Google+ has created a lot of stir due to its recent wave of account suspension in a bid to delete fake names. This has frustrated many users whose Google+ accounts were suspended without any notice. Not only that but their Gmail accounts, Google Docs and Bloggers have also met the same fate.
Google actually wants to implement the Google+ “common name” policy given in section 13 of the company’s User Content and Conduct Policy.
“To help fight spam and prevent fake profiles, use the name your friends, family or co-workers usually call you. For example, if your full legal name is Charles Jones Jr. but you normally use Chuck Jones or Junior Jones, either of those would be acceptable.”
Google started to put in force this policy over the weekend and this resulted in some blunders too since the account of lifestyle blogger A.V. Flox also got suspended as a result of this operation. However, Google was quick to realize its mistake and restored it.
Now Google is trying to clear the misunderstanding that this policy action has created. Vic Gundotra admitted that they had made some mistakes during the process and were trying to bring some improvements to the whole system.
Google VP of Product Bradley Horowitz further explained the matter in a post .
“We’ve noticed that many violations of the Google+ common name policy were in fact well-intentioned and inadvertent and for these users our process can be frustrating and disappointing,” Horowitz wrote in his Google+ post. “So we’re currently making a number of improvements to this process, specifically regarding how we notify these users that they’re not in compliance with Google+ policies and how we communicate the remedies available to them.”
The improvements that Google is planning to introduce include giving warnings to users regarding compliance with their policy, better signup process and also some better and more convenient ways of supporting nicknames, maiden names and pseudonyms.
Lets us hope that something good will come out of this improvement process resulting in a win-win situation for both Google+ and its enthusiastic users.
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