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Cancel Deals Taken Away?

submitted on January 20, 2014 by onkarkulkarni in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Is the ability to cancel deals taken away? It used to be enabled until 3 hrs after posting the deal. Now we don't see it anymore.

It was useful if a submission was posted incorrectly as a coupon instead of sale or vice versa. Curious to know if this is a bug or a permanent change.

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    Posted by mdshopper1 on January 20, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i cancelled a deal yesterday after i posted it because it was a duplicate. i didnt have any problem.
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    Posted by onkarkulkarni on January 20, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    This is what I was referring to:

    Posted 8 min ago and no cancel Icon.
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    Posted by YanBz on January 21, 2014
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    It is a permanent change. You can cancel a fresh deal but only right after the submission. At later time please update the deal with corrections (if needed) or flag it appropriately (e.g. if you find that you submitted a duplicate, or need to change coupon to sale) and a moderator will update it for you.

    These are the reasons for the change:
    1. Once the deal is submitted it triggers email alerts and Buxr shoppers can later find the deal using the link in the email. If the submitter cancels the deal the email alert will lead to an inactive deal page which gives no indication as to why the deal is no longer there. If on the other hand the deal is rejected, there will be a warning at the top of the page that explains why the deal is gone, in case of duplicate deals there will even be a link to the original deal. Here is an example:

    2. Certain members were abusing the feature by canceling deals that gathered negative comments or got 'low value' flags, and sometimes resubmitting those same deals later after the attention subsides. This is not how the feature was meant to be used. These actions (together with the reasons above) have prompted me to reconsider the rules.
    • bemicmom
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      Posted by bemicmom on January 21, 2014
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      Noticed your second point lot of times Neutral
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    Posted by onkarkulkarni on January 21, 2014
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    Thanks for the Clarification Yan. This may be a useful addition to the wiki.
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on January 21, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i dont think i have even seen anyone use the red button on any submissions. do they actually get used? flags i have seen.
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    Posted by djhciskoski on January 21, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I have gotten a few red buttons - sometimes long after the 24 hour original submission, but sometimes the comments are just negative.

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