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Discussion on: Forem Following System

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Akhil Naidu

The following system has a point in it; it should stay in its place and be upgraded as time proceeds. For example, I could join this discussion just because I was following the Forem Core Team.

Secondly, if a user wants to stay tuned with a particular author's series, following the author is the best option. This makes it less hassle to search for the next blog post.

Presently, Forem is not providing an opportunity to look at the total followers, but adding such a feature will improve that user's authenticity/credibility.

Finally, it is how the author will actively engage with his followers; Afterall, it is the success sutra of many social media giants.

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Christina Gorton Author

These are great points! I definitely agree that following helps get visibility on new posts from an author. It is the reason I usually follow someone.

I know why Forem doesn't show total followers but I think that is still a good point you bring up and something we could consider moving forward. I think Ben Halpern could probably speak more to why we choose not to show total followers.

Thanks for your thoughts here!

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Lee

Following is also required to chat, which is essential

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Christina Gorton Author

Ohh good point! Didn't even think of that.