Number of Followers Limitations
Is there a limitation of the number of followers that can follow a wordpress.com blog? It seems that every time a new follower subscribes to my blog an old follower on the very last page of the list (Site Stats » My Followers) is bumped off. And I have considered the possibility that the old readers are unsubscribing, but wanted to check here and make sure there isn’t any limitation.
The number of subscribers rarely moves beyond 1,139. Momentarily it will bump up to 1,140-42 when a new reader subscribes and then will drop back down to 1,139 shortly after (compression?).
If anyone can clear any misconceptions here it would be fantastic. Thank you.
The blog I need help with is jgburdette.wordpress.com.
There are no limitations but there is an issue for some as you have described. I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.
Thank you, Time Thief!
There is no limit on the number of followers.
I can’t really explain why you are seeing your numbers “stuck” at 1139, because it looks like you’re picking up new followers pretty regularly. It’s possible that some people are deciding to unfollow you or change between following via email and WordPress.com.
I haven’t seen any other reports of people’s follower counts not updating, but I will keep an eye out.
Thank you for looking into the matter, jackiedana, much appreciated. I just thought it was odd how each time a new person subscribes the oldest follower at that time is bumped off the list/unsubscribes. It seems like too much of coincidence.
I agree, it does sound odd. :) It’s just difficult to troubleshoot something like this without seeing a pattern or something that’s easily tracked.
I’m not certain what happened but after rechecking the followers quite often over the week the issue continued to persist. Until a few minutes ago; all of the old followers who disappeared are now back on the list.
I’m not sure if there’s an issue here. Everything seems to be okay – you continue to gain new followers, and it looks like your followers are now at 1,174. At this time I really don’t see anything to be concerned about. If you see something dramatic happen, like the sudden loss/gain of a lot of followers, or something along those lines, please let me know.
Correct you are, jackiedana. I consider this resolved. It must have been some sort of glitch? In any case I’m glad it seems to have corrected itself. Thank you for your responses.
You’re welcome. Have a nice weekend!
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