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Jason Toon


quality posts: 19 Private Messages Jason Toon

Just in time for our first birthday, we’ve bought ourselves a present: Woot 2.0. Your account has transferred over here with the same password, so log in with your username and frolic. Try out our easier purchasing setup, so simple even I can almost operate it. Direct your attention to the reshuffled forums. Marvel at this new thing we’ve invented called a “web log” or “blog.” (It may seem crazy, but everybody’s going to be doing this “blog” thing in a year or two!) Throw the dice with the high rollers in our new online casino – no, wait, we don’t have one. Anyway, you get the idea. You’re the slobbering toddler and Woot 2.0 is your sandbox. Just remember: sand is not for eating.

Despite the big fancy promises of reality TV, makeovers don’t always work out. For every wallflower who gets a flattering bob, puts on a tight sweater, and emerges as a ravishing fox, there’s one who mutates into an abomination of lumpily skintight zebra-print pants, fried Dee Snider frightwig hair, and tragic surgery scars. Sure, we think we look all cute in our new duds, but then so did everybody who bought a Members Only jacket.

So fire away. What do you like? Dislike? Passionately adore? Detest with a boiling, poisonous rage? Here’s the place to let us know. Give it to us straight. We can take it. And if it’s stupid, we can throw it in the garbage can.

We also want to hear your misty watercolor memories of the old Woot. Let’s get it all out of our systems so we can move proudly into the glorious Wootarian future. Now that it’s been a year, you can spill the juicy details without embarrassing anybody. You never forget your first time, right?

iiviip3


quality posts: 0 Private Messages iiviip3

I like the new look of the site...hope there's a badass woot item to celebrate as well! Now to look around...

I really just found about this site in the last few weeks and it's incredible. I've told so many people about it. Thanks for providing such a great service to all of us! Good luck w/woot 2.0, looks promising.

edit: I'd work on the aesthetics a little more, the solid backgrounds could be livened up a little. The green is nice and the orange highlights nice as well. it's really the vast wastelands of solid light gray that could use a little livening up around here...but nice improvement to the site as a whole! Great upgrade.

HardJeans


quality posts: 0 Private Messages HardJeans

First post!!!!!!! hahaha


Anyhow, I like the new look woot...I hope you have much success with the new layout.

- I'm not talking to myself, I'm just the only one who's listening - JCS

Radar5


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Radar5

damn, i was just about to post but I had to log-in!

i like the old look, but this has possibilities :)

KoiKeeper


quality posts: 0 Private Messages KoiKeeper

Congrats on the new site design. Looks Great!

wootdedo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootdedo

Helloooo Humpty with an Umpty!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice new woot!
edit-> I take that back. My eyeballs just registered what is on the screen.
Ugly. Bring back the purple.

sup dude


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sup dude

this looks pretty coo
we'll see how it handles ordering
pretty though, very clean and pretty

mbarchok


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mbarchok

I really think they should have changed to ***.com!!!!!

PathDaemon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PathDaemon

You know what... I miss Woot. 1.0 had such a special, Wooty, Wootness. I can't believe it's gone! It was so recognizable: the purple logo, the product image, the I WANT ONE button yelling to the world. There was that yellow bar across the top, announcing to the world what Woot had to say today!

I'm sure I'll get used to this, as will everyone else. But I don't want to.

_PathDæmon
Charter member 2777

Jive


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Jive

I am sad.. All i c is green, WHERE IS THE PURPLE that i have grown to love?! well I will go through my adjustment period.... Wonder how a Woot! off will play out on this new format

peteromans11


quality posts: 0 Private Messages peteromans11

SWEET!!! Looks like it is a little slow, but that could be because a quarter of a million people are trying to hit it at the same time!!


Can't wait to see what tonight's woot is. I wonder how they will kick this off.


http://www.whatsyourdeal.com ...

Great Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies!!

mac daddy1


quality posts: 8 Private Messages mac daddy1

I'm predicting there will be whiners. Talk about job security!

very respectfully,
mac daddy

wootled


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootled

Wow, I never knew how much I really liked the colors with the original wootware. Not sure about the green and yellow(ish tan?), but, everything else is polished!

FireWalker877


quality posts: 0 Private Messages FireWalker877

Wow! Woot 2.0 is wootastic! You guys might rethink the seaweed color. It reminds me of boogers. Speaking of which... I'm getting hungry. Peace!

Starbuck


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Starbuck
 Jason Toon wrote:

Let’s get it all out of our systems so we can move proudly into the glorious Wootarian future.



Wouldn't that be a "Wootovian" future?

fuelvolts


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fuelvolts

Welcome to Woot 2.0 - what do you all think?

wooter since '04

Snapster


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Snapster
 peteromans11 wrote:
SWEET!!! Looks like it is a little slow, but that could be because a quarter of a million people are trying to hit it at the same time!!


Can't wait to see what tonight's woot is. I wonder how they will kick this off.


http://www.whatsyourdeal.com ...

Great Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies!!



still some bugs being worked out here on the speed and a few other areas as I type this.

peteromans11


quality posts: 0 Private Messages peteromans11

Nice new look!!

I just noticed a few nice improvements. You can email and pm other members.

It is nice to also see how many people are viewing the forums. I bet the numbers are going to get really sick!! :)


Can't wait to see what tonight's woot is. I wonder how they will kick this off.


http://www.whatsyourdeal.com ...

Great Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies!!

skou


quality posts: 21 Private Messages skou

Well, let's see how the "new" stuff works out.

Woot-off, or BOC tonight?

steve

jobber235


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jobber235

I like the new site. I wonder if you can refresh like 10 times a second on the old site...probably not.

MitchV


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MitchV

No sir, I don't like it.

#1 If I am already logged in and I click "I want one!" my credit card info does not default on the page.

#2 I'm getting lots of errors trying to access these forums.

#3 The bare-bones approach of the original page was appealing and unique. It was straight-forward, just like Woot! Woot! should not be fancy or have many options.

#4 Based on my experience browsing the site this evening, I anticipate problems. I hope for the best, but this might not be the night you want to get a gazillion hits by offering a bag of crap! I suggest rolling out the rechargable battery bricks this evening! ;)

Good luck!

BrakX


quality posts: 2 Private Messages BrakX

Well I gotta say, it looks a little more professional... the colors are OK... not as flashy as I thought it was going to be, but all in all not bad. I do like the fourms being all neat and orgnized, but it sorta takes away the fun of the rambling under each item description.

All in all, I think it looks nice... but I did like that old 1st page where its just the item and a big "I WANT ONE" or "SOLD OUT SUCKERS!" OK maybe it did not say that, but I still kinda liked that.

Saaby


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Saaby

Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to Woot! I never realized we shared a birthday.

So what do I get? Bag of crap? Come on, lay it on me... ;-)

dlp


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dlp

Hey, Thanks WOOT for the two new ERROR messages:

Server Error in '/' Application.

The resource cannot be found.

Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly.

Requested Url: /500.aspx
--------------------------------
on http://www.woot.com/Forums/Msgs/default.aspx?MessageID=999

Critical Error: DataProvider

The dataprovider class "SqlForumsProvider" could not be loaded.

Please contact your forums administrator. A technical explanation of why this error is casused is below.

The forums expects to load a data abstraction layer (DAL) class; in this case: SqlForumsProvider. This DAL is used to communicate to whatever datastore you are using for the Community Server Forums (the default data store class is SqlDataProvider).

This class requires that certain methods and properties are implemented as it inherits these from the class below:
AspNetForums.Components.ForumsDataProvider.cs

In this case, the ForumsDataProvider class defines methods and/or properties that are missing in SqlForumsProvider. Please open your data provider class and attempt to recompile. You should get detailed compilation errors noting the missing methods/properties.

For more information you can also visit http://www.communityserver.org the home of the Community Server Forums development team.


Critical Error: DataProvider

The dataprovider class "SqlForumsProvider" could not be loaded.

Please contact your forums administrator. A technical explanation of why this error is casused is below.

The forums expects to load a data abstraction layer (DAL) class; in this case: SqlForumsProvider. This DAL is used to communicate to whatever datastore you are using for the Community Server Forums (the default data store class is SqlDataProvider).

This class requires that certain methods and properties are implemented as it inherits these from the class below:
AspNetForums.Components.ForumsDataProvider.cs

In this case, the ForumsDataProvider class defines methods and/or properties that are missing in SqlForumsProvider. Please open your data provider class and attempt to recompile. You should get detailed compilation errors noting the missing methods/properties.

For more information you can also visit http://www.communityserver.org the home of the Community Server Forums development team.

dr2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dr2
 peteromans11 wrote:
SWEET!!! Looks like it is a little slow, but that could be because a quarter of a million people are trying to hit it at the same time!!


Can't wait to see what tonight's woot is. I wonder how they will kick this off.


http://www.whatdeal.com ...

Great Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies!!



I see that the new site still alows "Petey Spam".

fuddes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fuddes

Yeah, the green is a little ugly (like pea soup or something) and the purple was much better. There's also a lot of scrolling involved with the description. I'd make the Woot news its own page and put the product stats in its place on the front page.

On the positive side, I like the simplicity of the new design, the new logo, and these forums.

skskou


quality posts: 0 Private Messages skskou

It is a wee bit slow.

I also noticed they let that Petey11 guy back in. :D:D

steve

recruit2shoot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages recruit2shoot

This design is good. I like the color scheme. Great work WOOT

mbarchok


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mbarchok

Wow... they blank out p r 0 n ? Hope they don't sell an AMD sempron system!

trevor2k


quality posts: 0 Private Messages trevor2k

Can I be the first to say on woot v.2, "More Ram in the Box!"

Ok, but I hope the speed gets figured out. I'll reserve all other judgements until we make it through a woot or two and see how things flow.

Viva la Woot!

trevor2k

meestergud


quality posts: 2 Private Messages meestergud

I really like the new woot! but I'm also an avid fan of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," mentality. Good luck to y'all in year 2.

MeesterGud

dlp


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dlp

Apparently the new WOOT 2.0 forgets all credit card and billing info.... Now that we know this, how can EXISTING users pre-enter or edit credit card and billing info BEFORE the WOOT is posted???? New accounts can pre-populate credit card info during the account creation, EXISTING accounts do NOT appear to have a method for edit or prepopulation...

My DEAR WOOT, please do not stupidly think, GEE SHOULD TEST THE NEW WOOT BY POSTING A BAG OF CRAP ON THE FIRST DAY THE NEW SYSTEM IS LAUNCHED??????? WHAT A DISASTER!!!!!

We will all find out in 3 minutes... Happy WOOTING

Dujodu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Dujodu

Awesomeness, I had no idea this was coming. I've been wooting since the start, and I for one am glad that the forums are REAL forums now. Maybe I'll have to start joining in on the community again!

BrakX


quality posts: 2 Private Messages BrakX

Just tested something... you can not turn off the recive e-mail option... I tried to send myself after I turned it off and I still recived one... I dont wanna a buncha junk e-mails... FIX THIS PLEASE WOOT!

black_label


quality posts: 0 Private Messages black_label

Everything looks nice, but I hope they rid us of the errors soon. Anyways, good job woot team.

BrakX


quality posts: 2 Private Messages BrakX

Just tested something... you can not turn off the recive e-mail option... I tried to send myself after I turned it off and I still recived one... I dont wanna a buncha junk e-mails... FIX THIS PLEASE WOOT!

GuyverII2002


quality posts: 0 Private Messages GuyverII2002

If it ain't broke...

Enygma


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Enygma

I Love the design. Just having problems logging on and connecting to the forums. Takes one hell of a wait then the ole familiar:

"Server Error in '/Forums' Application."


Sure happy that I really didn't need tonights woot.

TRIPgrad


quality posts: 3 Private Messages TRIPgrad

Seven Eleven...
Not as meaningful as 9-11, but special in it's own way.

My first suggestion is to offer a W00t-branded credit card.
By now everyone but my brother has their own Rewards card, and Woot should too. Why should American Express get a huge percentage of the razor-thin profits? Woot needs to keep more money to upgrade their seriously over-burdened servers.

R.I.P.
WINE.W00T NOV 4, 2012

obob


quality posts: 6 Private Messages obob

congratulations, woot!

let's hope tonight's eerily familiar errorstorm
is nothing but transient "teething" troubles...


And if you really want my opinion on the new look/colors/etc., it can be summed up by referring to the joke image that was here for most of the weekend - you really did "sell out to The Man"
But I guess it probably will make economic sense to pull back a bit from the "bleeding edge" ... only time will tell


oh, and please fix the thing where it's supposed to navigate back to the page/post which a user just edited. It's gonna be a real PITA when a topic grows beyond a couple of pages.

At the VERY LEAST, restore the page navigation to THE TOP of each page. This having to scroll down to the bottom and click, scroll to the bottom and click, etc., etc., really blows

Oh by the way, those little green arrow buttons at the top to switch forums? You might as well alt-text them as "go someplace fairly random" because that's what it seems like

what, Me, sig?