Anyone know why we can choose only 10 favorite writers on Helium?

United States
July 25, 2009 9:48am CST
There are so many new writers I've discovered and admire on Helium, but we are allowed to choose only 10 favorites. Does anyone know why that is or if it might change soon? What is a good way to follow a writer you admire other than marking them a favorite? thank you karen
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
25 Jul 09
Really! All these things happening in Helium and i have no clue! I used to love that place until they decided terminate our accounts. Indians are not allowed their anymore until further developments. Sp, you need to choose your top 10? That must be heck of a task! How on earth are you going to pick!?
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• United States
25 Jul 09
That is terrible news, and so unfair! I do not understand elimintating a whole country or more. And I like many writers and would love to be able to follow or favorite them all :( But in order to pick a new one, you have to eliminate another. I don't understand what is going on with them.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
27 Jul 09
I think, its just an intermittent policy and they will reinstate is there soon. This is not the first time this been happening, so I have kept my fingers crossed.
• United States
30 Jul 09
...and I will cross my fingers on behalf of all the good writers living in India!
@Canellita (12061)
• United States
31 Jul 09
I wondered that too. I have compensated by choosing a "favorite" artcle from a writer I could not add to my list of favorites.
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• United States
31 Jul 09
Now that is a good idea. I was wondering how to "refind" writers I really like but cannot add to favorites. I will try it that way. Thank you :) Karen
@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I think I've been only barely aware that this feature exists. I guess I don't really follow friends on Helium the way that I do on Associated Content or Gather, for example. That's mostly because it's not set up as a reciprocal benefit on Helium the way it is with other sites. There's no chance to leave a message or comment on an article with Helium, except when you are rating it. I don't think the number should be limited, but I would be curious to know just how many people use that function of Helium. Good luck with your writing!
• United States
26 Jul 09
Hi Any...The reason I wish we could choose more favs on Helium is to keep up with the writing of friends, yes, but also to keep up with the writings of others, who just plain do great work. Perhaps, someday they will allow one to choose more favorites. Thank you for your input, and good luck on your own writing, as well :) Karen
@yugasini (12799)
• Anantapur, India
25 Jul 09
hi karen, good morning,after one week i think,i am seeing your discussion in mylot,i become a member in helium,but i have not started yet,because i do not know how to start...have a nice day
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• United States
25 Jul 09
Hello Yugasini...yes, I have been without my computer for a week! I have gotten behind on many things. I think you will enjoy Helium. I started by basically exploring the site, reading the rules and such, and getting a feel for the style of writing by reading many of the articles. And then I ventured into writing my own articles. It has gone well! Best of wishes there. Karen
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@mrtimharry (1182)
25 Jul 09
I have to say that I don't follow that many people within Helium, I think I only have three on my favourite list, although I do have the home page of a couple more stored amongst my internet favourites. I blieve that ten though is a reasonable number to keep on any home page, rather than it becoming a list a hundred long. I have always thought the list to be more use to those visiting your homeepage rather than being of use to you. As visitors can see others that you admire
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• United States
25 Jul 09
Hello Tim...your point is well taken. For me, the list of favorites is an easy way to access the writing of those whose work I enjoy, but I see how, for a visitor, the list of favorites would indeed serve a different purpose. Karen
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