This is going to shock you Bryant, because I tend to only speak up when there's something I really don't like but in this case, I like some of it.
I do like the top half with the thread posters info down at the bottom instead of the top. Although I wonder if it being less prominent that will mean people are not reminded to rep the OP, but then I don't care about reps so what the heck, just playing devils advocate there. I like the thumbs up and photo on the side of the top half that's better too.
I don't like the related deals section, not having a way to shut that down, it's really busy and very annoying. Give me an option to close it one time or turn it off in settings and I'll be happy, don't see that in Beta at the moment.
However I really don't like the 'Community Deal Details', it's nice that it's at the bottom but putting it in an all black box makes it very busy, whereas before it blended into the background more so it didn't make the page look cluttered. If you go back to a neutral background and neutral script, that would fix it.
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I do like the top half with the thread posters info down at the bottom instead of the top. Although I wonder if it being less prominent that will mean people are not reminded to rep the OP, but then I don't care about reps so what the heck, just playing devils advocate there. I like the thumbs up ...
I'm on the same page. I don't care either way. But then again, I hardly post deals. I mainly come here to find deals.
The rep thing works, in my opinion. It's a simple way to reward somebody, let them have their bragging rights, for posting a deal. What does it cost SD?
Why do people post price mistake deals, when they could just keep it to themself? Bragging rights.
Plus, if more people are affected, the retailer might be in a PR nightmare, and compensate. I got a $200 off coupon from HP, for being in on a price mistake deal. More bragging rights.
It's not just the rep. Somebody remarked it earlier. You remember the OP (ala their reputation). I still remember who the OP was for the HP Touchpad firesale, Iconian. Grant it, I visited that thread like a thousand times. But, anytime I see a deal where Iconian is OP, I'm happy to be in that thread.
I also remember EVO-IC. Anytime where he is OP. I feel sorry for the noobs. I was once a noob to his thread. 5 TUs, multiples pages, "buy now, now, now" vibe. Essentially his deals are hocking Chinese sites/products. I already know what kind of site/deal he's going to post. I just move on.
Last edited by Samwise Gamgee; 11-16-2012 at 08:42 PM..
I do like it and a cleaner design... BUT please kill the photos on the side. It just didn't seen to belong there. Really a flow killer, it's a place you expect ads too... Nothing makes sense with then there, period eyes are really use to seeing junk there and drawn to the center of web pages.
Hope me feedback helps, Keep up the great work, Thanks
1. The black shading around the community details is certainly glaring. Maybe that could be controlled by a theme/stylesheet for those who like dark/midnight themes.
2. The helpful posts may or may not be helpful and its possible a wisecrack and follow ups to them end up as the most "helpful" posts more often than not. Maybe this section can be collapsed or else there could be an option to sort the posts by most helpful/ most recent/ oldest within the thread similar to how the threads can be sorted within a forum thread listing.
3. Related deals - I hardly look at related deals in amazon/groupon and all the other sites so personally for me, it doesn't give me much but I can see how SD can make some money on related/suggested buys
Just click on the 'List' button to view them the way you're used to seeing the FP deals. Once you do that, the next time you go to that page you will see the 'new since last visit' thingy.
Right above the deals are the option buttons...'Grid', 'List', 'Simple'.
Also, the new since your last visit works on Grid too..
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I don't think I like the images on the side, either. It's really no big deal to me, but it seems like less room for images. If I'm wrong, then ignore me.
The "related deals" section is something I rarely ever use on other sites, because it usually doesn't have anything that interests me. I don't see that being any different on slickdeals, and even if I'm wrong, I'm fairly confident that I'd find that deal, anyway. So it just seems like wasted space and too much like ads for my taste.
Overall, I don't really see much difference in the new site, although I think I like the "report expired" link, depending on what it does. If it just puts "dead" or "expired" in the title, then it's great. But I hope it doesn't move the entire thread, because I often find deals that still work, despite being labeled as "dead".
Well, I might be a bit late to the party, but here's my thoughts:
I would rather have the authors information at the top. The reason is because I know who many of the prolific deal posters are and whether or not their deals are good, great, or bad. When I see that right away, I know what to expect when I read further.
I do not like the attachment pictures on the side. The reason is because most forums use the side of the page for ads and other things that I try to ignore. Because of this, I avoid looking along the right side of the page and with the attacments there, I don't even see them - and I typically want to see them.
I do like that the buttons (Add to List, Mod Alert, etc.) are larger.
I like the community voting on the upper right. I LOVE the way the poster's info is on the bottom because it should be about the message, not the messenger. If you have the OP's info on the bottom, why not follow through and do that with the rest of the messages in the thread? It would look so much cleaner and nicer. I would love that.
For the first time ever, I clicked on "Related Deals" and I thought it was actually interesting and relevant. I actually liked the way you could scroll to the left or right and see more items. Before this I never even knew it was there and I never ever clicked on it.
That's what Microsoft did with Windows 8, and look how that's working out :p
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