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Preetha
 4 years ago
When and why do you become someone's fan?
Preetha
 4 years ago
When and why do you become someone's fan?

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Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am trying to understand whether having a lot of fans has any meaning.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11People usually fan others for one of two reasons: they are interested in that person or they want to send that other person a fan message.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11I don't know if that helps or not.

Geometry_Hater
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Usually because they are interested in the person either by the chat or by working with the person who asked the question

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11It's an interesting thing to discuss. Are you thinking about making changes to it?

Geometry_Hater
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Interestingly enough once you fan someone you cannot unfan them

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11actually, you CAN unfan them

Geometry_Hater
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Really!? i didn't even notice.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11Yeah, I didn't figure it out at first either, but after being here for a while, I eventually figured it out.

Geometry_Hater
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh i see it's the little black dot when ever you highlight a persons profile.

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would say same as Hero however I have seen that other fan each other just for experience (but I haven't noticed that it adds experience or I just don't know to which group it adds experience :D)

lilg132
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1to send them a private message via fan message

lilg132
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes i haven't noticed any xp points being added everytime you get a fan maybe thats a bug?

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lilg fan messages aren't private

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I fan people who help me and also fan people who have shown me that they really wanted to figure out how to do a problem

myininaya
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I also fan people who I feel have superior smarts

ashwin
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think becoming a fan of someone is like supporting his work,experience,knowledge ect.

shadowfiend
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Fanning does not give you experience, no. Experience at the moment is reserved for specific groups, and fans are a global concept.

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am pretty sure I get message saying you got 100xp when someone fan's me

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah just tested, it's true, screen attached

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1This is a great discussion. So, to recap: 1. When you are interested in that person (in reverse, people with a lot of fans have been found interesting x times) 2. When you want to say something in private  a kluge for private message, except not really private. 3. When someone has helped you ( yes, more fans, you have been found helpful more often) 4. When you think someone is smart (documents perception of intelligence) 5. You support them, ie. like #1 you find them interesting. 6. Someone liked your attitude to learning, wanting to learn etc. (So tells me that you have a good attitude.) So positive things. So Number of Fans can globally report on Positive Attributes. Yes?

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0cool discussion lol :P i missed it

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I want to hear what you say Saso. Always!

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Any other additions welcome. Yes, I am wondering what this documents and how it can be useful to you, the user.

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0missed one mine point :P but in general yes

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.17. People fan someone to gain an Xp. (Sorry Tomas, I was waiting for Shadowfiend) (so here I could not really tease out the self serving motive, I fan you to get me points.)

sasogeek
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I fan people most often than not because i think they need help due to their previous questions, when they notice i fanned them, sometimes, some of them do fan me back, we establish a connection through that and they can ask me to help them personally via "testimonials"... I fan others cos I think they're smarter than me and I can get help from them anytime... at least once they notice i fanned them, i have their attention cos not everyone uses the chat actually... I also do fan others because (I'll tell the truth), simply, they are girls... that's all :D that said though, i haven't fanned all the ppl i think are smarter than me cos I can always talk to them if the need be someway somehow without necessarily being their fan

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.18. To connect to people (ahem, girls) (So when someone has a lot of fans, they are people that other users have wanted to connect to, to get to know, to become a friend of, so OpenStudy is not a lonely place anymore. SO people with a lot of fans are Socially Liked) How about that?

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well it's no necessary for xp, it was only my assumption and, as shadowfiend said you don't get xp, but anyway there are people who just say "fan me, I will fan you back" , I just saw it like one hour ago

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But you had a gif for proof

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh also about girls, I saw in chat someone saying "when you have a woman picture you get more fans" and then someone answered "oh cool, I will put sexy girl to get more fans" :D

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That is so funny. Serves them right. AAAAH.

Tomas.A
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0As I understand uou don't get xp when fanned, it's just shows that you do

Preetha
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You are right, I just checked.

pokemon23
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that's why i fan hero my math tutor :)

karatechopper
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why because they think u r nice and help em

pratu043
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I become a fan if someone is really helpful and has helped me out of a tough problem or question.

EarthCitizen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I fan people because of the problems

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11I fan people when they are hot

EarthCitizen
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i fan ppl, to help and be helped

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.11I fan people who earn my respect
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