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New Features: Facebook & Follow

oFlamingo 3,855 August 22, 2012 at 02:21 PM
If you're anywhere but Washington DC where the Slickdealer : Regular Spender ratio is 1:11, it must be very frustrating to convince your family and friends that Slickdeals is a legitimate source for deals, coupons and financial advice. A lot of the front page deals are too good to be true that the uninitiated always look for the catch. To help legitimize your Slickdeals tales to your friends, we are adding a couple of new features that will make your Slickdeals activities official statements of fact. In fact, we're going to make them Facebook official.

Starting today, relationship statuses, new schools and new jobs will be joined with Slickdeals activities as terms to be described as "Facebook official". You will be able share your thumbs ups, thumbs downs, thread replies, and purchases with your Facebook friends with a quick integration of your Facebook account with your Slickdeals one. How strongly do you feel about a thread? Not strong enough unless it's Facebook official! And sure, you can "like" deals to share them with your Facebook friends, but what if you'd like to share your experiences about a product and recommend it not only to your Slickdeals community, but also to your Facebook friends? Facebook integration is our solution.


Linking your Slickdeals and Facebook will be a seamless process. There's a tutorial available here, but if you navigate around Slickdeals normally, you will eventually do an action that would trigger the Facebook integration. From there, you will be alerted of actions that you can share with your Facebook friends.


To find more deals more effectively, Slickdeals is also introducing a new "Follow" button within the community. Checking out the front page every 15 minutes seems to work, but you probably already know which Slickdealers post the best deals that are relevant to you specifically and not for the community at large. The "Follow" button lets you subscribe to your favorite users' activities. In addition to rep points, a follower count will now appear next to user names. Tutorials for the "Follow" feature are available here.


Lastly, in case any of these new features and the exciting giveaway prizes are not enough of a push to join our community, we've made registration much simpler through either Google or Facebook. You can now use your existing Google or Facebook accounts to register for Slickdeals and join the conversation, vote for your favorite deals and enter giveaways.

If you don't adapt well to change and need a more definitive heads-up before we launch new features, please join our beta testing group by going to slickdeals.net/beta. By joining or by exploring beta.slickdeals.net, you can preview, test and voice your opinion on Slickdeals features before they go live.




If you have any feedback, questions, bugs or issues, please report them in the feedback thread here: http://slickdeals.net/f/5086048-Facebook-Following-features-Feedback?v=1

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mainelycoupons
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Thought I was losing my mind while fine-tuning my Twitter and somehow hybridized the SD page into it....glad to know it was planned.
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L8: Grand Teacher
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Thought the site was hacked with the weird FB prompt...
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L7: Teacher
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#4
Nevermind.
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You can call me "Al"
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#5
No thanks, I have enough issues with lack of online privacy as it is.

Much like Timeline, this idea sucks donkey balls.
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Press Left for Helicopter
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#6
Do not like, do not want.
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L69: Master of Realms
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#7
very annoying. Good thing they allow you to turn it off
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The Mistress of All Evil!
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it must be very frustrating to convince your family and friends that Slickdeals is a legitimate source for deals, coupons and financial advice. A lot of the front page deals are too good to be true that the uninitiated always look for the catch.
laugh out loud

What?
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You can call me "Al"
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Quote from Maleficent View Post :
laugh out loud

What?

laugh out loud


And a lot of the FP deals are sucky compared to the DS coupon deals. But hey, if someone wants to pay 5 bucks for a razor, who am I to tell 'em no? Stick Out Tongue
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The Mistress of All Evil!
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Quote from MsGal View Post :
laugh out loud


And a lot of the FP deals are sucky compared to the DS coupon deals. But hey, if someone wants to pay 5 bucks for a razor, who am I to tell 'em no? Stick Out Tongue
Right?!

Not only that, but in the hundreds of thousands of posts I read, I don't think I ever read about anyone having trouble convincing their friends/family the deals were legitimate.

My friends and family ask me all the time: "hey, can you find me _________ on slickdeals?" laugh out loud
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L8: Grand Teacher
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#11
Time to find a new deal site. Goodbye.
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You can call me "Al"
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Quote from poo View Post :
Time to find a new deal site. Goodbye.

Riiiiiight.

This place is the Hotel California of the internet. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. laugh out loud
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Joined Jun 2006
L9: Master
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#13
Don't want anymore 'people' in my business, I am not on Facebook nor do I use Google because, I am not here to be 'followed', 'recorded' and 'counted' especially for somebody else to 'sell' my likes or dislikes. No Thanks!
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Slickdeals Admin
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#14
You certainly do not have to use the new features to continue enjoying Slickdeals. The new features are designed to help you share awesome deals with your friends.

We have made it very easy for you to remove the prompt by changing your Default Settings, simply click the link that says "Do Not Ask Me Again" and save your default settings.
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L5: Journeyman
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#15
Mr. Slick Dealio Man, I should have to opt in to share not opt out if I don't want to share. And the "follow" reminds me of a group of Junior High girls. There is enough of that in the Lounge. Big Grin Don't export it to the other forums.
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