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What is a Mentor?

Mentors are members of Latest Deals who help guide others and contribute to the smooth running of the community.

They may be volunteers or paid members of the team. On this page, you'll learn:

  • The Mentor Code of Conduct
  • Things Mentors Can NOT Do
  • How You Have the Power to Override a Mentor
  • What does a Mentor do?
  • Who are the Mentors?
βœ… The Mentor Code of Conduct
  1. Always be positive, constructive and helpful

Changes, edits and updates must be explained in the comments. Members should be encouraged to participate more, not less. Examples:

  • "Hi Deepak, I have updated your post to give extra details."
  • "Hi Kelsey, I have just changed the picture to a clearer one for you."
  • "Hi Tom, I have added the delivery information"
  • "Hi nemosays, thank you for posting this voucher code. Unfortunately, in this case it had already been posted. To avoid duplicates, I've just marked this as expired. Thank you again and I look forward to your next one."
  • "Hi SteveMate, thank you for sharing this voucher code. A short while ago, the Latest Deals community decided not to accept promo codes. For this reason, I've marked your post as expired. Any questions, please just ask."

Write an explanation for your changes

As the examples above show, changes need to be explained. Latest Deals has many unofficial guidelines, and our own culture. New members won't know any of them, so it's important to explain all changes. Again, the most important part is to be positive, constructive and helpful.

"How can I help this member to contribute more?"

The over-arching guideline is to act in a way that helps members contribute more. Positive thumbs-up πŸ‘, never thumbs-down.

❎ Things Mentors Can NOT Do

Mentors do not have access to, nor have the capability of the following actions:

  • Permenantly delete anything
  • Ban members
  • Delete or edit comments
  • See profile information or any personal data

πŸ˜„ You have the power to override a Mentor

Unlike other websites, on Latest Deals you have the power to override a Mentor. Every change and edit a Mentor makes is logged. If you feel a Mentor has made a mistake, gone too far, or you just don't like what they've done, you can email us privately and in confidence. Deepak, Kelsey and Tom will review the situation and can revert the post or page to your original message.

🚡🏽 What does a Mentor do?

Mentors are here to help you enjoy Latest Deals more.

  • They can see the list of πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ flagged reports, expire requests, duplicates and more.
  • They can improve titles, images, descriptions and tags to give more information (they cannot change the URL).
  • They can expire posts and move them into moderation (but not delete them)

⭐️ Who are the Mentors?

You can identify a Mentor by a badge or label next to their name that says "Mentor".

πŸ’° Are Mentors Paid?

Some Mentors are volunteer members of the community and are not paid. Others are colleagues of the company and are paid. If a Mentor has published a deal and it is a paid partnership, we will write at the very top of the post, "Latest Deals has worked with XYZ company to bring you this deal." This is so it is super clear what is sponsored and what is not.

Tom
Tom
Founder
over a year ago
What do you think of this?
Freddie
Freddieover a year ago

Nice one guys. Think this is great - better than the other site where Mods have stupid powers and it just ruins everything. I like that you've obviously focused on making it positive, not just deleting and banning for no reason.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

So they'll be like Power Users or sub-Moderators at best. It's a good idea, yeah.

Nice to see that new members are joining LD every day, but a shame that the gaming section is still so ever dry with only the usual users posting deals, including me. :-/ The other UK deals website has the whole system playing in their favour so even those who despise it, will still use it because they feel it's the best out there. I get that, they just end up feeling numb after all.

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdealsover a year ago

great idea i sometimes need help with posts lol !!

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

Have you seen you can change your profile picture Bargain28? Just click your name and press the edit button πŸ˜„

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Delboysdeals
Delboysdealsover a year ago

Tom yes i have Tom i just like it that way thankyou πŸ™‚

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Bill
Billover a year ago

If the Mentors would like to guide me toward more Boozy McBooze Face deals I'd be very grateful. Good stuff chaps, it's fab to see the website having grown so much. Top marks.

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CashoutCarl
CashoutCarlover a year ago

Are my deals really that good? ...oh I don't think you meant me, sorry.

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Sounds fab Tom πŸ˜„ πŸ‘

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AaronSpar
AaronSparover a year ago

This sounds interesting, love the ideas of mentors.

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didbygraham
didbygrahamover a year ago

Lovely idea - helps keep this such a friendly site

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Sandy
Sandyover a year ago

Sounds good to me, they follow a similar approach on the Facebook groups

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

Happy to say nemosays and SteveMate are our first Mentors πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Aww thanks Tom .. appreciate the opportunity πŸ™‚

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
over a year ago

Woop woop! Two very worthy Mentors indeed πŸ‘

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Kelsey Thanks Kelsey for your kind words ❀️

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

Nice picks.

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Johnny
Johnnyover a year ago

That's great

Well volunteered nemosays and SteveMate Good job!

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Thankyou Johnny πŸ˜„

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

nemosays Brilliant. We are all in safe hands. Xx

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

clareemckenzie awww bless... you're too kind! 😘😁

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

clareemckenzie I told Tom to change my avatar pic to that of Wonderwoman, but he won't let me...hahahaha!

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

nemosays Spoil sport. We'll have to gang up. Not sure I'll cut it as Cat Woman 😼

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

nemosays Well done! Plus I think the wonder woman avatar pic is a brilliant idea!

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

MrsCraig lololol... its my screensaver on my phone!! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ™ˆ

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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

nemosays Brilliant! You should photoshop your face onto the picture! No one will know the difference!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarcover a year ago

While very recent, mixmixi would be a great contender for the role.

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mixmixi
mixmixiover a year ago

Hi Rockman thanks for your recommendation. I'm happy to come on board if needed. Cheers πŸ™‚

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redfraggle01
redfraggle01over a year ago

As you may know I'm a recent member,daft as a brush when it comes to computer links etc, I thank Rockman for saying nice to have new member πŸ˜„ . But how do I change my "big purple R" into a pic? If download required,i've not learnt that yet,(and yes, I'm over the over age!!!!) x

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

Hey press this link ---> redfraggle01 <----- then look for the blue Edit button next to your picture. You can upload a picture from there

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

πŸŽ‰ Happy to announce clareemckenzie is our third wonderful Mentor! πŸŽ‰

Clare joined us in November 2016 and has been a great support in our competition and freebie sections. She's also been a voluntary admin of our Facebook Group (along with others) since the beginning and helped grow it from 0 - 10,000 members in just two months.

If you have any questions you can tag clareemckenzie and she can help. Of course, there's also myself Tom, Kelsey, Deepak, SteveMate, and nemosays who also have Mentor powers (the ability to expire, move something into moderation, change pictures etc.).

Thank you again to everyone for your support - it's not just Mentors but all of you. Whether it's flagging, marking as expired, finding duplicates and sending us messages when the site is down - it's excellent.

p.s. If anyone really wants to be a Mentor, please ask.

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Hey... congrats clareemckenzie πŸ˜€πŸ€—

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Deepak
Deepak
Founder
over a year ago

Welcome clareemckenzie! πŸ˜„

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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

Congrats clareemckenzie!

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Bikywander
Bikywanderover a year ago

yay for Clare

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

Thanks ever so. You are all most kind.

The community has grown from acorns to oaks in a relatively short space of time and it's been bags of fun. I have loved every minute.

I am thoroughly enjoying being part of the #LFSLD crew and hope that I can share lots more exciting freebies and comps, as well as vouchers and deals with you all.

So, if you have something that I can help you with please do not hesitate to ask.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

This is a brilliant idea! I love that the mentors are people who are very involved with the site and help others out as it is! Love this site!

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

Absolutely. It's such a friendly community...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

clareemckenzie It really is! I have saved loads of money because of people sharing deals and vouchers, I enter the competitions that other people post up and have been given lots of great advice. I really enjoy checking the website everyday!

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Johnny
Johnnyover a year ago

Great news! Well done

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

Thank you. It's a great team and we have such a giggle.

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

πŸŽ‰ Please give a big warm welcome to our new Mentor, AgnesFaludi! πŸŽ‰

Agnes joined in November 2016 and has been a great all round contributor since day one. She's been a moderator of our Facebook Group and helped it grow to a whopping 20,000 members πŸ’•

Behind the scenes she's helped flag duplicates, make suggestions and mark things as expired.

If you have any questions you can tag AgnesFaludi, and she can help. Of course, there's also myself Tom, Kelsey,Deepak, SteveMate, nemosays and clareemckenzie who also have Mentor powers (the ability to expire, move something into moderation, change pictures etc.).

Thank you again to everyone for your support - it's not just Mentors but all of you. Whether it's flagging, marking as expired, finding duplicates and sending us messages when the site is down - it's excellent.

p.s. If anyone really wants to be a Mentor, please ask.

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nemosays
nemosaysover a year ago

Well done AgnesFaludi πŸ‘

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

Brilliant! Congratulations are most definitely in order AgnesFaludi πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Bargainfinder
Bargainfinderover a year ago

Well done AgnesFaludi πŸ‘

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludiover a year ago

Thank you, πŸ€—

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MrsCraig
MrsCraigover a year ago

Congrats!

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
over a year ago

❀️ πŸ₯ Drumroll please! yummyyetis is now a Mentor! πŸŽ‰

Behind-the-scenes, she has been one of our most active Groundskeeper Willies (if you have the badge, you'll understand!).

Latest Deals now gets 2,000+ posts, 4,000 comments and 3-4,000 new members every week. That's a lot to watch. While Kelsey has built some great systems to help, nothing beats human brain power!

We rely more than ever on our brilliant Mentors, and yummyyetis brings a keen eye for detail to the table.

If you have any questions you can tag yummyyetis, and she can help. Of course, there's also myself Tom, Kelsey,Deepak, SteveMate, nemosays, clareemckenzie and AgnesFaludi who also have Mentor powers (the ability to expire, move something into moderation, change pictures etc.).

Please also remember, we do get things wrong. So if you spot a mistake, feel free to point it out πŸ‘

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yummyyetis
yummyyetisover a year ago

Thanks Tom πŸ˜„

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Ceebers
Ceebersover a year ago

yummyyetis Congratulations. Welcome on board!

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