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Wouldn't it be nice if Power Users were required to activate deals?

submitted on November 25, 2012 by deathbynosleep in "Buxr Website / Contests"
Why is it that some deals can sit in queue for hours, while power users simple continually post their deals without approving any of the ones that have been waiting? It's not the first time i've noticed it...

For example. I posted a deal an hour ago...two other power users have since been on and posted their deals and mine still sits. Another deal in the queue was also pasted up.

Shouldn't these users at least be required to empty the queue before posting 2 or more of their own?
 

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  • 164269
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on November 25, 2012
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    I understand what you are saying. As power users, we aren't required to approve any in queue; however, we SHOULD when we can, as that is part of the responsibility of being a power user. This subject has been brought up time and time again, and with good reason. As a power user, I apologize if I was posting while there were deals in queue.
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    • deathbynosleep
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      Posted by deathbynosleep on November 25, 2012
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      No it was not you...there were however at least 3 other power users that had posted at least 10 other deals while everyone else was still waiting their turn in the queue. My deal now shows that it was added 7 hours ago...it was submitted 7 hours ago, but was not actually added until over an hour later.
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    Goofy_Girl
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 25, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    That's been bugging me, too. Your deal then doesn't get the full 24 hours of exposure it should.

    BTW, why do they count the time you submitted the deal instead of the time it left the queue? That's kind of an *ss-backwards way of doing it.

    In the past, I've had my deals sit so long in the queue that they actually expired!

    Especially when there are certain power users who only bother to go out of their way to post certain peoples' deals while ignoring certain others' deals? (There is one member I can think of that is infamous for this.) That is extremely unfair.

    I've said it before in another thread, but I'll say it again...

    For every deal that a power user wants to put through themselves, they should be required to post the next deal waiting in the queue. You know...one for me, one for you, etc.

    Idea Sound fair? Smile
  • 164280
    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on November 25, 2012
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    Your incorrect in the timing of a deal. A deal is counted on contest from the time it leaves queue and is activated to 24 hours later from that time. They are not penalized for sitting in queue.

    I think it would be nice if power users would activate deals when they can. Meaning that the deal is without question accurate and ready to be activated. I do not think requiring it is wise, power users should not have to activate deals they aren't comfortable with and aren't sure meet Buxr guidelines.

    I'm going to add a link to a previous discussion on this same topic, I think Yan's comments sum it up the best and would be nice for newer members of the community to view. http://www.buxr.com/topic/powe.....ower+users
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    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 25, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Ok, that's weird.
      Regarding your comment about the timing of a deal; you're the 2nd mod to say that.

      However, when I submit a deal at say... 8:00 p.m. and I see it goes up at 11:05 p.m., why does my posting then say "Submitted 3 hours ago," not "Submitted 5 minutes ago?"

      I'm confused. Does it get corrected later Question
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on November 25, 2012
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      It will say that to indicate exact time what it was posted, however contest eligible voting can go on for 24 hours after it leaves the queue, not after it is submitted. In other words, any deal gets 24 hours of voting, despite what the "submitted x hours ago" part says. If a deal leaves the queue with a delay then voting will go on even after is says "submitted one day ago". Hope this clarifies the question.

      P.S. sandyshore, thanks for digging up that thread! Smile
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    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 25, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Oh, OK YanBz, thanks for clarifying that.

      I guess we were all going by the "Added by__ __ hours ago" time, which is what would be assumed by some (or most-I don't know) people because it is the first time listed at the top of the deal, followed by the "Last updated by__" time.

      So, should we go by the "Last updated by__" time?

      Oh, but then wouldn't that include ANY updates? Not just the time it left the queue?

      So there really is no way of knowing (just by looking at a deal) how much time it has left?

      You would have to then click on the little icon at the top, go to the deal's history, then find out exactly how many hours/minutes a deal has left?

      Is that correct or am I missing something?

      Idea HAHA, wouldn't cute little countdown timers on the top of the deals be a lot easier? Smile
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on November 25, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      So there really is no way of knowing (just by looking at a deal) how much time it has left?


      That's correct. Just vote up if you like the deal. Why should you even care if the deal is participating in the contest? Wink
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    • Goofy_Girl
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      Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 26, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Well, because I only get 50 votes a day and I'm constantly running out of votes.

      I still vote on deals that aren't part of the contest, but not as much because that doesn't help the deal poster.

      However, there are sooo many great deals and I have to conserve my votes somehow. So, I'm more likely to concentrate my attention on deals that are "on contest."

      Confused
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on November 26, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      If I'm not mistaken here I think the area around the voting arrows is blue when it's contest eligible and gray when it's not.
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    Goofy_Girl
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 27, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    That's what I thought, too. I just voted on some older deals I liked that were blue. Then I refreshed the page to see if my vote posted. It did, but kinda like it didn't count. Like this:

    Voter 1
    Voter 2
    Voter 3
    ----------
    Goofy_Girl


    ...underneath a line, like when a newbie votes and it doesn't count.

    Question
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on November 27, 2012
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      If the deal is still in the contest, it says "vote eligible" under the number of votes.

      On contest (below left) - Off contest (below right)
      - -
  • 164390
    Goofy_Girl
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    Posted by Goofy_Girl on November 27, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Ok, thanks HouTex, that's one way of doing it. Smile

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