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How to find number of hubbers you follow

  1. anujagarwal profile image70
    anujagarwalposted 6 years ago

    Is there any way to directly find the number of hubbers you follow instead of manually counting from 'my account'.

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    I don't think so.

    1. anujagarwal profile image70
      anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If there is no other way, then I think HP should add this feature. Someone from HP staff??

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why is this important to you?

        1. anujagarwal profile image70
          anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Obviously not important to me, but I was just curious to know how many I follow. So, thought of checking it out but did not found any direct count.

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I see, thanks for answering.

  3. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    The only way, it seems, is to go to 'Hubbers You Follow' and count.

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago

    Hi anujagarwal.  There is no easy way for you to check other than a manual count or asking a staff member, but I've just had a look, and you are currently following 136 people--the same number of followers you yourself have!

    1. anujagarwal profile image70
      anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Maddie for letting me know and I appreciate your time.

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago

      Here's a somewhat clumsy way to do it on Windows:

      First, go to your http://hubpages.com/my/favorites page.

      Highlight all the people you  follow and do Control-C

      Open Excel or any spreadsheet and paste into a new sheet.

      Scroll down to the last row. Divide that number by 5.  That's how many.

      On a Mac, just open Terminal,  type "wc -l" (that's a minus 'ell'), press ENTER, then paste in the stuff  press CTRL-D, then again divide that number by 5.

      Just another of the many, many reasons to prefer Macs smile

      I don't know if that people you follow page ever goes to multiple pages. If it does, you need to do this for one page, count the full pages it uses, and then do it for any remaining partial page.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image98
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The link goes to Hubbers you follow, not those who follow you.

        If you select and copy all the Hubbers you follow and then paste them into an Excel spreadsheet, divide by two, not five. (Each of those whom you follow has two rows of information.)

        Did I miss something, or am I being Chrissy Snow or Rose Nylund?

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes.  He wanted to know the count of those he follows.  The number who follow you is already listed on your Profile page.

          Chrissy Snow or Rose Nylund?  Who are they?  (Seriously if they are celebrities I pay no attention to)

          1. Sally's Trove profile image98
            Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Chrissy is Susanne Sommers in Three's Company; Rose is Betty While it Golden Girls. Both supremely "blonde" characters.

            1. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I'm of the right generation, but my memory is not that good smile

              1. Sally's Trove profile image98
                Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That comment about Chrissy and Rose was a bit of a nod in Camlo's direction, since he was wondering if he were a bit blonde today. smile

                1. camlo profile image84
                  camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Sherri, I wasn't wondering at all - I know I'm a bit, or maybe very, blonde today.
                  I just noticed I haven't got Excel, but Open Office Calculator. I just tried to paste the people I follow and the program crashed. I'll try again.
                  Can we do what WE suggested using Firefox?

                  1. Pcunix profile image89
                    Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    No.

                    Firefox is really becoming an inferior product. It is bloated and slow and buggy.  Better than IE, but Chrome works with almost everything and is generally far better.

                    1. camlo profile image84
                      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      Have just downloaded Chrome, and yes, it works really well. Much faster than Firefox. I see it also has a spell checker here as I write this message, but all my words are wrongly spelled because it's looking for German spellings ... I'll have to fix that.
                      Oh, and I know how many Hubbers I'm following now.

                  2. Sally's Trove profile image98
                    Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Camlo, I have neither Chrome nor FF, so I don't know. You know, maybe before you crash your system again, just email Maddie or the team to get the count? smile

                    1. Pcunix profile image89
                      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      Download Chrome.  It takes seconds and is a better browser anyway.

                    2. camlo profile image84
                      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      No, I don't really need to know, I just find it interesting to find a way of doing it ... as though I haven't got better things to do.
                      I think I'll download Chrome now ...

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I thought that was what this thread is all about, as per the title also.

          1. Sally's Trove profile image98
            Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It is.

            PC uses the words "your followers" in his post with the spreadsheet info.

            1. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Mea culpa.

        3. camlo profile image84
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          This totally loses me. Why divide by two or five?

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Because each entry on that page is 5 lines.

            When you paste it into Excel, it will take up a certain number of rows.  Each entry takes 5 rows.  Divide by 5 to get the number who follow you.

            Try it - I think you might understand better if you just did it.

            1. camlo profile image84
              camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Okay, I'll try. It might take a while ...

            2. Sally's Trove profile image98
              Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Do you and I have very oddly different versions of Excel, or something? Each entry takes up 2 "lines", not 5.

              1. Pcunix profile image89
                Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You are looking at the wrong page.  http://hubpages.com/my/favorites

                1. Sally's Trove profile image98
                  Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  That's exactly the page I'm looking at, and each entry occupies two Excel rows.

                  1. Aficionada profile image93
                    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Maybe it is different versions of Excel.  Mine took five rows too, but I had to paste first into a notepad, then into Excel, to get rid of the pictures and other formatting.

                    1. Sally's Trove profile image98
                      Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      Maybe that's it, Aficionada. Excel 2010 here.

                      @PC: Are you using a different version?

                  2. Pcunix profile image89
                    Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    No idea.  It's five with my browser.

                    But WE's CTRL-F is easier.

      2. anujagarwal profile image70
        anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks PC for finding out a better way than a manual count.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

      How about this:

      The total number of Hubbers - The number of Hubbers you don't follow = The number of Hubbers you do follow.

      (T - NF = DF)

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think my way might be just a LITTLE easier smile

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Slightly.

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But your way could be fun, too..

      2. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Um ... WE, I've noticed I'm a bit blonde today, but how do I find out how many Hubbers I'm not following?

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There is no way, Camlo. It was a joke.

          1. camlo profile image84
            camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh ... and I actually got my calculator out.

        2. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'd suggest using my method (a couple of posts up) and then subtracting from the Total.

          Then you can double check your math using WE's method smile

          (Yes, that's another joke - except the part about how you can count your followers which really is up above http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/66024#post1449329 )

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, another joke. The total changes just about every minute, also, as new people keep signing up.

            1. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, we really need to stop them. It interferes with our calculations.

          2. camlo profile image84
            camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I think the easiest way is just to ask Maddie.

            Maddie?

            1. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You think the spreadsheet method is really that hard???

              1. camlo profile image84
                camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Pcunix - my math is so bad, anything to do with numbers is hard for me. My math teacher at college is tearing is hair out - I've been 'learning' binomial formulae for the past two weeks, and still can't get it.

                1. Pcunix profile image89
                  Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Then use Excel to divide by 5.  Or a calculator.

                  But seriously - you are studying binomial numbers and dividing by 5 upsets you?  Seriously?

        3. anujagarwal profile image70
          anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Camlo - I was also in the same impression smile

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

        I found another method:

        In Google Chrome, type Find (CTR + F), followed by typing "Quit following" into the search box that appears.

        Then the search box will show how many instances of "Quit following" there are = how many Hubbers you follow.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes.  That's even easier.  Of course we DO have to wean people off that idiotic Internet Explorer first..

        2. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Note that it will say something like "1 of 190" but it is in faint text, so you might not notice it immediately.

        3. anujagarwal profile image70
          anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Really this one is better and I need to take PC's advice to download Chrome.

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks. Chrome is a great browser. But of course you are right, it would be optimal if HubPages made the figure available.

            1. anujagarwal profile image70
              anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I'll definitely try my hands on Chrome. From the discussion so far, it is obvious no one cares for that figure but would still like to see a direct count.

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                Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Early on in this thread, I filed a request to have it moved to the Suggest a New Feature forum. Hasn't happened yet.

                1. anujagarwal profile image70
                  anujagarwalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Probably it will happen after weekend. smile

                2. camlo profile image84
                  camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I didn't realise you'd done that, WE. I actually started a new thread here: http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1450833 .

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                    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    You did the right thing, Camlo! Thanks for providing the link.

      4. Aficionada profile image93
        Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

        One other glitch in Pcunix's method is that the number is thrown off if any Hubbers you follow have "No Published Hubs."

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No it isn't. Not from Chrome, anyway.  Maybe IE does dumb things - it's well known for screwing up perfectly good HTML.

          But stil - use WE"s method.  Much faster.

          1. Aficionada profile image93
            Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this



            Interesting!  The reason the number is different (for me) is that there is no line that corresponds with how many days/weeks/months ago the most recent hub was published.  Without that line, an unpublished Hubber represents only four lines, instead of five.  I don't get how Chrome gets around that.  It happened the same way in the MS Word method I described above.

      5. Aficionada profile image93
        Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

        Another similar method, if you have MS Word:

        Highlight and copy all Hubbers you follow.
        Paste into a notepad (or other text file) to clean out the formatting, then select and cut that text.

        Paste into a blank Word document.
        Use the Find and Replace function: 
                   Find  ^p   and Replace with ^t

        Click Replace All.  When it has finished, the box will report How many replacements.  That will be the same number as the number in Excel that Pcunix mentioned above.  Divide that number by 5 (and round up, if it's not a whole number).  That gives the total number of Hubbers you follow.

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You can also paste in the page of Hubbers you are following, do a search and replace for "Quit following," select "replace all," and Word will tell you how many instances = how many you are following.

          1. Aficionada profile image93
            Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Of course!!  (facepalm)

            That's the simplest and most straightforward method of all.

      6. Aficionada profile image93
        Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

        I have another feature I'm going to suggest, but I'll start another thread, since it's not quite about the same thing as this one.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We'll chase you down wherever you go!

          1. Aficionada profile image93
            Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Aaaaaggghhhhhh!!!! lol  lol  lol

       
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