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Followers On Social Media

  1. Kejanny profile image86
    Kejannyposted 4 years ago

    Hub Pages is a great community where one has the opportunity to follow other hubbers.  I follow about 50 hubbers or great writers of topics that interests me.

    Some of these hubbers also include their Facebook, Twitter, Google + or Pinterest link that says one can follow them there, too.

    There is a particular writer whom I always read the hubs and share on social medial. My friends and their friends read the hubs.  I wanted to follow the writer on Facebook.  The writer reported me to Facebook (that I don't know her) and Facebook banned/blocked my account.

    If a writer does not want followers and readers, why providing your social media details in the first place?  Why indicating that anyone online can read your work, your profile and follow you?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kejanny,

      I'm sorry you had a bad experience. When contacting someone on social media for the first time, it's usually a good idea to send a message letting that person know who you are and how you know him/her. The Hubber you are referring to may not have realized you were a friend from HubPages.

      Alternately, you can always send other Hubbers a message here on HubPages asking to follow them on social media before trying to add them.

    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I realize I was having some sort of paranoia recently when I had no idea who half my FB friends really were. This was due to being stalked several times on FB. Recently I realized that many people use different usernames on FB than what they use on HP and it's hard to tell who you are dealing with.

      I think it was a little harsh blocking you but, I can understand what that hubber might have been thinking. I went through a phase where I unfriended a lot of people until I could verify they were from HP first. the hubber may have had a terrible Facebook experience.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think I unintentionally did the same thing not too long ago. I got a friend request from a person with a username with which I wasn't familiar so I didn't add them to my friend list; however, I didn't report them. I'm not sure if they did the same thing I did here at HP so I'll mention it in case anyone has linked to the incorrect FB page. I have two FB pages - one personal for family and friends and a "fan page" about my writing. When I first posted the link here, I typed in the one I chose for my custom URL not realizing it would take people to my personal page and not my fan page. That's now been corrected so if anyone clicks on my FB link here they go directly to my fan page. I don't think the person should've reported you, but perhaps they were getting a lot of friends requests from people they don't really recognize when they wouldn't have the problem if they had the correct link to either a fan page or a personal FB account they have set up for people who might want to follow their writing, movies, or whatever. If anyone would prefer only connecting with certain people at FB, they should send a message using the HP contact link instead of having the active link to their FB page.

      1. a beautiful mess profile image97
        a beautiful messposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Well, there is a question once you deny someone as a friend - it asks you if you know that person outside of facebook. If I don't, I answer "no." Then, facebook says it won't let that person send any more requests. Which sounds reasonable to me, if you don't know the person then why should they? But for them to actually take it as a report and ban the person from facebook is ridiculous - especially because mistakes happen.

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          sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I forgot about the thing which effective blocks the person from sending any more requests. That would be the best thing to use.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    As far as I'm concerned, FB is run by a bunch of dorks.

    Awhile back, FB suddenly poked me with a stick and presented me with a list of folks I might want to follow. I duly went through the list and followed all the names I recognized. None complained as far as I know.

    FB immediately blocked my account. Screw them. I haven't followed anyone since.

    Rant concluded.

    Come to think of it, I did do a couple poke-backs recently. I wonder if my account is now blocked again...

    Actually, this isn't a rant; because I couldn't care less. big_smile

  3. a beautiful mess profile image97
    a beautiful messposted 4 years ago

    That wasn't me, was it? Somebody tried to add me recently on Facebook, and I denied the request because I didn't know who they were. That'll happen sometimes, and I don't know how to tell if the people are from HubPages or Pinterest or whatnot. Generally, if I don't have any mutual friends with them and I don't recognize them, I'll decline it. There's no way to tell that you may know the person if you don't recognize the name and photo - so I'd agree with Christy, just send them a message first!

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    It is a good idea to follow a bunch of people you know really well before expanding your circle.  Any account can get slapped but only fairly new/small accounts tend to get deleted altogether.

    In fact looking now, your account seems fine--not banned or blocked in general.  Just probably banned from trying to friend that person which is no big deal IMHO.