Follower System Does not work for intended purpose

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#1
  • Describe the bug. Describe what is happening when the bug occurs. Describe what you would normally expect to occur.

    The Follower system allows you follow a feed of people you aren’t friends with, according to the release blog post of the friends/followers update. However, i cannot recall ever seeing a a post on my roblox feed from someone im following for at least a year. I verified that this feature does not work by creating an alt, settting a status on it; and then not seeing the status
    How often does the bug happen (Everytime/sometimes/rarely)? What are the steps that reproduce the bug? Please list them in very high detail. Provide simple example places that exhibit the bug and provide description of what you believe should be the behavior.
    Always
  • Where does the bug happen (www, gametest, etc) Is it level-specific? Is it game specific? Please post a link to the place that exhibits the issue.
    The Roblox Feed
  • When did the bug start happening? If we can tie it to a specific release that helps us figure out what we broke.
    A year ago at the least

Requesting developer feedback for social features
#2

That’s not good… I have reported this internally. Thank you.


Muting specific users' status updates
#3

Can we get an update on this? This is more relevant to me now than when i made the post, as i now have ~6500 followers and none of them can get updates from my status changes. I didn’t hear anything about it at RDC.


#4

I think there’s a concern for users such as myself that are following tens of thousands of people as a result of the old friends system. How will Roblox implement following feed in a way that scales with following count?

The solution might be as simple as a settings option for “who do I want to receive notifications from” with following, friends and no one. Or, it might be more complicated.

Still, I think that the ability to follow and receive updates from important users is just as important as following your favorite games. It’s upsetting that this functionality was forgotten about. Hopefully we can get an update on it.


#5

This bug is still an issue. Without this functionality status updates are basically useless for anyone but your friends, giving less reasons to visit the My Feed page. At this point there is no reason to follow users unless you want to find them more easily, and having a lot of followers seems like a cosmetic for your profile that doesn’t really benefit anyone.

From the original post announcing the feature: