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phunkeey
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Duplicate Rejections and Deal Discussion Topics

submitted on August 3, 2010 by phunkeey in "Buxr Website / Contests"
It's really annoying that in order to be sure not to post a duplicate deal users have to search the discussion boards in addition to the deal section.

How about automatically searching the discussion boards.

Or how about automatically searching discussion posts that have been categorized the same as the deal. For example coupons, sales, etc.
 

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  • 72332
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on August 3, 2010
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    I feel compelled to point out that usually if a deal is posted as a Discussion Topic, its normally attributed to having falling under the category of low interest, low value, limited area, of questionable nature, or difficult to obtain, and therefore not suited to being a formal deal post to start with.

    However, such a combined search would certainly not be a bad idea.
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    • phunkeey
      teacher
      Posted by phunkeey on August 6, 2010
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      Isn't the whole point of voting on deals to determine which ones are hot or not?

      Sometimes people post in the discussion area out of laziness.

      Which is fine, but if someone takes the time to post it as a deal then they should get the credit (or demerit) according to the votes.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on August 6, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      To many bad deals appearing on the main pages would deter people from frequenting Buxr, which is why we thin them out some from the Admin end of things.

      However, if your really interested you could always found suckydeals.com, the domain happens to be for sale oddly enough. Big Grin <- This is me joking with you.
  • 72336
    HouTex
    admin
    Posted by HouTex on August 3, 2010
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    There are unfortunately too many times when searching just for tags might fail. It's pretty easy to run a keyword search in "deals" and simply switch to "topics" and then search again. Often it's necessary to search several ways to find something because of differences in how the item was described before or it may even have misspelled words.
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on August 3, 2010
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      Add in the fact that some merchants are sometimes classified as 2 words and others post it as one combined word when adding .com at the end and it gets more confusing.
  • 72341
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on August 3, 2010
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    I guess it boils down to ya' gotta do what you gotta do. If searching in both places is the only way I can make sure it isn't a dupe, so be it. The commitment to making sure it is a great, one of a kind deal, so be it. I'll search both. But I do agree, if I was to search and found it to be a discussion topic, I'd scrap the deal.
  • 72345
    elefanteau
    teacher
    Posted by elefanteau on August 3, 2010
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    I have a suggestion.

    There should be a URL check when submitting deals. So if a user submits a deal with the same URL as another user did, it will come up as duplicate and the user can choose to continue to submit the deal (if it's completely different) or edit the deal (let's say there's a new price or expiration date) or cancel submitting the deal.

    This won't guarantee the end-all of duplicate submissions, but I think it will help.
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    • vectra5
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      Posted by vectra5 on August 3, 2010
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      that's what in place right now...
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    • DebsFreebies
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on August 3, 2010
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      In place...if you submit the same URL or same discount code, you'll get a notice about it. If the URL is the same, it will tell you to resubmit if there has been a price drop, etc.
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    • elefanteau
      teacher
      Posted by elefanteau on August 3, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      Really? I didn't know that. When I submit coupon codes, I submit the home page of the website and it never has come up as duplicate? I guess other people are submitting different pages of the website. Hmm!
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    • vectra5
      professor
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      Posted by vectra5 on August 3, 2010
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      With coupons it is a bit different. You will not get a duplicate notification just by posting a home page of the website.. lets say oldnavy.com. But once you enter a duplicate code , the system automatically scans for duplicates and will notify you that "This coupons was submitted with this deal" (linked).
  • 72404
    deby32953
    professor
    Posted by deby32953 on August 3, 2010
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    I used to get hit with "duplicate" all the time. Now I try to be sooooo careful & search everywhere but I still get duped sometimes. Usually for free samples & products. We don't get a notice for those or for sales.
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    • Solstice
      professor
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      Posted by Solstice on August 3, 2010
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      Quoting myself from a from a past discussion Topic.

      Sometimes there can exist multiple links on the Internet that lead to the same deal.

      This is a good portion of the problem with coupons and sales, only further hampered by the fact that a retail site will sometimes use the same basic link when changing the sale or coupon offer, even though its actually a new or different offer. Think about Woot.com as an example.

      The system as its set up now catches probably 95-98% of the product and online code duplicates that attempt to be submitted again. That ain't to shabby.

      Most of the time the only ones you really need to double-check for are sales, in-store coupons, and freebies, for the reasons cited above.


      The pre-warning duplicate prevention system is based on the URL address of the submission.
  • 72591
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on August 4, 2010
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    Universal search ...interesting

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