This afternoon I had a rather shocking notice when I logged into my SL Google+ account. Sadly it seems Google found my SL Google+ profile today and issued a warning notice about being suspended on 27th August 2011 if I didn’t change my name. I joined Google+ back in early July 2011 and wanted to try something new out.
I made the decision to later on to delete my SL Google+ profile because I didn’t want to use my real name or send real photo ID to them etc. Another reason for deleting my SL G+ account today was due to the fact I don’t want to lose other Google services when suspended.
I may join at a later date on Google+ but overall I’m really disappointed that this happened today. But the problem about being invited and joining again in the near future is that I may be likely to be suspended again. Is it really worth investing time and effort into something that may be taken away later down the line?. I’m not sure! Google+ is evil until they drop the names policy!
In recent months there have been a number of SL resident profiles on Google+ that have either been suspended, deleted and reactivated. It’s completely out-of-order and really bad Google has this names policy in effect. The SL community has been kicked out of Google+ recently and everyone should think very carefully about joining/remaining with the Google+ project. Many will also know that Google+ has been suspending people with unusual names as well.
It’s been a sad day.