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how do I delete an unwanted follower?

  1. deeders84 profile image60
    deeders84posted 7 years ago

    how do I delete an unwanted follower?

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you go to http://hubpages.com/my/fanmail you can deny the fans you no longer want. I'm not sure what actually happens when you do this but I suspect they no longer get notified of your new hubs or activity.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image97
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    I don't think you can. They are like the paparazzi and only go away when they decide to leave.
    You can deny comments from followers.

    On the other hand, if you are being annoyed and harassed by someone-- take the matter to [ team @ hubpages . com ] and explain your problem.

  3. barryrutherford profile image73
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    If your going to write about love & relationships you will get unwanted followers but they are not allowed to annoy you at least too much !

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I am fed up with spammy followers.

  5. Aiden Roberts profile image82
    Aiden Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Yeah I have a few of them, not exactly sure what they want?
    If you find out how to get rid of them do let me know.

  6. aware profile image68
    awareposted 7 years ago

    16   lets try to pick the unwanted one

  7. aware profile image68
    awareposted 7 years ago

    my guess is john be bad

    1. deeders84 profile image60
      deeders84posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      never john.lol

  8. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    Duh, of course that only works if they have left fanmail tongue

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Even then, you can only delete the fanmail, not the follower. Sorry.

  10. barryrutherford profile image73
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Maybe someone can put this forward as a facility that hubpages can adds as a tool.

    Personally I take all that want to folllow me Axe Murderer's you name it

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Barry, my objection is the kinds of followers that use scripts to become the follower of virtually anybody on this site. It has nothing to do with what "following" is supposed to be about, in my opinion, and it ought to be prevented.

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think it would be good to at least slow down mass following,  Captcha is one way, and certainly isn't annoying for this of us doing normal following.

        If that is seen as too onerous, they could limit the number of people followed per day.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Thanks PCunix, this is definitely spreading. These types, new accounts, are literally following one new hubber per second, day in and day out. I cannot believe HubPages hasn't implemented a way to prevent it.

    1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think Hubpages is sort of 'on it' about this problem.  I notice one follower like that of mine (I have two) has been banned.  When I press on her name, her profile page has a message from Hubpages that she has been banned.  But she's still on my list of fans, so I don't know if that has any effect on my scores.  (She's a 20, I think.)

  12. barryrutherford profile image73
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    I take what you say as an issue I havent had an issue with it for three years here on Hubpages.  the more women stalkers I get the better as far as i am concerned but i get your point although i am not usre what adverse effect it has on you ?

    maybe i am too thick skinned  Maybe  ?

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, they are not directly bothering me, but they aren't adding any value to HP.

      1. barryrutherford profile image73
        barryrutherfordposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        maybe they do add value omly hubpages would know that ?

        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I doubt they think that,  as it is quite the opposite.  Bad money drives out good and an article site full of spammers cheapens the site.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't bother me personally. It bothers me that these spammers are permitted to abuse the "follower" system, using scripts to spread their spam. It is my impression that spam is spreading on HubPages at the moment, and unless you want a spammy site, something ought to be done.

  13. barryrutherford profile image73
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    OH  I think you will find Spammers band i thought you were talking about real unwanted followers !

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have no real unwanted followers. If someone pestered me, we'd probably find some way to deal with it. Thanks for your contribution to this discussion.

  14. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I have seen multiple accounts recently with no hubs just like korean girls photo as the avatar, they keep following me!

    1. saddlerider1 profile image67
      saddlerider1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto on that one Richie. They follow most of us...I let them follow me but I don't follow anyone who hasn't got a hub under their pen.

      1. deeders84 profile image60
        deeders84posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well,i dont mind the asian chics...lol, what i mind is a ex that decided to follow me, and i asked him numerous times to stop and everyday i have to see his face!!!! hes not harrassing me ,its just annoying, thankyou for all the help, i guess i have to deal with it......

  15. myownworld profile image80
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    I think almost all of us have followers who've never read a word of our hubs but follow in the hope of being followed back (or some such strange reason!). No one can delete them, though we can disapprove fan mail by them. Unless someone is harassing you, I really don't mind being followed by whoever wishes to. It's their choice; mine is to follow them back in return or not.

    And btw. I do believe that fanning 'sprees' negatively impact hubber score, so it's doesn't go completely unchecked either...

  16. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Just as we speak Ive had about my 4th korean avatar - no hub - profile follow me..they use screen names like lsjb6 or wbns1

    1. Sparhawke profile image58
      Sparhawkeposted 7 years ago

      I saw this earlier, one person has 60 followers and she has only been signed up less than 24 hours...

      I have been here 6 months and have only just scraped past the halfway mark.

      I have no idea why they would want to grab so many followers who would never even look at their hubs probably, unless it is for other nefarious schemes.

     
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