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Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    When someone decides to Follow you, you get an Alert. For newbies, you access your Alerts by clicking or hovering on your small avatar at the top right of the screen.

    But if you've forgotten who has chosen to be your faithful follower, you can get a list this way:

    Click on your avatar top right, get a drop-down menu

    Select Your Profile Page

    When the Profile Page comes up, click again on your avatar top right, get a new drop-down menu

    Select Your followers

    Best wishes

  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Is there an option to prevent people following ?
    Bet there isn't :(
  3. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    OOH! I have eight, and I don't follow anybody or read alerts. Some I know, some I don't.
  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Good for you Jacob
    I have one who appears to no longer be a member of TES
  5. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    But I don't get the point of following people here.
    TCSC47 and Lascarina like this.
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Several of mine seem to no longer be posters on NuTES. Names a re all ones I recognise from a 'revamp' a couple of ones back when we needed to ensure we could PM people after the revamp.
    GLsghost likes this.
  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I think these were people we went round befriending before OldTes closed, fearing we couldn't contact them afterwards.

    You can see who's following your followers!

    Did Lurk leave?
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    If you changed your name to @JESUS you'd have twelve in no time.

    [Good grief - there's already 8 users with 'jesus' in their username and I bet most of those aren't Hispanic.]

    Lascarina likes this.
  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    What exactly is the point of 'following' someone or of having 'followers'?
    ValentinoRossi likes this.
  10. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    The only benefit I can see is that members you are following are highlighted in the 'Members Online' box. It is nice to see at a glance who's around, rather than look at the whole list. I get no alerts about what those I am following are doing. I would like the option to stop people following me should I wish to do so.
  11. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Never noticed that marlin. Will have to check when I next look!
  12. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I can't unfollow someone I followed by mistake.:(
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  13. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yes you should be able to, @lizziescat . Just click on to their avatar . . . you get a little window in the middle of the screen, and one of the things is Unfollow.

    Best wishes

  14. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter


    (Oi TES post it this time. Grrr)
  15. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    But when I click on the avatar the window has 'Follow' rather than ' unfollow' so there isn't an unfollow to click on. (I'm more concerned for anyone who thinks I might be stalking them ) :(
  16. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    It is quite useful to know if anyone you follow is on line as emilystrange said
  17. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Then that means that you are no longer following them, so you have the chance to Follow them now.

    Best wishes

  18. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    May I echo the questions as to what the whole "follower" thing is about? Let's try @TES_Rosaline. What is its function? Who does it benefit?
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I'm a dedicated follower of fashion.
  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    But there's a list of posters online. Or if someone follows you do you lose the privacy option of hiding your presence?

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