Following a hub

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  1. abidareacode profile image73
    abidareacodeposted 4 years ago

    While going through FAQ I read "Following excessively or indiscriminately may lower your HubberScore". When I reads a hub it may lead to another link and so on which may or may not attract my attention.So if it feels well I may follow them.Then following excessively may appear to be a restriction to me.What to do then?

    1. Knightmare Golem profile image92
      Knightmare Golemposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Spammers tend to follow (the specific follow button) hundreds of hubbers in short amounts of time.  Usually to try and get them to follow back, and get their spam read by more people.  Simply clicking through multiple links and following where it leads isn't an issue, and neither is following people's posts that you enjoy reading.

      1. abidareacode profile image73
        abidareacodeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Knightnare.I am back in forum after a ban (I don't understand the reason as told 'self promotion'.).So I am afraid of more such activities as forums are one of my favourite places.So the above information created a dilema as I followed many writers in last week.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of this so I'm glad you mentioned it. I'll be following this post to see what other people have to say. Maybe the reason I never got the warning or heard about it is because I haven't clicked to follow a lot of people in a very short period of time as mentioned by Knightmare.

      1. abidareacode profile image73
        abidareacodeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        sheilamyers...A cat once fallen in water will fear when it sees water again!! I am back in forums after a ban. So I have to be more careful here before doing anything. So I sat and read the whole FAQ and in between confused seeing this. That is why I put it here.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image92
        Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Following a lot of people at once makes your hubber score go down.

  2. LongTimeMother profile image95
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    Hi. If your ban was for self-promotion, did you perhaps include a link to one of your hubs (or external website) on a forum post?

    As for the excessive following, some people will follow 50 hubbers or more in quick succession - obviously just trying to get hubbers to follow them back. That's a waste of time and effort. If you don't do it, you should be fine. smile

    1. abidareacode profile image73
      abidareacodeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Longtime Mother. Yes , the reason for my ban was told to be self promotion. So I now keep away from giving the link of my hubs and will do only after getting a clear cut idea.

 
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