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I really like this idea but haven't been able to think of a way to make it work.

Let's say there was a dupe button - would it bring up a box where you could paste the dupe link? and if enough people pasted the same link it would merge them?

gary_rip

Lot of dupes recently and im clicking spam on them but would be nice to … Lot of dupes recently and im clicking spam on them but would be nice to have a dupe button.


What would be even better, would be the PM restrictions lifted and getting the sigs back, but since these ain't going to happen in my lifetime, I guess a dupe button would do, but the 'spam' button works just as well. :whistling:


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...and the report button. lol.

But spam button and report button don't quite work for dupes. The report button is work intensive. The spam button just removes something and confuses people who say where did my deal go.

Ideally there would be a way for members to mark something a dupe in a way that would point to the dupe or merge it or something so that people knew what was going on including the OP.

Yeah and giving the OP a bump reminder that would be good idea

Admin

I really like this idea but haven't been able to think of a way to make … I really like this idea but haven't been able to think of a way to make it work.Let's say there was a dupe button - would it bring up a box where you could paste the dupe link? and if enough people pasted the same link it would merge them?

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Yeah... i think that would be a great way of doing it.

You would need to make sure that direct links to the the thread and the search links (i.e: hightlight=test+test added to the end) or what ever it says are treated the same.

As with merging - i think it would be best to delete in most cases as people will of just posted dupe etc.. but then there are some cases where there is important info posted in the dupe. Maybe an option in the dupe report, merge (import info in thread) delete (nothing important)

EDIT: also an auto PM sent to the OP with a link to the original deal.

Admin

But spam button and report button don't quite work for dupes. The report … But spam button and report button don't quite work for dupes. The report button is work intensive. The spam button just removes something and confuses people who say where did my deal go.Ideally there would be a way for members to mark something a dupe in a way that would point to the dupe or merge it or something so that people knew what was going on including the OP.



How about to just link it to a merged thread as you say, But keep the original thread title in the deals section for example, Which would forward onto the merged thread?

This way anyone that clicked previously knows that its been moved.

Hope that made some form of sense!

Yeah sometimes a deal gets posted again cos a new code comes along but really this could be added to the OP in most cases imo

Ok two areas: (1) how to mark a dupe and (2) what to do with it.

(1) A button and then a text box that let's you put in the link to the dupe
Problems: (a) clumsy to have to get the url of the OT - Original Thread. (b) hard for novice users

(2) Merge with OT, send user an auto PM, forward dupe link to OT
Problems: Keep the first post of the dupe? Very hard to do this but easier would be to merge just the comments.

Agreed it does seem like hard work and probably more hassle for a mod when someone gets a link wrong etc.

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haha, at the time i only thought of the simple button side, not all this complicated logic.

I think this should be looked at for the next update to HUKD, not the May update. That way the details can be 'thrashed out' better.

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dinosteveus

I think this should be looked at for the next update to HUKD, not the May … I think this should be looked at for the next update to HUKD, not the May update. That way the details can be 'thrashed out' better.



you just dont want anything to delay it in the hope that the may update will bring back our sigs and remove the PM restrictions!

gary_rip

you just dont want anything to delay it in the hope that they may update … you just dont want anything to delay it in the hope that they may update will bring back our sigs and remove the PM restrictions!


Hehehehehehe :giggle: :giggle:
I think I've finally got the message on the Sigs and PM restrictions.:oops:

BBcode in PM's maybe sometime but sigs are not. We're going to be introducing new ways of more visible profiles and things like that so that should fill some of the functionality that was happening in sigs.

Can we have some sort of 'report' button for 'senior' members that DOES something, like 'hide' a post from public view, when a Mod isn't on?
Take last night, that 'newbie' who posted his address on the FS Forum, there was not a Mod in sight and it took ages to get hold of you to remove it. :-(
This would help with late night spams etc.

Soz Gary for going OT. :oops:


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Will send you a pm to keep things on topic here.

I suppose that was my way of thinking when I posted the thread about the Ad discliamer, As people get offers in so quick, Something could be sold and paid before a mod gets there (Mostly during the earlier hours)

Maybe we just need a nighttime Mod? (Or a bot of some sort that hides listings till the following morning?)

Edit : Whoops, I've gone off topic now, Feel free to carry on/ignore.

Admin

Will send you a pm to keep things on topic here.


Cheers :thumbsup:

i could be a night time mod with my current erratic sleep patterns!!!

Dupe button does sound good but as admin say I think new people will get confused with buttons coming out of everywhere :giggle:

What I think would be good is if when a member clicked on the spam button it came up with several options as radio buttons such as "dupe", "suspected-self promotion", etc. Whatever we normally encounter.

Then, when they click on it there's a box to provide more details.

Once a certain threshold of user has selected the same option, it could be automatically spammed as it is now.

A reply could be added to the post with the reasons stated so that us mods know what it's been moved to our holding area for...

...and something similar could be sent to the user who posted it to tell them that their deal has been removed as it was flagged by members as a dupe/self-promo. The PM could inform them that if this is incorrect then the mods will move it back, and if they wish to dispute it then they should PM a mod.

It'd be a nice little way of quickly removing deals, ensuring that we can deal with them properly and ensuring that the members in question are notified immediately too.

Just something to think about!!

duckmagicuk2

What I think would be good is if when a member clicked on the spam button … What I think would be good is if when a member clicked on the spam button it came up with several options as radio buttons such as "dupe", "suspected-self promotion", etc. Whatever we normally encounter.Then, when they click on it there's a box to provide more details.Once a certain threshold of user has selected the same option, it could be automatically spammed as it is now.A reply could be added to the post with the reasons stated so that us mods know what it's been moved to our holding area for......and something similar could be sent to the user who posted it to tell them that their deal has been removed as it was flagged by members as a dupe/self-promo. The PM could inform them that if this is incorrect then the mods will move it back, and if they wish to dispute it then they should PM a mod.It'd be a nice little way of quickly removing deals, ensuring that we can deal with them properly and ensuring that the members in question are notified immediately too.Just something to think about!!



Yep, thought about it, now what :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

dinosteveus

Yep, thought about it, now what :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:



:giggle: Now create a formula to stop cat's sleeping all day :thinking:

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duckmagicuk2

What I think would be good is if when a member clicked on the spam button … What I think would be good is if when a member clicked on the spam button it came up with several options as radio buttons such as "dupe", "suspected-self promotion", etc. Whatever we normally encounter.Then, when they click on it there's a box to provide more details.Once a certain threshold of user has selected the same option, it could be automatically spammed as it is now.A reply could be added to the post with the reasons stated so that us mods know what it's been moved to our holding area for......and something similar could be sent to the user who posted it to tell them that their deal has been removed as it was flagged by members as a dupe/self-promo. The PM could inform them that if this is incorrect then the mods will move it back, and if they wish to dispute it then they should PM a mod.It'd be a nice little way of quickly removing deals, ensuring that we can deal with them properly and ensuring that the members in question are notified immediately too.Just something to think about!!



That's spot on ducky! well done :thumbsup:

ade2j

:giggle: Now create a formula to stop cat's sleeping all day :thinking:


A bed of nails and some wood :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

dinosteveus

A bed of nails and some wood :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:



Haha sorted :thumbsup:

duckmagicuk2

Just something to think about!!



Thought some more and to be honest it's the best idea yet.

dinosteveus

Thought some more and to be honest it's the best idea yet.



Browny points I think :roll:

ade2j

Browny points I think :roll:


From Ducky :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: I just want my sig back :roll: *joking*

dinosteveus

Thought some more and to be honest it's the best idea yet.



lol. I did mean an idea for Paul to think about. As you probably know by now, the members' opinions aren't worth any less than mine and just thought I'd submit my thoughts in the same way as all of you.

Still needs a lot of tweaking. I'm thinking that the "report spam" screen could be similar to that which used to be used to define "positive" or "negative" reputation back in the day...

Original Poster

yay, neg rep, i forgot about that - bring it back! hehe jkin..

but yeah same, i like to keep giving ideas so that the site always has things to improve on, im not asking for them yesterday tho!

duckmagicuk2

lol. I did mean an idea for Paul to think about. As you probably know by … lol. I did mean an idea for Paul to think about. As you probably know by now, the members' opinions aren't worth any less than mine and just thought I'd submit my thoughts in the same way as all of you.Still needs a lot of tweaking. I'm thinking that the "report spam" screen could be similar to that which used to be used to define "positive" or "negative" reputation back in the day...


Yes I know, but a Mods will carry more weight:whistling: Still a good idea though :thumbsup:






gary_rip

yay, neg rep, i forgot about that - bring it back! hehe jkin..but yeah … yay, neg rep, i forgot about that - bring it back! hehe jkin..but yeah same, i like to keep giving ideas so that the site always has things to improve on, im not asking for them yesterday tho!



YES, Bring the neg rep back, it should never have gone. Worse thing Paul has done, apart from the Sigs and PM restrictions. :giggle: *Ooooops, I'm off again*:p

Dino

Yes I know, but a Mods will carry more weight



Not really. At best, we have a lot of experience of the site and know a little bit more about how it works so we can pass judgement on what we have available to us, but that's about it. Most members have a lot of creative ideas... the best ideas we could use are probably from members who never even visit the forums IMO.

Banned

[quote=dinosteveus]Can we have some sort of 'report' button for 'senior' members


ooh and ageist button like for OAP`s and stuff , press this button and empty me bag type thing :giggle: or like a boot button, so if you dont like the post you can boot the poster off the borads for ten mins or so :giggle:

I think we need negative rep back...

bazzaric

I think we need negative rep back...


Yep, it should never have been removed.
Black and White, :roll:
Good and Bad, :roll:
Wet and Dry. :roll:
Positive and Negative.

I didnt like the negative rep, simply because even if you did place a good post some TW** would come along and negative you without consideration !

but now there's a hundred who positive rep without consideration...
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