MrsA Wiggins suggested this as something more of the techies who keep getting G+ harassment policy wrong should read: https://medium.com/humane-tech/the-immortal-myths-about-online-abuse-a156e3370aee#.9bh1zl7se
In particular the parade of high-up G+ folks who came to my classic post (https://plus.google.com/+KimberlyChapman/posts/9gMF3qyqpbK) only to make excuses or ultimately get very little of what’s been requested for years done.
And in light of recent acts by a particular high-ranking G+ staffer who posted self-congratulatory, self-quoting faux posters, accused me of “abuse” for pointing out that they’re demonstrating poor social media skills on the whole business, and then deleted said post when the wider community begins to mock them for that accusation…yeah. This article below should be required reading at G+.
And this quotation sums up that whole problem nicely (since my classic post predates said person from even being at G+):
Too often, decisions about our online communities are being made by those who aren’t familiar with the discussion that’s come before. Perhaps if we can ensure that the well-intentioned aren’t repeating the hoariest and least accurate clichés that stand in the way of addressing abuse online, we can finally make some real progress.