Idea: Allow Users to "Follow" Other Users

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Most forums allow accounts to follow other accounts; this would be a capital idea for both GS and IMDb!  
If there's anyone on IMDb whose ratings/reviews you like you can give them a follow and be notified when they post something new.  Same for GS!
Just an idea.  Thanks.  :)
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Yikes!
No Way!
You gotta see the other side first. That would be a disaster for any registered user for those that troll said users.
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Ignore the trolls!  I won't them stop me.  If we're always worried about trolls, we would never have any fun.

We could also have some "rules"; like if someone has an account they need to agree to post a certain amount of reviews, maybe, or perhaps have them answer some questions before signing up?  I dunno, something like that to weed out the bots or fakers.
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I doubt the functionality exists on the GetSatisfaction platform anyway. (Peter or one of the other know-it-alls can correct me if I am wrong.)
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Do not mention the P word!
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Good point Ed.

Sometimes I wish there was private messaging on here; there are like 2 people in here that I would like to PM with -- guess which 2.

Then I realised this is NOT Fakebook or any other social media -- which I voluntary eschew. LOL.
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2? Dead or Alive people?
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Oswald

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Hahahahaha.

The 2 on this thread, actually.
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Aww, I'm flattered.  :)  That would be convenient.
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I had set up a Discord Server for IMDb Poll Board members to chat, but Ed correctly pointed out that it doesn't have E2E encryption, and is insufficiently secure for his tastes.
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LOL, I don't even know what Discord is.  xD

But I will say that I'm on another website that is 99% teenagers/tweens, and although most of them are nice, I actually enjoy communicating with GS folks better.  ;)
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I would definitely join an IMDB discord server.  I've never found a real TV discord community.
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I actually joined Discord yesterday for other purposes...
Barbara Ann, if you link it up, I'd take a look at it.  :)
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Web-based discord at least uses HTTPS right?
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Yeah, I think so... I just got Discord online... I'm not gonna mess with downloading anything, lol.
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I don't think that get satisfaction has this possibility.

However, It would be nice to have this option on IMDb. 

For example:

Gets notification when a review is posted by the user that you follow (I know that SensCritique (only in french) is already doing this.)

Gets notification if one of his polls goes live

Gets a notification when the user creates a new public list

Gets a notification when the user rates a new title.

Of course, you would be able to sort your notifications. You wouldn't be getting a notification for every rating if you didn't want to.




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I would love this for reviews. Letterboxd does it, and it's very helpful to find actual reviews I want to read.  Right now, if there's a reviewer whose reviews I like, they either need be prolific (to be fair, a feature I like that IMDb has and Letterboxd doesn't) or I'd need to bookmark their page, otherwise I might as well forget them.
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? ?
  
You could save some Users Names in a Notepad Text file ...
    
Not an official IMDb list
These are not secret, hidden, or private profiles 
and can be found by any IMDb Registered User or Visitor
Look at a title and read reviews to find User Profile pages
  
MartinHafer
Sun Jun 8 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/ratings   - 23,961 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2467618/reviews - 24,243 Reviews
    
TheLittleSongbird 
Fri Jan 30 2009
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/ratings   - 17,337 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur20552756/reviews - 17,350 Reviews
  
bkoganbing 
Sun Jun 15 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2483625/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2483625/ratings   - 16,664 titles
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2483625/reviews - 16,693 Reviews
  
Michael_Elliott
Sat Nov 25 2006
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur13134536/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur13134536/ratings   - 11 titles 
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur13134536/reviews - 16,408 Reviews
  
SnoopyStyle
Dec 2003
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2898520/
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2898520/ratings   - 12,380 titles 
https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2898520/reviews - 12,274 Reviews
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