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A nudge is as good as a wink to a blind man...

So, a lot of people seem to be getting militant about the new nudge feature in livejournal. I am rather left wondering why this is. Any conciencious objectors out there care to fill me in on their reasoning?

I can see how having randoms annoying you would be a bad thing but the feature is only open to mutual friends and only if you've not posted for a week. Does anyone out there who doesn't post weekly have mutual friends who couldn't just email them anyway?
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There's a cogent argument in this comment.
There are others.

A lot of objections would have been resolved if:
- the opt-out had gone live at the same time as the nudge feature
- the opt-out was more accessible than via the admin console -- perhaps as a tick box on the userinfo page
- the default had been "nudges disabled", or (as a minimum) had defaulted to the same state as the "show your contact information" tick box, or the "receive comment notification emails" tick box.