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Lost 3 followers today?

  1. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure who has de-followed me, but I think there is definitely a popularity contest going on with Hubpages.. I know that whenever somebody adds  me I add them automatically, even if I think they may be a fly-by-night..and I don't usually add people, I wait for them to follow me because I want genuine fans! Ah well people should like an idea for one Hub I'm making smile

  2. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    richie - they were probably spammers who friended you in hopes of adding to their own following via your reciprocity and have been caught and removed from HP.

    I doubt it was a conscious move by a human

    1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image88
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So....what would a spammer do in that case?  What is the purpose of them doing that -- or do you mean as you said 'adding to their own....and have been caught..."  So do you mean they wouldn't really be sending anything bad out (spam stuff? ) but are just adding to their own base?  I don't see what their point to that is either?  I know these are basic questions, so might not seem worthwhile answering, but if you the time sometime, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.

      1. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        as in they did other spammer activities and their accounts were cancelled.

        if their account is cancelled they cant be your follower anymore

  3. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    You're not the only one Richie...I've lost 5 so far this week (one Tuesday, two Wednesday and two today).  hmm  Can't figure out why....

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    The reason is usually that a hubber has closed their account.
    Many will have lost some of the same fans as you for this reason, and yes, I have lost another fan. That's 3 in a week.
    In the last 20 months I have probably lost a total of 8 fans.
    As far as I can tell they all closed their accounts, so not to worry I say! smile

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I lost two earlier today, but gained another one. smile

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I lost three this week too! I don't automatically fan back, though I do take a look at their hubs and if I like them, I fan them. But there are many people who have fanned me who write rubbish, IMO, who I've no intention of following, especially when their recent hub activity has been a mad fanning spree of EVERYONE.
    I guess these people eventually either leave or get booted off HP so of course I 'lose' fans.
    BTW, if anyone reading this has fanned me and I haven't followed them back, it's because I was busy at the time, and then forgot later. No offence intended.

    1. Dense profile image67
      Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  7. Dense profile image67
    Denseposted 6 years ago

    Wow, does everybody really count everyone of their fans or is there a statistic that tells us how many have de-followed us?
    Just curious. smile

    1. angela_michelle profile image90
      angela_michelleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was actually wondering that as well. I rarely pay attention to that number. I did as it got close to a hundred. Once it passed that mark, I stopped paying attention.

      1. Dense profile image67
        Denseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Seems to me that everybody is confident of their numbers - which means that it must be a stat somewhere - which means that our fans retention is 100%. Beat that! big_smile

  8. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I get it tattooed on my wrist for easy reference

    1. angela_michelle profile image90
      angela_michelleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, Do you have to go get some of the tattoo removed every time someone debefriends you?

      1. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have yet to notice it drop Ive been at 417 fans for as long as I can remember.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey sunforged, is that a short attention span taking into account or no? lol (j/k) smile

          1. Pandoras Box profile image82
            Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Cags, are we doin' the 30 minute challenge tonight?

            1. Pandoras Box profile image82
              Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Okay that sounded wrong.

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol lol lol lol


                Why you in the mood? If so, then take charge woman. tongue

                I did two either yesterday or the day before... lol days again running into one another. lol

                So, I am not sure if I am up for it right this second. lol

                1. Pandoras Box profile image82
                  Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Nooo, lol. Okay I'll go fix the pics on a hub in a different account. Too small, won't work in the slide show. I didn't know that. I don't read fine print.

                  I'll check back when I'm done and see what's up.

                  1. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    huh? hmm

                    Okay, see you later. lol

        2. KCC Big Country profile image83
          KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Boy, you're on a roll tonight!  LOL  smile

          1. sunforged profile image64
            sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            yikes - at least its still only at 3 digits, guess I need to get that ink edited.

            ...or I can pretend I was never here

  9. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I lost 3 this week also, but figured it was somebody who shut down their account or a spammer. Don't think I've pissed anyone off lately.....maybe or maybe not.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    maybe someone got rid of a few of their sock puppet accounts and made new ones...lol

 
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