Circle Cleanup Commencing

22 Oct 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Circle Cleanup Commencing…… So having been here for quite some time now 3 months or so I beleive… I have seen many come and go and many stay very active…. In that time I have added tons of followers and in turn followed way to many in return to the point I have maxed out my circle limit… So to make room for more active followers it is time to purge those that came and left to be replaced with those that are here and active and interesting to follow.

So for those that track there followers and I might show to have removed you, it probably means one of two things… 1) you have not posted in over a month… or 2) you are not sharing your posts and might not quite understand how this all works best here…feel free to chime in and let me know it was a terrible mistake…..but right now i cannot even move people to a different circle if I wanted too….

I appreciate all that are following me but in turn, giving back is key and if you do not post then nobody will know how cool you might be to follow….

Take some time to clean up your circles and your bios to better reflect who you are and what your interests are.. it will make the community here even stronger…

Part of me wishes they would raise the limit for who you can follow – and the other part knows why it is limited…

A note to those trying to use Uncircle+ to do this – and have massive circles – it is really not liking googles latest security changes…. you will get strange unresponsive behavior and need to enter captchas to try to work around it….

Comments: 30

  1. Jane Dickson 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Ha, so I'm not the only one culling their circles

  2. Sonny Hoaglund 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    I STILL don't have mine organized the way I'd like..

  3. A.D. Wheeler 22 Oct 2011 Reply


  4. I know what you mean! I haven't quite reached my circle limit… but I have felt the need to purge and clean from those early days of wanton follow-backs… :}

  5. Annie Jennings 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    purge them without remorse

  6. Matthew Quinly 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    What is the limit of people you can follow? I didn't know that was in place?

    I have created a circle to help me with people i am not too sure of. It's labeled maybe maybe not. I keep people in their original circles, then add them to this circle if i'm on the fence. If i notice myself wanting to add someone to that circle to only find they are already in it then i part ways with that person. It helps me move through people that are not of that much interest to me.

  7. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Annie Jennings it sounds like tough love…

    +Cicely Robin Laing I wish there was an easier way to purge….

    +A.D. Wheeler it is time…

    +Sonny Hoaglund I am not sure any of us really do…

    +Jane Dickson no – actually I have seen more and more of it lately – which is good… just takes time…

  8. Allan Sturm 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Being popular has its drawbacks 🙂

  9. Justin Hill 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Funny enough I was going to go through mine and purge a few people today but got sidetracked somewhat. I will have a look tomorrow and clean things up as much as I can. I need to be more selective than I have been with who I put in my circles. Having said that many create awesome work and I'd be a fool to ignore them and throw them out. +Brent Burzycki , you Sir are definitely one of those I will be keeping and watching. Good luck with your clean up!

  10. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Allan Sturm actually this might be in reverse actually as early on I felt it was nice to follow back – then most that were here were fellow photographers and I wanted to follow them.. now thou the followers are growing I feel much less inclined to follow back – well technically right now I cannot even follow back if I wanted too….but many I might not share their interests… but they enjoy seeing posts and photos of mine I assume…

    Honestly I am curious why people follow me at all.. is it the photos and photography? is it for some other reason… I know why I follow people but I think many here wonder why others follow us…

  11. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Justin Hill I appreciate that….. I just try to be honest and post …. some like that – others not so much.. 🙂

  12. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +D.W. Elimagenero thanks – I am sure many disagree thou.. like the guy that helped teach me who loves to tear apart my stuff…. thanks for the motivation to shoot more….

  13. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Christina Rollo I have found uncircle+ to be really temperamental lately with the latest changes to G+ security…. thou it works well – I know I have seen quite a few issues on really large circles… seems to work very good on smaller ones…

  14. Cameron Siguenza 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Your interesting posts and excellent photography earn an easy place in my Interesting 100 list, easier not to miss things that way.

  15. Chuck Uebele 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    It would be nicer to be able to follow more, but then you can get overwhelmed by that input. I too need to go though my circles before they get too unmanageable. I get a fair amount of folks who don't post in English, While they might have some interesting stuff, it's just not worth the effort to attempt to translate. Only exception is I can read a bit of German, and can sort of get the gist of a post, so if it looks interesting I put it into google translator to make sure I read it right.

    I like the idea of a maybe circle. I'll have to do that.

  16. Allan Sturm 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    I still wish I could shift-click off a circle so I could see all the others. For that matter [+Public][-Grandparents] would be a nice addition

  17. Allan Sturm 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Errr [+Extended Circle][-Granparents] (public is public)

  18. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Allan Sturm oh I think i see what your saying….

    +Christina Rollo not that I know of I have just seen many things seem to be implemented lately….. what issues are you having?

    +Chuck Uebele I have seen that two – actually I think I did a photo critique the other day using google translate to german… I sure hope it was right…

    +Cameron Siguenza thanks….

  19. Chuck Uebele 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    The translator works pretty well, but misses some idioms, and if you're trying to write in German, there can be some confusion as to what you're actually trying to say. A word with two meaning in English or German may get translated to the wrong one. It also puts everything in the formal person rather than informal.

  20. Matt Vincent 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Understandable…. I follow you because your posts are a good read….oh, and the photos aren't too bad either 🙂

  21. Irreverent Monk 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Found you to be pretty interesting with lots of cool photos – a lot of the photographers I followed all seem to follow you as well 🙂

  22. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Matt Vincent thanks…. 🙂

    +Chuck Uebele yeh I have seen some strange translations it seems

  23. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    That's strange, have you done the feedback thing and or asked some of our google friends here?

  24. Emmett Lollis 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    I was following everyone back until I hit 1,000. That's when circle sharing came out and I stopped adding followers, with the exception of people who interact frequently or a few irresistible circle shares I've came across.

  25. Jane Dickson 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    I made the mistake of adding everyone who added me. It took me 3 weeks to wade through them and either discard or circle. I also made the mistake of addig a shared cicrle of so called "interesting people". Never again. Between the porn and the animated gifs and the no public posts.

  26. Irreverent Monk 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Jane Dickson there's porn? here?! no way!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  27. Jane Dickson 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +fan tai not always the good kind, there is also the kind that can get you arrested

  28. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    Ah porn in the interesting people circle trick……….

  29. Brent Burzycki 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Christina Rollo I am not sure the best to try to help with specific acct issues, I think we have people like +Brian rose and Natalie that try to help us… I am not sure how they admin all the requests but they sure seem too without a complaint.

  30. Irreverent Monk 22 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Jane Dickson oh, shit. I was going to make a joke about being ignored by all those nice porn people, but now… icks.

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