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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?


2006-01-17 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've been getting internal errors so often that I've taken to copying comments to my clipboard before trying to post them, because losing a comment in a locked fic-writing post I've been writing for an hour is OMG SO ANNOYING. I've lost comments and then had to try to re-create them, which of course makes me want to bash my head against the wall.

I was more willing to cut LJ slack when it was Brad and Some of His Friends. Now that it's all "professional," I except some degree of professionalism, even when I'm not getting it.


2006-01-18 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)

I just. If they would only learn from the uproar that comes every time they roll something like this out without reasonable warning or timely opt-out options...