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Anyone notice it says followers instead of fans now ?

  1. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    ? guess they're tweaking in the Web"meister" shop  The elves are at work before the end of the holidays. We're no longer FANatics  of each others writings but Followers like a cult of Publishing Wizards.

    1. aware profile image72
      awareposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i noticed that and wondered who would join that

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      followers or fans, makes no difference to me. of course, "disciples" has a nice ring to it wink

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's amazing. The best suggestion so far!

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          heh. smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image85
            Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Donning my nun's habit.  smile

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              cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              let us pray.

              (hee hee "lemmings" big_smile)

    3. Stimp profile image75
      Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I JUST noticed this.  I thought the exact same thing..."What?  Are we in cults now...AM I NOW a cult leader...COOL!!!"  then I snapped into reality and realized "hey, we on hubpages....."

    4. Jery profile image56
      Jeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Followers, like Twitter?

  2. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago

    I didn't really like the idea of "fans" as a term, but "followers" is even scarier, particularly given the prevailing topics in the forums. What's wrong with something more accurate, like "readers" for example?

    1. MBP42 profile image67
      MBP42posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree followers as a term is just creepy. Who decided to change it and why didn't they ask the writers what we thought about it.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    "Fans" was fine. Followers sounds like a bunch of little kids who need someone to latch on to.

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hadn't spotted this thread and had just noticed the change--so started a VERY angry thread myself.  Love the idea about as much as love the prospect of being forced to buy health insurance or get fined or go to jail.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image85
        Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL.  My sentiments exactly.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, and furthermore, don't penalize me for not following what you say is right without asking me first.  Well said.

  4. abcd1111 profile image60
    abcd1111posted 7 years ago

    Fans or Followers, I want MORE!  Only those who sincerely enjoy my hubs need apply.

    1. RKHenry profile image77
      RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I couldn't agree more.smile

  5. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Yes, we now have followers (I keep looking over my shoulder) instead of fans  . . but . . . we still get fan mail.
    Will it soon become "follower mail"?

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that exactly was my first thought
      then, i left twitter on purpose.

  6. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Readers is good.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    i hate it!!! ugh, i dont want followers, thats creepy....

  8. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Instead of fans or followers, how about .
    "people who never read your hubs and don't really give a toss what you write about, but only joined your fan club in the hope that you would join theirs and that they would then get a higher hubber score" . . .or is that a bit too long do you think?

    1. fishtiger58 profile image79
      fishtiger58posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL I think that's just about right.

    2. NunezWillLearn profile image56
      NunezWillLearnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well I was not aware of it. In fact I though they really read my hubs and they are my fan because they liked it. Going by your conclusion they should be just called as "visitors". They don't deserve a fancy word. As long as you have been a hub member, did you join any fan clubs

  9. blue dog profile image71
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    what about all of those who had perfected their super-fanning technique?  will they now be known as having a super-followering technique?

    what about the forum trolls?  will they still be allowed to follow others around?  or will they have their own sub-category, like maybe bottom-followers? 

    similar to bottom-feeders.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Blue dog, you cracked me up!
      lol lol lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Im scared of being followed help lol

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wink

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol im following you...

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yikes

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          mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          now i am following

    3. sannyasinman profile image61
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, give all of your fans/followerrs to me, I'll take them off your hands. Have you seen the new "transfer followers" feature? smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          WHAT!!!??? DONT TANSFER ME.....

      2. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        NO where's that?

        1. sannyasinman profile image61
          sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Click on "My Account"
          Then in the column INTERACTION, click on FAN MAIL
          Then scroll to the very end of all of your fans (sorry "followers")
          Then right at the bottom there is a very, very small button. Click on this and you have the option or transfer your followers . . .

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            sad i feel so....cheap and.....transferable?!?!

            1. sannyasinman profile image61
              sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              In which case we'll have to introduce transfer fees. How much are you worth?

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                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                more then anyone has!  lol

            2. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That's okay Justine. I'm not transferring you anywhere. big_smile lol

            3. Ivorwen profile image77
              Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I can't transfer anyone.  sad  I was going to send some of the spammers to Mars.  big_smile

        2. agvulpes profile image88
          agvulpesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I just noticed it in the Hubtivity section, Is it new?
          I would rather be a Fan than a follower.
          Now here is a question: If I'm following someone who is following me, what would happen?

          1. sannyasinman profile image61
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You'd both go round in circles.

    4. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  11. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    ? is are you the leader were looking for?

  12. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    Yes, my sisters and brothers, now that my followers and I have broken away from the main dogma of the holy hubs, we have been shown unto the true way -  shall I go on?  what was wrong with fans?

  13. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    describe a good fan

    1. sannyasinman profile image61
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      One that keeps you cool smile

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        cool

    2. Amanda Severn profile image91
      Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ceiling fans are cool! LOL!

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I like fans then I can say Im famous lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i want to be more famous than the internet cool

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    I don't like it.
    I'm going to write to them.
    I recommend you do so as well.
    I don't like "followers" at all.
    Looks like scientology or some sect.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      twitter
      blech

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        or highschool
        IM NOT A FOLLOWER
        No sir, i dont like it...

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol

    3. Black Lilly profile image59
      Black Lillyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Follow me... and I'll follow you...

      I don't know, reminds me of Helloween big_smile

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "How about a little kool-aid, my pretty?"

  16. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    here a good fan is one that reads and comments  ones their fans of

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      and comes over occasionally, just btw

  17. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    ill admit im a slacker when it comes to reading but i know i am and make extra effort to try to keep up

  18. Ivorwen profile image77
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I wonder where we are all going... If I am following you, and you are following me, then aren't we going in a circle? 

    Not very productive, if you ask me.  lol

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  19. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    "Followers" would be OK if your fans actually followed you but do they? So many of them don't even read your hubs, they just join your "followers club" to be followed back.

  20. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago
    1. Sue Adams profile image92
      Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good one! Perhaps  in the sixties people weren't sheep like today.

  21. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    i check out all hubs by fans of mine but many arnt what im into reading. car insurance hubs arnt my thing

  22. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    real estate hubs arnt my thing

  23. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Synonyms for 'fan' are:

    Devotee
    Follower
    Admirer
    Enthusiast
    Supporter
    Buff
    Addict
    Fanatic
    Groupie
    Etc

    Give the hubteam a break. Many of us don't like the eff word. Now they've come up with an alternative. I think follower is the best of a bad bunch.

    Groupie anyone? wink

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well....but why did it have to change? i dont mind the term so much as the transferability.....it makes it so pointless.....

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        zampanoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why not "friend" ?

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          thats cool...

      2. frogdropping profile image82
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Justine I've no idea. Maybe they just thought it time for a change or because a they'll be aware that a good few don't like the word 'fan'. *shrugs*

        I'm not that interested in the change, otherwise I'd email and ask. But whatever, there'll be a reason, no doubt.

        I'd be a lot more interested if the hubteam suddenly said "Happy Christmas to all our little scribblers - for the festive week, we're giving you a 40% affiliate boost" big_smile

      3. Haunty profile image82
        Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think the words are a bit taken out of context here. Fans, followers, whatever they are called, are the people who follow our writing - not us. Personally, I don't like fan so much because for me it means that I identify with the person, while actually it is more likely that all I want is follow their hubs.

        1. Sue Adams profile image92
          Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, but aren't hubs also a reflection of the authors' personality? Like I would never follow someone who concentrates exclusively on selling products as I am not interested in reading catalogues. It's like sitting at the kitchen table over a coffee and picking up a magazine that someone left behind because there is nothing else to read. Or even worse, reading the back of a cornflakes packet.
          So followers is OK but I agree with Rayalternately that "readers" would be better.

          1. Sally's Trove profile image85
            Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sue, I like what you said about the cornflake packet.  I would never follow that kind of writer, but I might be a fan, if I admire how they use this medium to espouse a cause or make money.  I would learn from them.  But I don't think I'd follow them.

      4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Perhaps this is aimed at people who change to alter ego's and want their fans to go with them. Just an idea as I don't know exactly how it works yet.

    2. sannyasinman profile image61
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think it should be left as "fan", but if I must choose one from your list, then I choose "Etc". smile

      1. dohn121 profile image88
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I like the term "fan."  "Followers" is so...Twitter-ish.

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly! Why are they copying Twitter? I never did like Twitter for the people 'following' me.

    3. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

    4. Mrs.Nita profile image60
      Mrs.Nitaposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  24. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    how to invest my money hubs arnt my thing
    i like poems and short storys most but health and social issue hubs i like

  25. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Mine neither, nor handbags, electric foodmixers, or coffee-machines.

  26. mistywild profile image59
    mistywildposted 7 years ago

    I feel like I have stalkers instead of people who want to read what I write. I don't like it hmm

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was thinking on the same lines ... I used to be a fan of yours, now I'm following you.

      Makes me feel kind of creepy.

      But you follow me, too, now.

      I enjoyed having fans -- made me feel like something of a star. Now I feel like a Guru or something. Just have to grow my hair and a long beard.

      And I like to be a fan. I truly am a fan, too. I read the Hubs of people I'm a fan of, and often comment.

      Yes, they should change back to 'Fans'.

  27. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    sue i just hit your hub page . your cool and all from what i can tell but honestly i didnt see anything  that drew me to read

    1. Sue Adams profile image92
      Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fair enough. You can't please all of the people all of the time.

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    blackorchidposted 7 years ago

    They are still called fans right?

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    blackorchidposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, still just jumped in oops

  30. Black Lilly profile image59
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    Just immagine if they used the word "stalkers" instead big_smile

  31. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 7 years ago

    This is really bad. It says on my Hubitivity that I am now following people, and that they are following me.

    Are we really following one another?

  32. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    Well at least I won't have to have anyone tell me they 'FANNED' me anymore and please fan me back.. I pictue sitting in roman chair being fed grapes and being fanned by  cute ladies when they say that.  Maybe jusy add the word Hub before Fan or Follower, to Read HUBFan or HUBfollower !

  33. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Here is a good word...acquaintences. lol lol lol

  34. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Here are some more synonyms of FAN:
    addict, adherent, admirer, aficionado, amateur, buff, devotee, follower, freak*, groupie, habitué, hound, lover, rooter, supporter, votary, zealot

    personal favourites: 
    - lovers (good for the self-esteem)
    - zealots (good for the guru's amongst us)

  35. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    . . and some more synonyms of FAN
    aerate, air-condition, air-cool, cool, refresh, ruffle, spread, ventilate, wind, winnow

    Then we could have rufflers and winnowers who send "ruffle mail" and "winnow mail" smile

  36. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Maybe they can put in a feature so you can determine whichever you want?

    That would be cool! big_smile

  37. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 7 years ago

    We all may have this wrong?
    I am a Fan of a hubber which means that I am "following" them not "fanning" them . cool

    1. sannyasinman profile image61
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sounds kinky smile

        1. agvulpes profile image88
          agvulpesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hmm it doe's sound kinda naughty ;-) , but I sure would not want to be found "hubbing" another hubber! cool

  38. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 7 years ago

    When I first joined HubPages, and it said, 'Camlo has no fans', I had the feeling I was lacking something.

    But if it had said, 'Nobody is following Camlo', I would have felt quite relieved ...

  39. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 7 years ago

    When I first joined HubPages, and it said, 'Camlo has no fans', I had the feeling I was lacking something.

    But if it had said, 'Nobody is following Camlo', I would have felt quite relieved ...

  40. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Who are the followers and who are the leaders?

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The leaders must be the ones we're following

  41. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    There are no leaders, we are all followers which means that we all go round in circles - just like we are doing now smile

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Or over the edge. They should call us Lemmings

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    blackorchidposted 7 years ago

    Im so confused now - hard to learn here

  43. Sally's Trove profile image85
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    LOL!  I just noticed the change from fans to followers a few minutes ago, as I have not been around HP a lot these days.

    Not having read all the comments here, I do want to say that fans are not necessarily followers, but followers are almost always fans.

    Wonder what guiding light led to the decision to change the term?

    Aren't there more pressing issues to deal with on HP?

  44. aware profile image72
    awareposted 7 years ago

    if you want to live , stand by me

  45. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER !!!

  46. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    Hey Baby !, ya like to Hub. I like to Hub! AH HUBBA HUBBA !

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    WTF! didn't even notice damn sad

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  48. Sally's Trove profile image85
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    And how come in your Account page it still says "Fan Mail" under "Interaction"?

    Gotta wonder.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They haven't gotten that far with the change over, one might  think. It's on the forum and I noticed it on HomePage...it doesn't say-

      Join *****'s Fan Club

      It says - Follow *****

      1. Sally's Trove profile image85
        Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Seems silly.  There have gotta be things more important around here to work on.  Can't wait to hear an official something about this.

  49. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I could tell people about how many Fans I have, but if I start going on about my Followers ...

  50. AEvans profile image66
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    How funny I just responded to Dohn's thread too!!! Fans , followers change is good! big_smile

 
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