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Old 06-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Netflix's queue policies have frustrated me once again...

...by doing something so cool that I want to eat my hat over all finger pointing I've made at their ToS policies surrounding queue ordering:

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Shipping update

Dear Bubba Strangelove,

U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland was not available from your local shipping center. Fortunately, it was available from a shipping center in another part of the country. It's on its way and should arrive within 3 to 5 days.

You'll notice we also recently sent the next available DVD from your Queue to enjoy while U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland makes its way to you.

Your Queue now shows this extra DVD rental. Enjoy.

-The Netflix Team
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So because they couldn't send me what was next in my queue, they sent an extra DVD whle the 3rd one arrives, so with my 3-at-a-time plan, I'll be getting a 4th disc.

Very cool. It seems Netflix has been listening to the complaints people have been logging about their queue throttling and trying to compensate for cases when they genuinely can't get discs out in time. Or maybe not, but either way, it's a very cool policy and somethign I haven't seen or heard of before. Not sure if it's a new thing or not, but am not finding anything on the Hacking Netflix page which usually has its ear to the rail with these sorts of things.

Sorry, no rant here.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:02 PM
This randomly happened to me twice this past month. But yeah, when I've had an available now rental come up next and they can't get it right away, they'll do what happened to Bubba. Very cool of them.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:08 PM
Hey man, thats a really neat and lucky story. Only thing is that it shouldn't be under the rant section. I hope someone will move this thread to general movie talk. But other than that, you're lucky.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:04 AM
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Hey man, thats a really neat and lucky story. Only thing is that it shouldn't be under the rant section. I hope someone will move this thread to general movie talk. But other than that, you're lucky.

It's placement was intended as a joke, hence my wording in the title, due to the numerous Netflix rant threads that have been made and the well-established jokes surrounding them.

Welcome to the boards, by the way. As with any other social circles, virtual or not, we do tend to make inside quips from time to time. So, if at any other point something doesn't make sense, or seems "off", please continue to speak up; otherwise you will be as irritated as a hungry John Cusack being asked to calculate the radius of a circle.

Now, down to brass tax, what are your feelings on the use of the term torture porn?
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