This topic has been brought up because of a DeviantARt Eclipse Update (link) <- me discussing it. that I just can't stop thinking about now. I have the desire for stats like Watchers/Followers, to be hidden from public view. So that people would be less intimidated to talk to each other on equal grounds on art platforms. And to try to help with the comparison/Self esteem problem the art community has.
Like, You get to see your own stats on display, but only you. Still be able to acess the watcher/follower list, but not have a public number next to it constantly. Thought I'd expand the conversation to my other platforms as well.