Follow Limit

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  1. VinLark
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    So, I got really board and decided to follow as many people I could seek out. But I got this error.
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    I was wondering, why? Why is there a limit to people you could follow. What if somebody really needed to follow more than 1000 people? Just asking here
     
  2. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just out of curiosity, can you come up with a valid reason? Why do you think even Twitter switched to a filtering mechanism?
     
  3. FAST6191

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    It is likely a combination of sanity, security and a hope that nobody would need it.

    I imagine the forum has not adopted the facebook, youtube subscription and google search style "just show them a decent selection of stuff from those they follow" approach and therefore your thousand person follow list generates a serious database query or database load depending upon how it is coded.

    If someone really needed to it would probably fall under tough shit. I don't know if mods are subject to such things like the difference between staff and users for using the search repeatedly, and if a user really needed such things (I don't see why but hey) then it might be that a special user group could be made for them.
     
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