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It's because they've tackled people so many times. And each time you tackle someone your nose takes a beating. But, fear not, after getting beaten up, your nose actually gets harder, you see. It forms a hard outer layer, a shell if you will, hence "hard nosed."
Yesterday during the Seahawks game they put up a graphic of how Seattle has all of its elite defensive players locked up for the next 2-4 years. Guys like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, et cetera et cetera.
My first thought was "Wow, that's a hard-nosed defense"
My second was "Exactly how much harder are those noses than your league-avg. defense? And why are their noses hard?"
Zach, you had some ideas on how to increase the number of followers signing up to follow conversations.
I think the longest-running idea we've had is to freeze the Follow button, so at any point while reading the conversation it was visible.
Another great one is to have the Follow button right at the top of the conversation. Even before someone starts to skim they might click to follow. That's pretty common behavior, and something I do in places like Facebook a lot. I'll save a link to read later, or share it before reading it myself.