I miss it - quite a bit. None of the other spaces offer the same level of interaction.
I miss it and none of the replacements, new or old, have quite picked up the slack.
It was our place. It was the community I felt that I had the most potential to curate my own little Internet nook in. The chains of association and ongoing games were long and lovely. I only wish that I had joined earlier, posted more, and commented more because the synergy between Blogger and G+ was something no other platform will recapture.Now I have another community to talk to but I know everyone in that community. It's growing (slowly) but I miss the occasional chains of discovery and links I stumbled upon on G+ that were only possible through the comments and efforts of people who I hadn't met yet.There is one person I do not miss. He is the only thing I'm glad is gone.G+ was my introduction to the OSR. Yes, I miss the homeland. I will continue to miss it as one misses the sight and smell of a shared living space, the echoes of past conversations and the laughter and jokes shared by participants. The worst part for me is that I can't even go back to look at it. Google locked me out of my home and gave me a little carved on plank to remember it by as they quietly demolish it.
I wasn't on G+ long, but i feel like I have found 90% of people i was interested in following on there on twitter. I don't have as much control over what I see, but i get enough, and I feel like its as chatty. You dont get as many long form conversations, but ive seen some happen. Plus, as more people try it out, hopefully more discussion will happen there.
I actually never got to experience G+. I only learned about the OSR community after it was shutting down, so I never really got to experience it. I definitely wish I got into this whole scene when I could have taken advantage of the commu city G+ fostered.
Same here, arrived just as the curtains were falling...
Yep I miss it. Everything is fragmented now. I don't get the kind of left-field links and surprises that I used to. I wish I had spent more time on it when it was around!
I really don't care that it's gone, if anything it's a mild relief. I never liked G+, it was far too busy and cluttered, moved too fast, seemed to have little content I was interested in compared to vast quantities of noise. I came to the scene through blogs, and I hope the death of G+ will lead to a revival of the blog scene.
I don't miss G+ itself as such as I wasn't on there a lot, but there does seem to be a gap in online conversation now that it's gone, and that's a shame.
I don't miss the most recent iterations of the interface, but I do miss the place and the energy that was there. I've not found anything with the same combination of discovery and community. All of my groups broke to different places and much of the chemistry was lost in the self-sorting that came with the diaspora. I'd kept my RSS Reader up to date, so it wasn't terrible, but I do miss the community. Nothing else has really replaced it for that.
I was there from the beginning (June 2011). From time to time, I miss it. Then I remember flames, venom and hate and I quietly do something else. I've not migrated to another community. I use Telegram to talk with some online friends, I write on my blog and I play games with family and friends. Life's good.
I miss it, it was my favorite of the social medias. To help process the loss I created a blog archive of Holmes Basic G+ Community, which ran from 2012-2019, 2000+ posts.
I miss it. Which is funny/sad because I was so reluctant to get on it in the first place.
I miss it, but it's gone and it was winding down into nothing for a solid two / three months. Discord suits me just fine.
I felt as if friend left me forever.Yesterday I wanted to write about mourning; I didn't, but this is how it felt, even if it was maybe naive to see the place as such.
Let the past die. Sunset it if you must
I wasn't a huge poster, but I did read a lot there. I liked being able to encounter random ideas, get involved in interesting conversations, and swipe good ideas for my games there. But I can do all that on blogs, too. And I'm happy to be back putting more effort into my own blog. So I miss it a little bit, but not that much. For all the great things, there was the annoying formatting, difficulty of archiving posts, and way too many tribalist fighting going on there. I don't miss any of that. What I miss about it was the aggregated content in one place.
Best part was that you could choose whose posts you saw really easily. I had a nicely curated group so I wasn't overwhelmed with trash and could easily catch up on whatever good and interesting stuff had come out.Nothing does that yet, that I've seen. Reddit and other forums fill up with stuff that isn't useful to me. Also there are awful people everywhere. Sucks that I have to cull down from literally everyone, rather than building up from a few known (and good) quantities.So yeah, miss it. Not in an emotional way, but it was easier to do what I wanted in the internet RPG space when it was active.
Yeah, like others here, I miss it quite a bit. It facilitated an ongoing conversation that is conspicuously absent now.
Ambivalent if I'm honest, given Google's record with their other products I wasn't really expecting it to last forever, the main shame as far as I'm concerned is that the people who were on G+ have split in different directions.I'm currently signed up for MeWe and Dispora, there seem to be more people on MeWe however the large amount of porn-bots I'm forced to block on an almost daily basis is a bit of a downer.
My answer turned out to be too long to dump into your comments, and also my browser ate it twice, so I blogged it instead: https://todistantlands.blogspot.com/2019/04/do-i-miss-google-plus-answer-may.html
Miss it. Of all the platforms I've used to talk about games- the format and pace of discussion there suited me most ...
I've been managing via MeWe, a few Facebook groups, and the blogosphere.
I also miss it. Sure most of the 'updates' were painful and ill conceived but the fundamentals worked and encouraged communities and interaction.
I didn't use it. Tht's probably bad because I missed out on a lot going on in the OSR community. But I find that format, and that of MeWe, Slack, HipChat, etc., to just be a firehose of content that I can't process. I am on the ACKS Discord, but that's because ACKS is my go-to OSR flavor, and it is such a small community that the Discord is manageable.
I missed it, but then I remembered that I had basically left before it went down, so I think I only miss the parts that had already gone missing by the time it went down.https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2019-04-25_Remembering_Google_Plus
I know I'm missing a lot of blog posts. G+ was where I saw random blog links that I didn't find elsewhere. But overall, I'm interacting with other rpg folks way more on twitter and discovering new artists and creators all the time. I'm exposed to a much larger RPG community now. Overall, life is better after G+.