jump to last post 1-15 of 15 discussions (19 posts)

Hubtivity -- missing when someone defans you

  1. hot dorkage profile image72
    hot dorkageposted 9 years ago

    Practice that I find deplorable someone fans you hoping that you'll come read some of their hubs and comment and maybe even fan them, then after they get what they want they drop you.  They want to have lots of fans but be a fan of only a few I guess.  In your hubtivity it doesn't show that mangyasshole de-fanned you.   All you see is your total count drops off.
    You should put it in hubtivity.  I want to know when someone drops me and why.  I'd ASK them. 

    People:  Don't fan ME for the purpose of getting a comment and/or a fanback with the idea of dropping me once you get something.  Fan me if you like me.  If you don't, DON'T FAN ME!
    I'm a 4 sigger.   Not that many regular people like me.  That's OK.   It's kinda like speaking Esperanto.

    Defanning is or should be a pretty serious negative.  It's like I once liked you but I found something about you that made me actively go and defan you. 

    well once you publish fans as an rss feed, I can fix that.

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I find the proposition that leaving a fan club is somehow punishable or worthy of such to be utterly ridiculous.  Choosing to leave a fan club is a matter of personal choice, not a violation of someone else's rights.

  2. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Gotta agree with Rae on this.   Dorkage, I want you go in your study and turn on your Stevie Wonder or Sade or whatever soothes you...

    Jeff Buckley
    Jack Johnson
    Cat Stevens
    James Taylor
    Aimee Mann

    or you can always just put on some reggae.

  3. funride profile image65
    funrideposted 9 years ago

    Since I had left some fan clubs a few times I´ll explain why I did it smile. In some cases I admit I´ve joined fan clubs without other justification but trying to have more people reading my hubs and I quit doing so a couple of months after being registered here, so I left some of them, specially those who haven´t published any hub since I joined their fan club. I have also left some fan clubs of people who have left hubpages and deleted all their hubs (some of them I still miss sad ).

    After a while being around here you´ll see that it´s easy to join a fan club of someone who wrote a hub you enjoyed and after some time he/she write another hub or several hubs in subjects you don´t like or which you don´t want to see everyday on your email box roll.

    And to prove I have changed I´ll only be your fan after your kind answer to a comment I made in your last hub wink
    You´re right, at first I thought you were some bad temper lady who was going to argue with everyone about everything but I see you´re OK though tongue big_smile.

    Have fun and follow DJ´s advise you´ll feel better wink

    1. shawna.wilson profile image94
      shawna.wilsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree with funride here. I joined a fanclub once because I read a really great article about how to write quality hubs.  The next thing I knew, I was getting emails for hubs titled "Pictures of sexy girls" or something like that.  Not exactly what I signed up for.

  4. Jerilee Wei profile image76
    Jerilee Weiposted 9 years ago

    I suppose the reasons for quitting a fan club are as many as the reasons for joining one.  I join on as someone's fan because:

    They write really well.
    They write on topics that I'm interested in.
    They show promise (if a newbie) in writing hubs that I can learn from.
    They know about subjects I know nothing about but want to learn about.
    Their hub is not just one big promotion or plug for themselves or a business.
    Their hubs are on topics that show they have common interests.

    I don't join someone's fan club for the sole purpose of getting fans ever.  It's like a friendship of sorts, a mutual admiration society.

    I have only quit two hub fan clubs, both times when I wasn't comfortable with hubs that showed a hidden agenda in their writing or a propensity to write about subjects I have no interest in. 

    I try not to personalize if someone doesn't want to be my fan.

  5. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I third Relache and DJ. smile

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    4th big_smile

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image76
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    5th  smile

    I don't know what about, I just don't want to be left out.

    1. ProCW profile image83
      ProCWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Me either, so I'm guessing that I'm 6th-ing it. smile

  8. Squimpleton profile image79
    Squimpletonposted 9 years ago

    Well personally I once fanned someone (and I rarely fan so it's not something I do just for the slim chance of an extra reader...). Then I would notice everyday my hubtivity was full of that person's 30-60 new friends adding. As a person who practically worships hubtivity, this was distracting and not worth the pain. I defanned for , what I think, is a perfectly fine reason.

    I actually wouldn't care that much if the person knew I defanned, though there's always the possibility he/she'd get even by thumbing down all of my hubs. However it is a private choice and shouldn't be publicized.

    so I guess I'm 7th-ing.

  9. Stacie Naczelnik profile image73
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago


    And being at the mercy of someone else's temper is only one reason why I think it should NOT be in hubtivity.

  10. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago

    Great idea Colleen!
    Maybe someone could also invent an application so that whenever anyone leaves our fan clubs we could be notified on our cell phones and immediately take action to track down their identity, location, and lots of personal details so that we can take retaliatory action.


    People join fan clubs. People leave fan clubs.
    It's no big deal, and IMHO you are taking it WAAAAY to seriously. (Or are you just stirring things up lol
    Sorry, Don't know you well enough to decide)

    I wouldn't even know if anyone has left my fan club on hub pages. I  don't really care.

    However, it is nice to see when someone has joined it. Thanks for joining mine.

    Eric G.

  11. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    I'm drawn to Eric's idea - my cell phone rings at 3am and I find 'boypretendingtobegirlsexypicture gallerys' has left my fanclub.  I've been 'defanned'! I rush to my PC and use 'I-know-where-you-live.com' to track down his/her location.  I then make a phone call and a crack team are dispatched from somewhere in the Far East who travel to Mumbi and remonstrate with him on the doorstep (or worse depending how cross I am).

    Is this within the HubPages terms and conditions?  most importantly would this sort of intimidation affect my Hub Score?  This could be a suggestion for a new feature by the way.  Twitter might be a good way of sending the 'fan left alert'.

    Also what about an alert informing me every time any hubber gets an Adsense click and how much?  You could highlight those bastards who just left my fan club.  That would really drive me nuts!

    On second thoughts I'm cool about who leaves my fan club.  Lets just chill out and write what we want to write!

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image59
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So it's not just me, then! I have been racking up some serious frequent flier miles, visiting these quitters. When will they learn that there are consequences for quitting me?

  12. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    BT - Yes we need standards in this online world.  People need to know that they are accountable for their actions.  As you say it costs money to enforce this stuff but someone has to do it.  You quit our fan clubs at your peril! 

    Apart from doorstep callers and a hubscore in freefall you'll suddenly find you can't join the golf club and you are no longer welcome at Walmart, Tesco or what ever your local store is called.

  13. premsingh profile image60
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    Hot darkage, don't loose heart. I am joining your fan club and I'll request other hubbers to compensate the loss. I am not posting a fan mail for fear of disapproval.

  14. hot dorkage profile image72
    hot dorkageposted 9 years ago

    Woot,  response, activity and attention.    Don't take me so seriously guys.    wink   I don't take hardly anything very seriously.   Me not bad temper lady.  I wrote the suggestion in a provocative emotional way I was reading  about and it worked.  It unleashed your vivid imaginations to some pretty provocative scenarios:   3:00 AM SMS messages.... "Hot Dorkage is enroute to your house with an Ouzi.  Nobody defans Hot Dorkage and lives to tell about it".   Hahaha, admit it you enjoyed thinking up that stuff.   It gave me a chuckle to read the responses.   

    If I had been prosaic nobody would have answered. 
    Here's the prosaic way to write it:   I see  adds but not  drops    and just wonder why hubpages chose not to register it.  Now would you have bothered to respond to that?  Come on, be honest.      You can do the scatterplot, the # of loaded words you use directly correlates with the amount of response.  Try it yourself. 

    I totally 8th   (if you can do that) the people who say people can defan for any reason they like and there are valid reasons many stated to defan

  15. SunSeven profile image68
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Hi darkage,

    big_smile You were looking for attention. And you got it. People noticed you. Congrats. big_smile