I'm not sure who has de-followed me, but I think there is definitely a popularity contest going on with Hubpages.. I know that whenever somebody adds me I add them automatically, even if I think they may be a fly-by-night..and I don't usually add people, I wait for them to follow me because I want genuine fans! Ah well people should like an idea for one Hub I'm making
richie - they were probably spammers who friended you in hopes of adding to their own following via your reciprocity and have been caught and removed from HP.
I doubt it was a conscious move by a human
So....what would a spammer do in that case? What is the purpose of them doing that -- or do you mean as you said 'adding to their own....and have been caught..." So do you mean they wouldn't really be sending anything bad out (spam stuff? ) but are just adding to their own base? I don't see what their point to that is either? I know these are basic questions, so might not seem worthwhile answering, but if you the time sometime, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
You're not the only one Richie...I've lost 5 so far this week (one Tuesday, two Wednesday and two today). Can't figure out why....
The reason is usually that a hubber has closed their account.
Many will have lost some of the same fans as you for this reason, and yes, I have lost another fan. That's 3 in a week.
In the last 20 months I have probably lost a total of 8 fans.
As far as I can tell they all closed their accounts, so not to worry I say!
I lost three this week too! I don't automatically fan back, though I do take a look at their hubs and if I like them, I fan them. But there are many people who have fanned me who write rubbish, IMO, who I've no intention of following, especially when their recent hub activity has been a mad fanning spree of EVERYONE.
I guess these people eventually either leave or get booted off HP so of course I 'lose' fans.
BTW, if anyone reading this has fanned me and I haven't followed them back, it's because I was busy at the time, and then forgot later. No offence intended.
Wow, does everybody really count everyone of their fans or is there a statistic that tells us how many have de-followed us?
I was actually wondering that as well. I rarely pay attention to that number. I did as it got close to a hundred. Once it passed that mark, I stopped paying attention.
LOL, Do you have to go get some of the tattoo removed every time someone debefriends you?
I have yet to notice it drop Ive been at 417 fans for as long as I can remember.
Hey sunforged, is that a short attention span taking into account or no? (j/k)
Hey Cags, are we doin' the 30 minute challenge tonight?
Why you in the mood? If so, then take charge woman.
I did two either yesterday or the day before... days again running into one another.
So, I am not sure if I am up for it right this second.
Nooo, lol. Okay I'll go fix the pics on a hub in a different account. Too small, won't work in the slide show. I didn't know that. I don't read fine print.
I'll check back when I'm done and see what's up.
I lost 3 this week also, but figured it was somebody who shut down their account or a spammer. Don't think I've pissed anyone off lately.....maybe or maybe not.
maybe someone got rid of a few of their sock puppet accounts and made new ones...
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