Google Plus Suspending Users with Pseudonyms and Nicknames

Friday, August 12, 2011

Google Plus has finally decided to ban all the users using pseudonyms and nicknames in place of their real names. Though users will not be suspended immediately for violating Google Plus Common Names Policy, they will be given four day grace period to fix their profile names before they’re suspended.

Google Plus Common Names Policy is designed to fight spam and prevent the creation of fake profiles. The suspension of users using pseudonyms or nicknames has resulted in criticism among various users. Though this criticism hasn't stopped Google Plus from deciding to eliminate the use of pseudonyms on its social network.

Google Plus Product Manager Saurabh Sharma explained that the decision was made “to make connecting with people on the web more like connecting with people in the real world. During this period, you can continue to use Google+ as usual,” Sharma said. “We’re hoping that most affected users will be able to quickly fix their profile name while continuing to enjoy all that Google+ has to offer.”



A quick tip - all users should update their profile as soon as possible to prevent their Google Plus profile from being suspended.

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2 comments

  1. thats definitely not a good step by google plus, this is drive some people away,but what then there's always a way out and developers won't admit it though.thats definitely not a good step by google plus, this is drive some people away,but what then there's always a way out and developers won't admit it though.

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  2. no google is making a right move. i'm fedup of users using nicknames, it hard to recognize at times.

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