I totally agree. When I get a load of notifications on Hopscotch from one person (e.g. they like a load of my projects) I can’t tell if there’s a “____ started following you!” mixed in somewhere. And I really want to know how many people follow me, but I don’t think we should be judged by that (after all some really good coders are new).
Every time follower count are mentioned it does this same thing:
Someone asks about them
People say it’d lead to bullying
Someone suggests either making them private or optional
More ideas are discussed
The topic Is forgotten
True, happens every time
It should be visible to only you if anything.