Google+: A Polite Report From The Nymwars Front

My gluttony for vague, faceless punishment knows no bounds. I miss the community on Google+, so I figured I’d appeal again and see if they’d reinstate my account. I have no expectations, but live in hope. Here’s the “supporting documentation” I sent with my appeal: Dear Google, I am writing you once more in hopes […]

The Dead Horse, Re-beaten

Oh Google, you so crazy. I’ve been told, once again, that my name does not conform to the Google+ names policy. For those of you just joining in on the fun, here’s the policy in its entirety: Google+ Profile Names Policy Names and Google+ Google+ makes connecting with people on the web more like connecting […]

Silver Linings (Google+ edition)

Well, still no joy on the G+ front, but I can at least recommend the Google+ help community.  They’ve been more responsive and more informative than any of the responses my names policy violation appeals. I still don’t have much hope for my appeal. The actual Google+ names policy is apparently somewhat different from the […]

Google Update

“Update” was probably too strong a word for it. Google and I have settled into a pattern. I submit an appeal to have my Google+ account unlocked with documentation that shows that I use this name all ’round the internet. I also include a text file with a request that, if my appeal is denied, […]


I haven’t heard back from Google about whether or not I’ll be able to continue to use my WTF Pancakes Google+ page. I’ve been notified that I have violated their names policy.  I’m not sure exactly which part I’m accused of violating, but that’s really up to them.   It strikes me as obtuse that […]