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Prevent or erasing someone "following" me in the forum

LEGEND ,
May 14, 2014

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Is there a way to prevent someone from showing up as "following" me or erase that user if he's already there in that capacity in my profile?

There are some users I certainly don't want to be associated with by the forum software.

I feel like I'm being stalked by a nut.

If there's no way to achieve that, then that's a significant bug, even a deal breaker.

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Pat Willener wrote:

You can "unfollow" stalkers; here is how...

Sorry but you can't. You're mixing up "following" and "followers".

You can stop following someone else, but you cannot stop a user from following you. Unlike Facebook et al, Jive has no blocking features.

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Prevent or erasing someone "following" me in the forum

LEGEND ,
May 14, 2014

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Is there a way to prevent someone from showing up as "following" me or erase that user if he's already there in that capacity in my profile?

There are some users I certainly don't want to be associated with by the forum software.

I feel like I'm being stalked by a nut.

If there's no way to achieve that, then that's a significant bug, even a deal breaker.

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Correct answer by Dave Merchant | Most Valuable Participant

Pat Willener wrote:

You can "unfollow" stalkers; here is how...

Sorry but you can't. You're mixing up "following" and "followers".

You can stop following someone else, but you cannot stop a user from following you. Unlike Facebook et al, Jive has no blocking features.

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May 14, 2014 0
LEGEND ,
May 14, 2014

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It's obvious that this poster is a spammer intent on driving traffic to his Photo Retouching and Clipping business in Bangladesh.

I'll add him to the spam thread.  His user name is Atiqur Sumon.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 17, 2014

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Out of curiosity, other than the "follower" appearing as a statistic, exactly what harm do they do?  Are they sending you messages?  Answering your every post?  What?  Just report them in every case.  Sooner or later a mod or admin will figure them out and ban them.

In my opinion the concept of "followers" seems like kind of a useless feature of the forum software to me.  It'd be better if the designers of the software put more effort into the "To Work" option instead of adding such things.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Jul 17, 2014

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Sometimes you just become a follower of somebody unwittingly if you click on that person's profile while you are still logged in.   That is my experience so far so I make sure I have two browsers open - One to post on the forums and one to check something else so that I don't become somebody's stalker!


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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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The problem is when there's a good-for-nothing, depraved, obviously insane individual "following" you with whom you would never, ever want to be associated.

It may even totally erase your credibility with users you would want to help, Noel.

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Guru ,
Jul 18, 2014

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I can't think of any plus side to being followed. Can anyone?

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LEGEND ,
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Seems a bit extreme, guys.  If attracting attention is bothering you, why contribute here at all?

Seriously, who cares who's following whom?  Just ignore it, as you ignore all the other parasitic activity directed at you online.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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Jerry Klaimon wrote:

I can't think of any plus side to being followed. Can anyone?

Don't know about plus side but if you post a reply to these forums and somebody managed to solve their problem by reading your reply then that person is likely to look at your profile to see what is your background.  This is natural on public forums but I will repeat what Noel has just said.  If you don't want to be followed then why bother to come to these forums and post replies to questions.  Just remain "incongnito"  Simple.  Don't you think so?  People won't know who you are and you won't know who they are.  Nothing lost and  nothing gained from either side.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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Noel Carboni wrote:

…Seriously, who cares who's following whom?…

Obviously many of us do, Noel—and you don't get dictate how we should react.  It's easier to ignore your posts than to look at our profile and see the likes of the user(s) who gave rise to threads like this.

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LEGEND ,
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I didn't mean to come across as dictating anything...  I'm just suggesting that who presses what button is not something that needs to be worried about.  I encourage you to try to relax and not get worked up about something none of us can control. 

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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Perhaps you should have higher standards regarding this forum Noel.  Putting up with low standards in your business such as we see here would make you go broke in no time.  I'm sure you run your sites and your software with more care.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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Noel Carboni wrote:

…I encourage you to try to relax and not get worked up about something none of us can control…

Good advice, but then stop preaching to me.  You know darned well that there is nothing you can do about what I write or do.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2014

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Yes, but I actually do like chatting with you.  I'd rather continue doing that.  I will make an attempt not to preach, though I can't guarantee an opinion or two won't sneak out of my fingertips in the future. 

And yes, I do hold myself to very high standards.  I've been kind of hoping my participation here might help Adobe raise theirs.

-Noel

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Mentor ,
Jul 20, 2014

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Nice concept. But you have to remember that other than the users on the Forums, there is little chance that anyone even knows the Forums exist. The people at the top are insulated in their ivory towers. And care little of the customers, users and employees beneath them.

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LEGEND ,
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One does what one can to help. 

I understand your point, but I prefer to avoid criticizing those about whom I know nothing at all.  I've worked in big corporations enough to know that the face of the corporation is not necessarily the face of the people running it.  They are corporations precisely because they take on a life of their own.

-Noel

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Mentor ,
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I'm not saying you should change how you do things. I try the best I can, despite knowing that its likely no one past the forums could care less.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 20, 2014

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Phillip Jones wrote:

Nice concept. But you have to remember that other than the users on the Forums, there is little chance that anyone even knows the Forums exist. The people at the top are insulated in their ivory towers. And care little of the customers, users and employees beneath them.

Well stated, Phil!  

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LEGEND ,
May 15, 2014

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You can "unfollow" stalkers; here is how.

  1. On your profile page click on FOLLOWERS
    uf1.png
  2. Hover the pointer over the user you want to unfollow, then click on the lower right corner
    uf2.png
  3. Click on Following in ...
    uf3.png
  4. Click on Stop Following
    uf4.png

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LEGEND ,
May 16, 2014

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Thanks, Pat.  Unfortunately it hasn't worked for me.  It doesn't get rid of the pesky "follower". 

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LEGEND ,
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I have done it with one of my "followers"; it is still there, but the '1' in "following in ... 1" has disappeared.

I don't know if I am still followed; maybe one of the new forum admins can have a look at it.

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LEGEND ,
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Thank you, Pat.  Given the obviously accelerating deterioration of these forums, this may well be a moot point anyway.

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May 17, 2014

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Pat Willener wrote:

You can "unfollow" stalkers; here is how...

Sorry but you can't. You're mixing up "following" and "followers".

You can stop following someone else, but you cannot stop a user from following you. Unlike Facebook et al, Jive has no blocking features.

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LEGEND ,
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My conclusion was exactly what Dave Merchant just posted. 

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Adobe Employee ,
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That sure isn't ideal. Let me submit a feature request for this- it's worth a shot!

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2014

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Dave Merchant wrote:

…Unlike Facebook et al, Jive has no blocking features…

…and that's still regrettable.

Given the obviously accelerating deterioration of the quality of discussions in these forums, this has become a moot point anyway.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2014

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Found the following: from the "My Stuff" 50+ button click on Connection Updates - you will get a list like this

connection_updates.PNG

My guess is that Dismiss (or Dismiss all) will stop the following.  Or will it just dismiss the notification?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2014

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Nice guess, but wrong!  I just did a Dismiss all, but I still have 9 followers...

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2014

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Nice guess, but wrong! I just did a Dismiss all, but I still have 9 followers...

There is nothing you can do if people are staking you except report them to the police If it was so simple by pressing few keys on a keaboard, life would be simple but life isn't as simple as you think. Today, I can't get into the web forums so I have to use email to post this.

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Mentor ,
Jul 06, 2014

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I'm wait for the Button with the feedback pulse that would go back to that person's computer and cause it to blow up the computer and burn the circuits out on their computer.

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Sumon Ree

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