Slickdeals 101: The Undiscovered - Secret Forums, Stats and More

Recap of our FB Live segment! Plus, Slickdeals swag and $25 Amazon GC giveaway!

Welcome to Slickdeals 101 Part 2! Thanks for checking out our blog. Here's a summary of what we covered on 3/21 at 2 PM PT. We're also giving away an awesome Slickdeals Swag Pack and a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner who comments here on this post about the best deal you ever found on Slickdeals! All comments must be submitted by 3/23 at 12 PM PT.

Here a recap of the questions we covered during our FB Live -

Question - How do I see my stats? Tell me the secret!

You can click on your username at the top right of the page and click Profile Overview. This page will give you a high-level summary of some cool stats such as the number of reps you’ve received, deals posted, votes submitted and posts. You can also check out another user’s profile page as well by clicking their username on any deal/thread page.

Question - Say I really want to follow someone because I’m a huge fan, how do I do that so I can keep your posts on my radar?

Great question. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the fast-paced community and the volume of deals. If you know someone who is a product matter expert on diapers or household goods following someone is a great way to get notified whenever they post a new deal. You can follow someone directly from their profile page by clicking the Follow User button near the top of the page.
If you’re viewing a deal and reading comments you can also click on their username and click the Follow User option. Be sure to configure the settings properly and how you’d like to receive notifications via email, private message or site notification bubble.

Question - How do I find stuff that I liked before but can’t find again? (voting history or favorited items)

From your profile page, click on the Voting link in the left side bar. Here you will see all the deals you’ve liked as well as disliked. Your list of saved/favorited items can also be found by clicking the Saved Items from the profile navigation. Here you can create new lists and manage existing ones.

Question - This person is being annoying and harassing me on Slickdeals. How do I block them or what actions do you recommend?

Navigate to the profile page of the user you’d like to ignore. Near the top of the page will be an Ignore User button. Once you’ve added someone to your ignore/block list you should not see any posts/deals submitted by them. If for some reason they find a workaround and continue to harass you please notify the moderators and we’ll handle it.

Question - What is The Lounge and why was it created? And what is the gamer’s lounge?

The Lounge is one of our General Discussion forums created to let people discuss pretty much anything (as long as it follows site guidelines/rules). You can let off some steam if you need to rant, discuss current events/news, and share funny pics. It’s a social space for everyone, whether you’re a deal poster or not. To be honest, I’ve only visited the lounge maybe a handful of times in the 9+ years I’ve been on the site. I hear that once you become a lounger you never leave.

Question - I love Classic view but it seems to be gone, is there a way to access it?

Classic view isn’t gone and won’t be going away but we’ve made some changes recently. The Classic view link is still in the footer of the site which is at the bottom of all pages. If you’re not logged into Slickdeals, you’ll be prompted to do so before you can switch experiences.

Question - Is there a way to see the site in real time? ( Slickdeals Live)

Slickdeals Live is one of the best power user tools on the site that you should bookmark and check out. It is a real time feed of the site that displays the latest posts, threads/deals submitted and votes from the community. You can also monitor the site activity from multiple forums at once by clicking the Settings link.

Question - You guys have a blog?! Where do I find it? (can talk about the difference categories within the blog - news, video games, personal finance, etc)

Yes we do! Keep up with the latest consumer news, buying guides, reviews and tips. We have different news and article categories such as video games, consumer news and tech & electronics. You can access our blog from the main navigation or by visiting slickdeals.net/news/.

What did you think of our FB Live segment? What do you want us to answer on our next Slickdeals 101?

Don't forget to leave a comment about your favorite deal on Slickdeals for a chance to win a Slickdeals Swag pack and $25 Amazon gift card by March 23rd at 12 PM PT.

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About the Author
Amy Chang Staff

Amy Chang is a Los Angeles based writer, currently dedicating her day job to spreading the word about Slickdeals. She has written for several companies including Yahoo!, The Scratch, Slickdeals, and Yelp as well as maintaining her own personal food blog. In her downtime, she loves spending time with her two rescue kitties, online shopping, and exploring new culinary experiences.

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