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Interesting fan request

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I got fan mail from a guy saying he likes my writing and wanted to be a fan. And he then said "wanna join your fan club and i expect same from your side." I don't fan people just because they fan me.

    I notice he got a lot of fans today so he must have said the same to others.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's when an in-house messaging system would be good (so you don't have to give up your email address) and you reply "Unfortunately I don't like your writing, so I can't become your fan".

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've often thought that too, when people leave a fan comment I'd like to reply to.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate those, I get them too , talk about cheezy well, we'll see how many comments all those devoted fans make lol

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, isn't that what you wrote to me Lyrics?

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          cute baby, cute

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh wait, I think I wrote that to you......

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              lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol lol

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      he forgot to add "capice?"...

      http://i49.tinypic.com/211p638.jpg

      the worst thing you can do to someone you solicit is go "i EXPECT the same from YOU".

      sometimes i don't answer people's mail. i know it seems rude, but as Darkside said, there's no way to protect your email address if you do.

    4. DogSiDaed profile image62
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I will occasionally ask POLITELY if people would like to look at my hubs, but make it clear there is no obligation to be a fan. Of course if someone doesn't like what I do then they shouldn't be a fan. I'd hope that people are my fans because they do like what I do, if I were to find out they didn't I would be mightily dissapointed! Anyone that deserves fanship is evidently trying to claim false credit, and should be treated with silence smile

    5. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got something similar.

    6. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have some fans that are like that but I accept them, then even sometimes fan back, maybe it is mechanical on my part to do that... besides I don't want to be labeled especially the newbies as snob.  smile

    7. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well, you know some will do anything for a fan. I don't fan those nor the ones who come in the forums asking or asking for someone else. that's a really cheap way to gain fans if you ask me.
      there are so many great writers that never come into the fourms.
      that's who I like to fan.

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      Sheila watsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Isn't that a really smart move? So we are gonna get blackmailed? And i say Wow!again.

    9. Himitsu Shugisha profile image77
      Himitsu Shugishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't even have the gall to make a request like that...get fans on your own merits...geez.

    10. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Some might call that "thinking outside the box".

    11. prettydarkhorse profile image66
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      demanding oh,

  2. Dolores Monet profile image93
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    'and i expect the same' almost sounds threatening. Nervy anyway.

  3. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I got that one too!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol darkside that is funny. I'll have to try that sometime if I get a message like that. big_smile thankfully have yet to get one.

  5. Zsuzsy Bee profile image82
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    I deny those requests too , what a pain...

  6. RGraf profile image83
    RGrafposted 7 years ago

    I got that one, too.  If you want me to consider join, don't put that on there.  I ignore the "demand".

  7. N. Ramius profile image81
    N. Ramiusposted 7 years ago

    Just curious, do you accept the fan request and don't fan back? or ignore them completely.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm debating whether or not to publish his fan mail.

  8. RGraf profile image83
    RGrafposted 7 years ago

    I accept the comment but do not fan back.  I fan because i enjoy the writer.

  9. Jonathan Janco profile image79
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I get that all the time. But usually the request for mutual fanhood is a bit more subtle. Something like: 'I invite you to be my fan' or 'would be great if you took a look at my hubs as well' or the like. Sometimes I'll fan someone back as a courtesy, but usually it's because I genuinely take interest. But I always at least take a look. But I never tell people I'm 'expecting' anything from them. Well, not on HP anyway:)

  10. Cagsil profile image62
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I've ran into a couple of these and before I approve them I would visit their hub and see if I was actually be interested in being their fan. If I am, then I approve the fan. If I'm not, then I don't fan them.

    I know for a fact- I am a fan of more people than those who have fanned me. I find interesting aspects in lots of people, who don't find what I have to say interesting. I'm find with that and I don't let it bother me.

    As for those who are rude or expect something in return are not people I want to know, but it's interesting to understand where they think they have a right to 'demand' or even 'ask', someone to return the favor of fanning. It's ridiculous that some one is dumb to put inside any email- "I'll fan you if you fan me" type of things.

    This is immature, beyond all recognition, because it seems like they don't understand why they themselves came to HubPages to begin with.

    Then again, I find lots of things interesting and different aspects of people are intriguing. So, I'll leave it there.

    Thank you UW for posting this, so other Hubbers can see it coming.

  11. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I accept everybody, but I don't fan back
    and I never fan anybody that I don't like the way he/she writes.

  12. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    What are fans for anyway? I'll fan someone if they write good stuff that interests me. I have made a few friends on Hub Pages and we share experiences and learn from each other. But if I had 1000 fans how could I keep in contact with them all? Also, hubpages doesn't allow us to delete fans.

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Depending on the fans you have, they can be part of your success here, there page views and comments will certainly help. big_smile

      You can always delete a fan or quit a fan club... HP dont give restrictions with that...

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sue, it's a contentious issue.  Some people see the fan system as more akin to the "friends" system on other sites, and think that if someone fans you, you should reciprocate.  I don't agree.  A fan should be what it means - someone who likes your work.  I have over 1000 fans yet I'm a fan of a fraction of that number.

      As far as I'm concerned, I have no obligation to keep in contact with any of my fans.  As you say, it would be impossible.  If people want to join my fan club to read my Hubs, I'm very flattered but that's as far as it goes.

  13. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I knew, when I saw the title of this thread, what this was about.

    lol  I got that one too (as you may have seen on the guy's fan list).  I didn't know what to make of it.  Ordinarily I don't just automatically fan back.  I may look to see if someone's writing is the kind I read, and if it is I'll fan back.  Sometimes I go back later and look. 

    I didn't know what to make of this guy's approach and didn't particularly appreciate the word, "expect" - but I was in the kind of mood that thought, "what the heck".  Then, though, I felt bad about all the people I have missed just because I've been fanned at times when I'm busy and don't think to go back.  I wrote of the "expect" to maybe someone who doesn't speak English very well and wrote off the overall approach to his newness.  lol  (and yet, still not sure I'll stay a fan  lol  I didn't like it, when all is said and done.)

    1. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think I just did what you did and looking back hehehe that was funny big_smile

  14. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    go on

  15. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Some people are cheeky.

    I had something similar weeks ago and didn't approve or deny it. Just left it there.

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Ooops, sorry I didn't see this earlier. I started a thread on the same subject... same wording and same lower case "i" was used on mine, from the expectant one.

    Whatever people decide to do, I think this backfires on the perpetrator in the form of lower hubscore.

 
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