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Why does SD continually change their website for the worse????

Irocx 122 62 September 20, 2015 at 08:33 PM
I know.... change is difficult, but in the past 2 years the "powers that be" at SD have really screwed up IMHO. The new design(s) are horrible. People complain repeatedly - yet you continue to force these new "features" upon everyone. It's now a jumbled mess.

On mobile and desktop, I prefer the Classic and Simple FP. I don't need pictures, expanded descriptions. other B.S. etc etc. Just give me 1 line deal descriptions with a price and if I'm interested, I will investigate further. Doesn't need to get more complicated than that.

I also don't like having to log into any site, unless I'm going to post (which I rarely do unless I'm involved in a deal...or have to complain..). But under the present circumstances, no matter how much I allow SD to track me, set cookies etc etc. I have to go through the same crap EVERYTIME I come to this site: Switch to classic view (now I have scroll to the bottom of page to even do that), let classic view load, then click simple and yet another re-load. Just to simply view current deals.

Now, once I'm already in classic view, if I go into a specific deal for comments, I get reverted right back to this stupid new look, WTF. Why are you playing these multiple website "looks" with people????

Wow, how the mighty are falling fast because I'm done with these hassles - much like many others around here.

SD-WAKE UP.

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Hey there, thanks for the feedback. I think I know what you're talking about in regards to the "new" view while in Classic view. This is actually an old view in Classic we call "permadeal" that shows sometimes for deals which have reached the Frontpage. We're working on trying to figure out why that seems to be showing more often, and my goal is to remove that completely from Classic view.

If that doesn't seem like the issue you're experiencing (if that's not happening just for Frontpage deals, for instance) please let me know and I'll dig in deeper. Hopefully we'll be able to get the "permadeal" thing fixed soon, thanks for your patience.
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Quote from Irocx View Post :
I know.... change is difficult, but in the past 2 years the "powers that be" at SD have really screwed up IMHO. The new design(s) are horrible. People complain repeatedly - yet you continue to force these new "features" upon everyone. It's now a jumbled mess.

On mobile and desktop, I prefer the Classic and Simple FP. I don't need pictures, expanded descriptions. other B.S. etc etc. Just give me 1 line deal descriptions with a price and if I'm interested, I will investigate further. Doesn't need to get more complicated than that.

I also don't like having to log into any site, unless I'm going to post (which I rarely do unless I'm involved in a deal...or have to complain..). But under the present circumstances, no matter how much I allow SD to track me, set cookies etc etc. I have to go through the same crap EVERYTIME I come to this site: Switch to classic view (now I have scroll to the bottom of page to even do that), let classic view load, then click simple and yet another re-load. Just to simply view current deals.

Now, once I'm already in classic view, if I go into a specific deal for comments, I get reverted right back to this stupid new look, WTF. Why are you playing these multiple website "looks" with people????

Wow, how the mighty are falling fast because I'm done with these hassles - much like many others around here.

SD-WAKE UP.
please make classic the default. new site sucks ass Same thing happened to lifehacker. they changed their site for the worse now i refuse to visit them.
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Quote from JackScagnetti View Post :
please make classic the default. new site sucks ass Same thing happened to lifehacker. they changed their site for the worse now i refuse to visit them.
They want people to use the redesign or new mobile site, so they are likely not going to put a default to Classic. Not many would then switch over to the redesign, which apparently I guess SD feels is generating more revenue.

I just at least want my bookmarks set for the Classic site URL's to NOT BE REDIRECTED to redesign front page (desktop) or the new mobile site front page (If I am on a phone or tablet) when not logged in. If there is a way to go about this, please tell me how to do it.

Otherwise, SD - Please stop wasting our valuable time involved with more clicks and page loading, and forcing us to use up more unnecessary data to get where we want to be on SD.
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Last edited by iluvthebeach September 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM
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We're working on trying to figure out why that seems to be showing more often, and my goal is to remove that completely from Classic view.
This got my attention straight away.

This is the first time I have seen anyone from SD indicate the useless permadeal FP view on classic will be going for good. Finally! Something to look forward to.

Please make it happen.
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This got my attention straight away.

This is the first time I have seen anyone from SD indicate the useless permadeal FP view on classic will be going for good. Finally! Something to look forward to.

Please make it happen.
Don't expect anything too soon. shake head
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Hey there, thanks for the feedback. I think I know what you're talking about in regards to the "new" view while in Classic view. This is actually an old view in Classic we call "permadeal" that shows sometimes for deals which have reached the Frontpage. We're working on trying to figure out why that seems to be showing more often, and my goal is to remove that completely from Classic view.

If that doesn't seem like the issue you're experiencing (if that's not happening just for Frontpage deals, for instance) please let me know and I'll dig in deeper. Hopefully we'll be able to get the "permadeal" thing fixed soon, thanks for your patience.
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This got my attention straight away.

This is the first time I have seen anyone from SD indicate the useless permadeal FP view on classic will be going for good. Finally! Something to look forward to.

Please make it happen.
Please, please, kill the permadeal view, it's terrible. It's not just that it's different, it's un-readable, the colors and layout are all wrong. Please stop forcing us to view what has been widely acknowledged (even by SD staff) as a sub-par implementation. Fix it or kill it, please!

ETA: I switched to classic view to read this thread and submit my post - but SD changed back to permadeal after my post was submitted - it's like salt in the wounds, even when we tell you our preferences, you disregard them. Getting pissed off now.
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so 2 weeks later the site is as fvcked as ever. great job
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so 2 weeks a year later the site is as fvcked as ever. great job
Fixed that for ya Wink
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so 2 weeks later the site is as fvcked as ever. great job
Im sorry you guys are having so many problems here.... I only visit the message bases when I come here and they seem to be OK.... (The site seems fast tonight)

I think Im on the original side.. CLASSIC??
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Last edited by snowcrash October 9, 2015 at 08:01 PM
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Hmmmm I did a test and went to my notification log and saw your reply..... I clicked the link and came to the same classic side...... (version 1)

Yes it does make me wonder why sites make things worse and think its better but in the case of SLICKDEALS,I think them not putting VB4 or 5 here is a major plus.... VB4 and 5 are utter garbage and believe me,you wouldnt wanna be here if this place was on Vb5!! (Or even 4)

SLOWER,UGLY TRASH!!!!!!!!!

I think Bryant is trying to keep this place on the same VBB version it always has been so it doesnt get worse in that regard......
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This is actually an old view in Classic we call "permadeal" that shows sometimes for deals which have reached the Frontpage. We're working on trying to figure out why that seems to be showing more often, and my goal is to remove that completely from Classic view.
(emphasis mine)

Hi Marmotto,

This was 8 months ago so I'm wondering if you have any update to share?

The classic permadeal view is so incredibly bad and annoying. Having to click "view forum thread" each time it randomly shows up (due to inconsistent addition of v=1 in some parts of the forum) is just a time waster.

I have been waiting a while to see it finally go so I am hoping it is still something you are planning on doing (and soon).

Are we any closer to getting rid of it?

Thanks Smilie
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Hi Marmotto,

This was 8 months ago so I'm wondering if you have any update to share?

The classic permadeal view is so incredibly bad and annoying. Having to click "view forum thread" each time it randomly shows up (due to inconsistent addition of v=1 in some parts of the forum) is just a time waster.

I have been waiting a while to see it finally go so I am hoping it is still something you are planning on doing (and soon).

Are we any closer to getting rid of it?

Thanks
Tell me about it! Smilie It's been a challenge to figure out the right way to do this and prioritize it amongst all the other stuff we have in our queue. I haven't forgotten about it though, I promise.
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Tell me about it! Smilie It's been a challenge to figure out the right way to do this and prioritize it amongst all the other stuff we have in our queue. I haven't forgotten about it though, I promise.
Thanks for the update Smilie

Getting rid of it properly is obviously best but in the meantime wouldn't something like if($classic) { $v = 1; } (you get the idea) in a header file take care of hiding it?
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