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    Recently I've been getting notifications from Twitter saying that so-and-so is following me and it increases my follower count but they're not in my list of followers. The names are usually randomly generated names and numbers (such as @Imogene_FF3938), is anybody aware of this or any way to block these people from following me if they're not in my Followers list?
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    Never heard of this particular problem but it's not uncommon for new followers to either unfollow you or get suspended (for whatever reason) by the time you get your notification from Twitter.
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    i have experienced this as well but my approach is different than yours

    i need all the followers i can get! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by WreakingHavoc View Post
    Recently I've been getting notifications from Twitter saying that so-and-so is following me and it increases my follower count but they're not in my list of followers. The names are usually randomly generated names and numbers (such as @Imogene_FF3938), is anybody aware of this or any way to block these people from following me if they're not in my Followers list?
    Taking your account private is the only way to control who follows you. The crap you describe is just part of the price of admission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Taking your account private is the only way to control who follows you. The crap you describe is just part of the price of admission.
    That is correct. My primary Twitter account is private and once a week or so, I login online and go through the list of people wanting access to my tweets and accept those who share my interest and ideals and decline those who don't as well as those that are sales related and those associated with porn.
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    What happens if you receive an email request for someone who wants to follow you and you take no action?
    Does that request just stay in limbo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    What happens if you receive an email request for someone who wants to follow you and you take no action?
    Does that request just stay in limbo?
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    Yes... but they also do not see your timeline... so it effectively blocks them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Yes... but they also do not see your timeline... so it effectively blocks them.
    Got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    What happens if you receive an email request for someone who wants to follow you and you take no action?
    Does that request just stay in limbo?
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    I've never had an email follow request, but when I login to check the follow requests, the ones I deny simply are denied. I doubt there is a notification to them indicating the denial because a majority are randomly generated requests based on people who are following both themselves and you. It should also be noted that some of the people I grant access to are expected. In other words, some are "personally" recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I've never had an email follow request, but when I login to check the follow requests, the ones I deny simply are denied. I doubt there is a notification to them indicating the denial because a majority are randomly generated requests based on people who are following both themselves and you. It should also be noted that some of the people I grant access to are expected. In other words, some are "personally" recommended.
    You donít get an email requesting to follow you, per se, but itís one of the categories of emails that you can subscribe to/unsubscribe from, within the Twitter app... itís within Twitter under Settings / Email Notifications...
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    Could be spam followers. There are still an awful lot of those. I remember a few years ago Twitter cleared out the spam accounts and all of a sudden people were missing hundreds of followers. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    You donít get an email requesting to follow you, per se, but itís one of the categories of emails that you can subscribe to/unsubscribe from, within the Twitter app... itís within Twitter under Settings / Email Notifications...
    Oh okay. I've been tweeting for a few years now and I really haven't paid any attention to that particular setting. I mean, I check the settings from time to time to make sure nothing has change from my specifications, and thankfully, they haven't. Also, I rarely tweet from the website. Anyway, thank you for your reply. I appreciate it...
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    Tks for the info guys.

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    Thanks for all the replies, I agree it must be spammers that are getting blocked as my follower numbers keep going up and down. I just found it odd that my count would go up yet the new "follower" was not in the list. Not a biggy but just curious.
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