A new update has been rolled out this morning for
the beta users (sign up on your settings page, if you are eligible) — New Front Page Algorithm. Basically, instead of "Grid" and "List" on the OzBargain front page, you are now also getting a button to switch to "New".
It displays the deals similarly to the list view, however,
Deals are ordered by internal score which is calculated from the popularity (votes) and freshness (how recent it has been posted), similar to Reddit & Hacker News. Internal score of individual deals might get altered by various factors.
Expired deals are automatically demoted.
More configuration options under settings -> deals, where you can
- Promote / demote certain categories
- Promote / demote certain stores
For example it is now possible to have a front page with more Travel and cashback related deals by
- Change "Travel" category to "more"
- Add cashrewards.com.au and shopback.com.au under "Store" and change them to "more"
Please give this
beta feature a try, and leave feedback in comments.
Edit 10/4: Now available to all users.