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OK I have noticed something a flaw in the design of this site.

You get rewarded for posting a deal, ok good but what if its a good deal or not even a deal at all? We should be rewarding based on quality not quantity.

So the more likes your deal get the more points you get.

Then then site won't get filled with non deal dross that waste everyone's time trudging through to find the good deals people have posted.

Speedser1979
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

I suspect that many people DON'T trudge through to find the best deals, they just click on any five deals to get the twenty five points for doing so.

I'm sure I'm not the only person to notice that many "abysmal" deals have a far greater number of likes than many good ones.

I'm not even sure the "like" system serves any useful purpose, when people are rewarded for liking, likes lose any real meaning. I for one do not take any notice of the likes before making my own judgement on a deal.

Here's food for though: I saw what looked a very good deal for curtains - many had liked that deal, when I went to that deal the price had increased, I don't blame the poster for that but ask: if the price had increased before those people had liked it, would as many have liked the deal? I didn't!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 year ago

I have certainly noticed that there are a lot of deals with loads of likes that aren't that good. I only give my likes to deals that are actually relevant to me, like baby items. If I don't see five deals I like then I don't give my five likes for that day. I give a like to tell the person that it is a good deal and I'm grateful to them for posting it. But I can understand how some people might abuse the like system.

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LittleLisaMarie
LittleLisaMarie1 year ago

me too lol, I scrolled 8 pages the other day trying to find something I could give my last like to. 😂

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Speedser1979
Speedser1979
Original Poster
1 year ago

So that would also mean then that the easy choice is to remove the points gained for liking a deal.

This would change peoples motivation to just finding the best deals possible to gain the most likes for points.

Hotukdeals has no reward system and is still very busy.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

The likes IMO are meaningless as a way to determine if a deal is a good one when people are rewarded to give them, would anyone trust a review site that rewarded people for posting positive reviews? Especially if the review site had no way to give a negative review! I personally only trust review sites where proof of purchase is required. I agree with you this is one part of the points system that could be improved, I don't think there's any easy answer.

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sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

Speedser1979 Am I the only one that considers the 'likes' a way of telling the poster that they actually did find a good deal? I don't give them to any old overpriced deal and, yes, I do spend quite some time awarding them to people who have taken the time to find a good one. If I have gone on to purchase the deal then I always leave a comment. If points were only awarded to posts with loads of likes then many would not bother to get involved. You may welcome that but we all have varying tastes and wants - Vive la difference. (I post only the things that I would buy/have bought or I consider a really good value price - it's a matter of personal choice) I feel it is sad that you're already disenchanted with the site so early on but I'm looking forward to seeing lots of deals from you. Hang on in there. davidstockport I don't always use my 'allotment' if I've got nothing to say - I'm guessing you're the same. 😉

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

You obviously missed the emphasis I put on the word many I said: "I suspect that many people DON'T trudge through to find the best deals" in my first comment. I didn't say ALL or even suggest it was MOST. But those who don't spoil it for others

But judging by the number of terrible deals that get numerous likes - there are many who probably do click on any five deals for their daily 25 points - obviously without even looking properly at them.

As for my deals - I don't post many for a few reasons: I will only post deals that I consider are genuine deals; also many deals I attempt to post have already been posted by someone else - when I see that has happened I generally LIKE their deal because I have already checked it out as being a good one.

As for "disenchanted with the site so early on" I suggest you check my profile for when I joined and also note how I am obviously not one liking deals just for the points.

I've recently seen someone offering "likes" (or hearts) to other poster's unseen deals as a reward. (Rewards the one giving "likes" but in no way benefits the one getting them).

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sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

davidstockport Apologies - I should have tagged the original poster at the start of my comment - my only comment concerning you was that you DON'T talk for talking sake. This will make sense when you see that the poster has only been here for a short time and posted once.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

angemski Apologies accepted (it confused me because of your tag to me - so perhaps I should say sorry too). I do somewhat agree with Speedster, it is often newbies who spot flaws and I had thought along similar lines for some time. I don't think there can ever be a perfect solution. It is unfortunate that the number of likes can imply a thing is a good deal, especially as it is not just members who see the deals here.

I might be repeating myself but I put little trust in the "likes" but some people might.

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sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

davidstockport It will teach me to more thorough to proof read - I would've assumed the same.

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saintsmoney
saintsmoney1 year ago

"in no way benefits the one getting them"

The hearts given as prizes are applied to the winners deals that have only a single heart (where possible) so the benefit to the winner is less deals in their resume with only a single upvote.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

saintsmoney The HEARTS are supposed to be given to DEALS that are LIKED not because somebody has won a game, furthermore the five hearts awarded do not benefit the game winner, but benefit the person awarding them who gets 25 points.

Perhaps you will explain how the hearts could even be given to a game winner who has not posted any deals.

I fail to see how liked deals can be a true indicator of good deals if people award them for anything other than them liking the deal.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock1 year ago

I, too, find that a lot of deals are not really deals. Is there a reason why we get more points for posting a deal than for posting a freebie? Surely the effort is the same?

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

Grannyclock I'm guessing that the reason (which I agree with) is that this site has to rely on affiliate links ( a small commission from sellers) to cover running costs, and whilst not all posted deals can have affiliate links added - absolutely none can be applied to freebies.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock1 year ago

davidstockport Thankyou. Yes, that makes sense. I forget this is a business and has to make a profit!

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