Why is it that no matter how many times I click which beta I prefer, in whatever browser I'm using, it always defaults to the original. It says that it will load my preference next visit, but it never does. Is this a trick check-box Tom's is using to secretly poll visitors or is everyone else getting what they asked for. 3 versions of the same website, tailored to that individual. Maybe this will catch on with other companies. Tom's is pioneering the "for you" browsing experience. My browsers used are all up to date: IE, Opera, Chrome. Before you say, "That's why it isn't working, you aren't using Firefox." Think about it. I use the browser coverage of 90%. I don't think that Tom's made it so that Firefox was the only browser to remember the selection.
Good question, though so far you've been the only one to report this as occurring for you.
Could have something to do with the preference script. I'll send it over as a note to the development team to have a look at.
Whatever it was, it's fixed now. I think it was my browser speed dial caching the Tom's index page from before you guys decided to update the format. Whenever it would refresh the page, it would refresh the original, because it's still available on the web. I just cleared my cache and cookies and when I selected my beta preference, it stored it...soo thanks code monkeys and the people who drew attention to it.
Now for the elephant in the room...I keep getting emails to select a best answer...