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Sometimes clicking front-page deal takes me to deal, sometimes takes to thread - Inconsistent & Frustrating

102 October 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM
Somewhat recently, when I click a deal on the front page (slickdeals.net) sometimes I am taken straight to the deal (eg: on amazon.com), and sometimes I am taken to the SlickDeals forum thread. As far as I can tell, there is no visual distinction indicating whether a front-page deal will link to the deal or thread. This is inconsistent and frustrating. More often than not, I want to get more information from the forum thread. It didn't use to be this way. I hadn't brought the issue up before because I assumed it was a temporary issue, which would be resolved, but maybe, for some inane reason, it is intentional? I, initially, assumed clicking the deal preview would take me to the deal, and clicking "View Details" would take me to the thread.. but nope. Can I do anything about this, so clicking a front-page deal always goes to the forum thread? Has someone made a Chrome extension, etc?

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Hi there!

Are you using Classic or Redesign to view the site? Also, do you experience this on mobile, desktop.......?
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Hi there!

Are you using Classic or Redesign to view the site? Also, do you experience this on mobile, desktop.......?
Hi, there!

Redesign on desktop. So.. I just noticed the toggle at the top to disable Direct-to-Store links. Whoops. This does resolve my issue, but when the toggle is enabled, it still provides an inconsistent experience, sometimes going direct-to-store, and sometimes going to the forum thread.
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I'm trying to figure out how to always view Forum Thread when clicking on any thread! I mostly use my iPad, and having to click 'view forum thread' everytime is super annoying!!

Forum viewing set to : Full Site from Safari and Chrome on the iPad
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