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  •  Very few of us require approval of potential (1+ / 0-)
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    MRA NY

    followers, but that's strictly a personal decision. I think that puts off some people who would otherwise follow you. I can't speak for others, but here's how I handle my account:

    1. No approval required to follow me.

    2. My bio makes it pretty clear who I am and the kind of people I want to follow and to follow me.

    3. I check my list of followers pretty frequently. The newest are always at the top. I can easily and quickly verify if the person is someone I want to follow back (if I'm not already following them) by looking at their bio and a sampling of their tweets. It's easy to follow right from your followers list.

    4. If the person is an obvious spammer or abuser (and that's usually pretty clear, including their having very few tweets -- often with links to sex or product sites -- and very few if any followers), I will block and report the account. That works very nicely to keep out the people you don't want reading your tweets, and Twitter almost always inactivates their accounts pretty quickly once they're reported. Fortunately, the number of spammers seems to be relatively few.

    I'd be delighted to add you to the list here if you'd like. This is a relatively safe place to find and follow other kossacks, and have them follow you in return. Of course, there is nothing preventing you from being on the list and continuing to require approval for anyone who wants to follow you, if you wish.

    Hope that helps!

    •  Thanks for the info. I guess I am hesitant due to (1+ / 0-)
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      whatever reading I did when I first registered at Twitter.  Now I can't recall what it said the various purposes were of strangers signing up to follow you, but it just creeped me out a bit I guess!  I'll probably list here soon - just want to check around a bit more.

      "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

      by MRA NY on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 04:46:41 PM PDT

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