1. Chat guidelines

Chat guidelines

We want the chat section to be a fun, friendly place where members can talk with each other. With that in mind we do have some guidelines to keep things running smoothly:

Make sure it's not a duplicate - Please keep new topics original. Your post will be removed if the topic has been shared before within the last 90 days. Have a search before you create something and check that there isn’t already a topic discussing what you want to talk about.

Descriptive titles - When writing a title please make it clear and descriptive so other members can quickly see if it’s a topic they’re interested in or could help with.

Political and religious conversation - unfortunately this is not allowed. It was a tough decision (see here for our rationale). Please avoid racism, personal questions of religious orientation, or unnecessary and impolite comments.

Topics which may turn ugly - Latest Deals is a public money-saving forum and we welcome constructive, relevant discussion. However, we are a very small team. We do not have the resources available to monitor all comments and conversations. Very occasionally then, and with our apologies, we may close comments on topics we think may turn ugly.

Specific questions or issues with your LD account - please check our help section first then search chat to see if we’ve already answered this before. If you still need help please contact us instead.

Disagreements with other members - We totally get it - some members may not be your cup of tea. In the first instance we’d recommend you try our mute function. If you visit their profile you can choose to mute them so that you do not have to see their comments. Failing that, please send us a message via the contact form with details of the problem so we can investigate. Generally speaking, naming and shaming other members doesn’t end well and with the aim of keeping LD a positive place these messages will be removed. Accusations should be made privately to us via the contact form. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any sort of trolling or bullying. Members who are rude or abusive may find their accounts restricted.

Spam - Please use Chat for genuine discussion. Following member feedback, if you frequently and repeatedly share similar, low-effort topics (e.g. "This vs That?" or "What's Your Favourite?") your topics may be removed.

News stories - When sharing a news story, please take some time to expand upon the article, provide your own view or add something unique. A straight copy-and-paste topic may be removed.

Points Abuse - Chat is a place for members to come together and enjoy genuine discussion. If you're posting chat topics for the sole purpose of acquiring your daily points allowance, and not engaging with the replies, we may consider this points abuse. Your topics may go into moderation.

Please keep things positive - By all means have healthy debate and discussion but if it slips into insults or arguments we will remove the comments or topic. We try not to take sides in arguments and so will remove entire conversations rather than decide which member is in the right or wrong.

Answered questions - If the chat topic is a question, comments may be closed after it has been satisfactorily answered. This is to best serve the author of the question, and to prevent the post drifting off-topic.

Off-topic conversation - Please keep to the topic of the original discussion - if the topic or a comment sparks a new idea or thought feel free to create a new topic to discuss it 🙂

Feedback of Latest Deals is Welcome:

  • You are welcome to share feedback and ideas (submit feature requests here)
  • You are welcome to submit bug reports (submit here)
  • If you have found a deal at a cheaper price you are welcome to say so in the comments
  • You are welcome to share feedback on Points in Chat (tip: check if there's a thread on it already)

If a member continually breaks these rules we may have to restrict their ability to comment or, in extreme cases, ban an account. We’ll generally try and avoid this and seek alternative solutions first though!

Enjoy! The chat section has brought a lot of fun and laughs to our members and the LD team.

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