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Lack of Interest Following (the word)

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shanj, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    I know this has been a vexed question elsewhere and I ( CERTAINLY do not like "friend" to be abused - a friend is a powerful connection far more than a working or playful acquaintance on a forum of a few days or weeks only.

    See I'm not a follower type - and scuse me but for some women this is a bit touchy. We still have to combat widespread assumptions about female = follower.
    As a leadership personality I also discourage followers. I work a lot to strengthen others and work collaboratively as far as poss. Also again as a woman 'follower' as quite unwelcome interpretations. From an unwanted interest all the way to stalking.
    So I don't like it either way round.

    Erm - companion?or some variation of link/ bridge ...
    Maybe I don't understand what it does but it's just linking me with the other person? and whether folower or followed is just who initiated it?
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If you want, on your own installation, you can easily change the wording in the phrase system. So once a copy is available, you can change "Follower" to whatever you like. :)
  3. David Thomas

    David Thomas Active Member

    I like follower, like on the Twitters.

    But as Onimua stated, it should be easily changeable with one line of a file.
  4. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Follow me ;)... and the click on Your News Feed in a few days (or should I say hours overhere at XenForo :)).
  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    The word "follow" is the same as it is on Twitter. If you follow someone, you get their newsfeeds, and can keep up with their posts. If they follow you, they get your newsfeeds and keep up with your posts.

    It's the same as friending someone on Facebook.

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