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# How I can get how many people follow my post?

Hi,

I'd like to know how many people is following my post. Where I can know it?

• ###### 1. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Hi Yuko,

what do you mean with "follow" ?

In the right upper corner you can see this:

regards

Kay

• ###### 2. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

I'd like to know how many people follow my post including the people who didn't reply.

If 10 people follow my post, does it show " Follow in 10"?

When I follow some posts, it always shows "Follow in 1". So I doubt that it exactly shows the number of followers. Have you ever seen the post with "Follow in N"?  (* N is greater than 1)

Regards,
Yuko

• ###### 3. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Here is one of the threads i follow. Additional i choose the inbox. So it counts 2 types/channels of following.

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Yuko-Oracle wrote:

I'd like to know how many people follow my post including the people who didn't reply.

If 10 people follow my post, does it show " Follow in 10"?

When I follow some posts, it always shows "Follow in 1". So I doubt that it exactly shows the number of followers. Have you ever seen the post with "Follow in N"? (* N is greater than 1)

Regards,
Yuko

It might help if you were precisely define what you mean by "follow" your post.  It sound like you might be trying to get simply how many people different people have viewed it.  Or you may mean something else.

In any event, I'd also be curious as to what you think would do with the information if you had it.  What decision would be based on "5 people following" vs. 500 people following."

• ###### 5. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Thank you, Kay. I now understand why my "follow in" shows always "follow in 1".

What I'd like to know is how many different members is follow my posts.

• ###### 6. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Hi Ed,

Yes. What I want to know is how many different people is following my posts.

The reason I need the number is;

- Customers in Japan need to be informed important product information in local languages.

- I and other Oracle Japan members translate the information to local language and post it in one thread.

- We request all local customers to follow the thread so that customers can get important product info by mail in local language.

With this original information delivery solutions, I'd like know how much customers have already followed the thread.

Regards,
Yuko

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Yuko-Oracle wrote:

Hi Ed,

Yes. What I want to know is how many different people is following my posts.

The reason I need the number is;

- Customers in Japan need to be informed important product information in local languages.

- I and other Oracle Japan members translate the information to local language and post it in one thread.

- We request all local customers to follow the thread so that customers can get important product info by mail in local language.

With this original information delivery solutions, I'd like know how much customers have already followed the thread.

Regards,
Yuko

I don't think that's really possible via this community platform.  Whilst you can see how many "views" a discussion has had, that is just a count of how many times the discussion page has been requested by a browser.... it could all be the same person, so if someone is following the discussion or involved in it quite a bit, then they will be viewing it multiple times.

You can see how many people choose to "follow" a discussion, but not everyone chooses to mark discussions to be followed, they are just casual browsers of it.

• ###### 8. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Yuko-Oracle wrote:

Hi Ed,

Yes. What I want to know is how many different people is following my posts.

The reason I need the number is;

- Customers in Japan need to be informed important product information in local languages.

- I and other Oracle Japan members translate the information to local language and post it in one thread.

- We request all local customers to follow the thread so that customers can get important product info by mail in local language.

With this original information delivery solutions, I'd like know how much customers have already followed the thread.

Regards,
Yuko

I'd think this forum would be a very poor channel for communicating with/notifying/informing your customers of anything.  I know if I had a vendor that expected me to follow a forum like this, I'd be very, very suspicious of their expertise.  Don't you have a customer database, with email addresses of your customers?  Can't you use that to drive your notification process?

• ###### 9. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Yuko-Oracle wrote:

Hi Ed,

Yes. What I want to know is how many different people is following my posts.

The reason I need the number is;

- Customers in Japan need to be informed important product information in local languages.

- I and other Oracle Japan members translate the information to local language and post it in one thread.

- We request all local customers to follow the thread so that customers can get important product info by mail in local language.

With this original information delivery solutions, I'd like know how much customers have already followed the thread.

Regards,
Yuko

Yuko,

Please contact your manager and have them get in touch with the transition team. We can address your concerns, but this is a public space isn't the place for internal concerns or for employees to share concerns about their areas.

Best,

Jim

• ###### 10. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

Jim Finch-Oracle wrote:

Yuko-Oracle wrote:

Hi Ed,

Yes. What I want to know is how many different people is following my posts.

The reason I need the number is;

- Customers in Japan need to be informed important product information in local languages.

- I and other Oracle Japan members translate the information to local language and post it in one thread.

- We request all local customers to follow the thread so that customers can get important product info by mail in local language.

With this original information delivery solutions, I'd like know how much customers have already followed the thread.

Regards,
Yuko

Yuko,

Please contact your manager and have them get in touch with the transition team. We can address your concerns, but this is a public space isn't the place for internal concerns or for employees to share concerns about their areas.

Best,

Jim

So, Jim, there's an idea for the new community.

Have something in place, so that Oracle employees are informed when using the public community(ies) that they are posting in public and if their concern/issue is something internal then they should not use the public community but instead seek assistance through one of the internal channels (and give links/info about those channels).

We've had it before where employees in Oracle Support have posted questions on the public community to try and get a resolution to a customer's issue, in some cases posting details of who the customer is and potentially confidential information, and in one case I recall the customer posting on the community to say "why are you posting my issue in public, I raised this on MOS?"

Just something to consider to raise internal awareness.

• ###### 11. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

So, Jim, there's an idea for the new community.

Have something in place, so that Oracle employees are informed when using the public community(ies) that they are posting in public and if their concern/issue is something internal then they should not use the public community but instead seek assistance through one of the internal channels (and give links/info about those channels).

We've had it before where employees in Oracle Support have posted questions on the public community to try and get a resolution to a customer's issue, in some cases posting details of who the customer is and potentially confidential information, and in one case I recall the customer posting on the community to say "why are you posting my issue in public, I raised this on MOS?"

Just something to consider to raise internal awareness.

It's not a state secret that we do have an employee area. While the current area hasn't been very active lately, on the new platform, it will be housed in its own area separate from the main boards and only accessed by employees. Since last time I heard, I'll be running it, we'll be promoting the heck out of it to existing employees.

We'll have a system in place to handle questions from employees about concerns about their areas.

Best,

Jim

• ###### 12. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

So, Jim, there's an idea for the new community.

Have something in place, so that Oracle employees are informed when using the public community(ies) that they are posting in public and if their concern/issue is something internal then they should not use the public community but instead seek assistance through one of the internal channels (and give links/info about those channels).

We've had it before where employees in Oracle Support have posted questions on the public community to try and get a resolution to a customer's issue, in some cases posting details of who the customer is and potentially confidential information, and in one case I recall the customer posting on the community to say "why are you posting my issue in public, I raised this on MOS?"

Just something to consider to raise internal awareness.

Definitely does not boost confidence of Oracle's customers to see their SR tech searching for solutions on public forums.  Even if it were the 'semi-public' MOSC.  Kind of like when one of my SRs was "answered" by quoting from an obscure blog the tech found by googling the error.  Icing on the cake was that the obscure blog article was written by me!  Really makes one wonder what we're paying for when we sign a support contract.

• ###### 13. Re: How I can get how many people follow my post?

EdStevens wrote:

So, Jim, there's an idea for the new community.

Have something in place, so that Oracle employees are informed when using the public community(ies) that they are posting in public and if their concern/issue is something internal then they should not use the public community but instead seek assistance through one of the internal channels (and give links/info about those channels).

We've had it before where employees in Oracle Support have posted questions on the public community to try and get a resolution to a customer's issue, in some cases posting details of who the customer is and potentially confidential information, and in one case I recall the customer posting on the community to say "why are you posting my issue in public, I raised this on MOS?"

Just something to consider to raise internal awareness.

Definitely does not boost confidence of Oracle's customers to see their SR tech searching for solutions on public forums. Even if it were the 'semi-public' MOSC. Kind of like when one of my SRs was "answered" by quoting from an obscure blog the tech found by googling the error. Icing on the cake was that the obscure blog article was written by me! Really makes one wonder what we're paying for when we sign a support contract.

I can't comment on anything MOSC since this is the Developer's forum and I'm not involved over there. I can say with the transition comes a reorganization and things will be better structured with public, paid (MOSC, Topliners, Netsuite), and employee areas separate in their own hubs. We're also embarking on an awareness campaign to make sure everyone's using their proper areas.

Lot going on, short time to do it but we're on pace to get things done.

Best,

Jim