Remember that if you ran afoul of Google’s incomprehensibly capricious policy application for Google Profiles – the same policies that appear to be punishing more people using their real names than people using pseudonyms – you had an opportunity to appeal? Well, say good-bye to that option, because the administrative sanction chute has now been greased.

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Google-Plus-LogoAnd also to change its mind at any time.

Whatever the reason Google gives for its policies regarding names on its profiles, new social network services (and whatever other services it chooses to bring under that banner over time), whether it is making people feel ‘safer’, eliminating spammers and scammers, or for mining marketing data; the practical result of all of how it works out is that Google wants to pick which name you get to publically use when you use those services, and to renege on that decision and force you to select another, should it change its mind.

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I guess this is what can happen when you outsource enforcement.

After a rash of similarly-named imposter accounts (variations on the name) being reported, Linden lab (or their agents) have blocked the master Meeroos account.

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Jun 13 2011

It’s that time of year again, as the Second Life anniversary season is upon us. Every year, around this time, the Lab does something daft that raises a stink among Second Life users. It’s regrettable, but you can practically set your calendar by it.

Usually, it has something to do with nipples. This time, it’s copyright.

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