I signed up in 2008. It would be nice to put options on the set up page, but I’ve never seen that. You would have to had gone to your page with all your information. It would have been by your picture, but it has gotten easier to find over the years. For many years people didn’t usually fill out their information. I guess you have to prioritize looking for these things. A bunch of emails was incentive for me. Brad is talking about making a social network site. This would probably be a good idea for that. To make the options easier to find.
Exactly!!!!! The email filters and other user preferences should be easier to find and should probably be a part of the sign-up page. Back when I signed up these were not obvious and not easy to find. Furthermore, as a naive, first time user back then, one was not expected to know about all the privacy concerns, nor the issues with emails being sent by the hundreds, so why would one have needed to go searching for filters and settings to exclude them?
If Brad does eventually build a social network site I may actually sign up because he would implement a more user friendly format than others like Facebook and Twitter, neither of which I'd bother to visit.