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New dropdown top bar sucks.

2,686 5,611 March 16, 2021 at 11:41 AM
This is different than the other post in this form as I don't want to go back to the entire old redesign.

Hovering over community doesn't automatically bring up the list of forms.
Several forms are missing and it's annoying to have to add extra clicks to get there.
There is so much wasted space.
Something is wrong with the avatars and scaling. It's shrinks the width more than the height.
I'm guessing it's designed to me more mobile friendly (but IDK because I use basic html), but the desktop version still needs help.

Is there a way to just go back to the old header?

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Navigating pages does suck on this. Can't even find "frontpage deals"!
Maybe it's just me but I liked to old page so much better...
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Is new design intended to discourage people from using the hot deals forum so slickdeal losses as much revenue as possible? Good job staff!
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I am the member of the Slickdeals product team responsible for decisions related to the header. I want to continue to thank this group for the feedback and screen shots. To set expectations, we'll monitor, gather, and compile the feedback for the next ~3 weeks. Then we will set a plan for a wave of updates. You might be thinking "what? why?" to any number of changes we implemented. I'm happy to be transparent and address any questions. There is definitely a question about the "slide animation behavior." (Where the header slides back into view if you scroll up.) Some slickdeals pages can get quite long with vibrant deal reviews and comments. When at the bottom of one of those long pages (particularly on mobile), we heard members ask for a quick way to get to their next destination on the site. However, I am hearing that the "scroll up sensitivity" is TOO sensitive. This will be one of many things we look to tweak in a few weeks when all the feedback comes in. Thanks again for vocalizing your experiences and preferences.
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#19
Been coming here since 2003 and this is the first time I've recalled a site basically shooting itself in the foot. Having easy access to the forums was nice until today's changes. And now it's extra clicks just to get to where I usually go.

It's not so much "Oh, a few extra clicks, big deal". But rather, you had a pretty functional design before and now it's regressive and not intuitive. I'm not sure what the point of making it more cumbersome to find the forums, but changes like this make long term visitors such as myself turned off by unnecessary changes such as this.
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Last edited by neosaber78 March 17, 2021 at 05:52 PM.
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#20
This bar blocks everything else.

I can't reach anything. Not my deals or my PM's

Total turn off. Why must everything be changed. If this stays I'm heading off to a new deals site that's for sure.


Wait your keeping this for the next 3 weeks. Confused

Well good luck with that.
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The redesign just came up on my PC browser.

Why is the HOT DEALS forum taken away??? I'm sure you hid it under something that made sense to a 'developer' and not a user.

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#22
the thread I was looking for!! I agree 100%!

let me pin it or something. its super annoying.
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Quote from littleman :
EDIT: I found classic all the way at the bottom to fix this, though the redesign could in fact benefit from the above suggestion
Thanks for the tip. Applause Found it and am back in time to some bygone year, but at least the animated banner is gone for now.
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#24
Quote from CPAESQ :
The redesign just came up on my PC browser.

Why is the HOT DEALS forum taken away??? I'm sure you hid it under something that made sense to a 'developer' and not a user.
Hot deals is under community....
yep! Makes perfect sense! lol
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Quote from comprx :
Thanks for the tip. Applause Found it and am back in time to some bygone year, but at least the animated banner is gone for now.
I too, switched over to "classic" because of the annoying header drop. I'm on a PC and today I tried to switch back to "redesign" to see if the banner issue had been rectified.... Clicking on "redesign" in the bottom corner of the page now takes me nowhere, I seem to be locked into "classic". I've tried it on both Firefox and Chrome with the same (negative) results. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue?

Reminds me of the old Eagle's classic, "Hotel California"....
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Last edited by Blakester March 18, 2021 at 08:28 AM.
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Please give us an option to pin the header bar to the top of the viewport or allow it to hide/show itself like it currently does.

I can't take this constant peek-a-boo behavior. The old header bar was slimmer and so having it permanently take up space at the top of the window was never an issue for me.
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Totally agree. They should undo the change. It's just frustrating and annoying.
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Quote from njf :
Hot deals is under community....
yep! Makes perfect sense! lol
Thanks ---- why not just call it "Forums" like the old site??
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Quote from Blakester :
I too, switched over to "classic" because of the annoying header drop. I'm on a PC and today I tried to switch back to "redesign" to see if the banner issue had been rectified.... Clicking on "redesign" in the bottom corner of the page now takes me nowhere, I seem to be locked into "classic". I've tried it on both Firefox and Chrome with the same (negative) results. Wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue?
Not here at the moment was just able to switch back.
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Another suggestion. Put the navigation bar:
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Slickdeals > Forums > Site Questions, Issues or Suggestions > New dropdown top bar sucks.
in the dropdown if you're gonna make us use it. That's what i'd use more often to get back to the forum if I've read several pages of a thread and want to go look at more hot deals. I've never used those trending links.
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