...people today are so accustomed to pretentious nonsense that they see nothing amiss in reading without understanding, and many of them at length discover that they can without difficulty write in like manner themselves and win applause for it. And so it perpetuates itself.
Google+ team ✆ firstname.lastname@example.org
After reviewing your appeal, we have determined that your name does not comply with the Google+ Names Policy.
We want users to be able to find each other using the name they already use with their friends, family and colleagues. For most people this is their legal name, or some variant of it, but we recognise that this isn't always the case, and we allow for other common names in Google+ - specifically, those that represent an individual with an established online identity with a meaningful following. If you haven't already done so, you can provide us with additional information regarding an established identity by re-submitting an appeal that includes references to where you are known by this name either in online or offline settings.
Note that if you're trying to set up a page for a business, band, group or other organisation, please sign up with your own name and then create a Google+ Page. If you're trying to add an alternative name (such as a nickname, maiden name or name in another script), please sign up with your full name; you can add this alternative name (which will appear alongside your full name) once you've signed up.
You may re-appeal with additional information, if you have not already done so. If you're already using Google+, your current name will continue to be used.
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[Note that the name I requested to use was not only my legal name — and so already the name I use with "friends, family and colleagues" — but also the representation of it that I use for gmail, academic discussion lists and a dozen google blogs.]
In a democracy,
an uninformed vote counts as much as an informed vote;
a greedy vote counts as much as a generous vote;
a selfish vote counts as much as an altruistic vote;
a stupid vote counts as much as an intelligent vote;
a dishonest vote counts as much as an honest vote.