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Deals should only be deleted if they're self promotion or a third party affiliate site, e.g. price comparison sites are usually third-party affiliate links.

EDIT: The deal is being looked at by the mods, one of whom thought this offer might be a little too good to be true. If it's okay it'll come back.

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duckmagicuk2

Deals should only be deleted if they're self promotion or a third party … Deals should only be deleted if they're self promotion or a third party affiliate site, e.g. price comparison sites are usually third-party affiliate links.EDIT: The deal is being looked at by the mods, one of whom thought this offer might be a little too good to be true. If it's okay it'll come back.



Thanks for the reply, yeah i agree with the view "that is looks too good to be true", i was very worried when i ordered the hoover to then see the post disappear, it made me think christ i think i have just lost some money!, but i can only vouch for my purchase, but its seem legit to me.

Thanks for the feedback megamoo

Sorry megamoo, but the offer certainly does look too good to be true. At the moment we would prefer this type of post to be submitted through the front page, so it can be checked out by Admin and moderators. Thanks for your posting it orignally and pleased your experience has been good with them so far at least

Some deals may be too good to be true but others are sometimes just really good deals. Isn't it better for a mod to post a remark warning people that the offer may be suspect and then each individual can decide for themselves? That way some genuine offers may not be missed?

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davemichael

Some deals may be too good to be true but others are sometimes just … Some deals may be too good to be true but others are sometimes just really good deals. Isn't it better for a mod to post a remark warning people that the offer may be suspect and then each individual can decide for themselves? That way some genuine offers may not be missed?



Yeah i do agree with that, but of course that does mean that potentially some people may have a bad experence, and place the blame squarely on ukhd's, i understand why it need to be verified, even though i dont know how you can prove its ok? without taking the risk personally.

We've had this debate before and most of the problems came from deals being posted by people who had obvious involvement with the site they were promoting. Self interest posts aren't allowed, as it leads to spamming. It's just a case of being cautious in the first instance and warnings in threads might just lead to big arguments in the deals forum, instead of focusing on the best deals being posted there [if you get my drift].

megamoo

Yeah i do agree with that, but of course that does mean that potentially … Yeah i do agree with that, but of course that does mean that potentially some people may have a bad experence, and place the blame squarely on ukhd's, i understand why it need to be verified, even though i dont know how you can prove its ok? without taking the risk personally.



That's another good question! We can only go by others experiences most of the time, but there are other ways to find out if deals look safe enough to post. The biggest problem that we're trying to hold off, is spamming by self promotion and that's so far been very successful I think.

There's a lot oft hings about them which don't make them look like a "proper" company. Spelling mistakes, home email addresses and expensive reseller programmes.

I think rayman and duckmagicuk2 have said most things I would say

I think the only reason we ever pull posts is if they are spammy, generally in the sense of a non-trustworthy site, or a site which someone is personally involved with. Sometimes we make mistakes (of course!) but I think the forum is more useful without a million posts of people touting their ecommerce in a box drop shipping site etc. If it's on the line we usually pm the member and ask for more info and/or post in the thread.

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Thanks everyone for clearing that up for me,

One suggestion prehaps for the Modds to considder when pulling posts, is would it be possible to PM the member who posted the article to explain why, as to avoid this post and the headache in future.

Yeah, we do try to do that if a post is removed.

It was done today
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