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Doopy July 21st, 2013 5:32pm

Have you ever followed another SoH user because of their spam post?

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/21/13 8:36 pm

Yes, but only to teach them a lesson..

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/21/13 4:36 pm

No, I usually follow people I think make sense even if we disagree.

RJ1969 SoCal
07/21/13 1:24 pm

Do you mean questions about using spam in recipes?

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
07/21/13 1:15 pm

Only if I had not heard of them & they seemed interesting once I checked them out.

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/21/13 12:07 pm

Spammers make me wish I could punch people through the Internet.

I'm serious.

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/21/13 12:54 pm

That's not spam Ed.
Posting the same thing, over and over and over.....

spam.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/21/13 12:57 pm

Follow me

TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
07/21/13 12:59 pm

<sigh>

???????? Punch ????????

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/21/13 11:56 am

I don't want to encourage spam, so I don't follow those people. I follow the types of comments I want to encourage.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/21/13 11:57 am

*types of people with comments I want to encourage

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/21/13 11:53 am

Indirectly. Sometimes I suggest the better way to get followers, and sometimes they try it and it works for them. I still think the best way to get followers is to make good comments, and to make a good case on one of Tony's follow-me polls.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 12:00 pm

I absolutely agree.

TomM
07/21/13 12:25 pm

Agree we just rarely have those follow me polls anymore.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/21/13 12:39 pm

I'm sure I saw one within the last week or two. Every two or three weeks is plenty often enough. It takes that long for a new user to post enough good questions to want to follow them without overposting so you want not to.

Tony SOH Founder
07/21/13 1:28 pm

I haven't done one in a while. Tomorrow maybe...

kindocologist Beer is my friend
07/21/13 11:37 am

Hell if were not for spamming smartass remarks, I would have no followers.

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TomM
07/21/13 11:44 am

I heard a rumor that you have a date with Tony tonight?

kindocologist Beer is my friend
07/21/13 11:49 am

Ya man.

The Chrome Dome Showdown!!!

TomM
07/21/13 12:23 pm

That will be epic. Do you know who you are up against?

MrEdwin Mystery
07/21/13 12:37 pm

I think rebelfury76 is gonna be on tonight as well, he posted a poll I think.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:34 am

I follow *only* if I see their comments reg & if I find them positive &/or informative, interesting, of good humor. I unfollow them *only* if I find I regularly pass over their polls, regardless the reason. I'm here for polls & fun.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:40 am

If I find polls aren't interesting or comments from someone are consistently UNfun, I don't allow that to spoil my experience, for very long. It's my device & my time on the app. I have it for my entertainment & I determine what's entertainment. :-)

TomM
07/21/13 11:40 am

I'm honored I have made it through that selection process :-)
I use somewhat similar criteria, but I let more in and let people go more easily too.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:45 am

Well, I didn't make it through said "selection process." Looks like I have some self-evaluation to do, haha.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:45 am

:-) I do end up following almost everyone that follows me, but that isn't by design. It's just that I do this for fun. There is a *small* group that *seem* to go out of their way to be obnoxious *as* fun. We clearly have different definitions of fun.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:47 am

It takes a while, sometimes, for the cream to rise to the top & win me over. ;-) Give it time. You may yet get a follow. :-)

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:53 am

I also have to factor in my Internet time. We are on limited data (10GB p/mth). Sometimes I have access to more WiFi access, sometimes not. I can't come every single day or stay on as long as I'd like. Coming in to 80-100 polls, or more? YIKES!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:54 am

Interesting...

As to the amount of questions, I think the last time I asked one was last week or two weeks.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:54 am

So I have to exercise a little more discipline about how many I can reasonable follow than I would if I had "landline" data access.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:56 am

Oh, and I usually have like 100 polls if I'm away for like six hours, haha.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:59 am

It is more a factor of total Qs from *everyone* I follow, not so much how many each individual one asks. On many occasions there are so many new I can only vote, w/either no comment or only to the most provocative Qs. Often I can't even read comments

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 12:03 pm

Yeah, I understand that. Ah well, haha. Enjoy your SoHing!

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 12:04 pm

Sometimes the campground has decent/free WiFi that supplements mobile broadband access, so I can be on & comment more. But sometimes I can't get on, at all, cuz of interference. Ppl I follow just has to stay @ reasonable levels for lots of reasons.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 12:11 pm

With relatively small # I follow, I have no less than 50 a day. I regularly come on to *well* over a 100 p/d. I enjoy being able to comment too & some days I've got to just choose 1-2. When I can't come on @ all for a couple days? Heart stops! LOL!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 12:16 pm

I was driving back from North Carolina on Friday night into Saturday morning. I was away for 14 hours and I came back to 123 polls and I commented on most of them. I have a slight addiction to SoH. It's nothing serious...

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 12:21 pm

On the other hand, MrLuc, I can *see* your comments so you haven't gotten on my *bad* side & been blocked. That's good, right? :-D

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 12:24 pm

Yeah, see, that's the *other* thing. I go thru *actual* withdrawal symptoms when I can't check polls @ least once a day! The more I follow the more out of control that's gonna get!!! I tend to check in AM & again later in the day. Some discussions???

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 12:35 pm

Ok. You won me over. Checked your polls & they look interesting. I'm so over the # of ppl I can rationally follow right now! If I implode from all the great polls, I hold you partly responsible. ;-)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 1:19 pm

Haha, yay! ;D ❤ Thanks! And if you do happen to implode, I promise I'll survive you through my memories of this day!

TomM
07/21/13 11:27 am

Marcel after the Kenya debate. Quickly had to unfollow again.

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/21/13 11:26 am

When I get bored, I go to a big poll and follow everyone. Yes, those pests included :P

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:37 am

To be honest, I almost never check the results...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:11 am

Why do you think everyone followed "haha." That and the fact that she's good looking.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:17 am

I block everyone that spams "follow me" posts. Especially when that's the *only* post I see from them.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:21 am

It's simply obnoxious. I want people to prove that they deserve to be followed.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:26 am

I only follow ppl after I regularly see intelligent, respectful, informed, charming, &/or good natured responses, regardless their political or social positions.

TomM
07/21/13 11:26 am

MrL and because everyone wanted to have a follower from Hawaii. I quickly unfollowed again though.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
07/21/13 11:29 am

I don't follow everyone that follows me & I unfollow anyone that I find I regularly skip over their polls, for whatever reason. I ignore &/or report spam & the hateful/pathologically obnoxious. I do this for fun. If one interferes w/that, I deal w/it

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:30 am

I agree, eliana - but I follow a lot of people and unfollow them if I find they're just space-takers.
I don't get the big deal about having someone from Hawaii...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:31 am

I do actually follow everyone who follows me. If I have a problem with them, I do deal with it, though.

TomM
07/21/13 11:35 am

I think it was Emma who started that. It was just an idea that it could be fun to have a full map. I'm still missing 4 states I think and don't really care that much but you have to admit it would be fun to have a full map.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/21/13 11:38 am

To be honest, I almost never check the results. I always check them on my polls and on ones that I'm unsure of how the results will play out and I'm interested in them.

DavesNotHere where am I
07/21/13 11:07 am

NX01, look at the map!

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thatguy81 here
07/21/13 10:53 am

Everything cowboy posts is spam yet people still follow him

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EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 11:36 am

Yes but it's for entertainment purposes.

cass95 Jesus 2021
07/21/13 12:24 pm

I love Cowboys passion!! While I don't always agree with what he has to say, I can certainly appreciate his tenacity. :)

GetEduc8d learning more everyday
07/21/13 10:48 am

Yes & no. I had a very friendly debate with rand2016 about why it's not the best way to get new followers & as a result of the debate I followed him.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/21/13 10:43 am

Yes, if you're ballsy enough to take hate for it, then I can give you a follow. It's only a comment, it's not like they're ruining my whole day.

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political Georgia
07/21/13 10:42 am

No! They are trying to take a short-cut!

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 10:43 am

Were you glad you did?

EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 1:02 pm

Bad Tony. No wonder they continue to spam.

Tony SOH Founder
07/21/13 1:27 pm

To each his own. If it bugs you, ignore them. I follow some of them because I know it can be hard to gain a following at first, and I want to help them out. If their questions are bad, I don't stick with them long...

EarlyBird Portland
07/21/13 1:30 pm

Yeah, yesterday I ignored my fist intentional person. The ignore button is great.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/21/13 10:36 am

No I hate those. I am not going to follow you because you say too.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/21/13 10:34 am

I've wanted to before just to see what kind of polls they actually have.
But I don't want to give them that satisfaction.

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HayleyS looking up.
07/21/13 10:35 am

That sounded meaner than I intended lol

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/21/13 10:37 am

You described how I feel better than i did.

boboli
07/21/13 11:47 am

Me too!

MrEdwin Mystery
07/21/13 10:57 pm

Just look them up on the website, you don't have to follow people to see what kind of polls they post on it.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 10:33 am

Inspired (unintentionally) by NX01 and his summarily-rejected spam post...

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 10:41 am

It's either a "hey, follow me" comment, or a package of ground ham delivered by mail.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/21/13 10:42 am

Do either of those make you interested in following people?

longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
07/21/13 10:45 am

The meat maybe.

The follow me thing falls shortly behind damn near everything Cowboy says as the most annoying thing of SoH.