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CheapyD, ever consider creating a generic deal site

#1 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2369 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

Fatwallet is gone, SlickDeals suck, and there are no competitors out there.  I need help finding non-gaming deals and somewhere to post the non-gaming deals I find.  The non-gaming sub-forums here don't really get much activity.  Ever consider creating a generic deal site?  There seems to be a need out there for a site with an actual community.

#2 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17932 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2020 - 05:43 PM

1.  Wow, i somehow missed that Fatwallet is gone.

2.  We have a whole new website coming very soon.   We are going to try to simplify the forum layout a bit and there should be more emphasis on non-gaming deals.  Would love your participation and input.  Thanks!

#3 Rictor   I like big butts... CAGiversary!   2369 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2020 - 07:38 AM

Yah, Fat Wallet got bought out, then the new owners redirected all the traffic to a coupon site.  I think the great thing about Fatwallet was that it had a community of mods that went through the forums and highlighted the best deals on the front page of the website each day and then sub-pages of category deals.  Slickdeals doesn't do it as well.  Also, they have a lot of paid deal placement of deals that aren't good at all.


Also, I'm in Indianapolis, and I can't access the Slickdeals website from my Comcast home Internet or from the Internet at my Fortune 500 company's office.  I can only access it via my Verizon cell phone connection.  It's been like this for about 2 years now.  Whatever web host they use is horrible.


So is this a whole new website you are releasing separate from CAG or a redesign of CAG?  I'd hate to see CAG change to have less of a gaming focus, as this is an awesome gaming community.  A separate site would be great though.