Google+ has suspended my profile for using an invalid name.

I changed my name but my profile is still suspended. How do I get it unsuspended?

How do they check if the name entered is real or not? (Each language and people in different parts of world have different kind of names.)

Will Google ask me to put a "real" photo on my profile to avoid fake profiles?

  • I expect that the e-mail message you received to let you know you were in violation had a way to appeal.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 12:29
  • As for how they check, your profile was probably reported by one or more people. I expect that if enough people report a profile they automatically suspend it. No, they're not going to force you to attach a photo to your profile.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 12:36
  • I didn't recieve any email from google.
    – LifeH2O
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 18:33
  • There is no one in my circles who can report. They all know the nick i use
    – LifeH2O
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 18:34
  • Profiles are public. Anyone could have reported you.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 18:49

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You should use the "Contact Us" form from your profile page and ask for your profile to be reviewed.

Found this on the Google+ support forums:

If your profile has been suspended, rather than start a new forum thread to request an appeal, use our contact form linked from your Google profile or visit http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=suspended. We don't currently have an option to check the status of your appeal, but our support team reviews each profile. This may take some time, and we appreciate your patience.

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