Ok, first off, I'm THRILLED that now in discussions I can see who is following me. But I think it would be really nice if we could possibly have a list on our homepage. Such as a "Friends" list, of who I'm following and who is following me back, and the a "Followers" list of who is following me, but I have not chosen to follow. It's an idea!
I think that instead of receiving an e-mail, we should be able to see on our stream who is following us, so that it doesn't clutter up our email address. That would be a nice upgrade.
You already get a message on your stream when someone starts following you. You might have missed those among the other messages. Go to Settings and then Notifications to de-select the notification for "Somebody friends me".
I do get those. What i'm saying is showing a list on our Home page. I don't like all those emails cluttering up my inbox.
I don't have that problem, because I have set up a rule in my e-mail program that sends all Duolingo e-mails to a separate folder. Maybe you could try doing that?
Someone is following one of my students, and the student doesn't want them to. Is there a way to delete a follower or just make your account completely private?
@GSWilson : Try asking the follower to kindly stop following. I was once asked that and happily fulfilled the request/wish.
I used to be able to see, at a glance at the side of each tree, followers and our relative XP scores. Where has this gone? It deprives me, also, of the ability to contact them directly, thereby removing much of the value of the courses.