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New member question! What are followers?

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Ask.com is basically like Facebook, twitter, and any other social website. Followers are like your friends on those sites they can see what questions you have been asking and answering recently by clicking on your name. Most people choose to follow someone after they have read their questions and answers and have liked what they have to say and ask. After someone is following you, you can go into your profile and choose to ether block them so they can’t follow you, follow them back so you can see what they have to say or do nothing. In a nut shell they are people who like what you have to say and ask, and just want to see what else you have answered and asked. By the way welcome to ask. :)

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Thanks for the welcome. I will figure this site out, hopefully!
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It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it that is. :) I will tell you this though it’s best to finish your profile otherwise you just get an annoying message on your screen saying that you need to. :) Plus it lets ask send you e-mails on questions that you may like to answer. They don’t do it annoyingly witch is a good thing I hate it when my inbox is just full of Facebook junk mail. :( I would still sagest giving a non-work email though just so the few that do come are not tacking up room on you work one. :) if you have any more questions you can always ask them there are plenty of people waiting to answer. :)
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Something else I have learned is that if you have problems cutting down your answers to fit the 1200 character limit on the answer box just type continued in comments where you need to cut it off at and put the rest of your answer in the comments. It works every time. :) for most answers though you can fit it in the box but for some they have longer explanations or answers.
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Thanks. Good info.
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Good answer and info MKEJ!****
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When someone follows you (or you follow them) it means they like what you have been posting and want to be able to find new content you post. When you follow someone a list will appear at the top right of your profile page you can click on their icon to get to their profile page and scroll down to see their "recently asked" and "recently answered" content. You can then click on those to go directly to the content posted so you can read it /comment on it :)

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Thank you, Deana. So this site can be used as a social site, or no?
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well Ask is not a social media site in the traditional term.. we do allow socializing to a certain degree in comments but not so much in Q's or A's. For instance you can't direct a Q at a certain user, it has to be directed at the community as a whole. Also if you answer a Q from a friend with "Just wanted to say HI" it will be deleted because it isn't a valid answer to the question. You CAN do that in comments though :) Also be sure you read the Guidelines (esp the part about giving out outside contact info.. that is not allowed at all. All "friendships" you make here must stay here for everyone's safety.. unless of course you actually know the person outside the site and can trade info elsewhere) Part of this is also because there is no "priv msging" avail on Ask so if you give your info out *everyone* can see it.. so we simply don't allow it.
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when someone follows you it means they like what you have to say on ask.com. you can also follow other people if you like what they have to say

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Thank you-
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like youtube subscribers, something pointless to make you look popular

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Got ya!
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Welcome! Followers like what you have to say. It makes it easy to see where they last posted by going to your profile, click the person and the last question. Unlike FB, and Twitter followers on ASK are earned, it takes time. Be an active member and you'll get followers over time. Follow those you like. Don't worry if you don't get many right away! Good luck. Have fun!

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Thanks for answering!
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Bubb always has good answers, I'm pretty sure you'll soon be following her! :-)
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Hi Bubbli!!!
And welcome MrMoJoRisin... Cool name!:0).
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MrMoJoRisin
Now how do I do that, Tony?
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You don't, that's why I'm telling you.
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Oh, sorry, you said how do you DO that, easy, just click on her name then click the blue Follow button.
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MrMoJoRisin
Ok! I'm on a roll!
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Party over here! : )
Hi Mojo, all the people on this tread are awesome! You found some good fun people to follow!
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Did you say a party? Oh yeah!
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Mojo, ASK wasn't set up as a social site so while you can chat in comment section they don't like us getting off topic. No sharing personal info is allowed, I noticed a couple of your answers were deleted, read the guidelines, certain words aren't allowed and trigger filter. Rules around here but it's all good. : )
You'll get the hang of it.
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Well thank you Bubbli!
Good advice both of you btw!:0).
Mojo, also helps if you add just a little general info on your profile, helps us get to know a bit of where and what.

Like; what's your favourite City?
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Ok,I will do just that!
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:8)).
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People who enjoy your answers enough to click the blue button. By the way, you have good taste in music. Well don't just stand there, c'mon in! And forget to give Stars for the answers you like.

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Did I star you? I think I did.
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Ooops! That should say DON'T forget! Haha oh the irony!
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I can't tell who but somebody did, thanks :-)
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Tone! My comment got deleted.
I said " Tony Tony Tone"
My usual. ; )
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Followers are people who like your answers basically :) welcome to ask!

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australis
nice photo.
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Thank you :) how are you doing?..
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australis
I'm ok Dolce..how was your weekend?
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It was pretty good actually... And are you sure you're just okay?..
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australis
Well...you know!Things just got to me lately but I'll manage.Hard to talk here.
What did you do on the weekend ..did it have to do with your music?
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I've been with my sis just hanging out she's about to give birth in about a week or two hopefully but I did get a new song idea
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That's great,for your sis and your song.I have to go for about 2 hours Dolce..when I find you again please tell me about your song.
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Okay that's fine and will do :)
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thanks..
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They are like minions they follow your every diabolical order.

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Cool-
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they are people who usually think u are helpful or know you

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