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Posted 12/29

ThunderThighs wrote:Howdy all.

Wanted to let y'all know that Lichme & I are ending this thread on Wednesday, the end of the year.

It's been an almost 2 year run but there are ways to do it better. Lichme can do these improvements on his site and not be limited to what we can do in the forums. Plus, we're just not seeing a lot of clicks on this thread.

Lichme will come in later to link to his site and explain the features he's adding.

It's been a fun run. I want to thank Lichme so much for all he's done to make this possible. Neither of us expected it to go this long. I think we'll both be glad to not have 9am alarms though to get this done. Well, I'll be glad as will my coworkers when I forget to take my phone with me when I walk away from my desk at 9am.

Thank you all and thank you to Lichme most of all.



lichme wrote:Hi all!

It has been a long run with this thread, and I had no idea that it would last this long when it started.

For those that don't know, here is a little bit of history. This whole thing started when TT was looking for a way to give the wooters an easier way to see what was for sale. After her initial launch, I decided to make a more automated system for generating this thread. After she made her first post, I figured there had to be a better way to do it. Early on, there was a system created to allow her or myself to go in and break the sales into categories and generate the forum post. While it saved a lot of time, there was still a lot of manual work that went into this process. Over the months, the system got improved, tweaked, and simplified. What used to take an hour, started to take minutes.

TT was the primary person who went in and set the categories up and updated the post, so she deserves most of the credit. If there was a woot-off, a massive amount of sales, or she was on vacation, I would jump in and get it done.

Anyways, while this system seems to work for the most part, the limitations of the forums still doesn't allow as much functionality as I would like.

I have created a full page plus listing on my site. This page allows you to filter sales by category and price. You can also search for keywords. If you type "sport", or "kids" into the keywords, you will get the active sales from that site etc.

This part of the site is still relatively new, and was created as a replacement for this forum post.

You can see the full listing page at http://www.wootstalker.com/fullwootplus.php, or by clicking here

If you have any suggestions for improvements, or encounter any errors, please let me know.

Thanks all for following this thread. I think most of all, I'm going to miss the daily gif.



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It looks awesome! I'm so happy that someone in the community is doing this. You gotta love Wooters!


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Hey thanks much lichme for this cool compendium of info

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woot.com the original 1,000 deal-a-day site!

thanks for your efforts, lichme - but it's still mind-boggling/numbing

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chipgreen wrote:woot.com the original 1,000 deal-a-day site!

thanks for your efforts, lichme - but it's still mind-boggling/numbing



We got enough positive reviews from my version that it's worth continuing. And yesterday's post got over 600 clicks.

It's one of those things that will work for some and not others. That's cool.


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ThunderThighs wrote:We got enough positive reviews from my version that it's worth continuing. And yesterday's post got over 600 clicks.

It's one of those things that will work for some and not others. That's cool.


No, it's great! I just have no desire/inclination to look through that much stuff trying to figure out which are good deals. They used to all be good deals without having to research or sort through hundreds of offerings but at least now the sorting part has been addressed.

dfunk29


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I love this! Now I can see what I've missed when looking at the individual sites, or when something is added. I also like the 1 day icon, very helpful!


whatsamattaU


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I'd give you 500 quality P's (or at least mine) if I could. That took major work.

BelyndaG


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Wonderful! Thanks so much, especially for breaking out the newest deals at the top. I try to keep up with the Plus Deals, and this will help me spot the newest stuff!

Thanks, lichme! And thanks, TT, for moving this project along!

x7

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This is just marvelous.

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What a wonderful idea! Now I have even more temptation. Seriously I really like this.

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I looked at the first few pictures, then saw a huge ass wall of text and scrolled quickly to the bottom to post this.

I suppose I'll leave some feedback. If you want to make this actually usable, the hyperlinks need image popups on hover over.

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iGGz wrote:I looked at the first few pictures, then saw a huge ass wall of text and scrolled quickly to the bottom to post this.

I suppose I'll leave some feedback. If you want to make this actually usable, the hyperlinks need image popups on hover over.



That would be wonderful but it's not doable within the functionality of the forums.


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ThunderThighs wrote:It looks awesome! I'm so happy that someone in the community is doing this. You gotta love Wooters!



ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME!

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ThunderThighs wrote:That would be wonderful but it's not doable within the functionality of the forums.



How come "ass" is allowed?

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Fountain3586 wrote:How come "ass" is allowed?




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#awesomesauce

Thank you for the one-stop shop.

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Thanks to this, I spotted some Thomas Train deals that I never would have noticed without it.

And blew a hundred and twenty bucks on them all at once.

If there are any other users like me (and I'm sure there are), this is going to be a real money-maker for Woot. They should seriously consider prominently linking to it from the main page somehow.

Thanks for all the work that goes into this. (Jeez, I really hope it's at least semi-automated!)

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mrgrogg wrote:Thanks to this, I spotted some Thomas Train deals that I never would have noticed without it.

And blew a hundred and twenty bucks on them all at once.

If there are any other users like me (and I'm sure there are), this is going to be a real money-maker for Woot. They should seriously consider prominently linking to it from the main page somehow.

Thanks for all the work that goes into this. (Jeez, I really hope it's at least semi-automated!)

m



Yeah, most of it is just a data dump from information I already had stored for my full tracker. With some assistance, all that goes into it manually is setting the categories and updating the post. Glad it is getting used.

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Awesome! I'll be bookmarking this page.

Thanks lichme!

Wow, I missed that eye-fi card again!

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Very nice. Of course, it is costing me money.

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The part with the little pictures is great! The part with the mind-boggling amount of text and links is useless to me. Thanks for the thumbnails. :-)

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ckeilah wrote:The part with the mind-boggling amount of text and links is useless to me.



Well it WOULD be useless, except for the incredibly usefulness-improving categorization. That makes it wildly useful. Thanks to that, you can skip entire sections of text-wall when you know you don't need anything in a category and focus just on things you might be interested in.

It cracks me up that people say this thing is too much of a wall of text and so too hard to read when prior to its advent it was IMPOSSIBLE to get the same info without spending ludicrous amounts of time surfing page to page to page looking mostly at stuff you have no interest in. Now it's all in one easy-to-use place, still nicely categorized, and people pretend it's useless.

I guess there's just no pleasin' ever'body all t'getha.

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I didn't say it was useless per se! ;-)

I rather miss the old days of ONE deal-per-day though.

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Great list thanks

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Thanks a million! Great time-saver!

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dfunk29 wrote:I love this! Now I can see what I've missed when looking at the individual sites, or when something is added. I also like the 1 day icon, very helpful!



dfunk29? Is...is that you, son?

mflatau


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This is awesome! I love it! Thank you to whoever took the time.

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This is really, really great. Now I can just hit this post each morning after I check out what's new on the main woot deals. So much faster than trying to scroll through all the Woot Plus deals, plus I'm much less likely to miss the deals that would interest me!

Thank you, lichme, for putting this together and thank you, ThunderThighs, for getting the ball rolling on this idea and for WootPlus List 1.0 :-)

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Happy to see this, even if it's two weeks after it was created. Great to get it all in one place!

And TT, you should have an *official* page with a list like this. No reason lichme should do it for you for free

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ThunderThighs wrote: It's one of those things that will work for some and not others. That's cool.


Bells & whistles, oh my! Thank you both for gifting us with your creation which was long overdue in need. You wisely targeted so many valuable regions to the glee of the true shopper.

Some minds travel faster than comprehension, yet here the authors vitalized the factual info into easily absorbed data. It keeps short attention spans busy as not to loose interest or get sidetracked with non essential info. Designed time factors keep target so nothing is missed while reading. Why...you capitalized input like highly skilled scientists! Your hard work is an honored success!

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dealstalker wrote:This is really, really great. Now I can just hit this post each morning after I check out what's new on the main woot deals. So much faster than trying to scroll through all the Woot Plus deals, plus I'm much less likely to miss the deals that would interest me!

Thank you, lichme, for putting this together and thank you, ThunderThighs, for getting the ball rolling on this idea and for WootPlus List 1.0 :-)



Congratulations where you factored so much input, whew, THANK YOU! Some say too much... bah, it passed this Sr. Citizen ADHD brain (forgetful and distracted) shopper's needs with flying colors. I easily used it from beginning to end without any problems. Please believe me when I say that’s NOT something I can often share.

Lompoc, pronounced correctly as Lompoke. When you hear it on tv said as Lompock, proof they're NOT residents of the area.

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Kudos to Lichme & ThunderThighs! Massive undertaking.

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cool.

Thanks !

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Hey lichme, ever thought of adding the 8 products on the main Woot! sites and the Moofi deal on deals.woot?

I almost missed the Leakfrogs today because I usually don't check the other sites

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novastarj wrote:Hey lichme, ever thought of adding the 8 products on the main Woot! sites and the Moofi deal on deals.woot?

I almost missed the Leakfrogs today because I usually don't check the other sites



The thought never crossed my mind. Mainly because there are several moofi deals every day, and the other deals are easily visible just by hovering your mouse over the top bar to see the current sales.

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novastarj wrote:Hey lichme, ever thought of adding the 8 products on the main Woot! sites and the Moofi deal on deals.woot?

I almost missed the Leakfrogs today because I usually don't check the other sites



Not sure how good the moofi deals would work since they're being added all day and sell out quickly due to small quantities. We could post the link to view the moofi deals thought.


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I check back here daily, mainly to see what bump you find.

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Thank you! Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Makes shopping so much easier.

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Thx lichme!