Some kind of "dubious" marker in addition to expired and spam? - HotUKDeals
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#1
Anyone who buys a computer on the strength of reading 9 or 10 lines of an opening post has more money than sense, so probably won't care.
#2
Well OK thats fine for computers, but what about other deals that may crop up?
#3
I've just had a look at the thread and clearly there's a whole lot of discussion taken place which would inform someone thinking of making a purchase and that's exactly as it's supposed to be. Presumably it's hot because more members thought it was a good deal. But what I noticed is that the price given wasn't the correct one. I was under the impression that voucher discounts and Quidco etc could be mentioned in the write-up but not deducted from the quoted price.
Actually there's a whole lot of repeat posting, stuff in the wrong place and sort-of wrong impressions being given about deals that I think is messing things up rather.
#4
MrShed
Well OK thats fine for computers, but what about other deals that may crop up?


Deals could be made clearer, but this all takes place in the thread. Whether the deal is for a computer or for a DVD, the principal is exactly the same.
Do your own research. If a deal title is wrong, report it to a moderator.
#5
I agree, this sounds good, Maybe if a thread starts pointing out a deal is dodgey or not so straight forward then maybe the facility for a mod to flag it / mark it to highlight any concerns, might help people who can be too trusting??
I'd imagine if people grab a deal that actually causes them trouble they'd probably not come back to the site.
#6
Lets be clear here Saint - I'm not saying there arent other ways to do it. However, it is fairly simple to implement(as it already has similar with the "expired" etc) and it allows users, particularly new users, to do it easily and simply - both to notify others, and to be notified themselves when it comes up as flagged as "dubious". Surely the whole point of suggested improvements should be to simplify things for users?
#7
MrShed
Lets be clear here Saint - I'm not saying there arent other ways to do it. However, it is fairly simple to implement(as it already has similar with the "expired" etc) and it allows users, particularly new users, to do it easily and simply - both to notify others, and to be notified themselves when it comes up as flagged as "dubious". Surely the whole point of suggested improvements should be to simplify things for users?


If it were easy and simple to flag something as "Dubious" this would be worse than spamming it and removing it completely.

At least if it were spammed, it is removed and can be checked. If it has a subtitle of "dubious", this would kill it.

Let's say someone lists the P&P as £4.95, and it is actually £5, what is to stop me labelling the deal as "Dubious"?

Allowing a newbie to easily do this would render everything dubious. They would label anything that mentioned Quidco, Codes, Vouchers, copying and pasting links etc etc as "Dubious"

Much better to allow well respected members like myself to edit deals. :)
#8
But surely, just like the "spam" item, such a flagging would be checked by moderators anyway?
#9
I would say that some deals becoming totally duff would be better than some people getting totally duff deals from the site by them NOT being aware of the possibility of the deal not coming through.
#10
MrShed
But surely, just like the "spam" item, such a flagging would be checked by moderators anyway?


So why the need for a "Dubious" button? Simply "Spam" it.


MrShed
I would say that some deals becoming totally duff would be better than some people getting totally duff deals from the site by them NOT being aware of the possibility of the deal not coming through.


Then point this out in the thread, if they can't be bothered to read it, and do their own research, then they shouldn't be let loose with a debit/credit card. :)

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