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post #1 of 9
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does this message, in my profile, mean that there are XX number of people monitoring all my activity??

 

not all that sure I liike that at all.

 

feels a lot like stalking

 

at the very least I'd like the opportunity to see who they are and I see no such option

post #2 of 9

 

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Originally Posted by skier_j View Post

 

does this message, in my profile, mean that there are XX number of people monitoring all my activity??


 

feels a lot like stalking

 

at the very least I'd like the opportunity to see who they are and I see no such option

 

*subscribes to skier_j*'s feed.

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

aha!

 

 

post #4 of 9

Hahah, yeah, it enables some secret "stalking" and it's definitely something that can be easily turned off if it's widely unliked. The thinking is just that it's cool and validating to know if other people are interested in your contributions (doesn't follow anything in private forums), but it might dissuade people from doing so if it notifies the user...e.g. you can subscribe to a thread as a lurker without notifying all the contributors.

 

*subscribes to skier_j*...

post #5 of 9

On Twitter you can follow people's activity and see who's following your activity.

 

You can also block individual users from following your activity.

 

Would at least the see who's following you capability be easy to implement Dan?

post #6 of 9

 

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On Twitter you can follow people's activity and see who's following your activity.

 

You can also block individual users from following your activity.

 

 

On social websites it makes enormous sense to do that, at least specific someones can't go on about you behind your back.

 

I guess this is one of those times where we decide whether Epic is supposed to be a social website?

post #7 of 9
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OK I'll just wait a bit and see if I get used to it

post #8 of 9

 

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On social websites it makes enormous sense to do that, at least specific someones can't go on about you behind your back.

 

I think that's right. In the case of forums, there is an enormous social component, there's also the aspect of being an amazing resource for lots and lots of lurkers. It's an interesting issue...

 

I guess the question is, knowing that it doesn't apply to supporter or any other private forums, would it change your behavior if it said 100 people were subscribed to you? Or as SMJ pointed out in the case of Twitter, a few hundred thousand: http://twitter.com/the_real_shaq (and related hilarity: http://sesquipedalis.blogspot.com/2009/02/finally-use-for-twitter.html)

post #9 of 9

I think Twitter is great. It's a completely new medium. Fun to play with. I used to have my twitter id in my sig, but since we don't have those right now, I'll put it here: http://twitter.com/shultquist

 

'course, I only have a couple thousand following me. I'm no Shaq!  

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