What makes you stop following a hubber?

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  1. Rastamermaid profile image65
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    Have you ever stop following a hubber,what made you stop?

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Usually I read the profile and check out several hubs before I follow someone.
      As far as I recall, I've only stopped following one hubber.
      Because the person supposedly befriended me, but later tried to keep me from standing good ground on an issue in the forums.
      I don't lightly tolerate anyone trying to take away my freedom of speech.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image83
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, often.  I follow Hubbers because they write something I find interesting, and I want to know if they write more. 

      Sometimes it turns out the Hub I liked was a one-off, and they start writing about stuff I'm not interested in.  I may post a question to ask them to write some more on the original topic, but if not then I'll stop following them.

      I occasionally review my list because it's easy to collect far more people than you can possibly keep track of.  I'd rather follow a few I can actually read, than follow a lot I never get round to.

      Some people disagree with that because they equate following to making friends.  However, the original word for followers was "fans", which makes it clearer that you're just following an artist you admire, not making pals with them.

      1. Paradise7 profile image69
        Paradise7posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, true!

    3. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  2. Rastamermaid profile image65
    Rastamermaidposted 12 years ago

    When all the hubber does is blast people for their own opinion.

  3. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 12 years ago

    I follow if I like their hubs. if I don't, I stop following

  4. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 12 years ago

    I only follow those who's hubs I like, I dont follow any one who is bigoted and offensive to others.

  5. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 12 years ago

    I'll stop following a hubber when they turn around. cos I'm a shy kid really!

    1. Neerizzle profile image70
      Neerizzleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Haha I lol'd.

    2. Just Ask Susan profile image90
      Just Ask Susanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      LOL smile

  6. Cardisa profile image88
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    When I first joined HP I started getting followers right away and I thought the polite thing to do was to follow them back. I also followed people hoping to be followed. As I grew on HP I realized that some persons I follow were not making any contribution to the community as in not participating in forums, answering questions or publishing hubs. Some of these persons have published 1 or 2 hubs in months, even years, and that's it. I ended up following 150 people before I knew it.

    So now I went through my list and have kept the persons who make the most contribution, those that are active not only in forums but publishing hubs and have something of interest to offer.

  7. lzlpio90 profile image68
    lzlpio90posted 12 years ago

    I follow hubbers if i think some or most of their hubs are interesting for me. I quit following if i found out that his articles are not interesting anymore.

  8. lzlpio90 profile image68
    lzlpio90posted 12 years ago

    it depends where do you want to go... Phil has lots of beautiful places. Do you want to go to the beach? Islands? Places with cultural heritage?

  9. donotfear profile image83
    donotfearposted 12 years ago

    I stopped following someone because they insulted me and are full of snide and sneering remarks.  I had even been to this hubber's hubs and left nice comments, etc on what I believed was fairly good writing. But when I was demeaned, I stopped following the hubber. Simple as that.

    1. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hard to see someone would be mean to you. You are always friendly and a nice person. 

      I follow those whose hubs I enjoy, especially those with similar hubs. I have unfollowed hubbers before, but usually it is just to shorten my follow list of those I read less often or they have become inactive in writing.

      1. donotfear profile image83
        donotfearposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Michael, I've had sneering remarks made to me. I ignored the remarks, but unfollowed the hubbers. People who have a reputation for demeaning others for their faith are often, in itself, displaying the very narrow-mindness they accuse those who they attack!

        1. Michael Willis profile image67
          Michael Willisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry to hear that.
          I guess some must have not liked my comment hear also. I lost two followers afterward. lol I don't have all that many, but I do write for the readers, not how many followers I can get.

  10. Paradise7 profile image69
    Paradise7posted 12 years ago

    I very rarely unfollow someone; once or twice I have when the person became too adamantly repetitive about some issue I thought was totally personal, and shouldn't be either a forum or hub topic.

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    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    I don't get why people follow me... I'm totally clueless!

  12. tlpoague profile image81
    tlpoagueposted 12 years ago

    I normally don't stop following someone unless I haven't seen any activity in the last 18 months or I have seen the person becoming abusive on HP. I follow people who write things that I am interested in and am selective about those topics. I don't like to follow people just to get them to follow me.

  13. princess g profile image59
    princess gposted 12 years ago

    I haven't had a reason to stop following anyone yet

  14. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 12 years ago

    This is bad because now I have that song going through my head
    Follow me by Uncle Kracker:

    You don't know how you met me
    You don't know why, you can't turn around and say good-bye
    all you know is when i'm with you I make you free
    And swim through your veins like a fish in the sea
    I'm singing....

    Follow me
    Everything is alright
    I'll be the one to tuck you in at night
    And if you want to leave
    I can guarantee
    You won't find nobody else like me

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      one of my fav all time songs-playing it now



      1. Just Ask Susan profile image90
        Just Ask Susanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Mine too smile

  15. profile image59
    logic,commonsenseposted 12 years ago

    I don't quit anyone.  Unless they do something criminal.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion and whether I agree or not with the opinion, I respect that right.

    1. Rastamermaid profile image65
      Rastamermaidposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I respect that I have the right to discontinue following. Just as I respect the right that anyone can say what they want,but I don't have to be around them or listen.

      If you don't like what someone is saying,cut it off!

      When I see the need,I unfollow.

    2. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hell yes big_smile

  16. Kiss andTales profile image61
    Kiss andTalesposted 7 years ago

    Good question. From my point of view would be because of questionable conduct. Example abusive speech , violence in comments , argumentive people who refuse your right to your own choice.when there is an answer question topic its open to all unless it says so.
    People who are preducice against other nationalities , people are mean and not compassionate toward others. People who are so educated they brag and tear others down to feel superior.
    And the list goes on.
    But what keeps me here is the good hubers opposite of the bad they give HP a good name.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    "What makes you stop following a hubber?"

    Only if they're mean to me. big_smile

  18. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    I refuse to follow hubbers who don't have a sense of humor, or have an incredibly boring online personality, but mainly those who forget my birthday and don't care as much as I do tongue


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