I am being followed by a number

@Rollo1 (16689)
Boston, Massachusetts
October 27, 2015 7:16pm CST
I got a notification that I have a new follower. He (?) has a very strange name. It consists of numbers. Ten numbers, to be exact. Like a phone number with area code. This follower has no activity, and apparently, no name. Now and again I gain a follower who doesn't have any posts. But usually, they have activity and their profile will show me the responses they've made on discussions. I know that this person is an active member of the community. Hey, not everyone wants to write. But I am a little wary of followers who don't have anything. How can anyone start following people before they've so much as read a discussion - any discussion? What do you do when someone follows you but doesn't have any activity to tell you anything about them? Do you ignore it and wait? Follow them back? Block them? Hide your cash and jewelry?
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Oct 15
I would ignore it and wait, I think. That is very odd.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
People often choose screen names, but rarely do they choose to be a number.
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@topffer (34095)
• France
28 Oct 15
I was 008 ter yesterday. I usually does not follow back a member who has no activity, because some of them were spammers sending PMs in the past. However, there are also many lurkers joining myLot just to read the discussions, and several are following me.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
I wonder why they lurk? Are we that interesting?
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@topffer (34095)
• France
28 Oct 15
@Rollo1 Any forum has lurkers. Some of them will perhaps join the fun and post someday.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Oct 15
Its strange how coukd they continue to follow others on mylot without putting up their own discussions.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
Some people rarely write. Or maybe they spend time reading and responding for a while before they write. But usually, they do something.
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@vickyrose (1990)
• Canberra, Australia
28 Oct 15
I just leave them there, hopefully they will have a discussion later. I will check out how long they've become a member for. If it's just a stalker then will probably just block them
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
I don't what there is to stalk. But I will probably wait and see what transpires.
• Preston, England
28 Oct 15
ignore them until they actually do something.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
It's impossible to form an opinion unless he/she does something, but I find it odd when people gather friends but don't participate.
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• Preston, England
28 Oct 15
@Rollo1 he has only been on a day so he may be reading work while biding time - he hasn't added me yet but when you mentioned him I looked for him on your list of followers
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
28 Oct 15
I just received the same notification and I have no idea who it is. Wonder what this one is all about.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
I don't know. It doesn't make sense to collect people to follow if you aren't going to be active.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
28 Oct 15
@Rollo1 Yah it does if your going to spam them then you can block them if they do this.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Oct 15
I must say, he is a spammer . I prefer you to locate him to @GoAskAlice
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
He hasn't actually done anything yet. What can I report about him?
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• Preston, England
28 Oct 15
@Rollo1 I agree - he isn't doing anything wrong
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Oct 15
wait and see. I guess, Ive never looked at who follows me so not sure
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 15
It tells you in notifications when someone follows you.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
28 Oct 15
I did have one follower who had no activity.Well,I ignored him.There are some who have no discussion but they do comment.So I think that is okay.I have never come across anybody whose name is only numbers.
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@LadyDuck (156977)
• Switzerland
28 Oct 15
I do not follow back, there is nothing to follow, but I do not block, I wait to see what to do later.
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@allknowing (65040)
• India
28 Oct 15
I am not sure what harm any follower can do to my activity here and so I do not consider it to be a serious issue unless you have something that you would want to share here.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 15
I've had several followers like that. I just ignore them, they should know better the whole point of joining myLot in the first place. If they don't have any intention to interact, why join in the first place?
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@zebra2222 (5157)
• United States
28 Oct 15
Names are far more important and relevant than numbers. Good luck with your postings.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 15
I wouldn't follow back I would wait to see a few Days what is happening with that Person but I have to be honest the Numbers would get me thinking and I would probably not entertain that Person
@cupkitties (7171)
• United States
28 Oct 15
I have a personal rule against following members with no activity. Periodically I check on these accounts to see if they have finally posted anything.
@jstory07 (66957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Oct 15
I think you should report them and see what happens from there. they might be a spammer.
• United States
28 Oct 15
If I had any valuables, I think that I would hide them just in case. Then again, if he (or she) is just waiting and watching, then you might be leading them right to exactly what they want. On second thought, I think that I would leave the things right where they are and just keep vigilant to see whether or not he (or she) pops out at you in a dark alley.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
28 Oct 15
I prefer to see a newbie with at least a few discussions.
@Tampa_girl7 (25677)
• United States
28 Oct 15
I haven't had this happen to me yet.
@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Oct 15
Maybe wait and see. I wouldn't really do anything until he has a little more activity. That's what I would do.