Google has promised to improve the process of setting up profiles on Google+, after deleting many accounts because the user names did not fit its "common name policy".
Google+ product vice president Bradley Horowitz acknowledged that several violations of the common name policy were "well intentioned" and "inadvertent".
"For these users our process can be frustrating and disappointing," said Horowitz in a Google+ post.
"So we're currently making a number of improvements to this process - specifically regarding how we notify these users that they're not in compliance with Google+ policies and how we communicate the remedies available to them."
Google has dedicated a whole web page to explaining the Google+ names policy.
"Google services support three different types of use when it comes to your identity: unidentified, pseudonymous, identified. Google Profiles is a product that works best in the identified states," the company said.
"For this reason, Google Profiles requires you to use the name that you commonly go by in daily life."
Horowitz explained that Google+ users will now be warned, and given the chance to correct their name, in advance of any account suspension.
Google will tell users how they can edit their names to conform to the social network's community standards, and the sign-up process will be improved so that people sign up correctly first time round and will not need to change their profiles.
Horowitz also begged users not to "misconstrue" Google+ as it exists today.
"We're flattered that there's so much passion and interest, and will continue to improve the product and innovate in ways that will hopefully surprise and delight," he said.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said that it expects Google to be upfront about how personal information is used on the social network.
"Users should be given as much information as possible to give them the opportunity to make an informed choice about whether they wish to use it," an ICO spokeswoman told V3.
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