Two Suggestions Regarding Following

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  1. Kind Regards profile image74
    Kind Regardsposted 8 years ago

    Hello Everyone,

    Just two suggestions I know would help me out.

    1.  An Auto Follow setting.  If you select it, anyone who follows you, you'll automatically follow them.

    2.  A star or other notation next to our followers indicating we are following them too.

    With the way the list constantly rearranges, it's hard to tell who I am following in my list of followers without having to open up each of their profiles.  I tried keeping a hand-written list for awhile, but that was too cumbersome.

    Thank you!

    and

    Happy New Year!

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Worst. Idea. Ever.

      That's not what HubPages is about.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I can not second this statement enough. 



        It's no one's business but my own who I chose to follow, and since that info is readily available in my statistics area, nothing further is required.

  2. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Really an auto follow selection is not a good idea.  If we had it 500 spam hubbers that write about their online pharmacy sales might follow you, and then you would be signed up to automatically follow them!  Not sure about you, but would you like get those type of hub notifications each day?

    1. Kind Regards profile image74
      Kind Regardsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is why I suggested it be something you can select or not select.  I've never had the problem you describe.

  3. EmpressFelicity profile image70
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    Why not just keep the list of people you're following down to a manageable level in the first place?

    1. Kind Regards profile image74
      Kind Regardsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Most people on here follow or are being followed by hundreds.  I'm not sure how hundreds are ever very manageable.

      These are suggestions that would help me.  It would be nice to find others who agree rather than having argumentative day, which is not the spirit I've ever found HubPages to be, so I'm pretty surprised.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image70
        EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not everyone in life is going to agree with you.  And not everyone on HP follows hundreds of people! 

        Sorry, that sounded a bit sarcastic.  But I have to say I wouldn't really welcome the possibility that I might end up with hundreds of spam emails as a result of an autofollow feature that I accidentally forgot to uncheck.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Kind Regards, that's not true.  I may have hundreds of followers, but I follow a select group of excellent writers whose work genuinely interests me.  That's how it's supposed to work, because the whole idea is that when you get the email, you're supposed to be opening and reading the Hubs your favourite Hubbers write.  You can't do that if you just follow for the sake of getting followers.

        Apart from that, if you follow hundreds of Hubbers, your HubScore can be penalized.

        I would be strongly against any kind of auto-follow.  As some others have commented, there is already a tendency for HubPages to look like a social networking site and auto-follow would only encourage that.

  4. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    I do like the idea of a universal notification that appears around the site to let you know which hubbers you are following.

    I disagree with the need for an auto-follow feature as this seems too spammy and like twitter. If you have trouble keeping up with who follows you, simply go to the feed and select followers to see who has recently followed you. You can then read their hubs and decide to follow or simply blindly follow whoever you want from that list.

  5. Kind Regards profile image74
    Kind Regardsposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the nicer reply.

    I haven't ran into the spam problem and I'm not worried about it.

    In the beginning, I didn't automatically follow everyone who followed me, but I've learned that there's always something new to learn from everyone.

    I've discovered by checking out some hubbers I may not normally read I've learned some different things, so I've changed my philosophy.

    Now I'd prefer to show camaraderie and follow my followers and learn something new.

    Also, the key here is that it's an option.  Either check the box to enable it or don't check it.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I think it would be better if there is a auto un-follow them, if someone un-follows you, if that makes any sense lol lol

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I don't follow everyone who follows me and I don't expect those I follow to follow me, and I do not want to have it become automatic.

  8. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    How about this? Hubpages stops displaying how many followers we have.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's actually a good idea.

      It'll stop the fammers/spollowers from striving to be Mr or Mrs Popular.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image70
        EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually I think it's a good idea as well.

 
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