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Possible to block someone from following you?

 
Guest
on 03/07/2013

This isn't exactly a critical issue, but I'm curious. Skimming around, looking at articles, I couldn't help but notice someone who's published only three articles in a year's time, but has over 150 followers. From what I can see, they automatically follow every single person who joins up, so they naturally get lots of return follows. This is probably going to mark me as oversensitive, but it kind of sticks in my craw. It's pretty obvious that they follow only in order to get follows. Why would you follow people who haven't written anything, and sometimes don't even have a bio? A big need to have your ego stroked, and the numbers look good?

Can I get this person off my list of followers? 

chefkeem
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on 03/07/2013

Unfortunately, we don't have such a blocking feature. I know this guy. He follows everyone, even the worst spammers. Could you try to simply ignore this thing, Catana?  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 03/07/2013

I can ignore it, Chef, but it would be nice if everyone could just knock him off their list of followers. I know there are much more important things for the staff to work on. But maybe some day?

chefkeem
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on 03/07/2013

We don't really recognize this as a useful feature, Catana. If you think about it ... if someone wants to follow you, why deny it?

However, this person is a special case of nonsense. He may end up on the butcher block anyway, sooner or later.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
georgettejohn
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on 03/08/2013

Catana, maybe you could just take it as a compliment (even though it does sound a little creepy). I am fairly new on wizzley and maybe I am "following" wrong...If I read something someone has published that I enjoy I become a follower based on the thought that I might enjoy what they write in the future but I also chose, on one occasion, to follow someone that just signed up a while ago and hasn't written anything yet because the paragraph describing that person caught my eye and made me think that perhaps he might write on subjects of interest to me when he finally gets around to writing.. If I remember right, his location interested me and I thought that eventually he might write about his area. Last, I signed up long before I started writing because I got "cold feet", maybe he has them too.(benefit of the doubt)?? lol


http://wizzley.com/?pr=6301
georgettejohn
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on 03/08/2013

Just so you know Catana, I am following you because I do enjoy your writing. Your articles are very good/ interesting...


http://wizzley.com/?pr=6301
humagaia
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on 03/08/2013

I follow people that have not written anything - those that have signed up under my referral. Unfortunately quite a few of those referred, although I offer my assistance straightaway, find themselves unable to write anything.

I also followed many that may not write about subjects that I would normally enjoy. This was mainly to see how many articles were being written each day for Wizzley - I have curtailed that activity.

As far as not wanting a follower who follows many others is concerned - what is to say that they are not merely wishing to read interesting articles, rather than write them.

There are those that lead (writers) and those that follow (readers). Where would one be without the other?


Guest
on 03/08/2013

I didn't mean to start up a whole discussion about such a minor issue, but you do raise good points, Georgette and humagaia. Still, as Chef has confirmed, this particular instance is somewhat different. But to each their own. Maybe following everybody as soon as they sign up, even spammers, fulfills some strange need. The need to be first? The need to feel that it makes one more important? Who knows? Anyway, peace be unto you, strange person.  

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