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William Shatner's Google+ account was suspended on Monday and later restored for reasons Google won't divulge. “My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards,” the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek wrote to his almost 647,000 Twitter followers. “Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules …

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Blame it on the Klingons

They were always causing trouble in Shatner's day.

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Real name

So no one else on the planet can have the name "William Shatner"?

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Nope

It is copyrighted, trade marked and, knowing the American patent system, probably patented.

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re: Real name

@Doc Dish: So no one else on the planet can have the name "William Shatner"?

There's at least eight others, but how many of them have saved the universe, died and come back to life, not even JC has achieved that one yet. What would be interesting to see is a convention of William Shatner impressionists ..

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=william&last=shatner&search=Go

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I hope I'm the first to say.....

...To boldly google+ where no man has google+d before.

(Yes, I see where that went wrong. I'm going)

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Google and real names

Hellbent on having you burn your given name before they'll launch a "google renaming" service, eh? Ad-supported get-out-of-id-theft-fall-out card, courtesy Schmidt.

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Childcatcher

The Burning Question is:

Who invited him in the first place?

;)

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WTF?

Using your real name?

On the Internet?

Wow, imagine that.

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Awkward collective noun

Anyone else thinking "plusers" sounds like losers? No? Just me?

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You say "plussers", I say "plusers".

Yeah, and I propose we adopt the "pluser" pronunciation regardless of the spelling.

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personally...

I'm nonplussed.

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Shatner's Bassoon

"restored several hours later"...

Must have seemed like months of hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SyurgZ8GaQ#t=104

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Chris Morris,

What a hero

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Maybe He Should

Have Talked That Particular Way He Does With Plenty of Air between Words?

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Why You Were Downvoted

Want to know why? You Capitalised Almost Every Word. Why would you do that? Why? In fact, I don't care, just stop it.

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But

That Is How Shatner Acts.

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My God! Anonymous Coward...

... Haven't You *Heard* Shatner's Acting *Style*!

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I've always said it...

Don't mess with 'The Shat'

Proof? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I&feature=player_embedded

LOLZ

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Google +

"It's life Jim, but not as we know it"

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I know who did it.

KHAAAAAAN!!!

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He said hello on the wrong hailing frequency

maybe?

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Star Wars Fan

Maybe a Jedi told the moderator that this is not the Shatner you are looking for?

Alternatively they took offence at the s#*t his dad said?

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I'm assuming the down voter is ignorant of Bill's latest TV series.

The TV show is called: "$#!@ my dad says"

It is very funny and has been shown in the UK of on 5*.

PS: I still miss Boston Legal, when I grow up I want to be just like Denny Crane, minus the mad cow.

PPS: 5* = a channel available on freeview.

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In a feat of tabloid journalism logic...

I can infer from the article that Google suspected Shatner of being an Anon.

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Devil

That'll teach him to try uploading his music videos.

Unprepared exposure can easily destroy the will to live.

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I always reckoned...

Google weren't up to providing an Enterprise-level service.

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That joke....

Awesome.

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And...

And the "Comment of the year" award goes to ... :)

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Post of the Year

Post of the Year award, sir!

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Perhaps Google...

...had set their phasars to 'suck'?

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100 items/user/day

"more than 10 million users ... sharing more than 1 billion “items” each day"

Really? 100 items per user per day?

That seems a high rate - unless items are *very* small (ie each character is an item) or the system is very verbose.

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Either that

Or teenage girls are very verbose.

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100 items per user per day

probably includes bulk import of emails / photos / tags / etc as individual "items".

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100 items shared and received

So if you shared 1 item with 100 people it would count at 100 (well 101) items. It's the metric Larry Page was using.

I'm not sure why google chose this - the way facebook spams stuff out it would win on this metric hands-down.

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Real name?

No feckin' way, tossers. I am not directly linking my cyber-self to my meat-self.

If G+ enforce this, then I won't be using G+, just like I don't use FB.

Anonymity and privacy are precious, I won't be giving mine away if I can possibly avoid it.

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Hmmm

I think you miss entirely the point of social networking. Maybe you should just give it a miss afterall.

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@AC

Wrong, I get it. I just don't see why *my* social network should be the business of some company.

I think it's you who does not get the point. The "share with your buddies" is just a ruse to get more information on you to sell for advertising. That's it.

Also, because of my views, if my G+ account got connected to my meat-self I could well be fired. So the social network now becomes a forum for employers to impose a certain world-view on their employees.

So again, my real name? Never.

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Err, why?

On google+ people can only see what you share with them unless you send it to public (unless you add your boss to one of the circles that you send the naughty stuff to - in which case stupid is it's own reward!).

It's one of the things I really like about google+ - it's highly unlikely that there will be something embarrassing sitting in my publicly viewable posting history (unlike facebook).

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In the past tense

Or perhaps he had the same problems as the people of Scunthorpe had when the internet was invented?

In the past tense, of course.

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Hmmm

It's just a shame he can't "sing" on Google+

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Fools.

Everybody knows that Picard > Kirk.

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