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Separate watch and friend options


I know it's considered rude to compare one site to another, but I like how Inkbunny lets you decide whether to follow an artist personally or follow their work- or both! Suppose I find someone who I feel I could be friends with, but for whatever reason, don't care for their artwork?

Here on FA there's only one option- "Watch this artist; receive notices for anything they post". What if, instead, I could choose what to be notified for? i.e. "Let me know when this user posts a new journal; don't bother telling me about new art from them"?

Feel free to reply saying how feasible this is, coding-wise, and whether it's just a bad idea generally.


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Actually, this is an idea we quite like, and we've discussed it some behind-the-scenes. The idea also extends to "friends" and "content moderators". So, you could potentially set someone as a friend or even given someone controls to modify your submissions (such as improving/curating tags, or posting journals). This would work well especially for groups accounts.

The base idea of a "watcher" vs "friend" is pretty much no different than a social circle, but it's something we've talked about. It's not something we have on the immediate radar (there's a few more important things higher up on the list we want to tackle first).
That would actually be really nice, I watch people who are friends, but all they draw is porn, and I don't like it personally. So to keep them but not see their submissions would be nice :3

On DA you can click boxes to customize if you want to see submissions, journals, etc. I don't know if that's harder to do but just thought I'd throw it in here.


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This, we really need this XD


Lord of Potatoes
I'd like having a friends feature. Currently to keep track of people I want to have quick access to, I have a journal I keep for myself linking everyone, but it would very nice to have an actual place for friends list.