WP Reader Changes – WP Test Sending Recommendations by Email
Update: From Jeff Bowen of Horizon Feedback responding to a suggestion of Opting-in/out for recommendation by email.
“Thanks for the suggestion, Graham. It’s not shown in the screenshot, but you will definitely be able to manage your subscription status for these, regardless”.
So it seems, one less thing to be concerned about.
Original Post was
On December 19 2016 at 2:43pm I asked Horizon Feedback if they had been asked to test the new WP Reader (using their “Call for Testing: Image Editor” post). The answer of “No” was published as a comment on the same post at 10:19pm on the same day.
Subsequently, Dandelionslad ⇒ kindly gave me a heads up that a new post of “Call for Testing: Recommended Reading Emails” had been published. Please click here ⇓ to view.
!! There is a comments section !!
It seems that WP intend to send us unsolicited recommendations by email (straight into my junk folder) in addition to placing them in our Readers.
Could you explain this to me ?
December 20, 2016 at 22:17
Horizon are asking for volunteers to test sending emailed “recommendations” from WP. After inquiry they have given an assurance that, if it is launched for all, we can manage any such subscription (i.e. turn it off).
December 20, 2016 at 23:44
I left comment, “I do not want any unsolicited blog recommendations from WP in my email or reader ever. It is intrusive and invasive.”
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December 20, 2016 at 22:20
Quite right too. 🙂 . I think they have got the message.
December 20, 2016 at 23:46