amazon secretly fixes something stupid

I often get irritated with things on Amazon. Sometimes, I send an email about my complaints. Usually, I get an automated or otherwise not-very-promising reply. Then, the problem gets fixed after a year or two. The weird thing is that the things that bug me that get fixed never get the kind of fanfare that new features I don’t like get. Those giant video clips kept getting in my way, the animated shaking gold box made me want to smack somebody, and so on.

Meanwhile, today I noticed that I can now tell Amazon that I do not want to have my recommendations based on certain purchases. I was getting yoga suggestions because of books I bought for Gloria. Today, I saw that I could uncheck “use for recommendations” on that product. This might make their recommendations useful again! That’s dangerous, I might want to buy more stuff…

Written on August 20, 2006
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