Street View House Photos Also Tick Off Users
Such concerns are understandable, considering that some people appear to use Street View as a tool for deciding where to live. "I thought about moving to Calgary or Edmonton [in Ontario, Canada] until I saw [them] on Street View. Thank you Google," wrote Oink, in the British Expat Discussion Forum.
Google Plus Dictates Which Names to Use
Right at this moment, users are complaining directly within the Google Plus Forum about a provision of the User Content and Conduct Policy for Google Plus which reads as follows: "To help fight spam and prevent fake profiles, use the name your friends, family, or co-workers usually call you. For example, if your full legal name is Charles Jones Jr. but you normally use Chuck Jones or Junior Jones, either or these would be acceptable.
Your profile is suspended [if after] reviewing your profile, we determined that the name you provided violates our Community Standards. If you believe your profile has been suspended in error, please provide us with additional information via this form, and we will review your profile again."
One user spelled out his reasons for wanting to use a pseudonym instead. "I used the name most people call me on other Web sites. No one I really care about in real life ever bothers to contact me over the computer so I gave up on them. Thus, I never bothered putting my real name up," acknowledged Blaze.
My pseudonym is more original and less common than most name-surname combinations and allows me to be identified by members of online communities with whom I interact
Another user recounted what happened when he tried to use the initials "vm" as his handle. "[Google] forced me to [prove] my identity if I wanted to stay [a] member, continue using my current Gmail 'ID' and stay connected with my friends. They asked for my photo ID, if possible," vm reported.
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