A shot across the bow in the G+ Nymwars

-> HobbyMan on September 08 2011
I'm a fan of Google Plus. But, the insistence on real names is a mistake in my opinion. It's a decision that's going to come back to haunt them in the near future. Not only are people with known net handles being banned but, also some with unusual names are being bounced too.
This is going to be a big issue as it appears that some are allowed keep their nom-de-net while others are not.
Violet Blue - Google even verified her name.
Seattle Rex - Unfortunately, he's not famous enough to be allowed stay using his net name.

So, if you have 50000+ followers or are a famous celeb, you're safe. If you're just an ordinary citizen then you're out, period. It gets even more bizarre when a user called Hugh Messenger was warned he was going to be forced off the platform because they didn't believe it was his real name. So, in a ludicrous twist, he had to change his name to a fake one to be allowed to stay!

We can only hope that some common sense prevails in Google HQ as the double standards and an unwillingness to budge is not worthy of a company loved by millions.

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