Friday, September 28, 2012

Our system has determined that Botgirl Questi may not actually be a name

Here we go again:

Hello,

Our system has determined that the name you provided on your Google+ profile Botgirl Questi may not actually be a name.

It may be that the name you provided is that of a business you represent. Or it may be that this is actually your name and our system made a mistake.

We've got a few options for you:
  • If this is the name of a business, brand, or other organization, please sign in to your Google account and change the profile's name to a representative of the organization. You can then, while logged into this profile,create a Google+ Page for the organization. Pages are designed specifically with the needs of organizations in mind, while profiles are designed for individuals.
  • If this is your name, please sign in and follow the instructions to submit more information and help us fix our mistake.
  • If you want to change the name provided, please sign in and follow the instructions to edit your profile. You can also optionally add Botgirl Questi as a nickname, previous name, or transliterated name in addition to your common name, if appropriate. Learn more
  • If none of the above options are appropriate and you use your Google+ identity on YouTube, you can unlink your Google+ profile from YouTube. This will ensure that regular YouTube access will continue but your Google+ profile will be suspended until you take one of the actions above. If you manage a brand channel, we will soon have a better option for creating a Google-wide identity.
If you don't take one of these steps in the next 4 days, your Google+ profile will be suspended. While suspended, you will not be able to make full use of Google services that require an active profile, such as Google+, Reader, Picasa, and YouTube (if you use your Google+ identity on YouTube). This will not prevent you from using other Google services, like Gmail.

We're sorry for the inconvenience,

The Google+ team.

6 comments:

Udge said...

"I'm sorry that we are still dickheads, and that we didn't learn anything from all that shouting last year."

sororNishi said...

This attempt by Google reminds me of the saying "trying to herd cats" ... they have, it seems, set themselves an impossible task and I'm not quite sure what they ultimately think they will achieve by it.
Is the next logical step to start to critise photos ... "our system has determined that this photo is not a good likeness of you..." etc...
Identity is such a fluid concept.

Donavan Vicha said...

I'm kissing my avatar's account goodbye because I cannot prove my age. I will lose access to the Google Docs shared with other avatars working in SL. I'll need to find all my accounts where the email is a key for changing passwords. I guess I'll determine to find a different system.

NomadOfNorad said...

Any chance we could given them an even bigger drubbing this time, to the point that they come out of it with their tails between their legs?

Adeon Writer said...

Are they still OK with nicknames as account names, just not brands/companies, or have they now copied Facebook and are requiring your legal name?

Also, what information are they asking for? Just curious.

Imnotgoing Sideways said...

Really, do they even keep records of past actions and appeals? What's triggering this not-a-name thingy? It looks like last year never happened. (>_<)