<3 Google (was: WTF Google)

Edit: It seems that Google is restoring everyone (including me) from the great avatar purge last Friday! I’m gonna write this off as a beta bug. I knew you wouldn’t forsake me Google. <3

Your profile was flagged for violating our Community Standards and is currently under review. During this time, you will not be able to fully use Google services that require an active profile and your profile will not be visible to others. Check back soon for the review results.

Really? Community standards? That’s how you’re spinning the “name” thing? I assume that’s what it was, because nothing else on your list of community standards is remotely similar.  Is this also why you made me verify my Gmail login with a text message? Really? And now the feed coming out of Google Reader is blocked? Seriously not cool.

  • By Summer Seale, 2011/07/16 @ 6:34 am

    WTF, Sis, this sucks. =( I ranted on G+ about it. If they don’t reinstate you, I’m leaving as well.

  • By Satomi Ahn, 2011/07/16 @ 8:31 am

    Doing this after you posted all your “credentials”, yes as Summer said, this really sucks.
    Do they really need to disable the profile while it’s still under review?
    Guilty until proved innocent?

  • By Winter, 2011/07/16 @ 12:10 pm

    So it seems =/ Probably someone flagged my profile because I’d been heavily involved in the discussion regarding it.

    They also now break the buzz feed (which is how I was importing my Google Reader shared items), and they appear to break Google Talk as well.

  • By Winter, 2011/07/16 @ 12:31 pm

    As best as I can tell, they’ve never even followed the link to my references pages. =/

    The thing is, they have exactly one process for disabling accounts, and it’s the one they apply to spammers, so they’re not exactly very forthcoming.

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