I definitely don't like the TU/TD, but the rest of the changes are OK. I actually like the idea of the TU (green) TD (red) myself.
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So are the "search" results at the bottom (with the little pictures) linked through Pricegrabber? That would make sense, and I can see the value in that.
This is correct. These are results from pricegrabber.
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There have always been "half" thumbs that were fainter than a full thumb. The reason the thumbs were updated was to present a cleaner image that streamlines the site and to remove the old blurry image.
I'm sorry to hear that you think the search doesn't provide any additional functionality. If you are so inclined, please feel free to make suggestions to help make it more useful.
I know there have always been half thumbs, what I mean is that I don't like the new ones. I don't know if they're too faint, or too similar to a full thumb. They just don't "read" well to me.
Why the change? What was wrong with the old thumbs?
As for the new search, I don't know if you've always had a global search or if this is new, but I don't have much use for it myself. I can usually find whatever I need by searching in specific forums for specific title words. My searches tend to be very focused (usually just checking to see if a deal I'm about to post has already been posted, or if there's already a better deal).
Reposts are the least of our problems; it is the "shotgun-style" posting of a user who shall remain nameless, and whom I love dearly, but is non-discriminating in his/her choice of posts.
AGREED! And it seems to be getting worse. Hmpf!
When I perform a search, I am looking for user submitted (ie: non-commercial)"hot deals", and not commercial advertisements (since the whole point of this site is that it has user submitted content, and is thus "non-commercial" in that sense).
What I would prefer not to see in "search" results are little pictures of a product (let's say an Acer notebook, for example) with a link that takes me to some website for the product at a "not so hot" deal price.
I browse the hot deals forums here for deals, rather than browsing the rest of the internet, since there is so much power in the consolidation of so much user submitted content. When a site becomes too "commercialized" (which FW is in danger of doing), I think users turn off to the site. Please, please don't turn this site into another FW.
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Not that my opinion matters a whole lot - but, I agree with other posts that I think the old thumbs were more visually appealing and also easier to see and work from. Nice job on the other touch ups...
I like the updates, except the new thumbs up/down images. The old one kind of "pop-out" at you, these ones don't
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In this case, rooob poked his little head up and we get to take some nice whacks.
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