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Preetha

  • 4 years ago

When and why do you become someone's fan?

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  1. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    I am trying to understand whether having a lot of fans has any meaning.

  2. Hero
    • 4 years ago
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    People 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.

  3. Hero
    • 4 years ago
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    I don't know if that helps or not.

  4. Geometry_Hater
    • 4 years ago
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    Usually because they are interested in the person either by the chat or by working with the person who asked the question

  5. Hero
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    It's an interesting thing to discuss. Are you thinking about making changes to it?

  6. Geometry_Hater
    • 4 years ago
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    Interestingly enough once you fan someone you cannot un-fan them

  7. Hero
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    actually, you CAN un-fan them

  8. Geometry_Hater
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    Really!? i didn't even notice.

  9. Hero
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    Yeah, I didn't figure it out at first either, but after being here for a while, I eventually figured it out.

  10. Geometry_Hater
    • 4 years ago
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    Oh i see it's the little black dot when ever you highlight a persons profile.

  11. Tomas.A
    • 4 years ago
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    I 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)

  12. lilg132
    • 4 years ago
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    to send them a private message via fan message

  13. lilg132
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    yes i haven't noticed any xp points being added everytime you get a fan maybe thats a bug?

  14. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    lilg fan messages aren't private

  15. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    I 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

  16. myininaya
    • 4 years ago
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    or problem(s)

  17. myininaya
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    I also fan people who I feel have superior smarts

  18. myininaya
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    compared to my own

  19. ashwin
    • 4 years ago
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    i think becoming a fan of someone is like supporting his work,experience,knowledge ect.

  20. shadowfiend
    • 4 years ago
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    Fanning does not give you experience, no. Experience at the moment is reserved for specific groups, and fans are a global concept.

  21. Tomas.A
    • 4 years ago
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    I am pretty sure I get message saying you got 100xp when someone fan's me

  22. Tomas.A
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    yeah just tested, it's true, screen attached

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  23. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    This 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?

  24. lilg132
    • 4 years ago
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    yes

  25. sasogeek
    • 4 years ago
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    cool discussion lol :P i missed it

  26. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    I want to hear what you say Saso. Always!

  27. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    Any other additions welcome. Yes, I am wondering what this documents and how it can be useful to you, the user.

  28. Tomas.A
    • 4 years ago
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    missed one mine point :P but in general yes

  29. Preetha
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    7. 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.)

  30. sasogeek
    • 4 years ago
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    I 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

  31. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    8. 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?

  32. Tomas.A
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    Well 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

  33. Preetha
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    But you had a gif for proof

  34. Tomas.A
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    oh 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

  35. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    That is so funny. Serves them right. AAAAH.

  36. Tomas.A
    • 4 years ago
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    As I understand uou don't get xp when fanned, it's just shows that you do

  37. Preetha
    • 4 years ago
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    You are right, I just checked.

  38. pokemon23
    • 4 years ago
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    that's why i fan hero my math tutor :)

  39. karatechopper
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    why because they think u r nice and help em

  40. pratu043
    • 4 years ago
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    I become a fan if someone is really helpful and has helped me out of a tough problem or question.

  41. karatechopper
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    or they r nice

  42. EarthCitizen
    • 4 years ago
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    I fan people because of the problems

  43. Hero
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    I fan people when they are hot

  44. EarthCitizen
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    i fan ppl, to help and be helped

  45. Hero
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    I fan people who earn my respect

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