Within my Profile, I see a new panel called "following". And within "following", I see a single member. What is this following panel about? If wondering, I didn't see any help files about this panel. Does this panel mean I'm being stalked by a fellow member? thanks.
Following me or following others? I don't like this feature. Gives the impression that one is being stalked. Or, one can stalk others. Don't like this feature at all. Very scary feature with this new upgrade.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on May 7, 2013 8:20:27 GMT -5
Spike; I'm just bringing the info in (from the help link you provided for folks) T Y
View activity of members you follow
When you follow other members on the forum, you have the ability to view their activity in your own profile. This can be done by clicking the Following tab provided on your profile page. This would allow you to stay up to date for when some of your favorite members have posted content on the forum, liked a post on the forum, changed their forum status, among other updates. The activity page will also tell you how many members you are following, and you can view the complete list of members that you are following by clicking the member count toward the top of the page.
You also have the ability to view the activity from those that other members of the forum are following as well. You can do this by visiting the profile page of a member, and then click the Following tab. Here you'll see the activity of all of the members that are being followed by the account, and you would also have the ability to view all of the accounts that are being followed by the member by clicking the number count toward the top of the page.
That's pretty much what it is as Sandy was describing. If you're wanting to watch what someone in particular has posted on a thread or when they're creating new topics; perhaps they're in distress or sharing new testing results ongoing etc etc... You could do it on the V4 forum; it was just more cumbersome. I wouldn't consider it a scary feature Spike.... it's just here on the forum. The only difference is that now you know when someone is very interested in what you might have to say or share overall; or perhaps just a single topic.