I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch
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LJ PSA

If, like me, the very idea of the new nudge feature makes your ears boil and skin crawl (yes, despite the fact that it only works for mutually friended LJ's; I read the FAQ), and you find yourself, as usual, muttering about why the hell doesn't LJ consult the frakking users before implementing rude and intrusive crap like this?

Or you know, if it just annoys you and you want to turn it off so no one can 'nudge' you?

Go to the admin console and paste in:

set disable_nudge 1

(People who are having fun with nudging and being nudged and think it's cool, more power to you - I just want to be told it exists before it's put into place, and choose to turn it on, in a prominent place like user settings vs an admin console code that I have to read the FAQ on nudge to find in the first place, not a default setting that I have to turn off. WTF, LJ, WTF.)

ETA: Oh, it's in the frelling FAQ, but it's not it wasn't live yet. See the ears? That was theoretical boiling before.

You cannot turn this off yet. The ability to 'opt out' should be live... in a few hours. It is in fact live now. Which doesn't change an iota of the ranty bits. ;-)

WT-fucking-F, LJ? Do you never learn from the experience of sending shit live that makes sweeping changes to the site, without consulting a user-base bigger than, oh, the development team, or even warning people in advance that it's going to be happening?
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