There are several ways to begin following a piece of content, a person, or a forum, also known as a place, in the community.
Ways to Follow People, Forum and Content
- From any stream you're reading, hover your mouse over a person's name or avatar, or the name of a forum, and click Follow. You can then select the stream in which you want to follow the person or forum.
- Use the Browse menus. Click People from the top navigation menu (may also be nested under the Browse button), or click Your Content or Your Places from the menu under your avatar, then browse for things to follow. Be sure to check the Recommended tab to see recommendations based on your individual activity and connections in the community. When you see an item you want to follow, click on its gear icon and then Follow. Then select the stream in which you want to follow the content item, person, or forum.
- Use the Search feature. Search for keywords of things that might interest you. When you find something you want to follow, click on the item. From there, click Follow. Then select the stream in which you want to follow the content item, person, or forum.
Stop Following People, Forums and Content
To stop following something, either hover over it from the stream or go to the item and then click Following. Select the streams from which you want to stop following the person, forum, or content item, and then click Stop Following. You will no longer see updates for that person, forum, or content item in those streams. Those updates will still appear in the Most Recent stream, however, because that stream shows all public activity in the community.
You can also click the gear icon next to the stream and click Edit Stream to use the stream drag-and-drop feature.