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Why do submitted deals get "locked"?

submitted on October 7, 2010 by sareece in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Just curious as to why some deals say they are "locked" and others aren't. What is the criteria for deals to be "locked" and what does it mean?

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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on October 7, 2010
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    Locked deals are locked by the admins. Most times it is so they can verify or get more information about the deal to make it correct and postable. Making it locked means that it can not get the 3 votes by other users to activate it. Its a way to prevent "wrong" or bad deals from making it to the main site.
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    Posted by Solstice on October 7, 2010
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    There is really no singular simple answer, as there are a many reasons something may become locked.

    Listed below are the more common ones:
    - An admin may temporarily lock it while they are adjusting or validating it.
    - There is an issue/problem with the submission that requires more information from the submitter, such as the code not working or a request for a scan/proof of offer. (See comments in that case.)
    - One Admin wants to consult another on some aspect of the deal for a second opinion before releasing it. The reasons fro which vary. (There may be no comment in this case.)
    - The automated BuxrBot will sometimes lock it if it thinks there is a problem with the link, or if the coupon submission might fall under the 30-Day extension rule.
    - Occasionally an Admin will lock an offer to ensure that the member submitting it sees their comment, or leave it locked prior to rejection so that other members can learn something from it. (This is always accompanied by a comment.)

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