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xxx is following you

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Paul M, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Forum stalkers ? A merger with twitter ?

    What exactly does it mean when someone "follows" you here ?
     
  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

  3. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Ah, interesting. Thanks.
     
  4. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    When you hover over your user name in the menu bar, a pop up will appear with a link to Your News Feed. It contains recent activities of the people you decided to follow. It is a very easy way to find their posts, if they liked a post, etc.
     
  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Everyone should follow Paul. : )
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    *follows*
     
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  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Same thing it means on FB, pretty much.
     
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  8. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    You mean the "XXX is stalking you" feature? It's just for stalkers to want to see every public move you make on the forums you frequent. :D
     
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It's not so much about stalking, as staying in touch with your friends, see what they are doing (on the board).

    I don't want to go to MSN, etc and tell others I am here or there, and posting this and that. I can leave it to their discretion.
     
  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    but if you have your profile-page disabled, nobody can see your newsfeed, Floris......
     
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Then they should follow me :D
     
  12. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    Is there a way, if someone is following you and you don't want them to, for you to remove that person from your followers list?
     
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  13. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Personally I like the word "friend" better but that is my preference. I can see where the word "follow" came about but it does sound like someone is stalking you. 
     
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  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    It's more like stalking. :p
     
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I was wondering this too. If I don't want someone to follow me then I'd like to be able to prevent them from doing so.
    I remember Kier's post about The Ultimate Modern Insult and I'm guessing a lot of things discussed in that article were considered in the making of XenForo.

    The follow feature is good but I think an option to prevent people following you (in general - perhaps an option "Allow visitors to follow you" - is this the Receive your news feed: option?) but we also need to be able to stop individuals following us, for privacy's sake. If I have my profile set to people who're following me and anyone can follow me without me approving/disproving then I am afraid having my profile set to followers only isn't as effective.
     
  16. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    I do too, but it doesn't seem like it would be appropriate in this context since "friend" sort of implies a mutual connection. I can follow someone without them having to follow me in return.
     
  17. Mark.B

    Mark.B Well-Known Member

    I think what's needed is two options in the user cp:

    1) Stop ANYONE from following you.
    2) Remove someone who is following you but still allow others to follow you.

    Otherwise some sites (mine included) are going to have problems with this feature.
     
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  18. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    A 'follower' can view posts that are already public. Does it do anything else?
     
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  19. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    I don't like it that people can stalk me around.
     
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not as far as I can tell.

    It's the same content as on Everyone's News Feed, just filtered to the people you follow in Your News Feed.
     

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