Google Plus Suspending Users with Pseudonyms and NicknamesFriday, August 12, 2011
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.