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Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

comebaqq
Explorer | Level 4

This is the picture link of what I am talking about What does the "Following" button do?

 

PLz tell me what happen after I tick following?

 

 

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Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

Jay
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Hi there, the Following button allows you to be informed if there are any changes to that folder, such as new documents, similar to how following a Paper doc sends you a notification when that doc is amended.

Hope this helps clarify matters!

Jay
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Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi there, the Following button allows you to be informed if there are any changes to that folder, such as new documents, similar to how following a Paper doc sends you a notification when that doc is amended.

Hope this helps clarify matters!

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

comebaqq
Explorer | Level 4

 


@Jay wrote:
Hi there, the Following button allows you to be informed if there are any changes to that folder, such as new documents, similar to how following a Paper doc sends you a notification when that doc is amended.

Hope this helps clarify matters!

So if all the files inside the folder I am following are not shared, that means the following button won't do anything since the only person who is gonna amend the files is myself, which the system won't send the notification for.

 

And if the files inside the folder I am following are shared with other people, and other people amend the files, then the system will send me notifications.

 

Am I correct?

Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

comebaqq
Explorer | Level 4

Is there a dropbox community level ranks guide? like I am level 3 now but I don't even know how I got to level 3 and how may levels are there and which level unlocks the Signature function and how to get to level 4.. etc

Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

Jay
Dropboxer

@comebaqq wrote:

 


 

So if all the files inside the folder I am following are not shared, that means the following button won't do anything since the only person who is gonna amend the files is myself, which the system won't send the notification for.

 

And if the files inside the folder I am following are shared with other people, and other people amend the files, then the system will send me notifications.

 

Am I correct?


That's right, it's primarily for collaboration with others, hence the option to follow a folder or file. For private items, you're not going to get notifications.

 

Is there a dropbox community level ranks guide? like I am level 3 now but I don't even know how I got to level 3 and how may levels are there and which level unlocks the Signature function and how to get to level 4.. etc


There isn't a guide to the ranks, though I think it peaks at 9 or 10, it depends on the amount of times you post on the forum overall, since in my experience people post only about an issue they're experiencing, and then rarely return since their issue was resolved.

 

As this is a community however, users like to come back to learn more and help others with their own ideas. 

 

Currently only Super Users and Moderators can have signatures to avoid cluttering up the forum in the same way the forums of the early 2000s lived and breathed.

 

It is possible to become a super user if you have a read of the following thread for more info!


Jay
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Re: What does Drop Box Paper's Folder "following" mean?

JOfE
Collaborator | Level 10

This could be a useful feature for my team in terms of following a folder. Where do I find 'follow' ?

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