A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Just thinking about block lists. When I implemented them in twollo next to no one used it. The main thing was that you never re-followed anyone so to make block lists will only work when you are pro-active about blocking people.
Users now have the ability to exclude Friendfeed groups from auto-following, this means that could say that you don't want to auto-follow anyone whose comment is on an entry in this group (for example)
Wow, great! I didn't even think about looking for you on FriendFeed, even thought I found your app. very valuable! Thanks for this. Do you mind if I make a couple of suggestions that would enhance my personal ffollo experience?
I am trying to work out what analytics - if any to put in to ffollo, experience on twollo has shown that a lot of people constantly press f5 to see if there are any new follows - when in all likeli hood there won't be many. At a minimum I will be displaying a list of the last X follows.
Twollo is created purely around searching twitter and following people who match a criteria, I am pretty keen to make the FFollo more "Friendfeedey" and as such I am debating about even implementing follows based on searches (the false positive rate would be pretty high), what are your thoughts?
Tip: If you are worried about polluting your home feed, You can create a custom list and ffollo will put the all subscriptions in that list, you can then promote each user to your home feed if you like what they are talking about.
The Friendfeed API is pretty useful, when you query all your entries, users who comment and like your items are returned along with the list of commands that you can execute against the user, so for instance I know straigh away if you are already subscribed to a user feed or not. If only Twitter offered such a rich object model.