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Follow vs Watch vs "Email me updates" Answered

Hi,

Just spoke to Kiteman about this and he suggested posting in here...

On the question page, I spent *ages* as a newbie to this site trying to find the "Watch this topic" or "Email me updates" button. I eventually found the "Follow" button, but thought that wasn't particularly logical.

I can understand "Follow"ing another user, but to "Follow" a topic/question/answer just didn't seem like the right sort of word (maybe just because I'm from the UK, but hey!)

Thanks



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kelseymh (author)2013-02-27

It used to be called "subscribe," but when I'bles moved over to try and attract more twits and failbook users, that word got replaced globally by "follow."

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caitlinsdad (author)kelseymh2013-02-27

waiting for it to change to "stalk"

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caitlinsdad (author)mikeasaurus2013-02-28

but that would not have the same impact as "Oh, I just AutoStalked you" as opposed to "Dang, he was just AutoLurking around."

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mikeasaurus (author)caitlinsdad2013-02-28

why Auto anything? Because of Autodesk, or implying something automated?

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caitlinsdad (author)mikeasaurus2013-02-28

It's the new Coke, stalkible and lurkible were taken.

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