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#1
Don't expire it. Please click spam on duplicates.
#2
emmajk42
Don't expire it. Please click spam on duplicates.


sorry, I have been pressing the wrong button then:oops:
#3
skusey;3288760
sorry, I have been pressing the wrong button then:oops:


That's fine... please try and point people in the right direction. Thanks.
banned#4
expiring it leaves it on the boards, spamming it removes it from the boards, i post link to originol and spam
#5
I wish some people would realise not everyone may have seen the original post - I don't understand why the need for the cold vote - just tell the OP that the item has already been listed as already mentioned - sounds easy to me!!
banned#6
coriander64
I wish some people would realise not everyone may have seen the original post - I don't understand why the need for the cold vote - just tell the OP that the item has already been listed as already mentioned - sounds easy to me!!


yes, it annoys me too, when they cold vote a dupe, it makes no sense, but there ya go, nowt as weird as folk
#7
Why isn't this in Feedback :?

sassie
yes, it annoys me too, when they cold vote a dupe, it makes no sense, but there ya go, nowt as weird as folk


Does a cold vote on a dupe actually mean anything though?
banned#8
thesaint
Why isn't this in Feedback :?



Does a cold vote on a dupe actually mean anything though?


does anything mean anything, no not really, and as for why its not in feedback, that will be cause it was posted in misc :p
#9
thesaint;3288874
Why isn't this in Feedback


Agreed, moved there.


thesaint;3288874
Does a cold vote on a dupe actually mean anything though?


Well, it would go towards calculating your average voting rep... i.e. the power you have to vote on other peoples' deals.
#10
Surely the best thing to do with a dupe post is totally ignore it, the thread will dissapear quicker than x factor contestant without a sob story.

Replying to the thread at all just keeps it up on the first few pages.

Just ignore them altogether.
banned#11
greg_68
Surly the best thing to do with a dupe post is totally ignore it, the thread will dissapear quicker than x factor contestant without a sob story.

Replying to the thread at all just keeps it up on the first few pages.

Just ignore them altogether.


many people ahvent seen the old post, hence why they end up posting in new posts, then if ignored you end up with 2,3,4 posts all for the same item
#12
emmajk42

Agreed, moved there.




Well, it would go towards calculating your average voting rep... i.e. the power you have to vote on other peoples' deals.


Even a dupe that is subsequently removed?

Seems harsh, but I suppose it is a good form of "punishment" for not searching properly.
I never cold vote dupes, may do so now. :evil:
banned#13
thesaint


Seems harsh, but I suppose it is a good form of "punishment" for not searching properly.
I never cold vote dupes, may do so now. :evil:


I really cant believe you just said that :roll:
#14
coriander64
I wish some people would realise not everyone may have seen the original post - I don't understand why the need for the cold vote - just tell the OP that the item has already been listed as already mentioned - sounds easy to me!!


:?:?
#15
:w00t:
greg_68
Surely the best thing to do with a dupe post is totally ignore it, the thread will dissapear quicker than x factor contestant without a sob story.

Replying to the thread at all just keeps it up on the first few pages.

Just ignore them altogether.
[mod]#16
thesaint
Even a dupe that is subsequently removed?

Seems harsh, but I suppose it is a good form of "punishment" for not searching properly.
I never cold vote dupes, may do so now. :evil:


I don't think it's fair to vote cold on a duplicate as punishment for not finding the original post ! - if they are a newbie or infrequent poster it's better to let them know nicely & spam it. I honestly believe if you help someone they'll learn & hopefully pass the information on. Maybe I'm too idealistic :?

If you hit the expire button it removes the spam option so then the only way to get it removed is use the report button, so I sometimes print < SPAM > after the duplicate URL link as a reminder. And believe me I report a lot of duplicates ;-)

>>

EDIT :
emmajk42
If you're really enthusiastic, you can even report it to mods to be removed. :)


lol - that's me :giggle:
#17
greg_68;3288903
Surely the best thing to do with a dupe post is totally ignore it, the thread will dissapear quicker than x factor contestant without a sob story.

Replying to the thread at all just keeps it up on the first few pages.

Just ignore them altogether.


No.... the best thing to do is click spam on it, post a link to the original thread, and ask other forum memebers to click spam on it as well. If you're really enthusiastic, you can even report it to mods to be removed.


:)


THANKS!!!
#18
sassie
I really cant believe you just said that :roll:


just trying to rock the boat as normal, trying to act like his/her mate
#19
sigma
I don't think it's fair to vote cold on a duplicate as punishment for not finding the original post ! - if they are a newbie or infrequent poster it's better to let them know nicely & spam it. I honestly believe if you help someone they'll learn & hopefully pass the information on. Maybe I'm too idealistic :?


I Spam and Expire many deals. I always give a link and if I have time post a link to "How to submit a deal..." or "How to search..." or tell them how I found it was a dupe etc etc.

I also report loads of threads to have the price and/or retailer put in the title(Probably 10-15 today alone).

I don't think it's fair that cold votes on a dupe are counted towards your overall score, it was a joke, but seems like I am not allowed those on HUKD. :santa:
banned#20
thesaint
I Spam and Expire many deals. I always give a link and if I have time post a link to "How to submit a deal..." or "How to search..." or tell them how I found it was a dupe etc etc.

I also report loads of threads to have the price and/or retailer put in the title(Probably 10-15 today alone).

I don't think it's fair that cold votes on a dupe are counted towards your overall score, it was a joke, but seems like I am not allowed those on HUKD. :santa:


yeah really helpful, only problem is if someone has already hit spam who doesnt have time to find and post links to how to wipe their butt, then you come along have the time to post your links and hit spam then the op aint ever going to see ya links
#21
sassie
yeah really helpful, only problem is if someone has already hit spam who doesnt have time to to find and post links to howw to wipe their butt, then you have th time to post your links and hit spam then the op aint ever going to see ya links


I always wait a few minutes if I have posted a link.

The only time I spam straight away is if someone else has already pointed it out.
banned#22
thesaint
I always wait a few minutes if I have posted a link.

The only time I spam straight away is if someone else has already pointed it out.


so you think people sit and watch their posts for a response :w00t:

we where all newbies once, to link and spam is all thats needed and yes we then get loads of where did my thread go, but there isnt alot else we can do, like i said the same ones who will be asking today where there thread is are the same ones who will be answering the same questions they asked months down the line
#23
skusey
:?:?


Why the ?
#24
sassie
so you think people sit and watch their posts for a response :w00t:


;-)
#25
coriander64
Why the ?


you wrote what i did:thumbsup:
#26
sassie
so you think people sit and watch their posts for a response :w00t:

we where all newbies once, to link and spam is all thats needed and yes we then get loads of where did my thread go, but there isnt alot else we can do, like i said the same ones who will be asking today where there thread is are the same ones who will be answering the same questions they asked months down the line


If it is a new deal, then most do(Watch their deal).

If they don't, then I have wasted no ones time but my own. :)
#27
sassie
so you think people sit and watch their posts for a response :w00t:

we where all newbies once, to link and spam is all thats needed and yes we then get loads of where did my thread go, but there isnt alot else we can do, like i said the same ones who will be asking today where there thread is are the same ones who will be answering the same questions they asked months down the line


i sometimes get a pm from the mods saying that my post was a 'dupe' so its been deleted. That defo helps and saves me from posting another thread asking where its gone, if the mods could do this 100% it would help but its hit and miss
banned#28
thesaint
If it is a new deal, then most do(Watch their deal).

If they don't, then I have wasted no ones time but my own. :)


most cant even find the deal they have just posted - lol

I was referring to your post where you said, they deserve the cold heat as punishment for not searching, newbies sign up and post a deal, they aint even aware you need lessons in the bolan (whatever the bleedin name is) search, like i said we all leanrt as we went along, same as we did, same as they are
#29
coriander64
Why the ?


Sorry didn't realise - great minds eh!! It's late that's my excuse!!
banned#30
skusey
i sometimes get a pm from the mods saying that my post was a 'dupe' so its been deleted. That defo helps and saves me from posting another thread asking where its gone, if the mods could do this 100% it would help but its hit and miss


yes, many slip through the net, hence why they are not aware, also may dont even know about the pm system when new, it has been asked before if dues could have auto pms sent to the op, but its never been set up, dont know if its something that could be
#31
sassie
yes, many slip through the net, hence why they are not aware, also may dont even know about the pm system when new, it has been asked before if dues could have auto pms sent to the op, but its never been set up, dont know if its something that could be


boils down to the search again, I always try to look if its already been posted but struggle at times:oops:
banned#32
skusey
boils down to the search again, I always try to look if its already been posted but struggle at times:oops:


exactly, and you been a member 10 months, i do a merchant search and thats it, if i post and its been done it will be get spammed, no biggie really, except some really are vile when a dupe appears
#33
sassie
, like i said we all leanrt as we went along, same as we did, same as they are


Well the alternative is to simply "Spam".

I sometimes get a reply from the OP that they didn't realise etc etc. So I shall carry on. :)
[mod]#34
sassie
yes, many slip through the net, hence why they are not aware, also may dont even know about the pm system when new, it has been asked before if dues could have auto pms sent to the op, but its never been set up, dont know if its something that could be


Really good idea. When a thread is spammed it can vanish quickly before the OP has had time to read the reason - that can result in a repost or a < where has my thread gone request > which is completely understandable if you don't understand the site yet.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/82621/where-did-my-thread-go/

Some sort of auto PM would help greatly. Even if there were 3/4 standard replies for MODs to select eg

You thread has been removed as it is a duplicate posting / Repost
You thread has been removed as it is Amazon Market Place Seller / ebay / Non UK Site

something anyway for the OP :)
banned#35
thesaint
Well the alternative is to simply "Spam".

I sometimes get a reply from the OP that they didn't realise etc etc. So I shall carry on. :)


which is what we do., nobody has said we dont, the op was questioning the cold voting on a dupe
#36
sassie
exactly, and you been a member 10 months, i do a merchant search and thats it, if i post and its been done it will be get spammed, no biggie really, except some really are vile when a dupe appears


I agree, the usual ones give you a load of hassle when you dupe, it takes a while to start a deal and then-bang, youre an idiot:x
banned#37
skusey
I agree, the usual ones give you a load of hassle when you dupe, it takes a while to start a deal and then-bang, youre an idiot:x


well i was one before i started the deal, so no biggie here ;-)
#38
I posted a dupe tonight but I searched twice for it. Obviously I didn't do a very good job! However, it it's been a good while since it was last on then I don't see the harm in mentioning it again. After all, isn't the idea of this site to share deals and not just spam, expire, report, vote cold and constantly whinge at peoples genuine mistakes???
#39
Banana79
I posted a dupe tonight but I searched twice for it. Obviously I didn't do a very good job! However, it it's been a good while since it was last on then I don't see the harm in mentioning it again. After all, isn't the idea of this site to share deals and not just spam, expire, report, vote cold and constantly whinge at peoples genuine mistakes???


spot on, dont be put off by the usual suspects:thumbsup:
#40
Banana79
I posted a dupe tonight but I searched twice for it. Obviously I didn't do a very good job! However, it it's been a good while since it was last on then I don't see the harm in mentioning it again. After all, isn't the idea of this site to share deals and not just spam, expire, report, vote cold and constantly whinge at peoples genuine mistakes???


How long ago was the old deal submitted, and when was the last time someone had posted on it?

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