Followers and Following

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Beersnake1, Dec 23, 2021.

  1. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,059) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    This might be a silly question, but curious how many people "follow" other BA's on here. I like the idea, but I don't really see the benefit to following someone. There doesn't appear to be an option to get a notification if someone you are following posts something. This, to me, seems like the main reason one would follow another. Am I missing something? Could this be incorporated at some point? What does everyone think?
     
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,564) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    It's forum feature that could use a lot more work. Right now, it basically aggregates the activity of the people you follow in what's called "Your News Feed." That's it.

    You can access this feed when you hover or click on your avatar in the navigation.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/account/news-feed

    We might be able to do a bit more after we finally upgrade sometime next year.
     
  3. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,059) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Wow - I honestly never knew this existed. I wonder if the "news feed" could be emphasized a bit more on the site. I assume that a lot of people don't know about it, but it's really useful. I honestly like to "catch up" on what has been posted since I last visited and this is an easy way to do that. Somehow getting notifications if someone posts something would be really nice as well.
     
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  4. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,224) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Huh. Always wondered what that was about. Now I know. Cool feature.
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,564) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    It's a bit more discoverable with the newest forum software. In the meantime, I could look at tweaking things a bit.
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,564) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

  7. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,059) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Wow. This is an awesome feature, and again one that I had no idea existed!
     
  8. jonphisher

    jonphisher Crusader (748) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
    Trader

    Yea I never knew I could do that if I follows people. I was trying to see if someone had a beer before I sent it and it took me forever to click through their ratings. All I had to do was follow them.
     
  9. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
    Society Trader

    I’ve consistently followed BA’s who I found to be insightful in one form or another and have made my way to about 90 who I follow. I never knew the purpose but the button was there so…why not? :wink: Thanks @Todd for letting me know there was some usefulness to my actions.
     
  10. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,243) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
    Society

    I use this feature all the time, in case anyone is keeping track.
     
  11. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,059) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Same here!
     
  12. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,123) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
    Society Trader

    Good following you sir!
     
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  13. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,782) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
    Society

    If you are on a beer’s page, you can add ?ba=<the BA screen name> to the URL. Or, click to show your review and replace your screen name with theirs.
     
  14. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (1,901) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
    Society

    It never occurred to me that it could be for anything else. I do that all the time.
     
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  15. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,951) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Moderator Society Trader

    This has been my primary usage for Following users.
     
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  16. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,678) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I just read most of the threads and click like on any post that strikes me as insightful, thoughtful or funny.
     
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