Skorpios - 5:23 pm on Mar 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think at some point I have already said that I agree with you that it is not right but this battle will be going on long after we are no longer living and far beyond.
Data no matter in what form is money, that equates to greed however that is human nature. It is not right but it is the way it is.
As your original question asked why is the g+ button there, well apart from the obvious answer, the designer put it there there is no real reason for it.
The only benefit to webmasterworld is that the site/forum etc could possibly reach followers on Google which brings in a bigger audience.