Say what???

United States
September 22, 2017 7:18pm CST
I was going through my notifications and got one about someone following me. My standard procedure for this is to check out the person's profile. So I do this, only to find this person is a teenager....that is about four decades younger than me....and according to the profile has zero activity, that is 0 activity. Am I missing something here?
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11 responses
@maezee (32970)
• United States
23 Sep
Strange that they are following you but have zero activity!
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• United States
23 Sep
That is exactly what got my attention, did they just pull my name out of a hat or what.
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@Morleyhunt (20261)
• Canada
23 Sep
It's probably early days for them. Some think that following a lot of Mylotters is the way to go...they either learn to build relationships or move on and leave the site. I don't pay all that much attention to who follows me. If they are actively following me, I'll notice and if their discussions interest me, I may just follow them back.
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• United States
23 Sep
I agree with you there....I just found it really strange.
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@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
23 Sep
I would not think that a teenager would be allowed to join here I would think that they would have to be at least 18 to join.
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@JolietJake (51116)
• United States
23 Sep
You only have to be 13, it is in the Terms
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• United States
23 Sep
She was 18, but still that's awfully young for me.
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@Jdaw1985 (4001)
• Harrells, North Carolina
23 Sep
@JolietJake Oh ok I guess since I am way over that age I just did not pay that attention.
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@jobelbojel (7506)
• Philippines
23 Sep
When did that teenager join mylot? I have seen one without discussions but has plenty of points ( is that what you call the numbers right after the username?)
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@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep
how c ould the person have points with no activbiity unless he washere b efore and dthat from befoe which is l ikely
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• Philippines
23 Sep
@Hatley the one I saw has activities but no discussions.
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• United States
23 Sep
Recent joiner, the numbers after your name indicate the number of posts that person has made.
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@kobesbuddy (52494)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Sep
Maybe that teenager just joined, today or yesterday. When I first signed up, was when my membership on another 5 sites was still active. Thus, I didn't learn how to submit discussions or anything else. Over a year later, here I am typing away at this computer keyboard, on My Lot.
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• United States
23 Sep
It is definetely a learning game, with a learning curve for those that work at it.
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@kobesbuddy (52494)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Sep
@sumofalltears It takes a lot of time, but socializing is its best feature.
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@owlwings (39597)
• Cambridge, England
23 Sep
Age is not too important, really, when it comes to being friends. Often young people will 'follow' older people because they respect them and, perhaps, hope to learn something from what they write. I am always suspicious of people (whatever their age) who have absolutely no activity and have 'followed' a large number of people. It is a technique quite often used by some spammers who will later try to send spammy PMs to a large number of people. Of course, just having no activity and following people doesn't necessarily mean that they are this kind of spammer. It may be that they are exploring the site before posting anything (it's known as 'lurking' in online forums). Nevertheless, if someone like that 'follows' me, I won't follow them back or react in any way. I just watch to see what, if anything, happens.
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• United States
24 Sep
I am indeed watcing, you pretty much covered my concerns.
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@Kosgey (1264)
23 Sep
Maybe he is new member.
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• United States
23 Sep
I think you have to be 13 or older on here? Pls someone correct me if I am wrong. I get people following me right off the bat too with zero posts.
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@Shellyann36 (11283)
• United States
15 Oct
That member probably just has not figured out how it all works here yet.
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@kepweng (17548)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
23 Sep
i think the age gap is does not matter if you interact with her maybe shes new?
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• Preston, England
23 Sep
I see quite a few people who follow lots of us without ever writing anything - it really is pointless