Sunday, August 7, 2011
I Made it Through the Gauntlet
My Google+ profile was reinstated last night after a week's suspension. I'm not sure why it was turned back on. They may have reviewed my email appeal and decided that its logic was sound. Maybe the rewrite of my profile's introduction convinced them of my legitimacy. Beats me! Since I received no notification other than the removal of the suspension notice from my profile, it's still a mystery. I don't know if Google made an overall (still unannounced) policy change to accept documented internet identities, or whether a new reviewer just had a different personal point of view.
In any case, I'v'e made it through the gauntlet of those who wish to exorcise the pseudonymous from the Google+ community. And I will continue to help publicize the issue until they formally change their policy and stop shunning those of us with pseudonymous identities.
You can find an updates list of news and opinions related to the issue on my #plusgate site.