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[Solved] A Constructive Criticism of an "LD Hunters " Deal Removed - Why ?

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A very poor deal from an "LD Hunter" prompted me to point out the fact to fellow members with a comment explaining why it was a poor deal and with absolutely nothing that breached any site guidelines . Yet it was removed !

Just would like to clarify that while the team encourage us to post valid , polite criticism of "deals" that does not apply to criticism of LD Hunters deals ?

Golfforall
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE3 weeks ago

I think it's good to be able to comment if a deal isn't too good ...I've had a couple where people have said the item can be found more cheaply elsewhere - which is more than fair and I have replied accordingly. Last week someone posted that a Lakeland-similar item was available far cheaper at a bargain store.... again, fair enough, I didn't know that, but equally that product may well not have been of decent quality and wouldn't have the 3 year no quibble guarantee.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' at times. Non crafters may consider my deals pretty dire but I post items which interest me and mine and I tend to go with looking after the pennies cos they all mount up.

Maybe your comment was misinterpreted? I don't know .... I do agree that the constant Amazon deal posts are infuriating .... I lose the will trying to scroll through as there are soooo many. P.S. I'm now wondering what the deal was πŸ˜‚ ... I checked and don't think it was one of mine.

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Absolutely ! Despite the fact that 90% of Amazon deals posted are not deals , they get past the moderators by being a percentage off a totally made up price . Only if members know the value of items are they a deal . Sadly 30 seconds of "click and pasting " from Amazon = 3 "non deals" 300 points thank you kindly !

My polite comment was about a LD hunters deal and merely advised members to look for identical Amazon items (with or without a voucher or discount ), I just don't like to see our less savvy members paying over the odds for "non deals" .

I won't elaborate at this time as I have made a very forceful more detailed complaint to Latest deals - fat lot of good that will do !

Your field of expertise is not one that interests me to be honest but you post great deals and you do it from your own knowledge of the crafts deals you see.- most important you know a good deal when you see one πŸ˜€and then share it .

If only we all just shared deals we know are good rather than posting random Amazon , New Look etc etc deals for points as they have a 20 % . 40% discount offa totally made up price !

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

You never get a reply or like off them I think they robots πŸ˜‚πŸ€£. I know exactly which other deal group they follow and they use flash section which is duplicate in my eyes. Yep I will admit I follow few deal sites and share here so does a few fellow members.

I just report them as duplicate now

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

I know that , just trying to be diplomatic (not my forte ) . In my view it's deception ? many of our less savvy members thinking a member of the respected Latest Deals team has found a deal !

If that's how Latest Deals want to run their business model - fair enough πŸ€” but don't annoy me by deleting a perfectly polite and relevant criticism of the posted deal !

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Golfforall as Tom asks to mention names I believe his name not to be mentioned he was a very popular member on here before went his own way.

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 No Tom asks us not to mention names (quite rightly ) but a few broad hints do appear to get picked up and I notice action has been taken . I try to help but I can't run the site for them , and TBH I'd rather be playing golf 🀣.

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Golfforall and you should be playing golf. Enjoy it before they close everything again

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 You just like thinking of me getting drenched on a daily basis 😣

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Golfforall well little rain won’t hurt think of us in sunny South Wales we had hail stones today size of golf balls

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 I'll be all cool, calm and collected (and dry πŸ™„) after Thursday - summer is finally coming πŸ€”.

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

I thought that you would have chilled out a bit after watching 4 days of the USA PGA, Golfforall πŸ˜‰

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

That was great πŸ˜€ Sadly tempered by my own pathetic performance on the course during the daytime πŸ™„

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 weeks ago

Good evening Mr Golfforall I have reinstated your comment as one of the other team members was not sure about and deleted it as a precaution so I have put it back now as you know we encourage healthy criticism as long as not abusive or personal which yours was not. Please use the contact us form if you think a decision is incorrect as we are always happy to review - thank you

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Thanks , it was not a "mind blowing " comment , certainly not abusive or anything like that . It just advised members to know the "value" of generic Chinese stuff sold on Amazon before being fooled by discounts or vouchers .

I have of course used the "contact" form to express my discontent (which as usual I expect to get no replyπŸ™„) .

Nice to hear from you as always and nice to see Latest Deals are still employing some "Humans" . As I mentioned in my "contact " the proliferation of these "bots" is not helping "Latest Deals " at all πŸ˜ͺ. But I know you couldn't possibly comment πŸ˜€.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 weeks ago

Golfforall I’m just off to turn up my smile....πŸ€– honestly don’t be so cynical... I’m here almost all the time you can always tag me anyway. Show us your garden I bet it’s thriving with all this rain!

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

emmabeckz I know πŸ˜€ - and I am cynical 😎. They could never replace you with a "Bot" or they'll have me to answer to 😲!

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
2 weeks ago

I don't have much to add other than an apology!

Sorry about this. I'm in the process right now of tweaking our internal guidelines/approach to try and reduce the risk of this happening in the future. Clearly that comment shouldn't have been moderated!

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Did I missed something while been away from site ?😊

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

No , just my fortnightly rant 😏

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Golfforall and we all just love your rants. Hold tight now changes are happening soon hopefully this week

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Golfforall really πŸ˜ƒ

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 We'll see , should improve the "popular page" and make it more accurate as maybe members should just like for the quality of the deal rather than the points (but how many will realise they don't get points for "liking " any more ?)

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Ann1984
Ann19843 weeks ago

Golfforall I await the chat topics asking πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Ann1984 What ? You mean a song with something totally inane in the title πŸ™„πŸ˜ ?

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Golfforall i do try to post good deals but recently pointed out with few things but i seen a deal yesterday on popular page added pics over Β£3.99 and user wrote in there deal Β£1 I think for gaining likes then edit Β£1.99 after when there deal crossed 100likes πŸ˜ƒno one pointed that πŸ€”I love to see few users deals they do post good deals I will support them no matter my points goes for liking hopefullyπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Golfforall i think you’re tag Ann and I got it too 😊

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Jasmine111 The more we post deals that we believe to be good (rather than generic Amazon Chinese tat ) the better the site will become . Don't be shy , post your opinions on deals (I do, hence this chat topic ) . It's all to help fellow members , which after all is what the site should be about ?

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

Jasmine111 TBH I don't really understand "tagging" - I really need a 5 year old child to show me how to do it 😯 !

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Golfforall I am sorry was giving food to my husband he just came back from work busy me πŸ˜ƒI don’t want to say anything anymore I am sorry going i like when speek for something to change but same time there’s always b a reason I can’t 🀐

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

I am sure in the morning you’re will see few users like they been away from chat will be start commenting here like they did in your other topic after seen my comment I try to avoid been involved with them take care good night πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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Golfforall
Golfforall
Original Poster
3 weeks ago

To be fair , I like provoking discussion , and I think the LD team likes that too . I would love the whole million of us to discuss , interact and comment on deals - I'm trying my best πŸ˜€.

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Jasmine111
Jasmine1113 weeks ago

Golfforall good luck are you not going to work tomorrow πŸ˜ƒsweet dreams πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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