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I go to the trouble of posting lots of deals, comments etc on this site but a fair percentage get taken down which means it's wasted effort. Even with topics that are taken down, for instance if another person has posted a similar topic. There's no way I can see of being able to put that chat into the other topic. Once it's deemed a duplicate it simply disappears. There's no access to what has been written so we can do this ourselves and on other sites I've used, the mods just simply merge threads, so there isn't even a need for the member to do it manually.

Today I posted three blu rays while having a search on amazon for cheap ones which I thought might help relieve the boredom in lockdown. 2 went through, one got "I'm afraid this doesn't meet our rules type nonsense" all three blu rays were sold by and delivered by Amazon, I also noticed they did free click and collect which provided great value for non prime members.

What gives guys, can't we just try and improve the site by helping our members help other members without all this OTT silliness?

Just merge topics if you deem them dupes

Have a defined time / level for deals not needing to constantly go to review

Have some structure on how deals are evaluated

I like the way the site recognises the effort of members and rewards us, fab, however if the site can't or won't improve then it's simply not worth the hassle and will put me off posting anything in the future. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.

ramtec
13 days ago
What do you think of this?
angelik
angelik13 days ago

There's really no need to merge topics. If you have something you want to say in the chat area and someone has already posted a topic about it/something similar to it, you simply post a reply in that topic, and then people can respond to you in there. The thing you wanted to discuss can be discussed very easily that way. Even if the topic is older, posting a new comment will bump it up to the top of the list so people will see it.

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

In my particular example (one of many) I did not see that a similar (not quite the same) topic was already active. I had written quite a substantial amount taking 20 mins or so of my time. So I would of at the very least of liked to have had the ability to cut and paste it into the other topic. Seems simple enough to me angelik, no?

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angelik
angelik13 days ago

ramtec If you use the search bar, you can easily find whether there is a similar topic already active, just by searching keywords. Then you just add whatever you want to say to that topic. You're not the only person to complain about spending time on a post that then got deleted, I've seen other comments like that. But it can usually be avoided just by checking before you post.

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

angelik in a perfect world angelik. surely a much simpler solution to this annoyance would be to be still be able to go into the post and copy and past it out? You can still see deal information if that gets rejected, why not topics too. Of course the best solution would be the ability for merged topics. Also this was just one example of frustrations. Funnily enough, I just posted another Amazon blu-ray and guess what it went through. It's a good job I have patience but I know most don't.

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mrgoggll
mrgoggll13 days ago

At least you can post etc , I'm not allowed to do anything but reply / comment to others posts Image

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

lockdown, lockdown 😬

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

have you offended the powers that be or perhaps I should ask how have you offended the powers that be? eek!

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Ann1984
Ann198413 days ago

With the DVD’s you could have put all 3into one deal post.

With topics yes a lot are duplicates and one you shared other day had only been mentioned few days before which I did share a link not sure who’s topic other day then we removed

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

Ann1984, you are correct I could have but for one, not all three pictures would get posted in the header which I think would distract from the deals. As so many of my deals go sideways for all sorts of unfathomable reasons, I think it's best, is it not, to keep them brief. I can't follow your next sentence as it doesn't appear to make sense, so can't really comment, soz

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Ann1984
Ann198413 days ago

ramtec no it wouldn’t distract buyers if only one picture just mention other titles available in description with link.

Regarding duplicate topics sadly they are annoying and yes a few of us report or put a link in comments taking them to recent topic or if so many a link to them all

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

Ann1984 lol have you conducted a survey? 🤪 I disagree and also made the point about keeping deals brief. Yes, I agree it's very annoying that there isn't a way of adding what ones written in a topic and adding it the other similar topic. I will try and watch out for duplicates in future.

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Ann1984
Ann198413 days ago

ramtec no it’s just so annoying when we spammed with Netflix vs Disney

Tv or coffee and with last lockdown this was a daily thing and it’s slowly making a reappearance.

If not sure if already posted you could use the search engine on top of page

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sunny101
sunny10113 days ago

Tom Apologies but can't find your chat thread title for suggestions - any chance you could bump it so that ramtec could add to the post? TIA

Edit It took a while but I found it! if members have good suggestions for the site then please put them here.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/feature-requests

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
13 days ago

ramtec one of your DVD's was not approved as it was the wrong price or price had increased in between you posting it and it being reviewed. I did comment on the post to you as well

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ramtec
ramtec
Original Poster
13 days ago

that's strange as it's still £3.90 for me, the price I put it on at?

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Tom
Tom
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13 days ago

Thank you for your Chat thread and feedback. I'm sorry to hear you have had a bad experience with Latest Deals.

I note you have also emailed this feedback to us recently, and that the support team has replied sharing more information and guidance to you already. To avoid cross-communication, I won't share the same explanations and details again here in Chat, and ask if you would like to speak directly to the team, you are welcome to email us.

  • Just merge topics if you deem them dupes

Thank you for your feedback, we can certainly add this to our list of feature request ideas and discuss them if popular amongst the community. If you have any future technical ideas, you are welcome to add them to our Feature Requests chat thread. We also encourage members to read our Chat Guidelines for more guidance, and to search Chat before posting to see if the topic has already been raised.

  • Have a defined time / level for deals not needing to constantly go to review

From what I understand, more guidance on this has already been shared with you from our support team via team email and another Chat topic. In short, posts from new members go into Review in an effort to maintain good quality deals on our website and avoid self-promotion and scams, keeping our members safe. There are a number of factors that determine when your deals stop going into Review, and it's not a defined time nor level. We're unable to share what those factors are, to avoid scammers getting around them. I'm sorry about that. For as long as your deals are good and meet our guidelines, they will be accepted and at present, the average time a deal is in 'Review' is approximately 3 hours.

  • Have some structure on how deals are evaluated

To read our structure on how deals are evaluated, please read our Guidelines. These have been created along with community feedback over the past 4 years, and for which many discussions can be found in Chat. We are always open to listening to feedback and adjusting Guidelines if that is what the community wants.

As this Chat post is addressed to the Latest Deals team and is a personal support query, I'm going to close the comments. Thank you again for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear you have not enjoyed the experience, and if you need any further help our support team is available to answer your questions via our email. Please contact us there.

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