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#1 Posted by deactivated-57d4cf64585b7 (535 posts) -


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#2 Posted by deactivated-57d4cf64585b7 (535 posts) -

I tend to always follow back. For me it is kind of a sign of respect that they first showed to you so now I am showing it back to them.

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#3 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

I don't know when people follow me since I turned all notifications off except for when I get a PM from a user directly and not just a "This person followed you!" thing. 
So I guess that's a no. 

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#4 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I mean to, but I forget to a lot of the time.

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#5 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

We talking GB or Twitter?

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#6 Posted by M_Shini (567 posts) -

I'm assuming you mean GB but i have no idea why anyone would want to follow me, and i don't tend to follow anyone on any space in the internet it just aint my thing i guess, so no.

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#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

If they put effort into their blog/the site in general, yes. If I see "posting this for the quest" and pretty much nothing else, then no.

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#8 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

C. 
 
I follow back pretty much all the time on GB. Sites like Twitter I don't.

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#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

Usually I do, but recently I've stopped doing that as I really just want to follow people who... I want to follow. It's a bit disrespectful to not follow back, but I find the system to be kinda meaningless if I just do that all the time.

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#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9811 posts) -

Sometimes. It depends on whether I feel its appropriate. Many times, it is, but then, sometimes I'm uncertain. I'd rather have my follow mean something than just give it whenever someone clicks to follow me. It's not a slight against the person following. I simply follow when I choose to follow, and I imagine many others are like that, as well.

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#11 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2485 posts) -

I follow back, it's the least I can do.

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#12 Posted by TyCobb (2032 posts) -

@Cold_Wolven said:

I follow back, it's the least I can do.

Wouldn't the least thing to do be to just ignore it?

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#13 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2485 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

@Cold_Wolven said:

I follow back, it's the least I can do.

Wouldn't the least thing to do be to just ignore it?

Don't be technical!

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#14 Posted by DoctorTran (1596 posts) -

I usually follow back on here. On twitter though, I don't. Not unless I know them or they really make an impression.

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#15 Posted by ChadMasterFlash (1000 posts) -

@Cold_Wolven said:

@TyCobb said:

@Cold_Wolven said:

I follow back, it's the least I can do.

Wouldn't the least thing to do be to just ignore it?

Don't be technical!

Wouldn't it depend on intent?

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#16 Edited by Fattony12000 (8311 posts) -

Always, on both Giant Bomb and Twitter.

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#17 Posted by rentfn (1392 posts) -

I'll follow back. If you are nice enough to want to know what I'm up, I would like to know what you are up to too!!!

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#18 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -

I don't wanna seem narcissistic, but was this poll spurned because I followed you? It's a great idea for a forum question, just curious.

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#19 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I only follow people who seem interesting to me. Because that's the point of the feed in your profile right, to see what people that interest you are up to?

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#20 Posted by RobotHamster (4259 posts) -

@M_Shini said:

I'm assuming you mean GB but i have no idea why anyone would want to follow me, and i don't tend to follow anyone on any space in the internet it just aint my thing i guess, so no.

Well if you're asking why someone would follow you I guess that means I should follow you..makes sense right?

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#21 Posted by NTM (10016 posts) -

Yes, and then no.

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#22 Posted by Levio (1953 posts) -

I don't even know what following does. Do people get a message every time I post something? I didn't actually expect anyone to read that Legendary review I posted... I was just testing out a new keyboard, I swear.

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#23 Posted by Slag (7435 posts) -

usually I do since my followers generally have very few followers. Figure they'd like to have another one.

If they end up being boring or inactive I'll unfollow.

really there is only about 10 people I follow who I'm really interested in their opinions etc on a regular basis.

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#24 Posted by WasabiCurry (442 posts) -

I do follow back here on GB, sometimes on Twitter too.

I will be honest though, I don't really watch my feed...

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#25 Posted by egg (1667 posts) -

on giantbomb I did, on comicvine I don't. But it was really a change of mind into indifference. I have no reason to follow. At first I did simply because there's no reason not to (the updates are very non-invasive compared to other sites), but some users just spam-follow everyone they see. If I go to a follower's page and their feed shows they followed 20 people in the past minute... why follow back, it's just encouraging people to do that.

But again I'm really just indifferent.

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#26 Posted by Spoonman671 (5809 posts) -

I follow no one.

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#27 Posted by Bigbombomb (700 posts) -

I almost always follow people back here on Giant Bomb. Twitter is a different story because the only kind of people that follow me are spam bots. But if it is someone I know I follow back.

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#28 Posted by Poppduder (522 posts) -

IF someone were to follow me for some reason, then of course.  This means we probably have like interests or opinions or share an outlook, so why wouldnt you want to hear more of what you like?  Though, considering I've been here since early 2009 and I only have 250 or so posts....  why would anyone follow me?

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#29 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

I can't remember the last time I followed someone. This site does such a bad job of surfacing when they update and I don't actively seek out such updates so I might as well not follow anyone.

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#30 Posted by pyromagnestir (4473 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

I mean to, but I forget to a lot of the time.

Yeah. That's what happens for me as well.

But if I could follow one set of people for live chats and another set for the actual site that would be pretty cool. That way I could find the blogs and stuff from users I want without it being buried, but also actually get something out of the live chat. There are too many people in most live chats, it makes it hard for a real conversation to take place.

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#31 Posted by big_jon (6445 posts) -

Sometimes

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#32 Edited by habster3 (3670 posts) -

I follow everyone who follows me. Granted, I do tend to unfollow people if they behave in an abhorrent manner, but I typically just follow whoever.

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#33 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

I only follow mods and staff. :|

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#34 Posted by TooWalrus (13395 posts) -

I've followed far too many people. I need to clear the list out. The only thing stopping me is that fact that I'll see something I like, follow that user again, and the embarrassment that follows when I get a PM ...wait, I thought you already followed me?

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#35 Posted by Demoskinos (17355 posts) -

Sometimes.

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#36 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I only follow people who I have been a total ass to.

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#37 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

@Levio said:

I don't even know what following does. Do people get a message every time I post something?

Yeah, I never followed people because I had no idea what it was for. I think someone explained that it just meant their blogs n shit show up in that 'followed' section on the right side of your profile page, not sure if you get notifications or anything. Now I just don't bother because that's not exactly something I'm interested in.

Although there was this one time I accidentally clicked the follow button on somebody, and then had to unfollow, which made me feel like a complete dick....

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#38 Posted by DarthOrange (4179 posts) -

Depends on their blog. I usually check out the profile of anyone who follows me but sometimes I forget.

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#39 Posted by DarthOrange (4179 posts) -
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#40 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6500 posts) -

Here on GB, sure, most of the time I'll follow back. But on Twitter? Fuck no. I don't get the people who have 20,000 followers and follow 21,000 people. Their timelines must be a fucking mess.

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#41 Posted by Bigandtasty (3145 posts) -

I ain't no follow back, girl.

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#42 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Nope. I don't post anything that would make anyone want to follow me so I just assume everyone that does it is just going down the list of top posters and following for that. There's no dam reason 210 people would follow me other then for the quest. I really wish there was a way for people to say why they are following you that comes with the notification.

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#43 Posted by wrecks (2662 posts) -

If they are cool.