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It seems that whenever I visit Google+, I get a big long screen suggesting people to encircle, like this:

Is there any way to stop it from nagging me about this? Everyone it suggests is either not my friend or not at all active on G+, and it is a pain finding the little "Continue" button at the bottom every time.

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I think it must stop eventually. I don't see that any more. – Al E. Oct 10 '13 at 13:15
+1 - sooo annoying. @AlEverett it seems to happen to me about 8 out of 10 times. It'll seem to stop, then I get it again. Pffft. – Matt H Oct 10 '13 at 13:57
For what it's worth, I get Facebook asking me much more often. Have you actually used the tool to add a few people? Maybe it'll shut up then. – Al E. Oct 10 '13 at 14:15

Adding people to circles

This happens because Google thinks you don't have enough people in your circles to get the most out of Google+ and is trying to help you connect with your existing network.

Typical for a new Google+ profile. Add a few more profiles or Pages to your circles and it'll stop showing the large pop-up.

Here is something I wrote about "Who sees your post on Google+", hope it helps in the sharing of your posts and content.

Going public is good, especially if you wish to "attract more followers" and thus get more engagement on your posts.

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This happens to me with OVER 50 people in my circles, so there must be something else. – gnomed Dec 2 '13 at 18:33
I don't want more! Yuck!! – Pecos Bill Jan 31 '14 at 0:07
I have over 80 people in my circles and I'm part of several communities, and I see this every notification day. – Zut Apr 19 '14 at 9:15

In the Settinge menu find 'Manage Subscriptions'

Uncheck the two options: Occasional updates about Google+ activity and friend suggestions
Occasional updates from people outside your circles

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That would seem to be about managing the occasional email message that Google+ sends, not the screen in the G+ app itself. – Al E. Jun 21 '14 at 13:29

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