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I recently (yesterday) followed Health and noticed that I'm not in the list of followers: and the followers count is 19 which is exactly the number of user in that list (without me). Am I missing something? (cached?)

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marked as duplicate by Shadow The Princess Wizard, Martijn Pieters, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Lance Roberts Mar 27 '14 at 14:58

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I was able to reproduce with another account I have. Looks like new account can't follow proposals.

Here is the link to the account profile page, showing it following the same proposal, but as in your case it's not "real" i.e. not showing anywhere else.

When trying with existing, old time account, all is working fine.

Mystery solved! When you register new account on Area 51 you should get such an email:

Thanks for registering with Stack Exchange Area 51

In order to follow proposals, we need to confirm your email address. All it takes is a single click.

Check you email, maybe it landed in the spam folder.

(note this applies also for users with accounts on other sites, since Area 51 stands on its own)

  • interesting, but this user Jody (4th in the list) is quite new, and he is in the list?? Or this problem is only happened from yesterday? – Bolu Mar 27 '14 at 9:57
  • @Bolu true! Hmm... maybe OpenID issue... my new account use Stack Exchange, what's yours? – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 27 '14 at 9:59
  • OpenID, Google Account? – Bolu Mar 27 '14 at 9:59
  • @Bolu see my edit. – Shadow The Princess Wizard Mar 27 '14 at 10:05
  • You are a star! – Bolu Mar 27 '14 at 10:08

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