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#1
lol everyone expire :D
#2
expired

i didn't actually think that would work - sorry about that mate!!!

can a mod un-expire please!
#3
expiring is awful i dont get why ppl do that, i love spamming duplicated, makes me feel powerful because in real life im nothing but a measly internet warrier, i dont like seeing expired unless its in deals section, i think a member has been going round expiring tho, ive seen alot of decent threads expired wrongly recently.
[mod]#4
If someone reports a thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/report.gif to be unexpired http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/265564/expiring-of-posts/report.php?p=3307064 the MODs will check who expired it & can send that person a PM if it was done by accident or follow it up if they do it a lot.

It only takes one person to expire a deal, & MODs are really quick on making them live again. But before you report it to be unexpired just click through the link if it's on a deal in case the offer has actually ended. Also some people expire duplicates (as ac3 said - SPam them), so the OP could also check if it hasn't already been posted :thumbsup:
#5
For crying out loud, what is with folks who complain about expired posts?
I expired it AND sent a report post to a mod
It was THIS and once the OP of *this* thread complained why and later when i had time, i posted why.

The way i saw it, it should have been reported and did so, cannot do more and didn't have the time at the time, to post a link to the original thread cos it meant me trawling thru the deals to find the original thread.
The OP of the dupe should have looked 1st before posting, you as the op of this could have done the same, but it's easier to post this complaint instead.........
Given the OP of the deal is relatively new i can understand that they did not search but the OP of this thread....hmmm

Edit: The thread in question has been removed. Have asked can this be removed now too.
#6
boydent999
For crying out loud, what is with folks who complain about expired posts?
I expired it AND sent a report post to a mod
It was THIS and once the OP of *this* thread complained why and later when i had time, i posted why.

The way i saw it, it should have been reported and did so, cannot do more and didn't have the time at the time, to post a link to the original thread cos it meant me trawling thru the deals to find the original thread.
The OP of the dupe should have looked 1st before posting, you as the op of this could have done the same, but it's easier to post this complaint instead.........
Given the OP of the deal is relatively new i can understand that they did not search but the OP of this thread....hmmm

Edit: The thread in question has been removed. Have asked can this be removed now too.


You jumped to a conclusion. It wasn't just about that post nor all about you. Although if you know a post is a duplicate you must know where the original is - unless you are guessing. It would have taken you a couple of minutes and I don't believe that's an excuse for not been polite by letting the original poster know or how about copying them on the info sent to the Mod - that would make sense. Are you on a personal crusade? Conan the Destroyer - Boydent999 the Expirer lol. As I said it not only about that it's also about (amongst others) things like the GMTV and This Morning competitions that don't get duplicated and are open for internet entry for four days and they are often expired within a few of hours of being posted. It would be nice to know who closed them and the reason why.
#7
omg ur both wrong anyway if its a dupe u spam it u dont expire, and if u want to know why ur thread went use the contact us button dont make a new thread about it.

expired button is more for use in deals vouchers section

deals - u expire a thread when that deal is no longer available
vouchers - u expire the vouchers when it can no longer b used


if u see a duplicate click the spam button.
#8
If a thread is a duplicate, it should be Spammed. From what boydent said, he has been expiring duplicates which is incorrect.

Wit regards to your opening post crd67, as explained earlier, if you believe that a thread is incorrectly expired, simply report it. I don' see what the public naming and shaming would do, apart from causing more threads like this one, where name calling etc happens.

sigma

It only takes one person to expire a deal


Not necessarily, a "newbie" can't "Expire" a thread.

Edit: ^^^ That pesky acecatcher. :-(
#9
thesaint
If a thread is a duplicate, it should be Spammed. From what boydent said, he has been expiring duplicates which is incorrect.

Wit regards to your opening post crd67, as explained earlier, if you believe that a thread is incorrectly expired, simply report it. I don' see what the public naming and shaming would do, apart from causing more threads like this one, where name calling etc happens.

Not necessarily, a "newbie" can't "Expire" a thread.

Edit: ^^^ That pesky acecatcher. :-(


Sorry my intent was not to name and shame anyone whatsoever - It's just so the original poster can find out what had happened. It is often queried the reason why a post has been expired. It's to help them either find out if it's been expired by mistake as could happen or if they made a mistake in their original post and help them from doing it wrong again.
#10
i think saint should practice what he preaches and delete his own post, as its a duplicate of mine :-D
#11
I knew the post was a dupe i had seen it posted but as i said, didn't have the time to search for it.
Correct yes, would have taken ME a couple of minutes to find it, the same couple of minutes YOU could have spent instead of posting this thread.

As for copying the OP in on the info on the report to the MOD, i used the report button. This goes to the mod team only not to anyone else, i did not send a PM. It's not about being polite. I don't see why i should justify my actions. It was a dupe, end of. Again, i keep saying the OP and YOU if you feel so strongly about it, (so strong in fact you posted in the thread, saying you were gonna repost the deal) could have searched for it the same way i ended up doing so to justify my actions.

As for personal crusade, perhaps, maybe not but the mods don't seem to have enough time to look around; had it not been me who expired it, someone else would have, perhaps it would have reached a VERY cold temp 1st and then that's really good for the OP's confidence. Tis a crusade that has now ended mind. Not prepared to try and help when this kinda thread gets posted and furthermore is allowed to stay.

Acecatcher. As for being "wrong" fair enough. I normally use spam, expire and report. Again, forgive me for not hitting all three, was at work, erm, doing work and just glanced thru. I'll not make that mistake again not when for so doing i got this kinda grief. This all comes down to folks posting posts that already exist or are in the wrong section and i, as someone trying to help cop for the flak? Nice. Had the OP of the initial thread not posted a dupe deal this thread wouldn't even exist. That has been removed, this not.

If i see a dupe or a thread in wrong place, there's enough folks who can do what i do but do it better.

Perhaps the spam and expire buttons should be removed, get in some more mods and let them solely police the boards?

I have asked for this thread, TWICE now to be removed since it serves no purpose at all but that's been ignored. I think that says a lot
#12
boydent999
I knew the post was a dupe i had seen it posted but as i said, didn't have the time to search for it.
Correct yes, would have taken ME a couple of minutes to find it, the same couple of minutes YOU could have spent instead of posting this thread.


Again - this isn't all about you - please read my OP and comments.

If a post is expired, the reason for this must be with the person expiring it. If you expire a post without this how can you be sure that there's not been an errorof judgement?

You said it was about a dupes, again I said that it's not all about dupes. How can it be searched for if it is not a dupe? The only person who knows would be the expirer. Also as acecather3 said - dupes should be spammed not expired.

You said
"I have asked for this thread, TWICE now to be removed since it serves no purpose at all but that's been ignored. I think that says a lot"

I agree - I think that it does say a lot - I think that it says that this is a point that needs to be aired.

By the way I don't think I'm a fan of self appointed censors who want to remove posts that they don't like.
#13
Acecatcher. As for being "wrong" fair enough. I normally use spam, expire and report. Again, forgive me for not hitting all three, was at work, erm, doing work and just glanced thru. I'll not make that mistake again not when for so doing i got this kinda grief. This all comes down to folks posting posts that already exist or are in the wrong section and i, as someone trying to help cop for the flak? Nice. Had the OP of the initial thread not posted a dupe deal this thread wouldn't even exist. That has been removed, this not.

[SIZE="5"]I dont mind man, just letting u know how to do it properly next time, just spam it (u can remain anonymous, altho i prefer to let the op know why i have ie if i had seen this persons thread and realised it was a dupe i would have told her i had clicked spammed and the reason why, thesaint hits links of the original for the person to see i personally am not always that helpful lool! [/SIZE]
#14
Might not be all about me, but you seemed so incensed about my actions you posted this thread
crd67;3315605
If a post is expired, the reason for this must be with the person expiring it. If you expire a post without this how can you be sure that there's not been an errorof judgement?
Not quite sure what this means :oops:

If it's not a dupe, i for one would not have expired it, nor spammed it. I am not into doing so with malice. I read what Acecatcher said, and will heed his advice were i to find a dupe again.

I have asked for it to be removed, twice now cos i think it un-neccesary in light of the original thread being removed. A thread of this nature belongs in Feedback if we wanna play the pedant game.

I am not gonna enter into a public or private spat about this. I have said my piece. Seems the way i see it is this.
OP posts a dupe deal
It, for that read i, should have spammed it, NOT expired - my mistake, sorry.
I would not be the 1st to not explain why i spammed or expired a thread. If you want that feature, ask the development team, admin, mods for that feature. I did not, have explained why i did not and won't explain again.
You clearly were angst by it - you were gonna repost the deal, you said as much. What YOU should have done, based on opinions from Acecatcher/Saint is reported the OP of the expired thread and asked for it to be re-instated. Had it been incorrectly expired/spammed in their opionion i am sure they would have reinstated it.
I think what you have done is draw attention to yourself, me and the thread when this could all have been avoided. I have admitted i made a mistake in expiring and not spamming, but like i say, i won't do it again.

As for censorship, as i said, post this kinda comment in feedback i think is best since that is what it is.

@Acecatcher, you have no need to post in that font lol, i can read :)
#15
boydent999,

It's seems there has been a little bit of misunderstanding on both fronts with regards to what has happened.

I do hope you continue to "Spam" and "Expire" threads, as it is people like you that help to keep the forum the way it is supposed to be. Doing it causes some offence, but, that's the price you pay.
For me, it's water off a ducks back.

Do it (correctly) for the right reasons, and you are doing more for HUKD than most. :)

I don't agree with the removal of this thread entirely, but do think it is in the incorrect forum.
Which means that it could/should be "Spammed. :)". lol.
[mod]#16
Please continue in an existing thread please:

http://hotukdeals.com/item/201988/option-to-give-a-reason-when-voting/

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