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[WARNING] Google+ can and will f*ck you up on slightest mistake

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by lancis, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Short story short,

    When you create a gmail account you are never asked for your birthday. Once you join Google+ it asks for your age - be very careful here! If you set your birthday too close to 2011 your account will be disabled in a swift press of a join button.

    That just happened to one of my established accounts - its 2 years olds. I set the birthday year to 200-something and now I get this message when try to log in:

    Now the account unlock process looks as follows:

    Be careful, and if you have a better way to unlock the account, than the 2 listed above please PM.

    Uncheers,
     
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  2. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Cripes!

    A nice way to tie surfing habits to a real person. I like how all these companies promise to never share personal info but all it takes is a subpoena for them to start spilling their guts and yer fckd.
     
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  3. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    Cripes is the word I was searching to describe the situation. What happened to their "Don't be evil" philosophy?
     
  4. biglia

    biglia Regular Member

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    Google is everywhere: gmail, g+, google analytics, google webmaster tools, youtube, google adsense, google adwords... one mistake and all is gone.
     
  5. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    UPDATE

    The same can happen on YouTube. It is some recent Google update that angers a lot of brands. People set their brand's establishment date as birthday and get blocked from all Google services.

    Just google "You do not meet the age requirements for a Google Account." and you will find a lot of angry discussions on the topic.
     
  6. CyHead

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    Simple - just pick up a vcc and boom you're in.
     
  7. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    How about fucking off G+ ? Come on people, what's so important if you are on one social network or another ?
    I use Facebook only to get connected with around 50 close friends, communicate and share some images or info. nothing else.
    And i don't need a new social network to do the same thing.
     
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  8. derago21

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    Does google Disables even Gmail ID's, Really weird and Hearing this for the First time!
     
  9. zeexu

    zeexu Newbie

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    Yeah. Gmail is part of G product =)
     
  10. softwareprogram

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    FUCK G .. I hope soon something will replace google like google did with yahoo !! I wish I was the one to do that!! :)
     
  11. moviedemands

    moviedemands BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for the warning...

    But understand this has nothing to do with google messing anything up lol, this was your own fault for not reading T.O.S and breaking them man. You can't get upset at google because you neglected to read their T.O.S
     
  12. ThePOWERofLike

    ThePOWERofLike Newbie

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    Thanks for the smoking gun.
     
  13. indianbill007

    indianbill007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dont be evil my foot, I would wait for the day when the Google+ project bombs like buzz, wave and bla bla bla.
     
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    Google is going crazy
     
  15. lancis

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    Who said I'm upset? I'm disgusted.

    In a 1 press of a button they blocked access to account with 2 years of good track, that includes:
    1. gmail
    2. webmaster
    3. analytics
    4. blogger
    5. youtube
    6. adwords

    They didn't take the time to warn, they just used the situation to get my personal details. Thats disgusting, and although I have much to loose if I dont unblock the account something tells me that its a good time to part from Google and search for an alternative.

    Cause you know, tomorrow I might break another TOS mistakenly and then they will want to count my children as well.
     
  16. devilsreject

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    And I bet you read all the T.O.S on everything you sign up for, i think the IM term for you is T.O.S.S.A.
     
  17. devilsreject

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    And I bet you read all the T.O.S on everything you sign up for, i think the IM term for you is T.O.S.S.A.
     
  18. dheer

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    I know I know facebook lovers like you never want G+ to get succeed :D.. but stay tuned
     
  19. lancis

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    To those curious how it ended:

    I faxed them my passport, and asked to unblock my account. Since I clearly do not violate their TOS. In spite the fact that I was born at 2009 i'm no longer a child:

    [​IMG]

    After that :

    1. I opened a new brands' mail on mail.com, and actually liked it more than gmail.

    2. Replaced Analytics with Woopra - really nice replacement.

    3. Moved the brand's blog to wordpress.

    4. Decided that I no longer need google webmaster, as some of my sites are doing very well without it.

    5. Created about 300 gmail accounts for black hat activity on Google+.

    All in all I think I gained more than I lost.
     

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  20. moviedemands

    moviedemands BANNED BANNED

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    devilsreject, do you see me making threads blasting a multi billion dollar company because I lost an account for breaking T.O.S? It's very clear your a child.
     
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