What's your reason behind commenting to a hub but not following?

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  1. yougotme profile image93
    yougotmeposted 8 years ago

    What's your reason behind commenting to a hub but not following?

    I just noticed that there are hubbers who sometimes uncheck the follow checkbox as they comment on a hub, What could be the reason behind this? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or neither?

  2. ChristinS profile image42
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    neither, it could just mean they are following a lot of stuff already and can't keep up with it all.

    1. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Amen! Not enough time!

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    DigbyAdamsposted 8 years ago

    I don't want to receive constant notifications. It clutters up my inbox. I can always check my activity and visit the hub if I'm curious. I do try to read and comment on a lot of hubs. This can add up to a lot of notifications if I'm not careful.

  4. mariexotoni profile image91
    mariexotoniposted 8 years ago

    too many notifications. I've been unfollowing stuff that's been getting lots of comments.

  5. website-redesign profile image38
    website-redesignposted 8 years ago

    I'm new and have no idea what I'm doing?

    1. mariexotoni profile image91
      mariexotoniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      right now? you've commented on a question somebody posted.

  6. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 8 years ago

    I hate all the notifications clogging up my email inbox. I had over 150 notifications one day and from that time on I do not follow the hubs. If I forget to uncheck the box, I unfollow as soon as I realize it.

    1. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Amen! Too much email.

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    Larry Wallposted 8 years ago

    You might see a Hub that is interesting. However, if you check the person's profile page and title of other hubs, you may not have any additional interest, so there is no need to follow.

    A lot of people follow almost everyone, hoping they will in turn follow them to get their numbers up.

    I want my followers to be readers who read my work and not just a number. I also want to follow people whose work I am going to read and not get an excessive numbers about hubs that do not interest me. There is no disrespect intended in that statement. Everyone is not interested in all subjects. I have one follower who writes some interesting hubs, other are about craft projects, which hold no interest for me.

    1. The Blagsmith profile image81
      The Blagsmithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Larry. The most important followers are the loyal readers who have an interest in your work. Reciprocation is nice but if it is not followed up with purpose it is an empty statistic.

  8. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Neither.  I do that all that time.  It's mostly because if I have something nice to say about the person's Hub, say what I wanted to say, may check back to see if they approved the comment or said anything, but don't want to be getting notifications every time anyone and his brother makes a comment on that Hub.   smile  I keep track of what I do on here in my head, and my own "Hubtivity" serves a good memory-jogger for recent "doings".  Other than that, I don't want to get notices about things like comments and forum posts on every Hub/forum thread/question I've posted something on.

  9. gmarquardt profile image87
    gmarquardtposted 8 years ago

    I more often than not uncheck the box because you get tons of notifications that clog up the works.


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