So I've been asked to develop a feature at work that would give a generic welcome message to new users when they sign up. But the message isn't from our company; it is signed from the person who referred them to become a user.
So John sends a referral to Jane. When Jane signs up she will see a message that says: "Welcome, I'm glad you signed up! -John".
But John never gets notified about this message. It just shows up without his knowing it will.
As a user I don't like this feature and I've made it known. I also offered a solution as a feature that prompts John to send a generic welcome message. But I got pushback saying that this was legal and not a big deal.
Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? Or is this as big of a deal as it feels to me?
If it is a big deal, what more can I do about it at work?