JWZ proposed a two-step plan to help Google realize its stated goal of allowing pseudonyms on Google+:
1. Stop deleting peoples' accounts when you suspect that the name they are using is not their legal name.
2. There is no step 2.
Googlers voted up the question "can we do this?" for a response at this week's company meeting. According to JWZ's source, "To nobody's great surprise, [Larry Page's] answer was a very long-winded 'no'."
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