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What are “followers” and what is “following”?
How do I find people I know who are already using StumbleUpon so I can follow them?
How many users can I follow? Is there a limit to how many I can follow or who can follow me?
Where can I find other similar Stumblers to connect with?
Where can I see what another Stumbler has in common with me?
What is the point of following other Stumblers?
I’m trying to follow another Stumbler and it won’t work!
How do I block another Stumbler?
 

What are followers and what is following?
A follower is a Stumbler who is following you. If your followers enjoy your Likes and Additions, and Like them, then these web pages will increase in popularity, circulate more widely and be seen by other Stumblers who follow the same Interests.

A member labeled following is a Stumbler you are following. Following a Stumbler will add their Likes to your stream of recommended web pages (where your Interests coincide). You should only follow another Stumbler if you like the web pages they like and if you would want it to influence your future Stumbles. You can follow a maximum of 500 members.

 

How do I find people I know who are already using StumbleUpon so I can follow them?

1. Use our special tool to look for your contacts here.

2. You can also go to http://www.stumbleupon.com/discover/stumblers and see recommended Stumblers or use the search field at the top right of the page to search for Stumblers by username or email.

3. To follow a Stumbler, click the Follow button on the bottom of the tile.

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How many users can I follow? Is there a limit to how many I can follow or who can follow me?
In StumbleUpon you can only be following a maximum of 500 other Stumblers, but there is no limit on how many Stumblers can choose to follow you. We also apply a limit to the number of new follows you can add per day.

If you find yourself unable to follow to more Stumblers, go to your Profile page and check under your  Following and Followers tabs on the left hand panel to see who you are following and who is following you.

 

Where can I find other similar Stumblers to connect with?
You can find other Stumblers to follow several ways:

- Visit the Comments page for a web page see other Stumblers who Like it.
- Click on an Interest to see the Info page for that Interest and find other Stumblers who follow that Interest.
- View a Stumbler’s profile and look under their Following and Followers tabs to see other Stumblers they are connected to that may be of interest to you.
- Go to the Follow tab and click Stumblers to see which Stumblers our algorithm suggests you Follow.
 

 

Where can I see what another Stumbler has in common with me?
If you go to another Stumbler’s Profile you will see a Likes In Common tab, click this to see the Stumbles you and this user have both Liked. Looking at a Stumbler's DNA on their profile will also give you clues to their Interests and tastes. You can also see their Likes By Interest to see more detailed info about what they're into.


 

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What is the point of following other Stumblers?
When you follow other Stumblers you greatly increase the quality of your Stumbles overall. Web pages they have Liked will show up in the stream of recommendations we show you for you to view. Following another Stumbler is also the first step to sharing great web pages with each other (once you are both following each other you will be allowed to share).

 

 

I’m trying to follow another Stumbler and it won’t work!
We apply a limit to the number of new follows you can add per day. You most likely have hit this limit. Please wait 24 hours and try to follow that Stumbler again. 

 

How do I block another Stumbler?
To block another Stumbler you can go to their Profile page and click the Block User link under the left-hand sidebar under their Profile picture. This will stop messages from that user.To visit a specific Profile, go to http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/USERNAME and replace USERNAME with the username you wish to visit. To unblock revisit the user’s Profile and click Unblock User.

If you have read through the Help Center and require additional assistance please consult our public support forums or write to us at: http://www.stumbleupon.com/feedback.

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