New Rules / Publication Rules going live 24th July - let us have your feedback

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Posted 17th Jul 2019
Hey guys - so for the past few months we've been working on some new rules which we'd like to put live on 24th July.

We know that the current rules have led to lots of uncertainty which has resulted in a fair amount of inconsistency in our decision making. We want to start afresh

>> You'll find the publication rules here <<

We need to get to a point where the first contact/communication we have with you provides enough information for you to understand why we've made that decision instead of you being sent a "catch all" message. For example, telling you specifically why we think a merchant unsuitable, instead of just telling you they can't be added at this time.

If you're still unsure or you have a question, the team will be on hand to provide further information and all you need to do is reply to the @hotukdeals_team message and someone will get back to you.

Every decision will be explained and we'll take whatever time is needed to make sure you're happy with our reasoning. Every action will be communicated (for example, when we move a thread from Deals to Discussions).

For the deal posters amongst us I think the biggest change is likely to be the need for deals to be market leading when they get shared on hotukdeals. Why such a change? We do not think we would be enabling our members to make the right purchasing decision if we allow a deal on site knowing it is cheaper elsewhere. This rule is to cover like for like products/services. Additional benefits (eg a John Lewis extended warranty) would be classed as a different deal when looking at the price etc.

Our community should be able to trust the content they see on hotukdeals and we do not think showing non market leading deals on our Hot page helps us with this mission.

We also hear your feedback that retention offers, targeted deals or local reduced to clear items should not be in the Deals section if the majority cannot benefit from these. So these will now be moved to Discussions.

We're also going to be moving megathreads/deal compilations to Discussions. We often see "heat for effort" type comments on these deals and we want to focus on hot deals! Heat should not solely be given for "effort" when the actual deal itself could be poor. When megathreads contain many products for different merchants a single vote isn't suitable for such content. For clarity, an "up to **% sale" at a single merchant with product examples is not a megathread under this rule and can stay in Deals.

I fully appreciate that some of these changes might take some time to adjust but we truly believe these changes are needed to improve our deal content quality and also how our community engages with the team, eachother and also our site.

What else have we been working on?

- Recently we've added a FAQ to site which provided answers to many of the questions you either ask in Feedback or the emails we receive. There is a discussion thread here if you wanted to provide your feedback.

- There will be a further announcement soon but we're looking to add a feature on site to filter Local deals so you do not have to see those which aren't in your area. This will be a user preference which you can set yourselves.

- Building trust and transparency on hotukdeals by providing you with the information you need to see about the site, Pepper and the team. More on that in due course.

What else are we considering?

- We are going to do some testing on the vote weight in order to give back the importance of voting. First of all we need to implement these new rules and see how we go. We'll cover this as a separate discussion to keep you looped in.



Your feedback is really important to us which is why we wanted to bring you this in advance of these rules going live.

These rules aren't fixed and we'll be reviewing them based on how we see things on site and your further feedback. Any changes to these rules will be communicated.

Thanks for reading and please let us have your thoughts
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What about items which are RRP (like products launches)?
Items which are their normal selling price or RRP will be moved to Discussions under Rule 12. They can stay if there is an additional benefit (ie - MacBook Pro at RRP but you get £200 Giftcard when purchased).

How will you check if something is market leading?
Not all deals on hotukdeals will be able to have a comparison (due to conditions like refurbished etc) but when they do we'll use reputable price comparison sites. If we believe something is market leading (or the additional benefit justifies) we'll leave it on site. If another merchant beats it and we find out later it is not market leading the thread can remain on site but we'll do our best to ensure it receives less exposure (it won't be pushed to Highlights for example. Members can keep using the thread for discussion. We won't remove price matches from different merchants. We'll remove threads if within 5-10 minutes they aren't market leading but threads around an hour will remain.

Will you be proving information on minimum criteria for marketplace sellers?
Yep We're about to finalise the % and volume so once done this will be included in our communications with you.

What do you consider to be "Reduced to Clear" items?
These tend to be single offer "yellow sticker" items which are likely only available at one store and being sold to clear

What about items the same price but at a different retailer?
We wouldn't remove these as long as the price is still market leading.

What about code requests or threads where people are bound by the T&Cs of a 3rd party?
We'll allow codes to be requested in designated threads and no single code requests will be allowed. We'll make it clear in these threads that the end responsibility remains with whoever is offering the code. The same will go for threads where there is a question on whether members are breaching a 3rd party's terms (such as VPN accessible gaming deals).

Are you really going to remove all glitches or misprices?
Nope! We'll make a call based on what has been posted. In the past we've noticed patterns where something will get shared but we pull it because we suspect a hacked ebay account or the merchant is just data harvesting. In reality this will happen very rarely but we need to be able to have something we can rely on here when we ever make a decision to remove a thread.

What do you consider to be a megathread?
For the purpose of these rules we'll treat a thread with various deals from more than 1 seller as a megathread/deal compilation which we'll move to Discussions. Single seller threads with various products aren't considered a megathread and can remain in Deals.

What about Playstation Plus and Games With Gold etc?
These are fine to be shared in deals taking into account the benefits provided by the service and for how often they get shared/announced.

EDIT: From 27th July 2019 we will allow the following in Deals too (subject to trial):

Switch Online
Gamepass
Games with Gold
Playstation Plus
EA Access
Edited by: "magicjay1986" 27th Jul 2019
eslick17/07/2019 22:21

@magicjay1986 not to pick on him but will the removal of the megathread …@magicjay1986 not to pick on him but will the removal of the megathread impact deals like @Mrswitch and their cheapest phone under a price. Sorry Switchy.


Its fine, you make a valid point, I put a lot of work into those, and have actually been encouraged to do them in the past, and now I'm being told to stop all the hard work I do for the site, I'd love to know why the decision has been made to stop them @magicjay1986 you are basically taking away an area of the site I love, and am now being encouraged to post every single one of these deals as a single deal, instead of all in one nice neat place! Hence I'll now get flack for spamming the site!

Basically what you've done is, listen to the people who don't like Megathreads as those people are the loudest, but there are also a shed load of people who come onto these deals and tell me it helped them make a decision to buy. Poor show actually!
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 18th Jul 2019
Personally, I preferred the site when it was a Wild West free-for-all. Obviously I understand Pepper's reasoning, but whilst it no doubt increases revenue for you, it devalues it for buyers such as me. If I want to know the best price for a toaster, I can google it. What I want from a deal site is an alert that Tesco have mispriced them at 4p, or Amazon have a glitch whereby I can get a pallet full for a tenner.
I used to use the deals function, but IMHO there are better sites now. I used to use misc but, as you yourself say, there are better places for that. FS/FT? Gone too.
I used to log on multiple times a day - I'm probably here now once a fortnight.
Good luck with the changes, but I think that you'll alienate more existing users than you attract fresh.
.MUFC.17/07/2019 13:09

Can we have a new section where we can discuss Sky fairies and Politics?


I agree. An un-moderated section, titled 'enter at your own risk', would be great, where we can honestly say what's on our minds
Edited by: "deeky" 17th Jul 2019
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jamie1514/10/2019 18:41

They are different deals and should be allowed IMO. One is an online deal …They are different deals and should be allowed IMO. One is an online deal with free delivery and one is in store but cheaper.


Yeah but not best in the market, if the site wants to show best in the market prices the in store deal then wins, especially when it’s as big a player as Sainsbury’s and there can be no excuse it’s not national enough, though it could still be classed as a good deal as postage is included.


rule 7

7Not the best offer available at the moment on the market when comparing like for like products. Exceptions will be made for "additional benefits" such as additional warranties etc.
eslick14/10/2019 19:02

Yeah but not best in the market, if the site wants to show best in the …Yeah but not best in the market, if the site wants to show best in the market prices the in store deal then wins, especially when it’s as big a player as Sainsbury’s and there can be no excuse it’s not national enough, though it could still be classed as a good deal as postage is included.rule 77Not the best offer available at the moment on the market when comparing like for like products. Exceptions will be made for "additional benefits" such as additional warranties etc.


Additional benefit for Amazon is postage and better availablity for those who don't have a Sainsbury's Local nearby.
jamie1514/10/2019 19:05

Additional benefit for Amazon is postage and better availablity for those …Additional benefit for Amazon is postage and better availablity for those who don't have a Sainsbury's Local nearby.


Yep as said, but where do you draw the line.
eslick14/10/2019 19:06

Yep as said, but where do you draw the line.


I think the rule is only for extreme cases. Such as if someone posts a deal for something at £5 off in Argos, but it is available everywhere else at £30 off.
Edited by: "jamie15" 14th Oct 2019
They just make the rules up as they go along, reported this tonight

hotukdeals.com/dea…065

Got told it wasn't removed as 'its not live yet'. So that will be a heads up then? So misc. Plus, I had a deal removed because 'it isn't available to order', this isn't available to order. Sainsbury's live chat state, we have no stock of these models in any store', and 2 people who claim to work at Sainsbury's head office have said it isn't happening.

Any other member would have had this put in misc or deleted, but not site staff. One rule for one..... why bother having rules @magicjay1986 when you don't follow them?
Edited by: "julieallen" 14th Oct 2019
jamie1514/10/2019 19:05

Additional benefit for Amazon is postage and better availablity for those …Additional benefit for Amazon is postage and better availablity for those who don't have a Sainsbury's Local nearby.


Exactly this. You draw the line when it’s like for like. Online availability with a substantial enough difference in price with no clear additional benefit.
julieallen14/10/2019 23:33

They just make the rules up as they go along, reported this …They just make the rules up as they go along, reported this tonighthttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sainsburys-sale-on-dysons-and-gtech-cordless-vacuums-eg-dyson-v6-trigger-50-early-leak-3309065Got told it wasn't removed as 'its not live yet'. So that will be a heads up then? So misc. Plus, I had a deal removed because 'it isn't available to order', this isn't available to order. Sainsbury's live chat state, we have no stock of these models in any store', and 2 people who claim to work at Sainsbury's head office have said it isn't happening.Any other member would have had this put in misc or deleted, but not site staff. One rule for one..... why bother having rules @magicjay1986 when you don't follow them?


If a member posted the deal we’d ask them for proof and if nothing we’d move to Discussions.

I’ve seen the proof for this deal and if a member had sent that to us we’d allow it in Deals.
magicjay198615/10/2019 09:16

If a member posted the deal we’d ask them for proof and if nothing we’d mov …If a member posted the deal we’d ask them for proof and if nothing we’d move to Discussions. I’ve seen the proof for this deal and if a member had sent that to us we’d allow it in Deals.


Thats fair enough, but it doesn't explain why the OP (a staff member) hasn't been back to the post and clarified stock levels, if he has someone inside Sainsbury's HO then that shouldn't be a problem, considering customer service are telling people there is zero stock in stock anywhere in the country, and loads of people are saying they haven't seen these in store for months. If there is no stock or there are only a couple countrywide then it still shouldn't be a deal? If they have a load sitting in warehouses and they will be delivered to stores overnight then the OP can clarify it surely?
Unsure if I'm posting this in the correct place, but @magicjay1986 I posted this discussion yesterday (as a Megathread) hotukdeals.com/dis…ity

With the Nokia 7.2 in the list at £199.99, only for that deal to be posted by another member as a separate deal (and bumped to highlights nonetheless) hotukdeals.com/dea…289

Hence why its completely pointless posting Megathreads, as nobody sees them, and they get no exposure.
MrSwitch15/10/2019 10:36

Unsure if I'm posting this in the correct place, but @magicjay1986 I …Unsure if I'm posting this in the correct place, but @magicjay1986 I posted this discussion yesterday (as a Megathread) https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/reduced-smartphones-using-todays-code-popular20-3308938?android_app=new_activityWith the Nokia 7.2 in the list at £199.99, only for that deal to be posted by another member as a separate deal (and bumped to highlights nonetheless) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-nokia-72-dual-sim-nfc-63fhdscreen-48mp-triple-camera64gb4gb-19999-at-ebaytechnolec-with-code-3309289Hence why its completely pointless posting Megathreads, as nobody sees them, and they get no exposure.


That’s harsh Switchy I feel for you

basically you go the trouble of creating a mega thread then I can post them as individual deals and gain easy heat
myusernamehasgone23415/10/2019 14:15

That’s harsh Switchy I feel for youbasically you go the trouble of c …That’s harsh Switchy I feel for youbasically you go the trouble of creating a mega thread then I can post them as individual deals and gain easy heat


Happens every week to @andreocean and his Lidl deals(I know his are allowed to stay in deals).
It is allowed under current site rules
Treboeth15/10/2019 14:18

Happens every week to @andreocean and his Lidl deals(I know his are …Happens every week to @andreocean and his Lidl deals(I know his are allowed to stay in deals).It is allowed under current site rules


I posted a vans deal with a few different pairs all from the same site and same price and that was allowed

hotukdeals.com/dea…531

Then someone else posted one of the pairs
others mentioned it has been posted before but it remained, I was tagged in the post or else wouldn’t have know about it. I even got accused of glory hunting even though my deal was already hot by randellphilip1 but they do have an odd habit of following my deals and been incredibly negative, even admitting publicly they do it to wind me up.

hotukdeals.com/dea…954
Treboeth15/10/2019 14:18

Happens every week to @andreocean and his Lidl deals(I know his are …Happens every week to @andreocean and his Lidl deals(I know his are allowed to stay in deals).It is allowed under current site rules


I guess it’s one specific promotion for that week so allowed I guess.

I fine it totally confusing to be honest good deals end up in discussion and non deal rrp items like Primark Christmas jumper are deals
myusernamehasgone23415/10/2019 14:15

That’s harsh Switchy I feel for youbasically you go the trouble of c …That’s harsh Switchy I feel for youbasically you go the trouble of creating a mega thread then I can post them as individual deals and gain easy heat


Haha, the op of that deal I think genuinely didn't see my Megathread.
MrSwitch15/10/2019 14:51

Haha, the op of that deal I think genuinely didn't see my Megathread.


It’s given me an idea though.
myusernamehasgone23415/10/2019 15:18

It’s given me an idea though.


Ha, looking at my latest deal I've just posted, I'm not sure you want to steal mine
MrSwitch15/10/2019 15:18

Ha, looking at my latest deal I've just posted, I'm not sure you want to …Ha, looking at my latest deal I've just posted, I'm not sure you want to steal mine


Ouch.

I’ll stay away from the technology then and still to trainers although they do get chilly 🥶 to
myusernamehasgone23415/10/2019 15:23

Ouch.I’ll stay away from the technology then and still to trainers a …Ouch.I’ll stay away from the technology then and still to trainers although they do get chilly 🥶 to


Happens to the best of us, just proves I'm not a machine. And I do have off days
MrSwitch15/10/2019 15:27

Happens to the best of us, just proves I'm not a machine. And I do have …Happens to the best of us, just proves I'm not a machine. And I do have off days


You absolutely are a machine. 🤖

Its a conspiracy theory of mine that you are secretly a bot.

I’m going to it forward to Shane Dawson for his new series.

The secret life of Mr Switch and where is Mrs Witch
Edited by: "myusernamehasgone234" 15th Oct 2019
myusernamehasgone23415/10/2019 15:40

You absolutely are a machine. 🤖 Its a conspiracy theory of mine that …You absolutely are a machine. 🤖 Its a conspiracy theory of mine that you are secretly a bot. I’m going to it forward to Shane Dawson for his new series. The secret life of Mr Switch and where is Mrs Witch


MrSwitch15/10/2019 10:36

Unsure if I'm posting this in the correct place, but @magicjay1986 I …Unsure if I'm posting this in the correct place, but @magicjay1986 I posted this discussion yesterday (as a Megathread) https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/reduced-smartphones-using-todays-code-popular20-3308938?android_app=new_activityWith the Nokia 7.2 in the list at £199.99, only for that deal to be posted by another member as a separate deal (and bumped to highlights nonetheless) https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-nokia-72-dual-sim-nfc-63fhdscreen-48mp-triple-camera64gb4gb-19999-at-ebaytechnolec-with-code-3309289Hence why its completely pointless posting Megathreads, as nobody sees them, and they get no exposure.


@magicjay1986 not sure if you saw the hottest deal of the day is a mega thread. It’s for one seller and don’t care about games so no idea if they are good prices or not, but the comments are the usual heat for the effort which removing mega threads from deals was supposed to have eliminated. Then you get the ones like switchy which has to be posted in mega threads in discussions because it lists more than one seller.

Did like it that megathreads got moved to discussion but if there are some that stay in deals then there should be some flexibility to keep ones like Mrswitch did, as those can eliminate mass posting of special offers that we see on here with the eBay deals.


hotukdeals.com/dea…322
Sorry not read through the full thread and not really sure if this is relevant here..but here goes.
Right my gripe is on privacy of members of this little community as in local deals.
Now I must admit I do not get were the store of a major high street has to be mentioned on a thread.....as in holding a deal back until you get the store location, then go on to put it in a geographic radius of around 50 miles from where that location is. When in reality it is as in stock and there is every likelihood that it is available in a store 200 miles away and maybe not any in the next town to the given location.
This does not make any sense to me and I think it should be up to the poster if he/she gives the location away.
I know these instore bargains do not bring any financial revenue to the site...but I think they are invaluable to the site as they bring buyers who look for these deals then go on to buy off a link from here that does benefit the site.
The sad thing is unless this is changed I feel that many including myself will not post these deals due to being uncomfortable of sharing their whereabouts and this will be a loss to the site.
Edited by: "youchoose" 15th Oct 2019
I've been off today guys but i'll get back to everyone tomorrow.
magicjay198615/10/2019 09:16

If a member posted the deal we’d ask them for proof and if nothing we’d mov …If a member posted the deal we’d ask them for proof and if nothing we’d move to Discussions. I’ve seen the proof for this deal and if a member had sent that to us we’d allow it in Deals.


So the deal was real, as I confirmed yesterday, but there was also hardly any stock countrywide, as I also said yesterday. If I can do that, then surely your 'source' can do it too. How does this not come under the RTC almost no stock anywhere rules?

Where doubts exist as to the likelihood the deal will be honoured or the availability would appear to be minimal
Cannot be ordered or pre-ordered at the current time.

Surely the deal failed under those? The other thing is, why has the OP not been back to the thread, not even once, to clarify things that were being asked about the deal? Surely a paid staff member should be on the thread following up, not just posting and running away? Over 2000 heat and it seems, so far, ONE personal managed to get it. That seem right to you?
@magicjay1986 how exactly are comments in the dyson thread becoming 'top comments' with little or no likes? The Ydesigns one hasn't had a single like but its in the top comments section?
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julieallen16/10/2019 10:09

@magicjay1986 how exactly are comments in the dyson thread becoming 'top …@magicjay1986 how exactly are comments in the dyson thread becoming 'top comments' with little or no likes? The Ydesigns one hasn't had a single like but its in the top comments section?[Image]



If within a thread there is a massive amount of conversation and something warrants being manually promoted (ie the information benefits the community) we'll do that.
magicjay198616/10/2019 10:14

If within a thread there is a massive amount of conversation and something …If within a thread there is a massive amount of conversation and something warrants being manually promoted (ie the information benefits the community) we'll do that.


@magicjay1986
Hardly a top comment though is it if it has no likes?
How come you didn't think my entirely factual comment about it being real and being hardly any stock in the country was worth manually promoting, it did at least give real details about the deal.

Do you think this is acceptable

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Doesn't reply to a single question in 600 posts, doesn't tell anyone theres no stock in 90% of stores, and the ones that do, have one or two, causes people to have wasted journeys, and his only contribution to the thread is to take the piss? Very professional.
Edited by: "julieallen" 16th Oct 2019
eslick15/10/2019 19:16

@magicjay1986 not sure if you saw the hottest deal of the day is a mega …@magicjay1986 not sure if you saw the hottest deal of the day is a mega thread. It’s for one seller and don’t care about games so no idea if they are good prices or not, but the comments are the usual heat for the effort which removing mega threads from deals was supposed to have eliminated. Then you get the ones like switchy which has to be posted in mega threads in discussions because it lists more than one seller. Did like it that megathreads got moved to discussion but if there are some that stay in deals then there should be some flexibility to keep ones like Mrswitch did, as those can eliminate mass posting of special offers that we see on here with the eBay deals. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/all-xbox-one-ps4-games-5-or-under-at-cex-3309322


It is a single merchant deal based on a promotion they're running. Our Publication Rules covered this eventuality and said it was allowed in Deals. I think that is what a lot of the recent posts in the thread have been about so hopefully this clarifies it.

Single items from a sale post can be shared if it isn't in the title of the original.

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magicjay198616/10/2019 10:14

If within a thread there is a massive amount of conversation and something …If within a thread there is a massive amount of conversation and something warrants being manually promoted (ie the information benefits the community) we'll do that.


That's a new one on me. Glad it's nothing at all to do with backing your mates up then.
youchoose15/10/2019 20:13

Sorry not read through the full thread and not really sure if this is …Sorry not read through the full thread and not really sure if this is relevant here..but here goes.Right my gripe is on privacy of members of this little community as in local deals.Now I must admit I do not get were the store of a major high street has to be mentioned on a thread.....as in holding a deal back until you get the store location, then go on to put it in a geographic radius of around 50 miles from where that location is. When in reality it is as in stock and there is every likelihood that it is available in a store 200 miles away and maybe not any in the next town to the given location.This does not make any sense to me and I think it should be up to the poster if he/she gives the location away.I know these instore bargains do not bring any financial revenue to the site...but I think they are invaluable to the site as they bring buyers who look for these deals then go on to buy off a link from here that does benefit the site.The sad thing is unless this is changed I feel that many including myself will not post these deals due to being uncomfortable of sharing their whereabouts and this will be a loss to the site.



Unless i've missed a specific thread i'm not sure where the privacy concern is about posting local deals. Of course we would never encourage members to post personal information or screenshots which makes them identifiable.

It is really important that when deals are shared they include as much information as possible so that members are not confused or misled. The team have to make a call on what they see and whether we believe there is enough information to hand in order to allow the deal to stay.

If it is really obvious (ie a location has been shared) then we'll use the new tools to assign it to that region and keep an eye on the comments to see if we need to expand the regions. If it is instore and national, we can assign it to that too.
@magicjay1986 just going to ignore my posts then?
julieallen16/10/2019 10:24

@magicjay1986 Hardly a top comment though is it if it has no likes?How …@magicjay1986 Hardly a top comment though is it if it has no likes?How come you didn't think my entirely factual comment about it being real and being hardly any stock in the country was worth manually promoting, it did at least give real details about the deal.Do you think this is acceptable[Image] Doesn't reply to a single question in 600 posts, doesn't tell anyone theres no stock in 90% of stores, and the ones that do, have one or two, causes people to have wasted journeys, and his only contribution to the thread is to take the piss? Very professional.



I've already given the reasoning for why it happens. If the comment benefits the community (which this does as it is a confirmed store/purchase) then we'll do it.

This isn't a new thing but it is also used pretty rarely. We'll use it under exceptional circumstances and if it benefits the community.

As for the gif, I think that's just a bit of fun. If a member did that in a thread i'm sure it wouldn't be highlighted as anything other than a bit of fun.
julieallen16/10/2019 10:58

@magicjay1986 just going to ignore my posts then?



I just replied to your post you made only 37 minutes ago. I'll happily answer everything please remember that there are other topics on site that need my attention and many other members I am here to help and respond to.
magicjay198616/10/2019 11:02

I've already given the reasoning for why it happens. If the comment …I've already given the reasoning for why it happens. If the comment benefits the community (which this does as it is a confirmed store/purchase) then we'll do it. This isn't a new thing but it is also used pretty rarely. We'll use it under exceptional circumstances and if it benefits the community. As for the gif, I think that's just a bit of fun. If a member did that in a thread i'm sure it wouldn't be highlighted as anything other than a bit of fun.


I thought we weren't allowed to have fun any longer as fun is now deemed to be 'off topic'. Seriously mj, you're continually moving the goalposts as you go along.
magicjay198616/10/2019 10:57

Unless i've missed a specific thread i'm not sure where the privacy …Unless i've missed a specific thread i'm not sure where the privacy concern is about posting local deals. Of course we would never encourage members to post personal information or screenshots which makes them identifiable. It is really important that when deals are shared they include as much information as possible so that members are not confused or misled. The team have to make a call on what they see and whether we believe there is enough information to hand in order to allow the deal to stay. If it is really obvious (ie a location has been shared) then we'll use the new tools to assign it to that region and keep an eye on the comments to see if we need to expand the regions. If it is instore and national, we can assign it to that too.



No more in store deals from me then as you seemed to miss the point totally.
youchoose16/10/2019 11:23

No more in store deals from me then as you seemed to miss the point …No more in store deals from me then as you seemed to miss the point totally.



I read your post a few times and again before hitting submit. Sorry that I misunderstood it but if you'd be happy to explain again i'd appreciate it.
magicjay198616/10/2019 11:02

I've already given the reasoning for why it happens. If the comment …I've already given the reasoning for why it happens. If the comment benefits the community (which this does as it is a confirmed store/purchase) then we'll do it. This isn't a new thing but it is also used pretty rarely. We'll use it under exceptional circumstances and if it benefits the community. As for the gif, I think that's just a bit of fun. If a member did that in a thread i'm sure it wouldn't be highlighted as anything other than a bit of fun.


No I don't agree, for a start, if it was a normal member the deal most likely wouldn't be in deals to start with, and if anyone else had came in like that taking the p they would have been reported multiple times for trolling. Other comments after it think its out of order too.

Can you explain why my post stating stock was limited, very limited in fact, wasn't deemed to be a benefit to the community and why one person buying one was?
magicjay198616/10/2019 10:39

It is a single merchant deal based on a promotion they're running. Our …It is a single merchant deal based on a promotion they're running. Our Publication Rules covered this eventuality and said it was allowed in Deals. I think that is what a lot of the recent posts in the thread have been about so hopefully this clarifies it. Single items from a sale post can be shared if it isn't in the title of the original.[Image]



Hi Jay @magicjay1986 it does if this says that an ebay discount code for a number of sellers can be included in a megathread in deals, thats probably where the confusion is as the rule doesnt read that way. @MrSwitch
magicjay198616/10/2019 11:26

I read your post a few times and again before hitting submit. Sorry that I …I read your post a few times and again before hitting submit. Sorry that I misunderstood it but if you'd be happy to explain again i'd appreciate it.



As a example read this thread hotukdeals.com/dea…680
It was held back until you got the location...now I didn't get the message to reply with the location... so it didn't go live until it was half way down the first page.
I went live once I give it (whist I'm not comfortable in doing so) then it was put in a available area of north Yorkshire and humberside. The posts that came in as seeing this in the south of the country just makes a mockery of this location rule that I think puts off more then just me to posting these deals.
Ps I expired the deal as it was the only way to remove what I felt was a senseless point in my location.
I hope you get my point this time.
youchoose16/10/2019 13:27

As a example read this thread …As a example read this thread https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wilko-ant-killer-sprays-down-from-275-to-20p-instore-at-wilco-3309680#comment-38672664It was held back until you got the location...now I didn't get the message to reply with the location... so it didn't go live until it was half way down the first page.I went live once I give it (whist I'm not comfortable in doing so) then it was put in a available area of north Yorkshire and humberside. The posts that came in as seeing this in the south of the country just makes a mockery of this location rule that I think puts off more then just me to posting these deals.Ps I expired the deal as it was the only way to remove what I felt was a senseless point in my location.I hope you get my point this time.


Not much point posting local deals if you don't reveal which store you found it in. Reason feature was implemented was because people were getting very annoyed with seeing local deals, especially those from areas nowhere near them. I understand privacy is a concern which makes sense, but in that case local deals may not be the best thing to post.
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