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I know many people suffer with this issue. You earn your points, 😁then they get taken away ☹️This happens because someone done the deal before you but is not flagged up straight away. It seems a fault on the site which needs rectifying or we should keep our points until this bug🐛 is sorted out. Hopefully I can get other people’s opinions on this.

eyeballkerry
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
summa68
summa689 days ago

I totally agree with this! If a deal that you’ve posted has already been shared we should be able to share another in its place so you dont miss out on points.

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bzortead
bzortead9 days ago

summa68You can share another in its place. Actually, you can share many deals/competitions/freebies/voucher every day. You are not limited up to 3 deals only, the only limitation is the points system up to 3 posts of each category.

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summa68
summa688 days ago

bzortead I had a deal removed because someone else had already shared it but it Was A deal I posted a few days ago but got notfied about A few days After I posted it. Can I post a deal in its place and get my points back or do you have to do it on that day?

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bzortead
bzortead8 days ago

summa68 You have to do it on the same day I'm afraid, but it's better to ask them using the contact form.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12348 days ago

bzortead and summa68 I am sorry to interrupt in as for I know you can only get points first 3 deals if one of your deal count as duplicate you can’t get points for that it’s happened with my deals so many times. Some people might remember few months ago I posted my two deal from boots both was lower price than someone else already posted I know some people report a deal only for points same happen with me one of member wrote a comments in other 2 deals to told them change your deal price one person did change their deal price but other one maybe miss notification but LD they expire other deal i am very appreciated to (Kelsey )they did reply when I ask why my deal been removed they mention if I got any problem just contact them.

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angemski
angemski9 days ago

It is annoying, I know, but it can't be helped if the poster changes the title words or the picture shared - the 'bots can't easily pick those nuances up. I've had them removed weeks later and it's because the original poster or the second poster had subtle differences in their post. It doesn't matter if you have more detail or gone to the trouble of adding much more info - the first post should stay. It is worth looking in the search box before you post so that you don't lose your points. Frustrating but fair.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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9 days ago

Hey eyeballkerry 🙂

I appreciate this can be frustrating but unfortunately it isn't always possible to automatically detect a duplicate post at the time of sharing.

For example, say there was a competition that Argos were running on Twitter and they added a blog post about it on their website.

An LD member could understandably choose to share this in multiple ways:

  • They could link to the blog post on Argos' website
  • They could link to the Argos Twitter page
  • They could link directly to the Tweet that contains the competition

All of these would have different links - we try and detect a duplicate straight away (when you paste in the URL) and so if the URLs are different it can be rather tricky for us to tell it's a duplicate.

There are ways we continually try and improve this and add in other factors and try and overcome other website's quirks but sadly it isn't perfect.

Separately we are exploring the idea of potentially not removing points if a duplicate is removed after, say, 7 days to reduce some of this frustration 👍

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bzortead
bzortead8 days ago

I think that's why they have mentors for and a reporting system, otherwise none of that would be necessary. Even Facebook/Twitter/Instagram need teams analysing and users reporting posts, there is no perfect algorithm that will do everything automatically in a magical way.

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hspexy
hspexy8 days ago

Yes it’s annoying. Had something removed...after 26 days. There are parts of the site I avoid to save myself from such frustrations

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ukheather
ukheather8 days ago

Yeah but otherwise people would just keep posting deals for points all the time

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Golfforall
Golfforall7 days ago

Just feel complimented that someone also thought the deal was good .

I see so many "non deals " on this site that have obviously just been posted for the points and are certainly not deals .

The point of the site is to share great deals with fellow members , the points are really just a bonus .

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