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In Praise of the LD Team Even Though I Lost out .....

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I had a chat topic disallowed for being too similar to a previous one. The previous post had been mine and the second question arose naturally from it. Despite the fact that the disallowed comment meaning I didn't get a response, I still think the team are really good because I received 2 prompt, really clear and friendly email explanations s to why I couldn't ask the second question. So often, admins don't read and comment let alone reply personally.... just a bot generated response etc. So, I just wanted to say thanks to the team for trying to make it all fair and for responding with patience and clarity.

BORDERJOE
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 months ago

I agree with you. We all have odd niggles but, as you say, queries are always dealt with promptly and explanations given.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
2 months ago

Grannyclock I didn't expect a same day reply, let alone a 'personal' email one that actually addressed the question ...really appreciated it, despite the fact that I still couldn't see why I couldn't ask my question when, as 'Golf' keeps saying, other folk post ridiculous chats .... but I accept the decision and am going to ask on Gransnet instead, no problem.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

I do agree with your comment , I think the majority of moderators do try to implement the site rules . Not always perfect but a "contact us " email appears to elicit a second look and an explanation or apology . It can't be an easy job 🙄, but we have to accept that the initial moderation is carried out by "bots" using keywords . And it is a far from perfect system .

The problem to me is the "reward culture" of the site . Any terrible deal , inane comment or chat post "earns " points . Lets face it most members are on here solely to earn points ? and have no interest in posting good deals - why bother making the effort to find a good deal when a lousy Amazon "click and paste" non deal earns 100 points ?

And don't get me started on "Chat " !!! Why is it even necessary to give points for a chat topic ? We like to chat , why be given points for it ? All it leads to is 2 "news " topics posted by the usual subjects each and every day - members reply (to get points ) and the OP ends up with bonus points for creating (often "bumping" ) their own Chat post !

A discussion on "Chat points " went quickly south earlier , and commenting was rightly halted after emmabeckz tried valiantly to keep it polite and "on topic" . But we do need that discussion ? And for the life of me I cannot understand why we need to be awarded points for chatting 😮.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
2 months ago

Golfforall BORDERJOE we are not bots believe me although I sometimes do have to turn up my smile - old Alan Partridge joke…

If you ever need help or advice (site related not does my bum look big on this…) give me a tag as I’m always lurking somewhere and will do my best to help. We pride ourself on having a good community feel and being reachable to our members ☺️

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

emmabeckz I , of course , know you are not 🙂 . Also I know you could not possibly comment on the percentage of "Moderations " that are done by "Bots" or indeed on the LDHunters who post an identical deal 5 or 6 times every couple of days (Bras , muscle massagers etc come to mind ? ) and never answer a question on their deals ?

Nuff said , I'm sure most members are happy as long as they continue earning points 🙄

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
2 months ago

emmabeckz and Golfforall ...thanks for the replies .... to my mind it's just reinforced the community aspect ...tho as I've said before, I am one who likes the points and the rewards they bring.... and I do try not to abuse the points system.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

To be fair I have often gone back to an old chat with an offshoot rather than start a new topic. There are far too many topics being added daily and I don't see why chats can't go off on a tangent if there is a link, however tenuous.

After all when chatting in person we don't stay on one subject throughout.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE
Original Poster
2 months ago

Lynibis that raised a smile here ... my family spend most of their time when chatting to me, with eyebrows raised and a bemused expression cos I go off at tangents all over the place! .....Post query solved ..... lol! P.S. I DO end up at the original point-eventually- and often friends FaceTime because they need a laugh and a cheer up - so it can't be all that bad!

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snoogans888
snoogans8882 months ago

I agree the team do a great job! I’ve not been here long and when I applied for my first Amazon reward the email got lost because of the way I’d signed up. I was really surprised that the founders monitor the chats and I got the issue sorted. So I’m very grateful 😊

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