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Who do you follow?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Logan Wilson, May 10, 2016.

  1. Logan Wilson

    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I find myself following a few people on here and wondered who do YOU follow? I found these guys thread after thread, and I almost always seem to be thinking the same thing(although never articulated as well as some of them)

    @etrain16
    @bolus
    @Joe13
    @mjbskwim
    @erudne

    Who should be on this list?
     
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  2. Logan Wilson

    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Probably better suited for off topic. Mods please move if need be!



    Edit for stupid autocorrect :confused:
     
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  3. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I follow myself, in circles:p
     
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  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Wait, people can follow me? Like the creepy old guy that always followed me around the park...
     
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  5. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @Cogs
    this feller has quite a following:D
     
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  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    We can follow people?!

    I don't follow anyone, just try not to offend anyone......too badly.
     
  7. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator Staff Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I do? What's a following? How do I find that out? And what does it mean?
     
  8. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i feel like on every person you listed i kinda chime in in the background every once in a while. i dont start many threads
     
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  9. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh man, following someone? Really? When (and if) I finally retire, I'll be living off the grid.
    May the Lord protect and keep me, if I follow someone in between now and then.
    (No offense - lots of great opinions here with which I agree, just have a strong resistance to following.)
     
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  10. TM-Salem

    TM-Salem Salem Active Member

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    I dont "follow" follow people, more just keep an eye out for their posts. Mostly I look for knowledgeable people and ones with a good sense of humor. I have been in pain most of my life and have learned to laugh to keep my mind off other stuff.
     
  11. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I am neither a joiner nor follower, didn't know you could even do such a thing! But there are some whose views seem to be similar to mine. Which makes them some of the usual suspects, indeed! :)
     
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  13. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I follow one person... Not sure how it happened since I don't know how that works. But I'm too lazy to do anything about. For the most part I just follow the circus.

    There seems to be too many knowledgeable people here that I'd be following too many people if I did.
     
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  14. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    To paraphrase, I don't follow nobody, nobody's followin' me.
     
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  15. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  16. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, so.....I don't get the following thing either? Now when I look though, I have two followers! I hope it doesn't offend them when I fart? Anyways, there are a lot of posters on the board that I respect, and consider well written and intelligent, and I enjoy reading them. I would like to know though, what is the purpose of "Following"? @Joe Link Geez, if that meant I get a notice every time the "Followed" made a post, my alerts would be off the page most of the time!

    So, I'd like to say Thank You my followers, and I hope me not following you is not a social faux pas. I appreciate mostly all posters on the forum!

    EDIT: You should probably follow @Stomper , he's sure to give you chuckle most of the time!
     
  17. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I only follow folks I need to keep an eye on, cause I know they're troublemakers :s0012: :s0036:

    As far as I can tell, following someone does two things: first, they get a notification that you're now following them...kind of creepy :eek: and second, when that person is online, you see their avatar listed in the right hand side-bar (not sure if that shows on a phone view) so you know they're online. And as far as I know, that's it. I do follow some folks and some folks follow me. My main reason for using following is to know when folks are online so I can keep an eye out for any posts that may be worth checking out.

    Otherwise, it's all just creepy stalker stuff. I just hope it doesn't allow them to read my thoughts - that's not good for anyone - it's bad enough that I share some of them here :rolleyes:
     
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  18. Logan Wilson

    Logan Wilson Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And soo my list grows! There is nothing creepy/stalker like with my following, I just tend to follow people who's opinions I respect and/or posts I really enjoy reading!
     
  19. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got my eye on you buddy - no stepping out of line :s0093:
     
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  20. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The software has a few different 'features' like this which I question the usefulness of, such as the status updates and profile posts.

    Here's what the devs say about the follow feature:

     
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