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Sorting Items Already Posted 'By Date Order'

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I was hoping that Kelsey would be able to help with my problem of not being able to successfully sort posts by date order. As you can see from the screenshot below when I ask for things to be sorted by date they are still very random and the dates jump backwards and forwards.

When you couple this with the fact that I am also unable to take out the 'expired posts' it makes searching for things extremely difficult for me.

Today I was going to alter the closing date of something that I believe I posted as the closing date had been extended but don't have the time to trawl through all the posts in the category concerned.

I know you have been working on the expired posts issue but now that I have two problems affecting me it is a little frustrating. I also know you are extremely busy maintaining the site but I would be grateful to have these problems sorted out as soon as you can please... pretty please?

Thanks Kelsey

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tumblespots
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
3 weeks ago

tumblespots If you click on your own avatar, and then on your name (at the top of the list), you should see only your own deals displayed (most recent first). That may be an alternative quick way to review, or find, what you have posted.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Johnny Thanks for that I appreciate your comment, but I can see my previously posted comps etc but I post quite a lot and can't remember how long ago it was. I just don't want to trawl through everything when I should be able to sort the items posted in date order to see things very clearly. Maybe the 'sort by date' rather than by 'relevance' function doesn't work at all? I don't know?!

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
3 weeks ago

tumblespots OK I think I understand what you're trying to do. Whilst you're waiting for a fix, perhaps try this:

  1. Go to Home
  2. Type in 'Stand Mixer' in the Search Box
  3. Press Enter
  4. Select 'see all results'
  5. Under 'Type' Select 'Competitions'
  6. View the search results and select your post.

As long as you can remember a keyword from your headlline to search for, like 'Stand Mixer'

or 'KitchenAid' your post should be easy to find.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Johnny Thanks Johnny but I still can't see it despite having checked all the pages. Incidentally, did you notice that that search also has the dates muddled up?!

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
3 weeks ago

tumblespots

Wow, I'm surprised you still can't find it. What was it?

Yes I noticed the dates are scrambled, it must be a bug.

😊

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Johnny It was to win a stand mixer but you had to bake a cake to enter

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Johnny
Johnny
LD Hunter
3 weeks ago

tumblespots I've had a good look for you, and for the challenge (!) but I can't find it either, sorry😊

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Johnny Thanks very much, it must have gone into a black hole?! I could repost it but you need to be creative and it doesn't leave much time as it ends on monday. I appreciate your efforts though, thank you. 👍

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
3 weeks ago

Morning tumblespots 🙂

Re: sorting by date on search - sorry about this, that was indeed a bug! I've put a fix live this morning so now when you sort search results by date, they should be exclusively sorted by date!

Re: expired posts. Sorry about this - I've had a stab at fixing this multiple times and had another ago today. If you could please:

  • Double check you have "Show Expired posts" disabled in your preferences. Even if you're sure you've done this before - please check again and make sure it's turned off (an old bug meant sometimes your preference wasn't saved)
  • When it's turned off, Expired posts should be hidden everywhere except your profile. e.g. www.latestdeals.co.uk/@tumblespots. This is because the profile will eventually replace the list of posts in your dashboard and so we always wanted to let member see everything they've shared and not be confused by hidden posts. Just whilst typing this though I've thought perhaps we could add a custom toggle to the profile page so members can choose to hide/show expired posts as per their preference.

Please let me know how this works for you. If you see expired posts please let me know where you've seen them (on the homepage, during a search, on a retailer's page, etc).

One last thing - you might occasionally see the odd expired post if you refresh/load a page just as a post has been marked as expired. But this shouldn't be very frequent!

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Good morning Kelsey

I hope you have had a good weekend.

I have checked that expired posts should be hidden, this is a feature that I would usually use several times a day. It is now 'off'.

I have just done a search on 'silver' in deals. The good news is that they seem to be in the correct date order now. Yippee! Unfortunately they do still show expired posts.

Another search on vouchers also shows expired posts.

Another search on freebies also shows them.

Similarly competitions also shows them, so everywhere really.

I would definitely appreciate a custom toggle so that I can show/hide the expired posts as I use it quite daily and I am sure others would also like it as an option.

I am very pleased that the date issue has been fixed and will wait for the expired posts fix with baited breath.

Despite it not working for me at the moment I am aware that you are putting a lot into getting it sorted out and do appreciate it.

Out of interest what is the distinction between sorting posts using relevance / date. What type of relevance? How does the site know what is relevant to each member?

Have a great day.

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
3 weeks ago

Hey tumblespots - I had a nice weekend thank you - hope you did too!



Thank you once again for your feedback! It was very helpful and I now think I’ve found another bug and it is ACTUALLY fixed this time! 🎉 (famous last words!)



There’s a chance it takes a little while for you to get onto the latest working version of the website but I’m now pretty confident toggling the “show expired” option should work. The bug meant the setting wasn’t updating properly without refreshing the webpage (every time I was testing it I was refreshing so I never saw the bug) I’ve now fixed it so that it should update without a refresh 👍



Re: the distinction between relevance and date for search results. The default “relevance” option will try and find posts that are most relevant to your search term - e.g. if you search for “Microwave” it will prefer posts it thinks are more likely to be about Microwaves (Microwave in the title, it’s mentioned multiple times, similar related terms, etc). Date still plays a part in that more recent posts are preferred but an older post that it seen as “more relevant” to your search term may appear before a “less relevant” newer one. On the other hand, sorting by “Date” means that we find all posts that match your search query and then simply sort them by when they were posted rather than relevancy. So you’re likely to get less accurate results.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Kelsey Famous last words indeed as I tried deals and comps and am still getting expired posts 😢 I'll try again later and see what happens then....

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Good news Kelsey ! I think we have hit the jackpot with the expired posts, I will keep checking but most of the places I have looked so far seem to be working correctly. Thank you very much for all your hard work 😀

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Well, I obviously spoke too soon. I'm not sure what has happened but the expired posts seemed to have made a spectacular comeback this morning! Do you think you could take another look please Kelsey . Thanks very much

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