April 5th, 2008
This week we moved all of Wishlisting from MediaTemple to Joyent. Long story short, this should alleviate some of the errors people have encountered while using the site, particularly during busy hours.
Secondly you may have noticed that, as of April 1st, birthday reminder e-mails were sent (if any of your friends have April birthdays). The approach we took is that, once a month, we’ll batch up all of your friends who’s birthdays are coming up and send them to you in one summary e-mail. This way you won’t get inundated with messages about every single person’s birthday, which is what some sites do. If your birthday is coming up, we’ll give you a reminder ahead of time to update your wishlist if you have friends who are keeping an eye on your birthday.
If you’d like to turn any of this off, you can do so under the “Your settings” section and simply uncheck “Enable monthly birthday reminders.”
Another feature that is just about to pop are the e-mail price drop notifications. Currently wishlisting tracks price drops at 30 of the most popular stores where people are adding wishes. You can see this happening when looking at items on your wishlist:
These are updated on a regular basis, but currently don’t get e-mailed to you. Well, it has become obvious that the site has found some sweet bargains, and the option to be notified by e-mail would be incredibly useful. That feature is coming very shortly, and I’ll write another blog post about the details of how it works when it’s ready.