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flag is displayed beside each deal that was posted since your last visit (this disappears if you use our "sort by time" version of the front page). For your first visit of the day, all deals are flagged as "new
." As you return throughout the day, the new flag only appears on the deals that have been added since your last visit.
While nobody is perfect, the dealnews content team verifies each URL before publication so errors should be rare. Often, the reason why a link fails to load is because of software installed on the browser's computer. Some file-sharing applications have been known to silently install "ad-blocking" hacks onto the client machine. These usually take the form of a modified "hosts" file which essentially block access to a large number of third-party domains, many of which do not actually serve ads at all. These domains include click.linksynergy.com, service.bfast.com, clickserve.cc-dt.com, and www.anrdoezrs.net. For most home users, the hosts file can be deleted to solve this problem, but we advise you to make a backup of the file in case any problems arise. For office computers, there is an increased probability that there might be legitimate and important data in the hosts file so you should take particular care before modifying it. Most likely any important data would be at the top of the file.The location of the hosts file depends on your operating system:
|Mac OS 9.x||In the "Preferences" folder.|
|Mac OS X 10.2 and later||/etc/hosts|
|Windows XP Home/Pro||c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts|
| || |
Note: you may need administrator access to edit the hosts file under Windows NT/2000/XP, and Mac OS X.
If a link via clickserve.cc-dt.com fails, you can also try deleting your cc-dt.com cookies.
Surprisingly, the most common delay comes when a winner doesn't reply to our "you've won!" email. We don't post the name of a winner until he or she is confirmed. This can create quite a bit of lag. By rule, it takes us up to 30 days to pick a winner (it's usually much sooner), and a winner has up to seven days to reply before disqualification. Click here
for a list of sweepstakes winners.
Yes! Here is a list of boolean search types you may want to try:
Find items where two or more keywords are all present.
Command: Just enter the keywords with a space between them.
Search Example: SATA hard drive
Returns: Items that contain all three words in any order
Specific Search phrase (exact phrase):
Find items containing certain words in a specific order.
Command: Place the search phrase in quotation marks.
Search Example: "hard drive"
Returns: Items with titles containing hard drive, but not those just containing hard, drive or drive hard.
Exclude certain terms (not):
Find items that don't contain a certain word.
Command: Place a minus sign immediately before the word to be excluded (no spaces).
Search Example: hard drive -ide
Returns: Items with titles containing the words hard drive but not containing the word ide
Find either of two terms (or):
Find items where one word or another is present.
Command: Enter keywords in parentheses separated by commas (no spaces).
Search Example: (hitachi, seagate)
Returns: Items whose titles contain the words hitachi or seagate
Exclude several terms (not or):
Find items that don't contain several words.
Command: Place a minus sign before the list of words separated by commas and in parentheses (no spaces).
Search Example: Computer case -(black,green,red)
Returns: Items with titles containing the word computer and case but not containing black, green or red.
Find terms that contain any variation of a phrase (wildcards):
Find items that contain words starting with a particular sequence of letters.
Command: Enter the letter sequence followed by an asterisk.
Search Example: Cyber* DSC*
Returns: Items whose titles contain words starting with "DSC," such as DSC-S40, DSC-T33, and DSC-W7, as well as words starting with "Cyber," including Cybershot and Cyber-shot.