Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote in suggestions,
Marcus L. Rowland

Switching off Virtual Gifts

Switching off Virtual Gifts

Short, concise description of the idea
It would be useful to be able to switch off the receipt of virtual gifts, in the same way that it's possible to switch off the receipt of nudges.

Full description of the idea
I don't particularly want people to send me virtual gifts - they clutter the user information page and since I'm a permanent member I gain nothing from being sent them. Also, I've noticed that some people are being bombarded with virtual gifts since the free sponsored ones became available. At present they have to be deleted individually as they appear, which isn't ideal if someone has just sent you ten or a couple of hundred. I think that there should be an option to switch off receipt of gifts, in the same way that it's possible to switch off receipt of nudges.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Members who don't want virtual gifts won't receive them.
  • Members won't waste their money and time sending virtual gifts to people who don't want them, and would delete them as soon as they arrive.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • A small loss of income to Livejournal.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • A switch, along the lines of the command that turns off the receipt of nudges, would probably be the easiest way to implement this.
Tags: gift shop, virtual gifts, § implemented
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