Commenting or messaging a user to follower her or follow back

By Jade
San Fernando, Philippines
March 15, 2016 6:47am CST
A friend of mine saw my comment "thanks I'll follow you" then he message me to avoid asking a user to follow you...Is messaging or commenting to a user to follow her or follow back is against the rules ?
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3 responses
@owlwings (40038)
• Cambridge, England
15 Mar 16
No, it is not against the rules but many people find it impolite and 'pushy' if people ask them to follow them. The number of followers you have has absolutely no bearing on earnings or status or anything like that. If somebody wishes to follow you, they will be more likely to do so of their own accord and it, hopefully, means that they will be more likely to see and respond to what you post. Asking someone to follow you is more likely to have the opposite effect! When you follow someone, they should see it in their notifications, so there is no need at all to say so in a comment.
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• San Fernando, Philippines
15 Mar 16
thanks @owlwings at least I know now that I'm not in danger of getting banned here
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
15 Mar 16
It's not really 'against' the rules, but it isn't proper etiquette.
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• San Fernando, Philippines
15 Mar 16
thanks @JolietJake now I know I will now get ban
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@KristenH (25317)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Mar 16
I don't think it's against the rules. I do get PMs from a fellow Mylotter friend from time to time to talk privately. As for following, it's up to you if you want to follow her back.
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• San Fernando, Philippines
15 Mar 16
Oh thanks for the information @KristenH
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@KristenH (25317)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Mar 16
@apilado_jadeyahooc My pleasure Jade.
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