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I just created a metafilter group on Google Plus. Just search for 'metafilter' under 'communities'.

I don't know if anyone still uses G+, but just in case, here it is. I've got it on approval required to join and it's a public group. If people would prefer it to be private, I can always delete and recreate. I guess if someone else created one already, here would be the place to announce it and I can kill mine.
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM (113 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I have joined so it can be you & me together forever.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:47 PM on December 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


COCKBLOCKED.
posted by Phire at 12:54 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


EMPATH LET'S GET ON DIASPORA TO GET AWAY FROM THESE OTHERS
posted by shakespeherian at 12:57 PM on December 7, 2012 [10 favorites]


I'LL NEVER LET GO JACK
posted by elizardbits at 12:58 PM on December 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


i'm starting to realize why everyone hates us.
posted by elizardbits at 12:58 PM on December 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Is this something I'd have to have a Google to understand?
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:01 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh hai
posted by juv3nal at 1:02 PM on December 7, 2012


Wait, wait... A Google is that thing that's in the top-right of my internet that came on the computer, right? I have one of those! Apple thinks of everything!
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:03 PM on December 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dad, I told you to stay off my MetaFilter.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:05 PM on December 7, 2012


Shakespeherian commented on your check-in at Metafilter.
2 minutes ago
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:06 PM on December 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Metatalk: i'm starting to realize why everyone hates us.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:07 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


what is this i just want to go to the regular facebook
posted by shakespeherian at 1:08 PM on December 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


Why do you people have normal sounding names there?
posted by knile at 1:09 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


what is this i just want to go to the regular google buzz
posted by Think_Long at 1:10 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


You'll be notified when a moderator approves your request.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:11 PM on December 7, 2012


I'm in! Hooray!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:12 PM on December 7, 2012


i'm just going to approve people every 15 minutes from now on, i like have a job to do, also :)
posted by empath at 1:15 PM on December 7, 2012


In, but it would be great if you'd make it a private group, empath.
posted by bearwife at 1:16 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd have to delete and recreate if I did that. Not that I object to doing it. But it's not something you can change after the fact.
posted by empath at 1:19 PM on December 7, 2012


just now you're realizing?
posted by boo_radley at 1:19 PM on December 7, 2012


with great power comes great responsibility duder.
posted by elizardbits at 1:21 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


do you want to be a moderator?
posted by empath at 1:23 PM on December 7, 2012


YES, I've been training for that all of my lunch break.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:24 PM on December 7, 2012 [9 favorites]


I don't even want to be moderate.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:25 PM on December 7, 2012


YES, I've been training for that all of my lunch break.

Use it wisely.
posted by empath at 1:26 PM on December 7, 2012


If you do it now it'll be a lot easier than after everyone else has read this and gone and signed up. Hint.
posted by bearwife at 1:27 PM on December 7, 2012


empath: "do you want to be a moderator?"

are you looking for an extremerator?
posted by boo_radley at 1:27 PM on December 7, 2012


Old Ban'em Blatcher, that's what I'd call him at least.
posted by Think_Long at 1:27 PM on December 7, 2012


Use it wisely.

NO.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:28 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


it's getting hot and heavy in there.
posted by batmonkey at 1:35 PM on December 7, 2012


it's worth pointing out that if you use the main g+ search bar at the top, you won't find it: that one doesn't search "communities". (google failing at site search... whoda thunk.) You have to go to the G+ Communities page, https://plus.google.com/communities, and use the search bar there under the giant "Get together with Google+ Communities" banner... or just go straight to https://plus.google.com/communities/100779510796382582089.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 1:36 PM on December 7, 2012


No one is waiting for approval.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:36 PM on December 7, 2012


I am, but in more of a general sort of way.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:42 PM on December 7, 2012 [9 favorites]


isn't google plus magically a metafilter group? I don't know anyone on there that I don't know from here.
posted by The Whelk at 1:43 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, what is this going to do for my MetaFilter circle?
posted by carsonb at 1:44 PM on December 7, 2012


it embiggens it
posted by The Whelk at 1:46 PM on December 7, 2012


it will have a healthier, shinier coat and strong teeth and gums.
posted by elizardbits at 1:46 PM on December 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


also, immune to fire attacks.
posted by The Whelk at 1:49 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


That is really an irritating search misfire. But I went ahead and joined up, because why not. (Note: I never actually use G+.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:51 PM on December 7, 2012


I'm sorry, you're not on the list.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:52 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Whelk: "isn't google plus magically a metafilter group? I don't know anyone on there that I don't know from here."

Yea, almost 3/4 of my G+ contacts are Mefites.
posted by octothorpe at 1:53 PM on December 7, 2012


I like this because I don't have to add you to my contacts.
posted by empath at 1:54 PM on December 7, 2012


"You" in general; not you, specifically. You're cool, of course.
posted by empath at 1:55 PM on December 7, 2012


Brandon Blatcher: "No one is waiting for approval."

I'm always waiting for approval.
posted by deborah at 2:00 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


You can get the regular search to find it by typing "Metafilter," hitting Enter (aka not clicking anything in the pop-up list), and then click the little grey box next to your search term at the top that says "Everything" and choose "Communities" instead, all of which is to say that probably FlyingMonkey's approach is easier.
posted by invitapriore at 2:00 PM on December 7, 2012


it's worth pointing out that if you use the main g+ search bar at the top, you won't find it

In addition to what invitapriore says, it also appears in the search results on the right column under "Communities".

So... I'm pretty sure it does appear in search. Although this stuff usually happens as a gradual roll-out, so not everyone may be seeing the same thing yet.
posted by wildcrdj at 2:11 PM on December 7, 2012


First cat video posted!
posted by Wordshore at 2:14 PM on December 7, 2012


Hey, so since the community's avatar shows up in notifications and whatnot, could it be made into a Mefi-colored "MF" or something? That would make it immediately identifiable in a way that the groovy cat is not.
posted by gilrain at 2:15 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


And I'm in!
posted by ChuraChura at 2:17 PM on December 7, 2012


I'm fine with getting a notification in Chrome, but I'd rather not get an e-mail and push notification on the G+ app on my phone every time someone posts. Am I missing the place where I can set it up this way? The only two options I can find are "On" and "Off" for notifications.
posted by ob1quixote at 2:46 PM on December 7, 2012


That an email arrives every time someone is waiting to be approved is fantastic.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:56 PM on December 7, 2012 [4 favorites]


Approved! My day hasn't been completely without success.
posted by Babblesort at 2:58 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I made a controversial comment about sweaters
posted by The Whelk at 2:59 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


AFK
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:01 PM on December 7, 2012


Thank you for the fast service on that approval!
posted by immlass at 3:02 PM on December 7, 2012


Where'd you find the On and Off, ob1quixote?
posted by Melismata at 3:03 PM on December 7, 2012


I just created a metafilter group on Google Plus.

Hey! I know some Google employees too!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 3:05 PM on December 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


That an email arrives every time someone is waiting to be approved is fantastic.

That's because I made you a mod. You're welcome.
posted by empath at 3:14 PM on December 7, 2012


I haven't intentionally used G+ in months! Except as photo storage, which, if anyone was wondering, doesn't work well in southeast Asia and you try and try and try to upload but it never even starts it just hangs up on the first screen and eventually you try to use Flickr instead but damn there's a really small limit we're taking pictures of a trip around the WORLD we have way more than 200 here but credit card info for a paid account on this random computer in this random internet cafe in cambodia i don't know about that. Ahem, anyway, perhaps my usage will increase now. What do people do on the Plus these days anyway?
posted by solotoro at 3:27 PM on December 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Just search for 'metafilter' under 'communities'.

Why not just link to it?
posted by aubilenon at 3:36 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh FlyingMonkey already did. Nevermind.
posted by aubilenon at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2012


What is ...?
posted by carter at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2012


What was the final decision? Is it private or public?
posted by zarq at 3:40 PM on December 7, 2012


Nevermind, I see it now. Public. No thanks. Have fun, tho!
posted by zarq at 3:43 PM on December 7, 2012


I'm in like Flynn
posted by Sailormom at 3:46 PM on December 7, 2012


No, really. Make these email notifications stop!!
posted by Melismata at 3:47 PM on December 7, 2012


Melismata, the on/off button is below the big MF, to the right of the "Actions" dropdown. The button has a bell on it, and if you hover over it a popup will say "Turn notifications for this community on or off here."
posted by solotoro at 3:51 PM on December 7, 2012


Thank you, solotoro!
posted by Melismata at 3:56 PM on December 7, 2012


The subtle cat underlayer to the community avatar is haunting me.
posted by carsonb at 3:58 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


It is not linkable to Metafilter usernames, right?
posted by Morrigan at 4:06 PM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Morrigan: Not unless you put your mefi username in your G+ profile or your G+ link in your mefi profile or if you link yourself in this.
posted by aubilenon at 4:23 PM on December 7, 2012


Since Communities are such a new feature, maybe there'll be the option at some point down the road to change the setting of the community to private without having to recreate it from the ground up.
posted by Phire at 4:28 PM on December 7, 2012


You all are just gonna doxx me if I join this thing, aren't you?
posted by octobersurprise at 4:34 PM on December 7, 2012


Let me in Blatcher or I´ll tell that story about what you did to the kitteh.
posted by adamvasco at 4:36 PM on December 7, 2012


i'm just going to approve people every 15 minutes from now on, i like have a job to do, also :)

oh, the irony
posted by phaedon at 4:42 PM on December 7, 2012


adamvasco: "Let me in Blatcher or I´ll tell that story about what you did to the kitteh."

The one where he sat around all day with it on his chest and answered the door all limbo style when his pizza showed up? Because that was hilarious.
posted by theichibun at 5:18 PM on December 7, 2012


In. This is neat. It kind of feels like reality looping back on itself, in a strange way.
posted by carter at 5:47 PM on December 7, 2012


no, the one where he dressed it up in people clothes and told everyone it was his hairy baby.
posted by elizardbits at 6:10 PM on December 7, 2012


That was his hairy baby.
posted by flabdablet at 6:41 PM on December 7, 2012


elizardbits is a moderator now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:34 PM on December 7, 2012


Ok, that was messed up.

elizardbits has now retired from the moderation position.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:38 PM on December 7, 2012


The Whelk: "I made a controversial comment about sweaters"

The Knitting Lodge is down the hall and to the left.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:32 PM on December 7, 2012


Just past the infinitely regressing hallway of the Black Lodge.
posted by Babblesort at 8:52 PM on December 7, 2012


that place has the best burgers.
posted by The Whelk at 8:54 PM on December 7, 2012


(Note: I never actually use G+.)
posted by restless_nomad


Does anyone? What a spectacular failure by the Goog.
posted by spitbull at 10:04 AM on December 8, 2012


elizardbits is a moderator now.

elizardbits has now retired from the moderation position.


So curious what chaos occurred during those four minutes.
posted by ook at 10:07 AM on December 8, 2012


In. I've been meaning to try this G+ thingy for a while now. Is it true you get credit towards Steam games every time you post there?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:18 AM on December 8, 2012


o_O

i am not even in the googlygroup
posted by elizardbits at 10:26 AM on December 8, 2012


GREAT BIG GOOGLYGROUP
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 AM on December 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm using the 'Personals' section to advertise missed connections.
posted by carsonb at 11:01 AM on December 8, 2012


I spend about 30 seconds on Google+ every month or so. I'll be sure to check this out. In January.
posted by tommasz at 12:28 PM on December 8, 2012


I just got approved without any vetting at all...
posted by blessedlyndie at 1:17 AM on December 9, 2012


Oh. No. Still awaiting approval. Must crush on elizardbits more...
posted by blessedlyndie at 1:22 AM on December 9, 2012


This may actually get me to check on G+ more than once a month.
posted by arcticseal at 7:22 AM on December 9, 2012


I use G+ every day and have made a ton of new friends there and it has enabled me to work on creative projects that wouldn't really have been possible any other way so it is a successful platform for me, at least.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:50 AM on December 9, 2012


I have "asked to join". But I also rarely, if ever, use G+
posted by Fence at 8:53 AM on December 9, 2012


Weird that there's no support for Communities in the G+ Android app yet. Also the you can't seem to turn off the email notifications without turning off all the notifications for the group.
posted by octothorpe at 10:30 AM on December 9, 2012


The lack of support in the App is really odd. It'll get there eventually, but until then...Whaaa?

Loving the email notifications like cilantro seasoned anchovy flavored spam.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:05 AM on December 9, 2012


I turned notifications off pretty quick but now I'm seeing updates to the community in my homepage feed, which is fine.
posted by carsonb at 12:00 PM on December 9, 2012


I'm not really worried about notifications, as I used a dormant personal account for this.

I actually do like G+'s format over Facebook's, to be honest, so it's nice to have a reason to go there.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:03 PM on December 9, 2012


Having to approve people to join the group reminds me of Google's dumb naming policy. I have not idea if most of the people being approved are Mefites, because they're names different from the ones they've been known as.

There's graduate or Phd paper that could be written about all of this, I'm sure.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:04 AM on December 10, 2012


I actually put on approval when i created it mostly so after the initial wave of people joining, i could filter out any spammers...
posted by empath at 8:27 AM on December 10, 2012


Hey y'all!

By popular request, we're going to make the group private. This involves adding everyone in the group to a circle, deleting the current group, making a new one and then inviting everyone to the newly created group.

They'll probably take place sometime later tonight, so just sit tight and do whatever you do when sitting quietly.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:00 PM on December 13, 2012


*vibrates*
posted by carsonb at 2:15 PM on December 13, 2012


Excellent! Now I can post with impunity!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:37 AM on December 14, 2012


The G+ app just updated to be able to access communities.
posted by octothorpe at 10:31 AM on December 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


They'll probably take place sometime later tonight, so just sit tight and do whatever you do when sitting quietly.

Did this happen? I don't think I got an invite and searching didn't turn up another community.
posted by juv3nal at 11:40 AM on December 14, 2012


octothorpe: "The G+ app just updated to be able to access communities."

And with that my G+ usage just increased about a bazillion percent.
posted by theichibun at 12:55 PM on December 14, 2012


Would now be a particularly crass time to advertise my ongoing CYOA by Committee thing?
posted by shakespeherian at 12:56 PM on December 14, 2012


Jesus, did you guys see what shakespeherian just did? The nerve!
posted by carsonb at 2:15 PM on December 14, 2012


shakespeherian: "Would now be a particularly kickcrass time to advertise my ongoing CYOA by Committee thing?"

Dude, you've got to stop dictating to the cat. Especially around food time.
posted by theichibun at 2:20 PM on December 14, 2012


How can a committee cover *your* own ass?
posted by SpiffyRob at 4:22 PM on December 14, 2012


How can a committee cover *your* own ass?

...very carefully.
posted by juv3nal at 5:09 PM on December 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


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