Solved Followers and Profile access error

Discussion in 'Site Problems, Issues, & Guides' started by aart, May 26, 2017.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So someone can follow me(got an alert)...but I can't see their profile??
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    That doesn't seem quite fair.
    I didn't really know about followers before...now it kinda creeps me out.

    Is there any way to not allow anyone to 'follow' you?
    If someone wants to see my posts, there are other ways.
    Probably not....so just a semi-cathartic vent.
     
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  2. MattW

    MattW Technical Admin Staff Member Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, that's just the way it works. They are able to limit their profile while still being able to follow members. They follow you because they want to see your posts etc in their feed, rather than you needing / wanting to see their posts.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    'Lurkers' shouldn't have such perks.
    They can follow me, but I can't follow them?!
    All profiles should be accessible by other members.....
    (anyone can choose what they share in their profiles)
    ....as well as all content of their threads and posts.
    IMO. Sorry, BS meter must be set ultra sensitive today.
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Check these settings..you can change them to:
    Members only
    All visitors or
    PEOPLE YOU FOLLOW ONLY..so if you are not following anyone then no one should be able to see your profile.
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You're missing my point @KikisGirls.

    I don't care that any member sees my profile,
    I control the info there and have access to see all my posts and threads.

    But if someone is following me, I should be able to see their profile as they too can control the info there.
    ..and I think we should have to choice to not allow anyone to follow us.
     
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  6. map849

    map849 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will start by saying that I HOPE I am responding to this correctly. If not please correct me. Possibly I am the person who followed you this morning and you could not see my profile. I decided this AM to figure out how to use this website and decided to "follow" all the members (if I could remember their names) that have previously posted information that has helped me this past year. I have gone back to my profile to make it visible (I hope) and do understand your concerns about this. As I read these forums/threads, I do not have anything to add but have much to learn so I am hoping this is not considered lurking. Please block me if I have offended as this was not my intention. Thanks for all, unknown to you, the guidance on chicken care you have provided me.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks @map849, nothing personal...
    .... tho it was your follow that lead me to delve into yet another new aspect of this forum platform.
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    :hugs
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One of my good BYC friends had accidentally set her profile settingsvso that none of us could view it. :( We all told her and she fixed it.
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Great discussion!

    I can understand how someone "following" you can feel a little bit off at first.

    One really important thing to keep in mind is that even on the old platform (or any publicly-accessible forum) anybody could follow anybody at any time. All someone has to do is bookmark the link that goes to a search page of results of everything you've posted.

    So, what people are doing now with "following someone" on this system isn't any different than what they were doing before... it's just a bit more organized this way.

    In fact, IMO, this system is even better than not having the feature. With this system you can actually see who is falling you. I'd suggest this is better than either not knowing people are following you, or knowing they are, but not how many or who.
     

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