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Shame on LJ

LiveJournal has added a "nudge" feature. Basically, if someone hasn't posted in over a week, you can "nudge" them, which will send then an email encouraging them to post. As mentioned in featureannounce, there was a console change to opt out of this.

Here's where I have two issues with LiveJournal.
1) Regular users should not have to go to the console to opt out of this. There is *NO* reason this shouldn't be a check box in the Edit Info page.
2) There is *NO* mention in the console reference on what, exactly, the command is to opt out!

So now, if I go absent, any of you people could bug me because I can't opt out of this asinine program they've implemented. Folks, if I've gone busy with no notice, there is a real chance that I'm very busy.

Shame. Shame on LJ.



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
have to agree without there
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Note to self, nudge rialtus.

Honestly, I agree. It seems like a waste of programming. If someone doesn't want to post... let them live in peace. But only a week until you can send a message is nuts -- I have one LJ-friend that goes some three or four months in between posts.
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Just imagine the fun you can have nudging that friend.

Several times a day.

For days on end.

At least you'd have an ex-friend that way. =)
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
Well, LJ could be smart enough to limit the number of nudges. Then again, considering that they implemented this the sky is the limit.
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
I have to say, while I don't post all that often, I usually check in once a day. I often put more replies up than posts. Sometimes it's because I've had a boring week, or I don't want to write about my job situation. (I'm working with Primerica, I enjoy it very much, but I'm not making much money yet. That will change as my team expands.)

On the other hand, I also have a friend on my list (a long-time friend in the three-dimensional world) who concerns me if I don't see her post much. So this might be a useful feature.
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
I've seen a few people in communities who need to get STFU messages :)
Jan. 14th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
that's way more important than 'nudge'... I mean.. just go to their last entry and say 'where are you'. Good enough, if you really wanna bug 'em that badly. LOL
Jan. 14th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
I agree with you, and have no plans to use the feature. I'll probably set my spam filters so "nudge" messages go straight to the spambox!
Jan. 15th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Excellent idea. Thanks!
Jan. 14th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
Are you telling me that I may have 597 nudges before I make another post? (Although last time I saw you, you wondered why I hadn't posted in a while, and it's a long, elaborate story which I won't get in to)

Bad....bad LJ.
Jan. 16th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
Well, and just commenting in someone else's journal isn't enough. For example, you've posted a reply here within a week, but your last entry was 2 weeks ago, so I could nudge you.

Stoopid system.
Jan. 15th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for the warning.
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