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well. Seems the latest trend in topics and yes you can participate or not. But seriously. Come on posters ?! Is the lockdown and isolation that bad for you?

Can you write with your left hand or right?!

lynneh
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

In answer to your question - both. https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/left-handed-right-handed?page=1#recent

I also put this up about 6 months ago https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/poem-chat

There seems to be a lot of this/that or that/this

Not topics you’d want to miss

Will you go or will you stay

Where shall we go on holiday

Can you, can’t you, will you, won’t you

Who knows what we can and can’t do

But it seems Chat may have a stutter

Ask a question, get a reply

Join the response, don’t be shy

Has this had been done before? I did search Chat

No. It came back with this or that!

The whole thing may get rejected

But it was fun getting the points I collected

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sunny101
sunny1012 months ago

lilyflower You have summed up why I now dodge the chat section and completely avoid the topics that the usual suspects commandeer. Shameful!!!!!

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

lilyflower just think it’s so pitiful and there are also some really good convos or ‘valid’ chat subjects. 🙃🙃

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

The 'this or that' trend isn't really a new thing as it has been going on since I first joined LD 3 years ago; although back then it was known as 'this vs that'. It does seem that you get a load of 'this or that' topics all at once then they go quiet for a while and later come back. There seems to be a load of them at the moment but will go quiet again soon when the members posting them get bored.

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

RegularComper90 it’s tedious !

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/stricter-rules-regarding-repeated-chat-topics

Did you not see that I had bumped up this previous topic which covers your point and lots more in great detail.

Serious members are sick to death of twee topics posted purely for points that spoil the whole chat experience for many.

They will try to justify by 'you can just ignore' but it means that worthwhile topics are pushed back and die much too soon, before some have had a chance to see/comment.

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

Lynibis yeah I seen it bumped. Just seems to me then it’s persistent if you’ve mentioned it before. I might start blocking then and see if that tidies it up.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

In the pending points revamp I would like to see all points removed for "Chat" . I would still use it to ask and answer sensible questions as I believe most would .

Why give the points harvesters a "free hit " by giving points for "Scooby Doo v Dangermouse " or carrots v broccoli etc etc . "Tedious " is far too polite a word to use for these topics 🥱.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

The other thing is people asking what they should get various family members as presents for special occasions. They usually give no info (male/female, age etc.) which is suss to start with, but how on earth are we meant to know their friends/relatives better than they do?

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

I refer you to my previous comment . We should scrap all points for "Chat" and "Likes" as both are used by many solely to harvest points .

The points lead to inane topics being posted on "Chat" and random "Liking" purely for the points .

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

Lynibis guess who! 🙄

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

Golfforall I don’t post deals but buy them and join in chat so that’s only way I get points. But tbh. Not here for that so if it got stripped. Fine.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

If you are having difficulty in deciding on what to buy for a loved one, it makes more sense to ask those who personally know that loved one; such as friends or relatives. Not random strangers on the internet who don't even know that person from Adam.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 months ago

I agree that there is too many this or that questions but it shouldn’t be banned just moderated.

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lynneh
lynneh
Original Poster
2 months ago

I see the app is limited for many options of doing your own moderation. But I guess I’ll just scroll.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

I find it extremely strange that topics happily cater for those who just want points but are really not interested in good meaty topics where a real debate can get going. I have just had a topic deleted as being deemed political/religious but it was about the environment and the couple who have 22 kids. It feels more like censorship as it was not inviting those forbidden subjects at all, what happened to responsible free speech? I think like many others I will not continue with chat as my brain cannot cope with twee point gathering topics.

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thegiftfairy08
thegiftfairy082 months ago

I don't mind it just a little bit of fun to a quite boring day

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lynneh
lynneh
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2 months ago

!

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

thegiftfairy08 to your recent chat if you typed school into search many would come up here just one

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/schools-reopening-5955

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Tom
Tom
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2 months ago

Thank you for your Chat post. Please note that the types of Chat topics you have referred to are against our guidelines. If such posts are shared, they may be put into moderation.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat-guidelines

As this chat post has been raised multiple times before and is really a duplicate of some others, I'll now close the comments.

If you have further questions you are welcome to contact us.

Spam: Please use Chat for genuine discussion. We consider frequent repetitive posts such as 'This vs That?' or 'What's Your Favourite?', topics copied from the past, or frequently asking for opinion on news items to be spam. Your Chat topics may go into moderation. Please also take part in the discussions you create and reply to those who have responded. Once in a while is OK, three times a day, every day is not.

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