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Re: Google+ Custom URL

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan.garbee@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:45:49 -0400
Message-ID: <CANQy2y09K9nb=BgqgycxPyPVCVwrTP-d8Sw0rfeXjn=5sL8nWw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
/me sends a cupcake to Scott. (Although sadly the delivery person tripped
and it went all over his nose.)


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> wrote:

> The G+ team has noted our request. At this time they are not offering
> alternative URLs, so we will have to wait until they do before we'll know
> whether our request is granted. G+ doesn't know when this will be. But
> we're not the only organization with this type of request, and someone is
> tracking these, so I believe we will get our URL eventually. In the
> mean-time, we can either accept the suggested vanity URL or ignore it until
> our request is processed.
> ~Scott
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> wrote:
>
>> I have contacted the G+ Developer Relations team to see if we can make
>> this happen. Stay tuned.
>> ~Scott
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Jonathan Garbee <
>> jonathan.garbee@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hm, interesting. Maybe pages are treated differently than people then in
>>> what they are allowed to do. Let me see if I can find a Google Group for G+
>>> and post there or see if anyone else has brought it up.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:38 AM, Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Garbee
>>>>
>>>> I got the email yesterday morning, and the modal that comes up is the
>>>> same one if you manage the page and select to accept it.
>>>>
>>>> The modal has an option to "change URL" but this changes your existing
>>>> url ( *the one with all the numbers *) to the pre allocated one. There
>>>> used to be an option that would allow you to request a new name, but this
>>>> seems to have been removed.
>>>>
>>>> If we could get a contact on the team, that would be rather useful.
>>>>
>>>> // Nic
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 31 October 2013 10:24, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan.garbee@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I got an email from the Google+ Team saying I was able to get a custom
>>>>> URL. From clicking the link in the email it brought up a modal that had a
>>>>> link to let me chose something other than the reserved name. So perhaps
>>>>> whomever got the email (Doug I'd assume is the original owner) will have
>>>>> the ability to request a custom URL.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, if we already have a custom URL assigned, then we may need to
>>>>> figure out if there is some way we could get a contact in the G+ Team to
>>>>> get a manual change.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:07 AM, Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Just logged in to try and change it, it seems that we can not change
>>>>>> the custom URL that has been preassigned to us. The option of requesting a
>>>>>> new URL has been removed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am busy going through the support page [1] to see if there is any
>>>>>> mention of how to do this, but it doesn't seem to be.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I will keep digging around but if anyone knows anything about this or
>>>>>> might be able to help, it would be much appreciated.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [1] https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2676340?hl=en
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>
>>>>>> // Nic
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 31 October 2013 07:44, Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sounds good to me.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Nic da Costa <
>>>>>>> njr.dacosta@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Awesome, thanks Doug. I do think that would be the better choice.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> So can i go ahead and try and get +WebPlatform for our custom URL?
>>>>>>>> Any objections?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> // Nic
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 30 October 2013 08:06, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hey, Nic–
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 10/30/13 1:48 AM, Nic da Costa wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hey Everyone
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> As most of you may already know, last night Google rolled out some
>>>>>>>>>> updates to Google+, one of which is Custom URLS for all Accounts.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Which means that our Web Platform page can now get a custom URL
>>>>>>>>>> for ease
>>>>>>>>>> of navigation.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> The current suggestion based on the page name is +WebPlatformOrg (
>>>>>>>>>> google.com/+WebplatformOrg <http://google.com/+**WebplatformOrg<http://google.com/+WebplatformOrg>>
>>>>>>>>>> ) but
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> this can be changed.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> What should the URL be? Just +WebPlatform? or +WebPlatformDocs?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Any and all suggestions and thoughts welcome.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I like +WebPlatform.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Regards-
>>>>>>>>> -Doug
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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