My Google+ Profile has been suspended because I'm using my Second Life avatar identity
Opensource Obscure, the name of my Second Life avatar, is the only way I'm known on the Internet.
The Community Standards of Google say "use the name your friends, family, or co-workers usually call you" and in my case, that's "Opensource Obscure". Still, my profile is currently suspended because of the name I chose.
The suspension started on 2011/07/08 morning (Italian time).
A dozen of hours later, after review of my appeal, the Google Profiles Support Team determined that "Opensource Obscure" name violates their Community Standards and told me "Google Profiles requires you to use the name that you commonly go by in daily life. You can review our Community Standards at www.google.com/support/profiles/bin/answer.py?answer=1228271".
WHAT TO DO?
Talk about this. Let your friends know. Be aware your Google+ profile
may be suspended as well
If you're on Google+, you can use the "Send Feedback" link in the right-lower corner to explain Google that a Second Life nickname/picture can be a legit identity to use. Note that this could bring attention to your current profile.
Best coverage is -once again- by Tateru Nino. As soon as I made my issue public, she wrote an insightful article which explained my issue. In a related follow-up, she pointed out why pseudonyms make sense - and why the Google stance on this topic is contradictory. Another good article by Tateru is Of nyms and names.
Other coverage in reverse chronlogical order
Pointing out the obvious: Google+'s "No-Pseudonyms" Policy is Homophobic, Not Just Anti-Social
Lauren Weinstein: Google+'s "Identity" Controversy: No Easy Answers
thechromesource: Google’s Google + Account Culling
Terra Nova: Google+ to Second Lifers: Get Real
Business Insider: Google Will Not Allow Google+ Profiles With Fake Names
(also on Yahoo! Finance, San Francisco Chronicle)
Google+ Discuss: Real Life Name required?
SLUniverse: Here we go again, Google+ culls "fake" profiles
Gareth Halfacree on thinq_: Google carries out account cull on Google+. Virtual identies targeted for removal
Second Life residents
FREE OPENSOURCE OBSCURE! by Torley