[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7133: Merge BuddyPress Followers into BuddyPress Core

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#7133: Merge BuddyPress Followers into BuddyPress Core
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby  |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Friends          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback     |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 Replying to [comment:6 espellcaste]:
 > For clarification @johnjamesjacoby, is the idea to deprecate the Friends
 component for the Followers or to keep both in BuddyPress?

 Keep them both readily available, not deprecating Friends.

 A person may have friends who they wish to unfollow, and there may be
 complete strangers worth following.

 The act of "following" someone is likely to integrate into:
 * The Activity stream, as a means for creating a curated feed of people
 who you wish to follow across a network.
 * The Friends component, automatically following people who become a
 person's friend
 * The Settings component, with appropriate toggles for even allowing
 someone to follow them (maybe they don't want to be followed?)
 * The Groups component, in that I want to follow all activity of specific
 * The Emails API, where HTML emails can be crafted for communicating who's
 newly following whom
 * The Notifications component, for one-way alerts to members that they
 have new followers

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7133#comment:7>
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