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#1
Couldn't agree with you more........

Perhaps there may be an alternative way though - I'm not sure limiting people to (say) two deals a day would be that popular - but refining it - say to two or three deals for the same (or similar) product from the same provider may work...

I am sure there is a way, but as with everything, it is often the Poster of the deal that needss to be educated - its not the quantity it the quality of the deal.

Keep voting them cold if you get fed up with it in the short term untill something is worked out....

It will not come as a shock to notice that the majority of the "Posters" of these "deals" are new to UKHOTDEALS and are trying their hardes to...... ??? I don't know...?? I will leave that to your imagination.....

Unashamedly promoting deal after deal after deal at the same retailer and often the same or similar product (aftershave, perfume and so on) wont neccesarily win them positive feedback for example....

Still, better stop before we get comments of "Grinch" etc at xmas!

LOL!
#2
How about "No"?
banned#3
cloudthecat


Keep voting them cold if you get fed up with it in the short term untill something is worked out....


So even if something was an amazing deal vote it cold?
#4
There's plenty of regular posters that do it too not just newbies and because of that I don't think there is much you can do about it. I think it clutters up the site a lot and if there's a whole load of similar items posted in the same day for one retailer it'd be ideal if they could be merged into a single thread, but that involves a lot of work on behalf of the moderators and I'm sure they probably have enough to deal with without worrying about this. In an ideal world..... but in saying that, you also have to take into consideration that there are people who like everything to be posted individually.
[admin]#5
If you use the Hot tab it will mostly solve this by keeping average deals out. If there are loads of hot deals for Amazon on that day then I guess you have to mentally blank them out.

Saying that, we are trying to think of ways to make a better Custom feature to handle this kind of thing.
#6
thesaint
How about "No"?

This pretty much sums it up.

It's in the name.
#7
Admin
If you use the Hot tab it will mostly solve this by keeping average deals out. If there are loads of hot deals for Amazon on that day then I guess you have to mentally blank them out.


But why should they be mentally blanked out? They shouldn't on the site at all! Perhaps the introduction of a "remove" button for duplicate deals.
[admin] 3 Likes #8
Who says they shouldn't be on the site? If someone thinks it is a deal they should be allowed to post no? It's easy to filter out bad deals once they are posted but harder to do a precognitive filter...
1 Like #9
Any deal of any nature should be on the site once. It is a matter of opinion if the item is a deal or not and may be useful to just 1 person or everyone on the site.

But that one deal only needs to be on this site once. There is no need for the constant reposting of deals by individuals. We all make mistakes and do it occasionally, but there are people who do it constantly on a large scale.
[admin]#10
I thought we were talking about similar deals. Like Amazon has a sale and there's 20 posts with different perfume bottles (but not 20 posts of the same bottle).
4 Likes #11
Admin
I thought we were talking about similar deals. Like Amazon has a sale and there's 20 posts with different perfume bottles (but not 20 posts of the same bottle).


Don't mean to be rude but of all the unanswered threads on feedback including the bug threads you ignore them but spend time on this complete nonsense of a non thread.
#12
For example. I posted this deal:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crabtree-evelyn-rosewater-traveller/835916
including links to different variations

Then Natz sees it, posts on the original thread and then re-posts 2 separate posts:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crabtree-evelyn-jojoba-traveller-gi/835925
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/crabtree-evelyn-nomad-traveller-gif/836261

And then, this has been repeated by other members.

Just like the Bath Bomb set for £1.93 has been posted at least 3 times that I've seen.

Why aren't these duplicates removed? There is no need for them, no-one is missing out on anything as it has already been posted before.
#13
I think the point is being proven right now, with Mass Effect 2 deal having 2 different threads both being in the Top 5 deals of the day. Yet - it is only 1 deal.
#14
highguyuk
I think the point is being proven right now, with Mass Effect 2 deal having 2 different threads both being in the Top 5 deals of the day. Yet - it is only 1 deal.


It´s not the same deal. The first one was for the IN STORE (offline) deal of ME2 (the OP added "available online" to his thread later after I had posted mine!)
I saw that GAME have it online (pretty much right when they announced it on Twitter)
and posted that as ONLINE deal as soon as it was available on their website.
It may be the same price but he found the in store deal, I found the online deal.
:)


Edited By: TanyaSpace on Dec 31, 2010 02:32
#15
It's the same shop. GAME aren't like HMV where their prices are different online/offline, it's all the same. It's stupid that we have 2 deals with over 1000 heat for the same deal which is buy Mass Effect from GAME for £4.98.
2 Likes #16
i think everyone has the right to post any deal if they think its good thats what makes hot deals so good and any way does it really matter if some one duplicates a post i am glad of it some times as i might of missed the original post
#17
highguyuk
It's the same shop. GAME aren't like HMV where their prices are different online/offline, it's all the same. It's stupid that we have 2 deals with over 1000 heat for the same deal which is buy Mass Effect from GAME for £4.98.

Actually it is very common to see GAME.co.uk listing a product at a price that differs to that available in-store.

Additionally, Gamestation.co.uk (online & in-store) & Gameplay.co.uk (online only) also have differing prices.

Gameplay.co.uk is usually £1 or £2 cheaper than GAME.co.uk for the same item!

BFN,

fp.
#18
Some interesting ideas . Don't think the hot tab is useful for me,as some deals are of personal interest to me,but are not voted hot due to a lack of popularity of that type of product for example.
There are still a couple of fairly new members who post 10-15 deals a day,with no information as to why the deal is hot i.e. no price comparisons etc. It's as if they just look through store sales or advertising,and post assorted items which they often have no knowledge about.
#19
dusty24
i think everyone has the right to post any deal if they think its good thats what makes hot deals so good and any way does it really matter if some one duplicates a post i am glad of it some times as i might of missed the original post
The reason I posted this feedback is because I and many others form what I've read in various comments,have slow connections or even use wi-fi mobile phones or payg dongles. To have the site cluttered with multiple posters as I've described means that it can cost money and time to wait for these 'deals' to download.
Even after a few months these people are not deterred by many of their deals only reaching double figures. They just don't stop posting boring repetitive deals. Thankfully they must work or go out of the house,or else we'd see fifty or more posts a day from them !
1 Like #20
carefreeblue
Some interesting ideas . Don't think the hot tab is useful for me,as some deals are of personal interest to me,but are not voted hot due to a lack of popularity of that type of product for example.
There are still a couple of fairly new members who post 10-15 deals a day,with no information as to why the deal is hot i.e. no price comparisons etc. It's as if they just look through store sales or advertising,and post assorted items which they often have no knowledge about.


There are also people who don't post deals themselves, but just complain about others. I'd like to see that stopped first...

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