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Forum topic by Bill729 posted 04-09-2010 03:15 AM 1032 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2010 03:15 AM

ALL 5 of the new shopping links at the top right end of the main page link to Rockler? Having clicked them all, I’ll probably never try again. Why not just post a descriptive link to the retailer, whichever one it was, if desired? I suspect tricking the user is probably not that good of an idea…


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#1 posted 04-09-2010 10:54 AM

Thanks for feedback Bill. There was no intention to trick anybody. I just added Shop @ Rockler to the red label.

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 05:41 AM

Well, I know you don’t need to please me, but FWIW, I think the “[email protected]” label makes the link much better. I always prefer clarity over vagueness, and the former version I considered downright deceptive! : )
It’s satisfying to see that my small comments created change!


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#3 posted 04-10-2010 05:51 AM

I dunno, I was shopping Rockler last night through those same links. They didn’t bother me a bit ~shrug~

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#4 posted 04-10-2010 09:14 AM

Abbott, When I click on a link, I like to know what I’m getting. I like Rockler, I just don’t like “mystery” links anymore than I like pop-ups. YMMV.

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