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Stop The Fanning Sprees!

  1. fierycj profile image76
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    Now I'm actually gonna share a tip or trick on hubpages for once. Lmao.
    Okay, here's the dealio, fans doesnt do anything for your earnings. If you wanna increase your traffic, how about trying to get real fans for a change - people who'll actually check out your hubs every once in a while. That'll help. Just so we're clear, if you're on a fanning spree dont fan me, I wont fan back. So dont bother.
    Anyone else is welcome to dig in.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      If the want to fan, let them. All they're going to get is massive amount of e-mails telling them their fans have published hubs lol

      1. fierycj profile image76
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually there's this little check box that allows you to disable email notifications of newly published hubs.

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh really? I didn't know that.  As I seldom check my mails ..Thank you! I'll keep that in mind smile

    2. Ivorwen profile image73
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Fans do liven up Hubtivity, and when I like some one's writing, then alot of times I like their choice of reading.  It helps to find new and different authors...

      The other day I came across someone who has been here for 2 years, has over 1,200 fans and I had never heard of them before.  There are so many people here, it is impossible to discover them all yourself.  smile

      P.S.  I understand that you are talking to people who are famming, and who will have no intention of reading what you write.

    3. Koby profile image55
      Kobyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for speaking my mind for me!

      1. fierycj profile image76
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome.

  2. Pamda Man profile image51
    Pamda Manposted 8 years ago

    Nothing new here.

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, You're PANDA GOD - You're Omniscient! lol

      1. fierycj profile image76
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hey Pamda Man, you said you would be ignoring me from now on. What happened? Change your mind, Pandagod? lol

  3. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    HI Some people do get carried away fanning don't they...

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your avatar sure fits you these days. Fly in, fly out. How's the moving in going?

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I agree, I don't fan people back just because they fan me. It's silly to join so many fan clubs when you don't intend to read all of their hubs.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Same here.
      I notice too that since I changed my notification option ,my hubmail goes to spam now..grrr

      1. fierycj profile image76
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm, me too.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          things that go bump in the night huh
          ( or could it be Goggle restructering,)

          Hardly any clicks , no cents earned ( 2days)
          wahhhhh
          I need coffee

  5. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    love the house, but no phone line yet.... am at a friends house, so just having a look at how everyone is getting on... Bank holiday here tomorrow so hopefully they will come out to get me fixed up to computer tuesday...  speak soon... you missing me Fiery

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You know I am, Brenda.

  6. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    be back on form hopefully next week.... keep smiling Brenda

  7. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    for the most part,massive fanning sprees are just annoying to the rest of us and cause the person's score to go down. Hubbers jump into the forum all the time crying about a plummeting score then get upset when its pointed out that they just fanned thirty ppl in under two minutes.

    Moral of the story- stop famming!!

  8. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I only become a fan of someone, if I've READ THEIR HUBS, and enjoy them.  I hope that people who become my fans are doing so because they've enjoyed reading my hubs big_smile

    I did disable the notification for emails.

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i enjoy reading your hubs, Jane.

      1. Jane@CM profile image58
        Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks CJ!  You made me smile smile

        1. fierycj profile image76
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome, dear.

  9. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    some people who fan are very strange!!

    1. Ivorwen profile image73
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

    2. blondepoet profile image69
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh EK I see my hunky little aliens have gone to your house.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They are illegal aliens Bp , I just givin them a lift home smile

        1. blondepoet profile image69
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh cool avatar. Are they salt and vinegar chips in your mouth or barbaque mmm?

  10. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    I agree that Hub Pages is too big of a place for anyone to be able to read and fan every hubber's hubs (not that you would want to as that would be famming).
    I do find it helpful, tho, to see in Hubtivity that a hubber that I admire has become a fan of someone unknown to me. That sometimes/often inspires me to go check out the unknown hubber's hubs and then I may or may not fan them.

    Question for the group: How do you feel about "stealth fanning" meaning just becoming a fan but your name/avatar go to the end of the person's list of fans VS leaving fan mail. I probably should know the answer to this but does leaving vs. not leaving fan mail have any impact whatsoever or is it just for ego stroking?

  11. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    perhaps District 9?

    1. blondepoet profile image69
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What is District 9 Logic? Is that next door to District 8?

      1. profile image63
        logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Didn't know anyone took my picture! smile smile

  12. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    it is a new Peter Jackson film about aliens that is due out in the US shortly

    1. blondepoet profile image69
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh cool I love alien films, thanks Logic. smile smile

  13. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    You are quite welcome BP!
    Maybe we could go together, I'll buy the popcorn. smile

    1. blondepoet profile image69
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sure would love to I will buy the coke. Of course we must sit in the back row....errrr....for..errr..comfort of course. xo

  14. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    Of course! smile

  15. HubChief profile image79
    HubChiefposted 8 years ago

    I thought fan meant for learning to hear the hub post right away on email and see if that topic is worth liking.

    Are people becoming fan for points? do yuo really get points. I have limited count of fans but points are not bad... Where this come from?

  16. wesleycox profile image82
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    I have fanned people, but only after having read a hub.  If the hub I picked is good and was interesting I fan them.  Sometimes I have not left fan mail.  The way it happened is I found one person I liked their hubs then saw people they were fans of and went to their profile.  Read one or two of their hubs, liked it, fanned them, then kept going.  This is how I found the greats like ralwus, brenda, MM, ghost, fiery, and so many others.  I hope that those actions have not made anyone upset.  If it did, well, I don't care cause I liked the writing I read.  So for the people that I am a fan of, I will usually try to get over there as often as I have time for to read and comment on your hubs.  May not be every time but I will stop by once in awhile to check them out.  I just hope my fans do the same for me.

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what you do is right, man. Thanks for thinking I'm one of the greats. I might not agree. But thanks anyway. smile

 
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