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Is it possible to follow a user on AskBot?

Maybe this is a feature request - I'd like to be able to follow or subscribe to specific users. I.e. be kept abreast of questions and answers that certain users make. Seems like this could be a good "social" feature for the platform. Also it would be another interesting metric in one's user profile - how many followers someone has, etc.

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2011-10-07 14:47:06 -0500
locomo's avatar
asked 2011-02-26 20:50:37 -0500
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Agreed, this was requested before - on todo list now. It is hard to tell when it will be done, feel free to get involved - by either coding or helping to hire someone do it. We have a team shaping up, but it will still probably have some time to get up to speed.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-02-26 23:13:46 -0500) edit
cool - sorry I missed the earlier question
locomo's avatar locomo (2011-02-26 23:19:34 -0500) edit

Since this feature has been implemented, can this question be marked as resolved.

rags's avatar rags (2011-10-07 14:44:32 -0500) edit
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Done a while ago.

We've also created a django app django-followit, which is available for reuse on pypi and github.

To use it, just add to your models

import followit

and add to the

(r'^followit/', include('followit.urls')),

Then run

python syncdb

More models to follow can be added later and the follow function activated by re-running syncdb.

To follow or unfollow, post to the urls described here.

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2011-10-07 14:56:42 -0500, answered 2011-10-07 14:49:14 -0500
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Can this be used to follow tags also? or just users?

ryanlerch2's avatar ryanlerch2 (2013-02-22 13:58:16 -0500) edit

Yes - but wording is different. Tags can be marked as interesting, ignored and subscribed (the latter needs to be enabled in the admin settings).

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-02-22 14:08:20 -0500) edit

I can't seem to find this setting in my admin settings. is there somewhere in the docs that covers this? thanks for the help :)

ryanlerch2's avatar ryanlerch2 (2013-02-24 20:10:35 -0500) edit

you just need to go to the user profile and click button "follow".

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-02-24 20:19:39 -0500) edit
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