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Making Descriptions/Completeness a Submission Requirement
I think it might be a good idea to start making descriptions a requirement for deal submission.
Just an offhand thought, as deals on this site without them look bad from a casual user standpoint.
Additionally, its usually just laziness or haste on the part of the submitter when they are left out.
It seems like some of our members put deals into the moderation queue with little regard for their submission quality or accuracy, and then simply let others fix the issues for them. Perhaps if a deal is seriously lacking in one of those areas it should be rejected as "incomplete". This would reduce the amount of fixes that deals require over time, as well as be more fair to those who take their time with submissions.
Granted newbies need some time to get use to the system, but this usually occurs within the first few days, and yet I see the same problems persisting long afterwards with some members.