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William Shatner's Google+ account was suspended on Monday and later restored for reasons Google won't divulge.

“My Google+ account was flagged for violating standards,” the actor who played Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek wrote to his almost 647,000 Twitter followers. “Saying hello to everyone apparently is against the rules. Maybe I should say goodbye?”

Several hours later he took to his restored Google+ account to say he was back.

“I am back plusers,” he said. "I still do not know what happened but I will refrain from saying hello again for a while just in case. My best, Bill.”

Google representatives declined to say what prompted the temporary suspension. Google+ rules require users to use their real names when registering. Many are speculating an overzealous Google admin doubted the user was the real star of the 1960s sci-fi hit television series and nuked the account.

Google CEO Larry Page said last week that Google+ has acquired more than 10 million users since making its debut three weeks ago. Those users are sharing more than 1 billion “items” each day, he said.

Shatner's brief suspension came the same day that Google permanently nuked the Google+ account claiming to belong to the Anonymous hacker collective. ®

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