's profile photoRobert Lamar's profile photo
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Or pin a post which explains that visitors should start by clicking on another category.
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