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got to agree with you there.

Good point OP. You should post it in Feedback and see what the Mods answer is, or hopefully one of them will read this post and answer. I've been in the same position before so completely understand what your saying. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Feedback... right... I shall perhaps make the point later... thanks for the vote of confidence!!

Just report this thread, and it will be moved to "feedback".

Reckon you're right there.

Admin

Moved to feedback.

We physically can't move a deal to the front of the queue as it were, they can only appear in the order they were submitted.
Once a site has been checked out once it's usually fine beyond that point.. we do however need to check all new sites for suitability.
Unfortunately by the time PMs have been exchanged between moderator and member etc, this can sometimes take some time to be reinstated.
If you've suitably replied to a moderators' request and they don't appear to be online thereafter, you're free to use the report function or contact us form, or you can PM to ask another moderator's advice.
Each of us don't work 24hrs a day unfortunately, but generally speaking there's usually someone online to help with any query you may have
The moderator list in no particular order (incase you're unsure who to contact):

sigma
millarcat
amibees
emmajk42
rayman
juliet_bravo
duckmagicuk2
edi
MikeT
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I understand its a technical limitation, but a terrible one.

How about marking a deal as quaranteed, disables the link, and puts a prominent message warning of the dangers?

That way if people do want to take the risk, they have to copy and paste the link themselves, a bit like google when it blocks sites containing malware.

vibeone;4179568

I understand its a technical limitation, but a terrible one.How about … I understand its a technical limitation, but a terrible one.How about marking a deal as quaranteed, disables the link, and puts a prominent message warning of the dangers?That way if people do want to take the risk, they have to copy and paste the link themselves, a bit like google when it blocks sites containing malware.



It's nothing to do with viruses, it's to stop spamming etc.

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vibeone;4179568

I understand its a technical limitation, but a terrible one.How about … I understand its a technical limitation, but a terrible one.How about marking a deal as quaranteed, disables the link, and puts a prominent message warning of the dangers?That way if people do want to take the risk, they have to copy and paste the link themselves, a bit like google when it blocks sites containing malware.



Disabling the link still allows potential self promoters to show their site off to a huge audience. Hotukdeals has massive reach and even if their thread is only live for an hour, in that time a lot of members could check the site out.
We're spam free and don't want spammers receiving unfair exposure.
Equally we don't want members being ripped off by any phishing sites, or sending their cash/card info to a con artist. Sounds dramatic but it happens all the time



thesaint;4179686

It's nothing to do with viruses, it's to stop spamming etc.



Correct, and also to check that the site itself seems safe / UK based etc.

One of the problems is we collectively remove hundreds of deals daily, and checking the site/contact details/whois, PMing the op, actioning response for each one of those takes up a lot of time

juliet_bravo;4179526

Each of us don't work 24hrs a day unfortunately



And why not? :x

Original Poster

How about giving the op the option to resubmit the deal? They might not want to, but personally I would like the opportunity for the deal to go hot and earn some rep points... Especially when I've spent time and effort hunting out a deal.

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thesaint;4179686

It's nothing to do with viruses, it's to stop spamming etc.



I'm in no way suggesting it was, I used the google thing as an EXAMPLE duh.

Although obviously disabling the link and a warning wouldn't stop spamming, it would hopefully let people judge for themselves whether the site is trustworthy or not (in a "will they steal my credit card details/take the money and run" type way)

vibeone;4180735

I'm in no way suggesting it was, I used the google thing as an EXAMPLE … I'm in no way suggesting it was, I used the google thing as an EXAMPLE duh.



So you give an example that doesn't fit? :?

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thesaint;4184341

So you give an example that doesn't fit? :?


No I gave an example of my idea, that I feel would partially work in this instance. If you put your mind to it, I'm sure you can cope with that without being a complete **** about things

The obvious answer is to allow mods to auto-resubmit the deal, but if you were to modify the vbulletin code, you may as well just allow them to edit the post date in the first place.
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