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Pending Deals and Flags

submitted on November 2, 2013 by djhciskoski in "Buxr Website / Contests"
When a deal is pending and the wording is not the same as a live deal, is there a way to indicate it is a duplicate aside from putting in a comment? I know you can verify a deal, but what do you do when the deal is a duplicate but not automatically flagged? thanks

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    Posted by HouTex on November 2, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Another excellent question! You are correct, there is no flag system available in the moderation queue before the deal is activated, so the only way a member can indicate that the new deal may be a duplicate is in a comment.

    Here's a little more information, just FYI - hopefully not TMI (Too Much Information) Amused

    If the deal is a coupon, both the new deal and the previous deal are usually automatically locked by Buxrbot, so that an admin will look at both of them to determine if it's really a duplicate. This does not always mean that the new deal will be rejected, because sometimes stores like Gap and Old Navy use the same code word again within 30 days for a different offer. In that case the terms have changed, so after we compare them we do activate the new deal.

    There are other reasons a deal can be locked by BuxrBot - see

    When the deal is a product, the submitter will get a message that it's already posted, and they have the option to either cancel or update the deal if the price has changed. But a duplicate sale can get through sometimes if no one notices before activation. Then the duplicate flag can be used to notify admins.

    Here is the section about flags -
    and all the reasons you might flag a deal to alert an admin that there is a problem needing attention:
    - dead deal
    - duplicate
    - bad link
    - inaccurate
    - no value
    - alive again
    - backordered

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