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Unable to stop following another hubber.

  1. Goody5 profile image76
    Goody5posted 6 years ago

    I noticed recently after I followed someone in error, that I couldn't stop following them. Is this a new feature that when we follow another hubber, it's for ever now? Because this function is not working!

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You should be able to unfollow any user you're currently following at http://hubpages.com/my/activity/hubbers-following

      Let me know if that's not working for you.

    2. Goody5 profile image76
      Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay Maddie I tried out your suggestion, however even after I stop following someone the system does not respond & reflect that I am no longer following that person. I believe with all of the changes & updates that have occurred recently on the Hub Pages that there is still a glitch in their system.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        What do you mean it doesn't reflect or respond?

        Are you expecting the page to update automatically? If so, that's not how it works. You would have to refresh the page.

        When you go to your "my accounts" section and click on "activity", then click on "hubbers you follow", it should generate a list of hubbers who you have clicked on to follow, regardless of whether or not, you sent them emails.

        When you locate a hubber that you no longer wish to follow, then right click and open it in a new tab. The new tab should tell you that you are no longer following that particular individual. If you don't right click and you just click on link next to their name, then it should open a page that tells you that you are no longer following that individual.

        If neither of those things happen, then yes there's a glitch somewhere.

        1. Goody5 profile image76
          Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That's correct neither of those things happen, and there is a glitch in the system. You should also be able to stop following someone by clicking on the "GREEN UNFOLLOW ARROW" at the top of someone's profile page, and that doesn't function either. If you don't believe me, then follow me & try to unfollow me - Bet you can't.

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Okay, I clicked on follow you. Now, I will try to unfollow you through the advice I gave you.

    3. Ari Lamstein profile image81
      Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It appears that while you are able to indeed follow and stop following users by clicking the "Follow" button, users are sometimes appearing on the "list of followers" page of another user even after they stop following the user.

      I have created a task to fix this issue.

      1. Goody5 profile image76
        Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Ari,  for having this problem looked into by the Hub Pages' staff, which was the reason I brought this topic up on this forum to begin with. After testing the system out myself, I still see that I'm following other people almost 18 hours now after I stopped following them. Your assistance is much appreciated. Have a good day.  smile

        1. Ari Lamstein profile image81
          Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Update: We believe that this issue is now fixed.  Please let us know if you see it again.

          1. Goody5 profile image76
            Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Ari, if the issue is now fixed then why does it still reflect on our history that we are following people that we stopped following? If you look at my history you will see that Cagsil & myself are still following one another, when in fact we are not. You will also see on my history that I am following AEvans, when in fact I stopped following her to prove a point. Prior to the changes that the hub pages made, when a person stopped following another person, it was reflected in their history almost right away. Now there is no indication of this what so ever taking place. So the glitch is still there, and needs to be fixed. To prove it once more, I'm going to follow you, and then stop following you. So please check into that also. Thank you.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              That's irrelevant. It doesn't matter. lol

              You're now trying to erase past actions? Move on.

            2. Ari Lamstein profile image81
              Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Goody5,

              This is in fact a bug.  A fix has been submitted and will go out with our next site update.

              1. Goody5 profile image76
                Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Thank you Ari for taking care of this OBVIOUS problem, which has been around now for a few weeks. I was starting to wonder if I was addressing this concern to the right forum. Because for a while there all I was getting was a bunch of nonsense from people who didn't have a clue of what they were talking about. They must of lost their way from the web site topix. Thanks again for taking a moment to look into this glitch.

                1. Ari Lamstein profile image81
                  Ari Lamsteinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Fixed.

                  1. Goody5 profile image76
                    Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes it is sir, and thank you for fixing the glitch that some know-it-alls said didn't exist. I'm now going to follow you for real, and thank you Ari  smile

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Did you go to "my account", then "activity" and then "hubbers you follow", to stop following people?

  3. aware profile image70
    awareposted 6 years ago

    hmmm .   looking at your activity it appears to me you follow just for the sake of following  or maybe fishing for  fans . they didn't follow you back?    ...
      ray?

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I followed my instructions and I am no longer following you. Your profile near the bottom will tell you that I am following, which is no longer true, because if you look through your followers, I am not listed.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Your profile says I am still following you. However, profiles are updated daily, so it wouldn't be immediate anyways.

    However, there could be a glitch. I don't know.

  6. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    On another point- I refreshed my screen and YOU are not on my list of hubbers that I follow, after I did my instructions.

    1. Goody5 profile image76
      Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting, I guess time will tell. I stopped following you also, however I used the green unfollow arrow at the top of your profile screen. If there's not a glitch after all of those Hub page's updates, it'll be interesting to see just how long the time period is now to see when you stop following someone registers.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's already told me that I lost a follower, when you decided to unfollow me. So, it has already taken effect. wink

        1. Goody5 profile image76
          Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It's been now almost an hour & a half, and I see that we are still both unwillingly following one another. let's see in 24 hours if anything changes. Most likely that follower that you lost was banned, which happens more then we realize. You should be aware of that since you were voted most likely to be banned in the forums. What we need is for the Hub Pages staff to look into the problem of the green unfollow arrow not functioning properly. And since AEvans you think it's so silly, I'll try following & unfollowing you to see if it works someone else.  smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            lol

  7. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I see you two are following and un-following each other, well I believe both of yo have it covered. Geez....lololo! You two are so silly! big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey AEvans, we were looking for a glitch in the methods for unfollowing someone once you have followed them. wink Nothing silly about it. smile

      1. Goody5 profile image76
        Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ditto on that Cagsil  smile

        1. Goody5 profile image76
          Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It's now the next day, and after 12 hours we are still following each other against our wishes. I also see that I'm still following AEvans. If the stop following feature is working, it must take a long time to take effect, but I seriously doubt it works. We will see what happens now after 24 hours. The hub pages staff really needs to look into this glitch, both with the "Green unfollow arrow" at the top of the hubber's profile page, and on the stop follow feature on my account in section of "Hubbers you follow"  smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Hey Goody,

            I am not following you, even though your profile says I am. I thought I already told you that. YOU are not on my list of followers that I follow.

            I may be on your profile, but those(the pictures and list) might only be updated every 24 hours(or as I said, daily?). My list of "who" I follow doesn't have you on it, so I am not following. smile

            1. Goody5 profile image76
              Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Your name and profile picture are still on the list of my 107 followers. Just look at the last page of my followers and you will find yourself 4th from the bottom. We will just have to see what happens after 24hours.  smile

  8. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Ari. wink

    1. Goody5 profile image76
      Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your 24 hour update is right around the corner. I'll return at that time.  smile

      1. Goody5 profile image76
        Goody5posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Look what is still there at the bottom of page 4 of your history - (24 hours ago Cagsil is now following you) Lets see if the task that Ari created fixes this glitch. Oh I almost forgot - I TOLD YOU SO  smile  smile  smile  smile

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Thank you again Ari.

    I'll leave it to Goody5 to figure out whether or not it's fixed. I have too many followers to go looking. lol

 
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