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@Slick @WoodenMarker , important suggestions:

 

  • make it mandatory to post product name and price in the title (I've seen people post thread titles such as "holy crap, what a deal!" with no other description)
  • Country for the deal should be in title (in the format [uS] [CA] [AU] [uK] etc.. 
  • A like/dislike or upvote/downvote type of system so that the really HOT deals actually rise to the top of the subsection instead of having some crappy deals and great deals mixed together. 

 

Great ideas here.

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The deals section keeps getting worse and worse and our suggestions for guidelines are completely ignored... what's wrong??

 

I see more and more deals that don't even state the price of the product in the title or the country.

 

I'll stop posting in this section until it gets cleaned up and has clear guidelines set.

 

LTTF keeps getting messier and messier and unless guidelines and rules start being implemented we will see a mass exodus from the BS that starts happening more and more. 

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The deals section keeps getting worse and worse and our suggestions for guidelines are completely ignored... what's wrong??

 

I see more and more deals that don't even state the price of the product in the title or the country.

People are anal about letting other people know they are reposting an important news topic the MINUTE after another has mentioned it, yet this section is FFA.

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there is a pretty good deal for

 

Don't Starve

Was £11.99

Now £4.07

 

 

like that?

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We are not going to penalize people for not adhering to some strict set of formatting. It's nice when done, but otherwise we hope people use some basic sense when posting a deal.

We also do not check in here. At all. So if something is blatantly not a correct post, post is not a deal or violated the CoC, please report it.

I will add in some additional verbiage in the guidelines on how we would like to see posts made. But we, the mods, don't want to spend a huge amount of time policing this section either. Hopefully people will start to follow the "trend" if more and more post follow a common theme.

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We also do not check in here. At all....  But we, the mods, don't want to spend a huge amount of time policing this section either.

Why is this section off bounds ? if I may ask.

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Why is this section off bounds ? if I may ask.

 

It's not that it is off bounds - I only meant that we don't actively monitor it... pretty much the same with all the sections. We rely on the users to report posts that violate the CoC. I do not spend any time "looking" for violations other then what I might stumble in my normal browsing the forum and replying to posts.

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It's not that it is off bounds - I only meant that we don't actively monitor it... pretty much the same with all the sections. We rely on the users to report posts that violate the CoC. I do not spend any time "looking" for violations other then what I might stumble in my normal browsing the forum and replying to posts.

I see, thanks.

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Updated the guidelines... Please review...

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/81169-guidelines/?p=1112329

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i know i am a tad bit late with the suggestion since you just made updates to this section but i would still like to suggest that you invert this particular forum section.... so that most recent posts are at the front.... i got really happy about one i saw when i first clicked in only to realize a short time later that it was a post from 2013.

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i know i am a tad bit late with the suggestion since you just made updates to this section but i would still like to suggest that you invert this particular forum section.... so that most recent posts are at the front.... i got really happy about one i saw when i first clicked in only to realize a short time later that it was a post from 2013.

Just click on "start date" as a filter for topics.

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  • Please include the location as a prefix in the title. For example -  {CAN}, {US}, {AU}, [CA,US], [EU], etc...

Why does no one enforce this? Pisses me right off how many people post without any information such as the currency type or location in the title.

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How about discount codes giving eg. 10% off for a day or somethin? 

 

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If you post deals to Amazon can you do it with your own affiliate code or is that one of those things that you have to have had a previous contact with slick about?

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If you post deals to Amazon can you do it with your own affiliate code or is that one of those things that you have to have had a previous contact with slick about?

Please don't do that. Read the CoC.

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Please don't do that. Read the CoC.

I have read it, a few times. It just wasn't very clear to me so I ased here. No need to be a dick about it.

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I have read it, a few times. It just wasn't very clear to me so I ased here. No need to be a dick about it.

Was not being a dick. The CoC mentions no advertisement for anything not related to LMG. Advertisement for a deal that refers to a link where you benefit from sales is pretty much just that. Also, LMG has an Amazon link they are advertising, so you would directly work against that, hence the "Please don't do that. Read the CoC".

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You should really split this off into, countries continents ect, as it's really difficult to find anything other than US deals.

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Slick

 

Is it possible to have a mandatory drop down menu when creating a thread in the "hot deals" section where you can select the region or country where the deal is applicable. 

 

Ex:

Global

North America

Europe

Asia

United States

Canada

...

 

I wouldn't add an "unknown" field. That would force people to research their deal a bit. A simple half-checkout can tell you where the site ships. The mandatory selection could also add a couple of characters to the thread title (ex : [GBL], [NA], [ASIA], [EU], [CAN], [uS], ...), which should make it so that the non-US residents want to browse the section in the first place.

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Apparently "The Hot Deals subforum is for tech related deals", so you may want to add that in too. 

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So if you arean't supposed to tell people you're selling something in the section, where do we? 

why do so many good cases only come in black and white

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So if you arean't supposed to tell people you're selling something in the section, where do we? 

"Classifieds" in the top of the webpage.

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Please use common sense when posting - no advertising of your own or your friends companies, post to second hand sales sites, etc.

 

Share the love by telling people of awesome deals like the steam autumn sale that is currently going on!

 

All topics should be linking to an awesome deal from somewhere on the interwebs - but please don't just link! Include some of the best deals and talk about the sale, maybe even include a screenshot :D

 

Some basic guidelines that would be nice to see people follow:

  • Please include the location as a prefix in the title. For example -  {CAN}, {US}, {AU}, [CA,US], [EU], etc...
  • Please keep the titles simple - indicate what it is and how much along with the location prefix and possible for how long
  • Please indicate the currency type in the post - CA, US, (£)
  • NO links to Ebay or other second hand and/or auction sites
  • G2A links are at this stage permitted

Only members who have previously contacted Slick or Linus and made prior arrangements can post "deals" to their own websites or affiliates.

 

Thank you for all your assistance in keeping this section tidy and running smoothly.

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Y no ebay?

Official Ebay storage pages (like this: http://stores.ebay.com/Newegg) are okay, but it's to avoid listings from random sellers who may or may not be reputable/who may be selling damaged/unwarrantied goods/etc...

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