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 if you don't show your Community posts on your Post Tab, please include a link to at least one community you Own or Moderate. Thanks.
FAQs about G+ and G+ Communities:
3 Billion current accounts
~ 1.5 M more accounts added daily
2.9 Million current Communities
~7400 new Communities created daily
Resulting in these:Current Community O/M Issues
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *The New G+ Interface is a Pilot (Test) Project and has not yet installed all the features needed for Community Management, and various other features for various other platforms. Use Classic G+ for Community (and Page) management until they get around to putting the features into the placeholders.
See this post by John Skeats for further details about tools:https://plus.google.com/+JohnSkeats/posts/8R6LkoZZgF4
See this blog and 17 minute video about using the new interface:http://www.martinshervington.com/the-future-of-google-plus/
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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 find and remove the live (dead accounts no longer show) Bang Girls from your membership list, go to Membership Search and type in: Quote, Bang, Apostrophe - i.e.: [ "!' ]. Should bring them up to the top of the membership list, for removal, and ALSO alphabetizes the entire membership list!
;-)Some additional current issues with Communities, even in Classic View:
Members, including O/Ms, are unable to post new posts to their communities - getting a "try again later" message.
If you change the category of a post in the Spam Filter without approving or rejecting it, then leave the filter, the post disappears
- it is no longer in Spam filter, does not post to the Community, and shows on the OP post tab as having been posted to the Community. Or the post gets stuck in the filter and can't be managed.
"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.
be sneaking around the Ask to Join button in the new interface. This has not been fully verified.
O/M do NOT see all posts or comments by members who block them.
YouTube video posts going to spam filter, even posted by Owner.
Posts, especially YouTube videos, are seen only by the OP even when not in the Spam Filter. No one but the OP can comment on some You Tube posts after they have been restored from Spam filter, when they are visible to the community.
Collection posts going to spam filter.
Trolls and hackers still hijacking communities. TRUST NO ONE!
Posts get dozens or hundreds of Plusses, then the plusses disappear.
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
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 March 23, 2016.#Community #Problems