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JackScagnetti 2,031 188 August 31, 2016 at 06:25 AM
I have removed featured deals in my settings over a dozen times yet it still appears, so I have decided to down vote them since you're forcing me to see them.

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Do you have anything that clears cookies?

Also I cant guarantee that your voting privileges wont be revoked by the system because that's abuse of the system.
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Do you have anything that clears cookies?

Also I cant guarantee that your voting privileges wont be revoked by the system because that's abuse of the system.
yes it automatically clears cookies on browser exit. you guys just pad your votes to what you are promoting anyways not like voting matters. kind of like the current election.
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yes it automatically clears cookies on browser exit. you guys just pad your votes to what you are promoting anyways not like voting matters. kind of like the current election.
That is unequivocally true, featured deals are frontpage deals that are brought back to life, or have extended lives. They are vetted by the deal editors and the community.

And if you clear your cookies thats why.
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That is unequivocally true, featured deals are frontpage deals that are brought back to life, or have extended lives. They are vetted by the deal editors and the community.

And if you clear your cookies thats why.
so every morning when I sign in or sign in from a different computer we get to see the featured deals because of bad coding? Wouldn't it be better to make it so the featured deals and other settings are not removed every time you delete your cookies? What's the point in having personal settings if they don't save?
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so every morning when I sign in or sign in from a different computer we get to see the featured deals because of bad coding? Wouldn't it be better to make it so the featured deals and other settings are not removed every time you delete your cookies? What's the point in having personal settings if they don't save?
lots of sites use cookies to store preferences and settings, and inherently they are being saved. its your choice to wipe them out, not ours. its up to you if you want to deliberately do so.

furthermore, we chose cookies because people do want per-device settings. for instance, some of us use tablets and desktops and laptops with varying screensizes and resolutions. different devices may need different display settings. IE on my 4k monitor, i show everything because i have plenty of screen real-estate. on my tablet, i show less stuff.
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lots of sites use cookies to store preferences and settings, and inherently they are being saved. its your choice to wipe them out, not ours. its up to you if you want to deliberately do so.

furthermore, we chose cookies because people do want per-device settings. for instance, some of us use tablets and desktops and laptops with varying screensizes and resolutions. different devices may need different display settings. IE on my 4k monitor, i show everything because i have plenty of screen real-estate. on my tablet, i show less stuff.
so you'd rather have everyone's personal settings automatically erase if cookies are deleted in case they have multiple devices.. Ooooh.. Ooook that makes sense.. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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so you'd rather have everyone's personal settings automatically erase if cookies are deleted in case they have multiple devices.. Ooooh.. Ooook that makes sense.. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Not erased, it was never saved to begin with. They don't have the code for it. Your preferences are saved to your cookies, which is device dependent. I used to clear cookies too, now I just do everything web related on the VM. If anything happens, just revert the snapshot.
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lots of sites use cookies to store preferences and settings, and inherently they are being saved. its your choice to wipe them out, not ours. its up to you if you want to deliberately do so.

furthermore, we chose cookies because people do want per-device settings. for instance, some of us use tablets and desktops and laptops with varying screensizes and resolutions. different devices may need different display settings. IE on my 4k monitor, i show everything because i have plenty of screen real-estate. on my tablet, i show less stuff.
It is your choice to program the preference to save to cookies instead of the SD member preferences stored by logging in. This discourages the need to create a login when you can't personalize your view and keep it.
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It is your choice to program the preference to save to cookies instead of the SD member preferences stored by logging in. This discourages the need to create a login when you can't personalize your view and keep it.
You're right you don't need to login to personalize your view and keep it. So long as you don't wipe your cookies.
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You're right you don't need to login to personalize your view and keep it. So long as you don't wipe your cookies.
I believe it would be a better design to encourage people to signin and allow them to keep settings in a profile that is not erased each time cookies are cleared. It seems like lazy programming to not support user preferences that are restored each time you signin.
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