Hi, I'm getting a mix of emails and posts here, they aren't all the same.
@gibrown, thanks for replying, that's interesting. I hope there's an on/off button because although it might drive traffic to us, as well as away from us, it's going to be very random. WordPress has such a wide range of sites, only a relatively small proportion are relevant to our readers. I'd prefer it if my readers were redirected to sites I choose -- I have a blogroll and use links in my posts which often include other wordpress.com sites, but ones that I choose. (My current site is new but marthawilliams.org has more examples.)
I've paid for premium themes on both blogs and just bought no-ads on my current site so am hoping I can opt out of the random links buttons very soon -- not so that * I * don't see them, but so that readers don't see them on my site.
Also I run a third site which is entirely for kids. If it's on that site, I'll have to close it. :((
Pretty unhappy. When will it go live?