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  • Pictures in posts ✔ Done
  • Main page should only have a small portion of the post ✔ Done
  • Ability to view only certain categories, split the site to topics ✔ Done
  • Better search (like google custom search ✈ In Progress
  • A modern theme for DDMS ✔ Done
  • Give the ability to readers to vote on a deal - ✋ Under Consideration
  • Make the webpage wider it should fit today's size monitors ✔ Done
  • Mobile site ✔ Done
  • Post list on sidebar ✔ Done
  • Add 1 thumbnail to the side of each title (If not adding pics to each post) ✔ Done
  • A "read more" arrow that expands the post content inline, not a new page ✈ In Progress
  • In the comments section: instead of Dan replying to 6 diff people in one post, it should be like facebook. each comment can have a reply✔ Done
  • Email notifications if someone replies to your comment ✔ Done
  • Ability to edit comments after posting, to correct typos or update info etc. ✔ Done (registered users only)

Progress Status Updated by Suave on 1/15 8:27am
« Last edited by Suave on January 15, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »

Poll

Do you think DansDeals.com (Main Site) has room to improve?

Yes, can improve a lot
Yes, but not that much
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2016, 04:17:28 PM »
how about with amazon deals if you have the buy now button...

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2016, 04:22:25 PM »
I only got into CCs because I got bored of reading ctownbochur deals on SD cards.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2016, 04:46:10 PM »
I'd think that if your split the deals section, flight deals section, and cc/points redemption section, you may get more followers that are dedicated to each specific topic. Right now, DDMS isn't known as a travel or cc blog, even though Dan is known as a travel blogger. I'd think you may attract more of the outside world while appealing  as a travel blogger if there's a section of the site completely dedicated to that.
You might also get some more twitter followers if you have a second twitter feed that only tweets flight deals (although that can easily backfire by losing current followers to the less profitable feed). Many people like following DD, but don't want to get bothered every 30 seconds with another amazon gold box deal. Obviously, that would likely defeat the purpose, as DDMS revenue doesn't come from Walmart or United glitches.
I would think, however, that a separate twitter feed for the cc posts (that much of the following deems completely irrelevant and glazes over) would make sense.

Obviously, you'd know more about this than I do; I'm just giving my uneducated thought.
I feel like that would take away from part of the weirdness/mystique of it.
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I also dislike having to check several different sections for updates, but maybe that's just me.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2016, 05:10:40 PM »
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if you decide to redo the website and need an investment i am sure everyone here would love to see you on an episode of
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2016, 05:11:36 PM »
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if you decide to redo the website and need an investment i am sure everyone here would love to see you on an episode of
Shark Tank

Lol, that's not going to happen.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2016, 05:14:48 PM »
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if you decide to redo the website and need an investment i am sure everyone here would love to see you on an episode of
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Shark Tank? For a deals website supported by ads and affiliate links? It's not exactly a revolutionary idea....
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2016, 05:15:54 PM »
I've said this before, considering it's a WP site it should be fairly easy to install a new theme... It won't change the way the site works so much but it will give it a fresh look... So long as you don't have too many plug ins on the site it won't take much modification

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2016, 05:21:58 PM »
Shark Tank? For a deals website supported by ads and affiliate links? It's not exactly a revolutionary idea....

its called a joke  ;)

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2016, 05:25:41 PM »
I feel like that would take away from part of the weirdness/mystique of it.
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I also dislike having to check several different sections for updates, but maybe that's just me.
There is a simple answer to that which is to allow users to separate into those separate sections.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2016, 08:29:22 PM »
I may be in the minority, but I like it the way it is. All the new flashy websites make me annoyed.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2016, 08:31:12 PM »
I may be in the minority, but I like it the way it is. All the new flashy websites make me annoyed.
What's so amazing to see a deal and not even be able to see a picture of the item of the deal?

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2016, 08:39:00 PM »
What's so amazing to see a deal and not even be able to see a picture of the item of the deal?
Nothing amazing. I didn't say the sight was amazing. I was saying that I like and prefer the simple layout over the more flashy and happening one.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2016, 08:40:25 PM »
Do you not know what an SD card looks like? Would you like a photo stock picture of Las Vegas slowing the website loading speeds?
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2016, 08:44:10 PM »
Lol, that's not going to happen.
How about Shtark Tank? (At the parnassah expo)

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2016, 08:47:04 PM »
If I could redesign the layout:

1. The main site can really use a fresh coat of paint. It is damned ugly.

2. There are 2 aspects to the site- deals and articles (the forum could be a 3rd tab but it's not that important, as long as there's a better link). There would be a blog page with articles like 917 flights you can take from JFK and how to churn 852 credit cards in 22 minutes.
Then the other tab would be the deals page (which would also be the default page of DDMS).
Now the deal page will by default show all deals including flights, toilet paper, and everything in between.
There will be tabs or links to show certain types of deals on their own page. Flights, credit cards, and goods/everything else.
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