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.
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...
or you can always just put on some reggae.
Since I had left some fan clubs a few times I´ll explain why I did it . 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 ).
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 .
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
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 .
Have fun and follow DJ´s advise you´ll feel better
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.
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.
I don't know what about, I just don't want to be left out.
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.
And being at the mercy of someone else's temper is only one reason why I think it should NOT be in hubtivity.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Woot, response, activity and attention. Don't take me so seriously guys. 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
You were looking for attention. And you got it. People noticed you. Congrats.
by Sherri 10 years ago
Might be a brain fart here, but I have a couple of fans I'd like to leave fan mail for...how do you find that option? TX in advance.
by madeline crow 10 years ago
I just joined Hubpages and I have no idea how this works. I need help and I'm willing to take any constructive critism offerd me. Please don't be cruel. I'm just another writer trying to get my voice heard.
by Jonas 5 years ago
If you could, what advice would you have given yourself when you first joined hubpages?
by mega1 9 years ago
This has probably been addressed elsewhere but I haven't found the answer yet. Is it ok to post a link to your own hub in the comments section to someone else's hub on the same or similar subject? I just found such a post in a comment on one of my hubs and don't know whether its a good...
by AsherKade 10 years ago
why hasn't anyone joined my fan club? Did I set it wrong?
by Whitney 9 years ago
What are the potentially cons of not using a comment box?I'm tired of answering the same questions over and over again. I'm tired of getting rude comments. I'm tired of dealing with it basically. I want to help people, but answering the same question over and over again or having to defend myself...
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