why are new discussions starting with like 50 or so followers?

Started by @south-is-a-tad-bit-outraged
Followed by: 58 users

@south-is-a-tad-bit-outraged

i don’t really have an issue with it, i’m just genuinely curious. i’m not sure if it’s every discussion, i’ve just been noticing that new discussions automatically start with a decent amount of followers and i’m wondering if it’s a glitch, or if like, the followers of the creator automatically follow the chat. just curious ig

@Icefire

It's neither. You can set it so you automatically follow every new discussion created, and that's why you automatically see that

@andrew Admin

Yep, in your forum settings (accessed by clicking "Settings" in the top-right of any forums page), you can choose to follow all new topics and/or all new topics in specific boards. Any time you see followers immediately after creating a thread, it's usually those people who are auto-following at the start.

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