Have you ever followed another SoH user because of their spam post?
Yes, but only to teach them a lesson..
No, I usually follow people I think make sense even if we disagree.
Do you mean questions about using spam in recipes?
Only if I had not heard of them & they seemed interesting once I checked them out.
Spammers make me wish I could punch people through the Internet.
That's not spam Ed.
Posting the same thing, over and over and over.....
???????? Punch ????????
I don't want to encourage spam, so I don't follow those people. I follow the types of comments I want to encourage.
*types of people with comments I want to encourage
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.
I absolutely agree.
Agree we just rarely have those follow me polls anymore.
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.
I haven't done one in a while. Tomorrow maybe...
Hell if were not for spamming smartass remarks, I would have no followers.
I heard a rumor that you have a date with Tony tonight?
The Chrome Dome Showdown!!!
That will be epic. Do you know who you are up against?
I think rebelfury76 is gonna be on tonight as well, he posted a poll I think.
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.
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. :-)
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.
Well, I didn't make it through said "selection process." Looks like I have some self-evaluation to do, haha.
:-) 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.
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. :-)
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!
As to the amount of questions, I think the last time I asked one was last week or two weeks.
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.
Oh, and I usually have like 100 polls if I'm away for like six hours, haha.
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
Yeah, I understand that. Ah well, haha. Enjoy your SoHing!
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.
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!
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...
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
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???
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. ;-)
Haha, yay! ;D ❤ Thanks! And if you do happen to implode, I promise I'll survive you through my memories of this day!
Okay. That's fair. :-)
Marcel after the Kenya debate. Quickly had to unfollow again.
When I get bored, I go to a big poll and follow everyone. Yes, those pests included :P
To be honest, I almost never check the results...
Sorry, wrong reply.
Why do you think everyone followed "haha." That and the fact that she's good looking.
I block everyone that spams "follow me" posts. Especially when that's the *only* post I see from them.
It's simply obnoxious. I want people to prove that they deserve to be followed.
I only follow ppl after I regularly see intelligent, respectful, informed, charming, &/or good natured responses, regardless their political or social positions.
MrL and because everyone wanted to have a follower from Hawaii. I quickly unfollowed again though.
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
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...
I do actually follow everyone who follows me. If I have a problem with them, I do deal with it, though.
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.
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.
NX01, look at the map!
Everything cowboy posts is spam yet people still follow him
Yes but it's for entertainment purposes.
I love Cowboys passion!! While I don't always agree with what he has to say, I can certainly appreciate his tenacity. :)
He's a douche, 'nuff said
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.
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.
No! They are trying to take a short-cut!
Yes I have
Were you glad you did?
To get them to leave you alone?
Bad Tony. No wonder they continue to spam.
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...
Yeah, yesterday I ignored my fist intentional person. The ignore button is great.
No I hate those. I am not going to follow you because you say too.
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.
That sounded meaner than I intended lol
You described how I feel better than i did.
Just look them up on the website, you don't have to follow people to see what kind of polls they post on it.
Inspired (unintentionally) by NX01 and his summarily-rejected spam post...
What is a spam post?
It's either a "hey, follow me" comment, or a package of ground ham delivered by mail.
Do either of those make you interested in following people?
I followed that person.
The meat maybe.
The follow me thing falls shortly behind damn near everything Cowboy says as the most annoying thing of SoH.