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List of suggestions from the thread (no discussion in wiki):
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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 »

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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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Author Topic: DDMS Redesign Suggestions  (Read 46265 times)

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #120 on: April 05, 2016, 02:06:59 PM »
Now that's there's no pics, you need to click the link to see the product. Once you're on the other website, you're halfway to purchasing it. Meaning his click thru rate will go down if he includes pics.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #121 on: April 05, 2016, 02:12:44 PM »
Now that's there's no pics, you need to click the link to see the product. Once you're on the other website, you're halfway to purchasing it. Meaning his click thru rate will go down if he includes pics.

I don't agree.
People skim over things with no pics, and are less engaged without pics.

If he is able to get more visitors, and more of those visitors are engaged visitors, there will be a better conversion rate.

Otherwise according to your logic, he shouldn't add specs of the products, that way he gets people to click to see the specs.

And he shouldn't include the price either.

And he should just post links with no titles or description, that would really make Dan a lot of money.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #122 on: April 05, 2016, 02:27:43 PM »
I don't agree.
People skim over things with no pics, and are less engaged without pics.

If he is able to get more visitors, and more of those visitors are engaged visitors, there will be a better conversion rate.

Otherwise according to your logic, he shouldn't add specs of the products, that way he gets people to click to see the specs.

And he shouldn't include the price either.

And he should just post links with no titles or description, that would really make Dan a lot of money.

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http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/86437
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/86436
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2016, 02:50:44 PM »
Now that's there's no pics, you need to click the link to see the product. Once you're on the other website, you're halfway to purchasing it. Meaning his click thru rate will go down if he includes pics.

I agree

pics catch peoples ey and makes the post easier to understand

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2016, 03:28:17 PM »
There's some irony when everyone thinks they know what can be done to "fix" what's arguably the most trafficked frum targeted site on the internet...

It's ugly, I know. But people don't take well to change.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2016, 03:37:54 PM »
There's some irony when everyone thinks they know what can be done to "fix" what's arguably the most trafficked frum targeted site on the internet...

It's ugly, I know. But people don't take well to change.
Change fix to improve.

I think the only things people are really taking issue with are the lack of pictures and how the entire post is on the home page. Maybe to make it easier to separate deals etc. The overall look is purely aesthetic.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2016, 03:45:46 PM »
There's some irony when everyone thinks they know what can be done to "fix" what's arguably the most trafficked frum targeted site on the internet...

It's ugly, I know. But people don't take well to change.
Agree. Definitely have to very careful when messing with something that is basically your brand.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #127 on: April 05, 2016, 03:52:58 PM »
There's some irony when everyone thinks they know what can be done to "fix" what's arguably the most trafficked frum targeted site on the internet...

It's ugly, I know. But people don't take well to change.
Nah, YWN beats you. :P
Seriously, on other threads you were the first to say that the site is circa 2004 and needs improvement (and others said it was fine). Now we're switching roles. Why can't we all just agree that we like arguing, no matter the side, and then it won't get personal and nobody will be insulted?
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
You can make a beta site and see what people say (Like sd did)

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2016, 04:05:03 PM »
I know it needs improvement. I just don't know what improvement it needs ;)
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2016, 04:05:26 PM »
You can make a beta site and see what people say (Like sd did)
That's what we did with the switch from ctownbochur to DD in '07.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2016, 04:18:54 PM »
I know it needs improvement. I just don't know what improvement it needs ;)
So how about taking suggestions here and changing the title to suggestions to improve DDMS?
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2016, 04:21:16 PM »
So how about taking suggestions here and changing the title to suggestions to improve DDMS?
And move it to GD to boost my post count...

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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2016, 04:25:02 PM »
Wiki created for a simple list of suggestions discussed in the thread.
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2016, 04:25:46 PM »
And move it to GD to boost my post count...
Once it is real suggestion-if it becomes that you are right that it belongs there.
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #135 on: April 05, 2016, 04:50:45 PM »
Wiki created for a simple list of suggestions discussed in the thread.
Maybe add a "suggested by" column
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #136 on: April 05, 2016, 04:52:41 PM »
Maybe add a "suggested by" column

It doesn't really matter who suggests the idea, it matters if its a good idea.
I think there should be a vote on all the ideas to decide which few ideas are the most important.
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #137 on: April 05, 2016, 04:53:14 PM »
Maybe add a "suggested by" column
There are no columns, but I guess it can be typed after each line
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #138 on: April 05, 2016, 04:54:13 PM »
It doesn't really matter who suggests the idea, it matters if its a good idea.
I think there should be a vote on all the ideas to decide which few ideas are the most important.
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Re: DDMS Redesign Suggestions
« Reply #139 on: April 05, 2016, 05:14:22 PM »
BTW I like the old title better, please change it back...