Number of Followers?!

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  1. determined09 macrumors 65816

    determined09

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    Hi there,

    I just looked under my profile and I saw that I have two followers but I can only see one user name. Why is that? Please advise. Thank you
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If one of your followers was suspended or banned, they will no longer show in the list, however they are still included in the total so it makes the mismatch like you are seeing.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    Fascinating.

    This is something I have not seen before on the forums.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... yours is off by two, so two people you follow are on the bricks. :(

    There was a thread here in January where this was discovered.
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I got my followers lost (that's what they get for thinking I know the way) so now I have none ;)
     
  6. Scepticalscribe, Sep 18, 2017
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    Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    How fascinating.

    Never noticed that thread, and I never even noticed the discrepancy - if, as you say, (and I don't doubt you) that two people I follow (really?) have taken extended fishing holidays.

    You learn something new every day........
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2017 ---
    Further update: Piqued by curiosity, - how fascinating - I counted both followed and followers on my own profile and noted discrepancies as described in both.

    And - while I have no idea who exactly has 'gone fishing' - and wouldn't dream of asking - it is indeed a most interesting anomaly.
     
  7. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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