gift_token_anon (gift_token_anon) wrote in suggestions,

Selection of a Transfer Date for Gifts of LJ Gift Shop Tokens to Other Users

Selection of a Transfer Date for Gifts of LJ Gift Shop Tokens to Other Users

Short, concise description of the idea
I would like to be able to select a date for the transfer of gifts of LJ Gift Shop tokens to other users, much in the same way that it's possible to select a delivery date for gifts of Paid account time and virtual gifts.

Full description of the idea
Yes, I'm submitting this under a sock account. This is because I have just sent several anonymous gifts of LJ tokens from the Gift Shop to friends, and if I posted this with my regular journal and my friends saw this suggestion, they could easily make an educated guess that it was I who sent them, thus spoiling the secret santa thing. ;)

But that said, my suggestion has to do with the fact that unlike with gifts of Paid account time and virtual gifts, it's not currently possible to choose the delivery date for a gift of a transfer of LJ tokens to someone else. For instance, I had purchased several thousand LJ tokens today to transfer anonymously to friends. The tokens were transferred instantaneously, but I had actually wanted to be able to postpone the transfers until December 25, since my friends celebrate X-Mas. I suppose I could have just waited until that day, but then I might not have been in a position to do so, and it's more convenient to send them now and select the date of delivery or transfer.

I'm not sure why it would be necessary for tokens to be transferred instantaneously if they're meant to be gifts to other users. Perhaps someone might be able to shed some light on this in the comments. Also, I'm not sure what possible drawbacks this suggestion might entail outside of the usual time and trouble of coding, so if anyone knows of any such drawbacks, please let me know and I can add them in.

An ordered list of benefits
  • More control over when a recipient will receive a gift of LJ tokens (i.e. their birthday or a winter holiday or another special occasion) rather than instantaneously.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • As usual, the time and trouble involved in adding the option to select a transfer date for LJ tokens to other users.
  • There are probably others that I'm not thinking of at the moment... other than maybe DemonEyes!Frank will eat your soul? ;) IDEK (I don't even know).
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