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banned#1
because people use them for info or like to just browse
#2
hit show tools at top and then exclude expired!
#3
i always go through expired deals as sometimes they Unexpire!!!!!! also u can exclued expired items in the main page
#4
+1
Happened 2 me b4 as well
#5
People like to browse them? But why? So you can see what deals you missed?

I appreciate I could exclude them, but that means logging in. Sometimes on shared PCs that I use often I just like to have a quick look without logging in.

But appreciate all your thoughts.
#6
RM02
People like to browse them? But why? So you can see what deals you missed?

I appreciate I could exclude them, but that means logging in. Sometimes on shared PCs that I use often I just like to have a quick look without logging in.

But appreciate all your thoughts.


You can still exclude them without logging in, but you may have to re-set the option each time you re-open the browser (depending on how your computer stores the cookies?). It'll only take a second each time, and will save you having to browse through them.

Keeping expired deals IS a good idea. Here's a few reasons:


1) Price Comparison. If you're listing a deal, you might want to have a look to see what price the item has previously been listed here.
2) It might come back in stock.
3) To continue discussing the deal after it's been purchased. Just because you've bought it, it doesn't mean that everything's over. You might want to discuss with others whether they've had delivery or not, any problems with the item or order, and other things (such as reminding each other when cashback is due on cashback phone contracts).
4) Company Feedback. You can look at expired threads to get an idea of whether people had problems with a company, whether they honour misprices, etc.
5) Sharing Information. If you have any queries about a function of a product, for example, you can ask in the thread and others who bought the deal can help you out.

These are just a FEW reasons why we keep them in the forums! When the site-changeover first happened, we had expired threads excluded by default (as they can get in the way of current deals), but we had a lot of feedback from members who suggested that having expired threads INCLUDED by default would be better... especially as we had a lot of newbies who were getting confused when they could no longer find threads (because they'd been expired).

Hope that explains things a bit (or a lot). Let us know if we can help you out any more!! :)
#7
Thanks all for your replies, especially duckmagic for taking the time to write such an informative and comprehensive reply. I understand the reason's a lot better now.

Consider the discussion closed.
#8
Jumpingphil
This deal got expired early on but the thread was active for ages.
Loads of people have made use of it since it was expired.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/311204/iomega-1tb-desktop-hard-drive-avail/showthread.php?t=311204


That has been a problem for a while now. I've noticed certain deals being expired while they are still active. A person may have expired a deal by accident, but occasionally some clown may have expired it out of spite resulting in you having to get the mods to unexpire it for you.
#9
steveilevi
That has been a problem for a while now. I've noticed certain deals being expired while they are still active. A person may have expired a deal by accident, but occasionally some clown may have expired it out of spite resulting in you having to get the mods to unexpire it for you.


The thread was expired correctly.

What jumpingphil means is that some deals are expired say 2 days in, but the conversation about the deal only gains momentum days after it is expired.

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