What makes you unfollow a hubber?

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  1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
    Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years ago

    What makes you unfollow a hubber?

  2. xstatic profile image59
    xstaticposted 8 years ago

    I have not yet unfollowed any Hubbers. I have considered it, seeing some very slanted opinions in forums and in questions, particularly in this zany political season, but am trying to overlook the "malarkey" if I really like the hubber's day to day content. (Of course, I hope no one has unfollowed me for similar reasons)

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's very open minded of you, thank you xstatic!

    2. xstatic profile image59
      xstaticposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've been accused of lots of things, but "open minded" is seldom one of them.

    3. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I apologize.

  3. btrbell profile image90
    btrbellposted 8 years ago

    I haven't either. I try not to follow just for the sake of it because "unfollowing" when you realize that you didn't really want to follow them in the first place would be awkward. Do you follow?

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I follow. Lol.

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    Ghaelachposted 8 years ago

    There are some hubbers that are in the campaign season a little over the top with who is the bad guy and who is the good guy. Having looked at their profile page I find a lot of their work is political. If I see their name I just delete the hub or forum as against deleting them. But that's my view.
    Good question.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you ghaelach.

  5. Cardisa profile image89
    Cardisaposted 8 years ago

    I unfollow hubbers for various reasons such as:

    1) If they are found to be rude to anyone on HP. I don't tolerate bad behavior.
    2) If they haven't published anything in a while...like say three months. I follow people to read their stuff not to make up numbers so when they start publishing again I will follow if I am still interested.
    3) If their hubscore drops below 75 which will automatically affect my score
    4) If I find that I am no longer interested in reading their stuff.
    5) This one is purely selfish but if I find I have too many people and I can't keep up I will unfollow the ones I am least interested in.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This was a very well thought out and well written answer. I didn't know another hubbers score could affect mine. I guess there's still much to learn for me, thank you cardisa!

    2. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cardisa has been on here a lot longer than I have and knows more about HP but I would not worry about the hubscore drops of the people you follow. My score goes up to 100 sometimes, goes down again, but does it matter to my page views? Not at all.

  6. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    I would not unfollow a hubber but I do unfollow particular hubs, forums, or questions if I start to get bombarded and/or I'm no longer interested in the comments or have received the answers I needed.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand that, it does get a bit crazy sometimes!

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    GoldenThreadPressposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Janshares in that there are some questions/forums that just take off and my poor iPhone is buzzing like crazy with all the updates, so I have to pull myself off and unfollow. That being said, I do go back and read the answers, because I feel that whatever topic I follow is important to understanding my fellow Hubbers.--Deb

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's great that you follow up on threads and answers, not many people would.

  8. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    A few times ( a VERY few times - like three times, maybe) I've unfollowed someone after I first followed them, thinking they would be writing about subjects in which I had interest - only to discover that they start writing on, for example, one subject that didn't interest me.  (People sometimes start new here, writing a couple of one kind of Hub; and then they'll decide to write in a single niche.)  I just figured there's no point in pretending I'm interested in a niche when I'm not.  It's no reflection on the unfollowed Hubber - just the change in Hub style/subject.

    I'm pretty slow to follow in the first place these days, because there are only so many Hubs a person knows he'll be reading over the course of a week; so now I know not to follow unless I get the idea that the person has written several Hubs that may interest me.  That eliminates the situation where someone new writes two or three Hubs and then switches to a niche that's completely different from those first Hubs (and then being faced with deciding whether to unfollow or not.

    I don't follow any questions/answers or Hub comments.  I go by memory and go check to see if I'm interested in whether anything else went on somewhere.  I don't want to be bombarded by notices every time someone comments on someone's else's Hub (that I commented on too).  Again, it's no reflection on the person's Hub or even on the comments others make.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer!

  9. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 years ago

    Unfollow--no, I have not done that. I do'nt find any reason for doing that.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering. smile

  10. tillsontitan profile image79
    tillsontitanposted 8 years ago

    Oh my....I've never unfollowed a hubber....I feel anyone can have a bad day i.e. bad hub, and we're all entitled.  I had no idea it could affect my hubscore but I think people and friendship are more important than hub scores.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer.

  11. sereseus profile image73
    sereseusposted 8 years ago

    I believe that I have not unfollowed anyone but I unfollow hubs when I loose interest in its comments.Thanks for asking.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering!

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    vonda g nelsonposted 8 years ago

    immature behavior and passive aggressive behavior.  even though hubpages site has become advanced some of these hubbers behavior has turned this site into a freak show and some kind of "I have to prove I am better than you platform".  Creativity doesnt exist in the same fashion it did when i originally joined in 2009.  hubpages consist of cliques and their need to control content via subliminal messages and promote "certain" writers.  I am content in following as well as having a few followers.  I'm not into having as much followers as I once did because people will piggy back (follow) for reasons outside of really liking your work.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image60
      Jesse Mugnierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is a very good answer, thank you.

 
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