As is the case every year at jukai and ango time, the list of people requesting to be added to G+ is quite long! To be added to G+, you should contact either Shugen (rculver) or myself (Dosho) as outlined in our FAQ:
A number of people have already requested to join through Google, which is very helpful, but you must also send a private message here on the forum to be added! This is to make sure only folks who have registered here are able to access the G+ group there. The FAQ linked above should provide you with everything you need, but to be added to G+ there are two things you MUST do. Unfortunately, they also tend to be the most confusing!
The first is uploading an avatar, which is a picture of your "visible human face" that shows on your forum posts. This is different from a profile picture, which only shows on your profile. This allows us to "see" who is posting, but if this presents a problem please let us know.
The second is providing us with your "Google name", which in most cases is the username you use to log on to any Google service. If that is not the case, it is usually something you have personally chosen to identify yourself on Google. If you have no idea what that means, chances are good it doesn't apply to you.
If anything I have posted above does not make sense, contact us and we will personally take you through the entire process, step by step. I am currently working on a new FAQ and could use your help in making it as clear as possible. If you have any comments on making the process easier or less confusing, please let us know. Chances are you are not the only one with that issue.
Thank you for your patience and practice!