The Slickdeals Commitment and Featured Deals
I believe that the original nature of Slickdeals is being lost. According to your "commitment" (http://slickdeals.net/blog/index.php/the-slickdeals-commitment-and-how-deals-get-on-the-frontpage-deal-listing/), you will "never sell ads or paid placements as deals." Yet it seems that if someone wants to be in the "Featured Deals" section, they need to contact your sales department. This certainly sounds like people are paying for placement of their deal at the top of the frontpage.