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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quazar

Is there a way to stop someone from following you?

I don't mean to block someone per se, but if you just want to clean up your followers. Maybe some are no longer active users or you just have too many. Is there a way to do this?

June 17, 2013

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manilvaangie

I DON'T want to be followed except by people I approve. It is quite creepy to find strangers you know nothing about watching you, I have recently spent some time going through and blocking people - I don't want to offend them by blocking them - most don't deserve the insult of being blocked as they just want inspiration - but I want control over my Duolingo account and over who might be watching me, and there appears to be no other way of stopping a follower at the moment other than the extreme measure of blocking, and you have to keep doing it every time someone follows you. Please give us better privacy Duolingo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/l7cQwQ9j

Second the motion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

No, there isn't.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quazar

Shouldn't there be though?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

Users are free to follow whoever they want as they might draw inspiration from other people. Users who make offensive comments can be reported to staff, but I don't think that that's your problem.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

Besides, one can write comments without following the person, so offensive comments have nothing to do with followers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quazar

Oh no its not a problem, i was just curious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vrexu

Still, I can imagine someone's lover being upset on that person because he/she studies at 2am instead of sleeping.

PS: Not that I'd be a supporter of "people unfollowing"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olimo

You can see it without following the person just by going directly to their stream.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HonzaZidek

There is NOTHING WRONG on feeling uncomfortable if you are followed by someone you do not know. Duolingo is not facebook! I have come here to learn languages, not to collect imaginary "friends". I have just recently started being followed by an unknown guy and I found that he started following a lot of people just with the same first name. This is creepy! I am so happy that there is a Block feature in Duolingo - see https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2373089


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

Or at least select whose stream updates show up in your stream; minimize stream spam.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

You will only see updates from your followers if you follow them back.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glossypopstar

yeah just think that the person whom u are iretated with is not following u and if he or she is sending messages dont answer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/militzazik

I want to prevent someone from following me!!!! How do I do this!!! Duolingo you need this feature!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Verena-B

This is a HUUUUUGGGGGE problem for me that I can't block people from following me (and my kids). I have children using this and we CAN NOT use this if we can't block people from following us.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HonzaZidek

There is a Block Feature - see https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2373089. I tested it and it works.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lindaiwe

This does not answer your question directly, but if you go to Settings (mouse over your own picture in the top right corner), then Privacy, you can unckeck 'Make my account public'. This will make it so other people are not able to find your account and follow you, as well as unenroll you from the public leaderboards. Useful for people who are creeped out by the thought of strangers following them or their children.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heilswahrheit

Does this just stop people from following your or remove all current followers as well. I was mainly interested in opting out of leaderboards. I'd like to know exactly what this privacy function entails.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jennifer23505

Note that you have to do this from the site. The Privacy button and the settings icon on a friend/follower's profile is not in the app.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BellaHersheyBar

Yes!! I have people I don't know following me!!!

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