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I have 3 followers but don't understand the concept

just123me 5,197 1,099 July 6, 2016 at 12:02 PM
I have no idea why someone would follow me.

If I follow someone, what happens? What's the point?

Thanks.

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When you follow someone, you get a pop up notification (or email or PM, depending which option you pick) whenever they create a new thread. (Not posts, just new threads). You can pick if you'd just like to see new threads they create in Hot Deals or Freebies or however many categories you'd like. So most likely those 3 people were interested in the deals you posted or something. You can also disable anyone you don't want to follow you by clicking "Disable notifications" next to their name.
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When you follow someone, you get a pop up notification (or email or PM, depending which option you pick) whenever they create a new thread. (Not posts, just new threads). You can pick if you'd just like to see new threads they create in Hot Deals or Freebies or however many categories you'd like. So most likely those 3 people were interested in the deals you posted or something. You can also disable anyone you don't want to follow you by clicking "Disable notifications" next to their name.
Thanks for explaining. I had always wondered but never stopped to ask anyone. I think the 3 following me are following me in error. I rarely post new threads.
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Thanks for explaining. I had always wondered but never stopped to ask anyone. I think the 3 following me are following me in error. I rarely post new threads.
You can also shut off the option to allow followers if you choose. Scroll down to the bottom and check off "Block users from following you." Smilie

http://slickdeals.net/forums/profile.php?do=editprivacy
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If I open Slickdeals and I get 3 notification bubbles of those I'm following, how do I go back after clicking on 1 bubble to see the other 2?

Once I click on the one deal, I can't seem to find the other 2 deals again once I click off that page. Make sense?
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If I open Slickdeals and I get 3 notification bubbles of those I'm following, how do I go back after clicking on 1 bubble to see the other 2?

Once I click on the one deal, I can't seem to find the other 2 deals again once I click off that page. Make sense?
You can find them here under your notifications and activity. And if not there, click the "view following only" tab. Smilie
http://slickdeals.net/forums/notifications.php
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You can find them here under your notifications and activity. And if not there, click the "view following only" tab. Smilie
http://slickdeals.net/forums/notifications.php
Awesome. I bookmarked that link. It's so much easier to look at the list via that link. Thanks so much!
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Awesome. I bookmarked that link. It's so much easier to look at the list via that link. Thanks so much!
Also in the top right corner after your user name, there's an exclamation point, or a bell icon ( depending on which version of the site you are using. ) That will take you to a similar page.
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I have no idea why someone would follow me.

If I follow someone, what happens? What's the point?

Thanks.
For what it's worth, the same thing happened to me a while ago. 2 followers - for no apparent reason. And then about 3-4 months later, they un-followed. There was no reason for them to follow me. Me thinks that SD has bots running all over this site. I don't post that many deals. Compared to some of the prodigious posters like TDMPV73, my rep points pale in comparison.
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