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I miss the old woot. It seemed like everything was more streamlined and easier to navigate the old way.
Plus old woot looked better too. Now, its too much white and not enough green.
More Bunnies Ogling Carrots's please!
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trickqba wrote:I really liked the full write ups on the first page. I support what everyone else here has said about it and will add this:
Obsessively I would check Woot.com before. Nights I should have gone to bed and knew I would not be buying anything, I would wait until a midnight F5 showed me what was happening.
The only reason I came to the site today is because I have been away for awhile and was clicking through old bookmarks.
Since you have asked... when the format changed, the overabundance of "one day, one deal" combos and the clutter on the page made me realize that I was not having fun anymore, but just checking to see what the item was. I got a woot watching app and stopped coming. Eventually, I realized that being notified of a random object on sale is really annoying and not delightful at all.
I now visit the site mostly if a friend tells me the write up was particularly good or if the deal is too good to pass up (in which case it tends to be sold out).
Why should I care? Why would I take the time to write if I don't visit? I used to live blocks away from the woot! offices and would smile when I passed the logo walking to a restaurant - I was emotionally invested in seeing the new writeup and ranking it among the best. Woot-offs were rare and the only time you could see several items from woot! in one day. I would click through to comments to see how many versions of Bilious Orangutan Children there were. I would share a deal with friends because it was funny. Now I feel like people who keep paying for the newspaper just to read the comics and recall how it used to be.
The changes in design make me feel marketed to rather than included in. The woot! family feels like someone just started selling Mary Kay and can't give it a break. What I'm trying to say is, I don't think I can make it in for Thanksgiving this year, and it is breaking my heart.
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." ~ Abraham Lincoln~"
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The1LoneWolf wrote:Just another step in destroying the old Woot that I would sit up all night watching.
I have been known to call in at work during Woot-Offs just so I could stay glued to the computer. Now I barely even check. Often I miss a day or two before I even know there is a Woot-Off in progress.
The Great Items, the hilarious write ups, and the insanely funny comments and pics were what kept me watching. All of that is gone now. It is more like the boring TV shopping channels now. I miss my Woot.
Amen, brother.. Amen.
Just really damn lucky: Random Crap: 2/15/08, 2/19/09, 12/25/09, 4/1/10, 12/1/10, 12/25/10, 4/1/11, 5/11/11, 9/14/11, 10/12/11, 12/25/11