The SocialEngine “Following” feature allows members to “follow”, or subscribe, to other members. When enabled, there will be a special “Follow” menu created on your site so members can see what other members they are following are posting.
In addition to this feature, you can set the site to a more private site by enabling the “Allow Following-Only Messages and Mentions” setting that will make it so that members can only interact with those that are following them.
We’ll give details for both settings below.
Note that you’ll need to have enabled the “Following” setting above in order to use this setting. Also, Admins and Moderators are exempt from the “Following” rules and are able to message and mention anyone.
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