Using Fan Mail as a Private Communication System

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    You can:

    A. Follow someone.

    B. Send them a Fan Mail.

    They then reply in the same way.

    You then:

    A. Un-follow them.

    B. Re-follow them.

    C. Send them a new Fan Mail.

    They then do the same.

    The two parties can keep going back and forth this way indefinitely.

    Of course, if each individual does this back and forth, say 20 times; they have each racked up 20 un-follows.

    I’m not saying this is necessarily a good idea or a bad idea.

    For instance, do we get demerits for excessive un-follows?

    Also, if everybody starts doing this; it will give the HP servers a real work out. Would they be fine with that?

    Comment Away… smile

    1. Polly C profile image94
      Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like a lot of hassle, wouldn't it be easier just to email them?

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm with Polly. Why not email them?

        If they're happy to communicate with you, wouldn't they also be be happy to either email you or you email them via the contact option on the profile?

        I can't see a way this would be useful.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, the Fan Mail way is much quicker, easier, and more convenient; at first anyway...  Once a trusting relationship has developed, then yep; email away! smile

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure how many people would actually do this though. Takes some thought - and the contact button is right there.

          My hubpages email is different to my main email, anyway...

          1. sofs profile image87
            sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            wooo  What difficult methods to communicate when communication is made so easy by technology... Why complicate life so much...
            Email is so easy... I am with Poly and Wrylilt on this one

            1. rmcrayne profile image96
              rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Some hubbers are careful to never reply to an email through HubPages contact, which would reveal their email address.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Nah. I just broadcast anything I want to say in the forums.
    I'm not sophisticated (or thick skinned!) enough to handle all that un-following tongue

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Using Fan Mail as a Private Communication System-

    It's won't be private unless you DENY the fan mail.

    Once you accept the fan mail, it's no longer private.

  4. rob24hrs profile image60
    rob24hrsposted 8 years ago

    maybe its off topic but I have been following people should I have been sending them fan mail also ie saying hello nice hub?

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You send fan mails if you really have something to say about their writing or their style or contents, I wouldn't send fan mails just for the sake of sending fan mails! smile

  5. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    ummmm, what's the point?  I think I'm missing something here... hmm


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