[NAFEX] NAFEX list & Google+ opportunity.

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 10:51:15 EDT 2011


My name got flagged by Google either because of the reversed
orthography or because of my last name.  I sent them an article from
the NYTimes & they've never questioned it since.

~mIEKAL



On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Dr. Lucky Pittman
<lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
> Like Rivka,
> My 'nickname' is the one by which I have been called - and have been known
> by - for the entirety of my life.  From Day One.
> Outside of close family members, virtually no one in either the veterinary
> world, fruit/nut realm, or beef production arena would recognize me by my
> legal moniker.
>
> Lucky Pittman
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence F. London,
> Jr.
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 2:03 AM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] NAFEX list & Google+ opportunity.
>
> On 10/10/2011 12:22 AM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
>
>> On Oct 9, 2011, at 9:23 PM, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
>>> That is limited to what you put in your profile and where you want
>>> your profile to be made accessible . . .
>
>> There are some concerns with Google+ and privacy, but they mostly are
>> an issue for people who don't use their legal name on at least some
>> of their internet activity. Google+'s implementation of it's "real
>> name" policy leaves something to be desired.
>
> In my opinion that is how it should be, i.e. use your real name. I will
> not add anyone to any of my circles unless their profile displays their
> real name. There are too many spammers using cutesy fake names that I
> actually don't want reading my posts or comments. I, of course, will
> make exceptions for anyone using a nick who contacts me privately to let
> me know who they are or if I already know them. I help run this list,
> gardenwriters, marketfarming and permaculture and I must say I hate not
> knowing who people are when they only use a silly nick and want to
> subscribe. I can't afford to have spammers or crackers (malicious
> hackers) in my lists.
>
>> I know of at least one
>> person who had tried to use a nickname. Google+ somehow guessed at
>> his "real name", got it wrong, but then put that name not only on his
>> Google+ account but also on some other Google services he used,
>> (which were already published to other people) without warning him it
>> would do so.
>
> That wouldn't have bothered me. I am sold on anything and everything
> Google does and really appreciate being able to use their excellent
> resources for free; they are so reliable and fast and allow real work to
> happen (big file size posts, attachments, etc. - you won't find that
> anywhere else...and Google docs offers a world class resource for
> document collaboration.
>
>> That being said, I use Google+, and agree that it is in many ways
>> better than Facebook. If you create a Google+ presence for NAFEX, I
>> would like to join. You will have an awkward issue that few NAFEX
>> users use a gmail account on NAFEX, so all these people (including
>> me) will need to subscribe to the NAFEX group with a different email
>> account than they use for the mailing list. But I'm sure the details
>> can be worked out.
>
> The recent file attachment issue reminded me of an excellent reason to
> use GMail. If someone attaches a 1.1 megabyte picture think how long it
> will take to download the mail feed from this list that contains it;
> unthinkable if a user is on 56kb dialup. With GMail they store the file
> on the server size and when you read your mail you only have to load a
> little thumbnail of the actual file but can download the whole file at
> will. GMail is so portable; you can log into it from any computer
> anywhere. That is a small price to pay to be able to use Google+ which
> is something I think lots of folks are going to use all the time for
> many years to come.  Just start out right, configure your profile and
> security right and create circles and add people to them sparingly.
>
> I just created a G+ NAFEX circle:
> https://plus.google.com/stream/circles/pe69a1450e231a9a?hl=en
>
> North American Fruit Explorers
> Google+ companion to the NAFEX list at ibiblio:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/nafex
>
>
>>
>> Ginda Fisher Eastern MA, zone 6, where the unusual weather has
>> convinced some plants that it is spring. Oh - and on a fruit note - I
>> roto-tilled and re-seeded part of my lawn this fall. Lots of weeds
>> are sprouting among the grass seeds. The most peculiar "weed" is
>> tomatoes. I have tomato seedlings everywhere. I guess the chipmunks
>> that have eaten my entire crop have been spreading seeds, and some of
>> those seeds were even ripe enough to sprout. Who knew?
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