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22 June 2015 @ 10:51 am
Does Nudging do any good?  
Are our friends lost to other social media? Is there any way to draw them back? I have tried the "Nudge a Friend" but see no evidence that it worked. I tried the program the LJ offered six months ago where people were invited back with the lure of some member benefits. I saw no evidence that brought anyone back. (In fact, even LJ has been quiet about that program lately.)

So . . . What do we do? Any ideas?

(I do think the Nudge a friend needs some updating. I think the text isn't very effective and we need to be able to add a personal message but if it doesn't actually work then why bother.)
 
 
Laurakyrielle on June 27th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
Sending me nudges/pokes/whatevers from social media sites I've left doesn't usually bring me back. It usually irritates me and causes me to hunt for a way to block that email. I consider those "harrassment" features, not ways to invite friends back.

You want them back? Send them a nicely-written personalized letter via the LJ messaging service.

And if their email has changed, it still might not work, but it's still better than the nudge. When I saw the nudge feature released, I think I almost sprained my eyes rolling them. LJ seems to be working hard to incorporate the worst features of every other social media they can find, and making itself less pleasant and welcoming to me on a regular basis. YMMV.