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Where have the SD Sweeps/Giveaways gone now?

327 37 October 4, 2017 at 04:27 AM
hey folks, hopefully this is the right place to ask this Q. I love SD & one of my fav things about this site are the main SD giveaways. the (almost) daily sweeps for GCs etc ... now they used to be on the homepage under the featured section.

but its prolly been a month or two since they've disappeared from there. and for the life of me I cant find em. what am I missing? not even sure what to search for using the forum search.

why was it moved & where can I keep up with just the SD sweeps? I'm aware of the contests & sweeps sub forum. but I dont see a dedicated thread for it there either

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hey folks, hopefully this is the right place to ask this Q. I love SD & one of my fav things about this site are the main SD giveaways. the (almost) daily sweeps for GCs etc ... now they used to be on the homepage under the featured section.

but its prolly been a month or two since they've disappeared from there. and for the life of me I cant find em. what am I missing? not even sure what to search for using the forum search.

why was it moved & where can I keep up with just the SD sweeps? I'm aware of the contests & sweeps sub forum. but I dont see a dedicated thread for it there either
it appears there was one yesterday, so not today so i'm not able to check if maybe there's a display glitch, but they should still be appearing in the featured section on the days there is one. as an aside, can you still see the featured section? just wondering if maybe you hid it accidentally.
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it appears there was one yesterday, so not today so i'm not able to check if maybe there's a display glitch, but they should still be appearing in the featured section on the days there is one. as an aside, can you still see the featured section? just wondering if maybe you hid it accidentally.
yeah that's the crazy thing - I know the giveaways are still going on. but they seem to be hidden or something now? only way I find out abt em now is drudging thru the SD twitter handle.

for some reason they just wont show up in the featured section. I havent hidden it. its there, just filled w stuff I dont particuarly care about. almost feels like sponsored deals, I see an affiliate credit card etc.

is there a way to personalize what shows up in my featured section while I'm atleast logged in? all I really want is that giveaway heads up back lol.
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yeah that's the crazy thing - I know the giveaways are still going on. but they seem to be hidden or something now? only way I find out abt em now is drudging thru the SD twitter handle.

for some reason they just wont show up in the featured section. I havent hidden it. its there, just filled w stuff I dont particuarly care about. almost feels like sponsored deals, I see an affiliate credit card etc.

is there a way to personalize what shows up in my featured section while I'm atleast logged in? all I really want is that giveaway heads up back lol.
this is the most recent one, but it ended yesterday...not sure when the next one will be Dontknow, so i guess we'll have to wait and see.
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this is the most recent one, but it ended yesterday...not sure when the next one will be , so i guess we'll have to wait and see.
right but is there a tree somewhere I can follow? ... not even sure where to look to keep track of it? ... IIRC there used to be a link (on that giveaway page itself) re: past giveaways. they were all somehow connected, so atleast you could always find it. but now everything seems disjointed a bit.

not sure if things are "under construction" ... it'd be nice if they were at the very least hotlinked in the contests forum... perhaps a running thread of each of the giveaways as they go on. hopefully some of the site coders can implement something like that. because right now its completely out my view. as in, if I was a new member I prolly would never know about it.
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right but is there a tree somewhere I can follow? ... not even sure where to look to keep track of it? ... IIRC there used to be a link (on that giveaway page itself) re: past giveaways. they were all somehow connected, so atleast you could always find it. but now everything seems disjointed a bit.

not sure if things are "under construction" ... it'd be nice if they were at the very least hotlinked in the contests forum... perhaps a running thread of each of the giveaways as they go on. hopefully some of the site coders can implement something like that. because right now its completely out my view. as in, if I was a new member I prolly would never know about it.
it's not my department so maybe someone more knowledgeable will chime in (and since i'm not eligible, i don't seek them out either so not sure how they have evolved in presentation), but thanks for the suggestions/feedback Smilie

edit: the winners are still listed here...not sure if that's the link you were looking for Dontknow : https://slickdeals.net/giveaway/winners/
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I can't reproduce them not showing. If you have Featured Deals showing then any day that a Slickdeals Giveaway is running it would show on the right hand panel of that string.

But... you could go into the Contest & Sweepstakes forum and narrow a search to "posted by slickdeals" and in the last day... or to see what has run you can choose a longer span like a week etc.
https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?searchin=first&daysprune=7&inuserid%5B%5D=1&forumchoice%5B%5D=25&r=1
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ok so to give you guys an idea of what my homepage looks like. no matter what browser I login from etc.



the red circle is the place where the giveaway usually would show up about a month or two ago. but then it stopped all of a sudden. and there have been many over that time period that I by chance happened to find via the SD twitter. maybe I should have spoken up earlier, but figured it was a temp glitch that would resolve on its own. unfortunately, it didnt. atleast not for me.

now I know there isnt one today, but thats how my featured section looks *all* the time. not sure what happened to my acct - I dunno if its a settings issue. I dunno if I'm being blocked somehow. alternatively, if theres a way to customize what I see in that area - that'd be much appreciated. obv my choice would be to display whats most important to me rather than random deals I dont care about.

basically, thinking about it from a brand new users perspective. for some reason if someone visited the site for the first time, didnt know anything about the forums. didnt even know a giveaway was going on AND it didnt show in the featured section - how would THAT user per happen stance stumble on the giveaway? what flowchart/steps would they have to exactly follow before they find that page browsing around the site? would there be a thread on the first page of the contests sub forum?
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ok so to give you guys an idea of what my homepage looks like. no matter what browser I login from etc.



the red circle is the place where the giveaway usually would show up about a month or two ago. but then it stopped all of a sudden. and there have been many over that time period that I by chance happened to find via the SD twitter. maybe I should have spoken up earlier, but figured it was a temp glitch that would resolve on its own. unfortunately, it didnt. atleast not for me.

now I know there isnt one today, but thats how my featured section looks *all* the time. not sure what happened to my acct - I dunno if its a settings issue. I dunno if I'm being blocked somehow. alternatively, if theres a way to customize what I see in that area - that'd be much appreciated. obv my choice would be to display whats most important to me rather than random deals I dont care about.

basically, thinking about it from a brand new users perspective. for some reason if someone visited the site for the first time, didnt know anything about the forums. didnt even know a giveaway was going on AND it didnt show in the featured section - how would THAT user per happen stance stumble on the giveaway? what flowchart/steps would they have to exactly follow before they find that page browsing around the site? would there be a thread on the first page of the contests sub forum?
Hi,
That Featured section is all or nothing (at this time).
This may sound silly but have you tried going into your preferences and selecting to not show the Featured Deals > Saving... then going back in and turning them back on and re-saving?
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I'll try that Schooby and see how it goes, thanks.
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This may sound silly but have you tried going into your preferences and selecting to not show the Featured Deals > Saving... then going back in and turning them back on and re-saving?
alright Schooby, so I tried this again today since there's a new giveaway https://slickdeals.net/giveaway/6496/200-barnes-noble-gift-card-giveaway?utm_campaign=6496&utm_medium=giveawaytweet&utm_source=twitter

but no change at all - the same old uninteresting crap shows up in the feed. had to rely on twitter once again to get a heads up. this is very strange. why does this one thing not show up for me as intended in the featured section? hmm
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alright Schooby, so I tried this again today since there's a new giveaway https://slickdeals.net/giveaway/6496/200-barnes-noble-gift-card-giveaway?utm_campaign=6496&utm_medium=giveawaytweet&utm_source=twitter

but no change at all - the same old uninteresting crap shows up in the feed. had to rely on twitter once again to get a heads up. this is very strange. why does this one thing not show up for me as intended in the featured section? hmm
apparently the giveaways have been moved to the right side above the ad in redesign (see attached screenshot). if you don't see it, perhaps an adblocker is interfering?
in classic it is still in the featured deals bar
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apparently the giveaways have been moved to the right side above the ad in redesign (see attached screenshot). if you don't see it, perhaps an adblocker is interfering?
in classic it is still in the featured deals bar
I think there must be an A/B test going on because mine still shows to the right hand side of the featured deals in the same space as the featured deals.
Just a heads up for members to check both places. *And yes I am looking in redesign too Wink lol
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I think there must be an A/B test going on because mine still shows to the right hand side of the featured deals in the same space as the featured deals.
Just a heads up for members to check both places. *And yes I am looking in redesign too Wink lol
Iagree as today i've seen it below that ad space too so, yeah...check everywhere.

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Iagree as today i've seen it below that ad space too so, yeah...check everywhere.

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Ok, so I don't know where to post this and don't think I need to start a new thread for my question, and can't for the life of me figure out how to just make a post so here is my question.....
When entering the SD Sweepstakes on the main page top, I noticed there is this:
" Receive (1) entry for every 3 months your account has been registered. (30 Max)", that for some reason stays on 29, never gets to 30. I've been on SD for , let's just say long enough to where I would think my tally should've hit the elusive "30" mark. laugh out loud
No, t's not a big deal, just irksome every time I enter and can't move the needle, as they say. hug and hope you have a nice Thanksgiving! Eat
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