Why aren't my points going up?
If your points aren't going up as you think they should be, there could be a number of reasons:
3. Quality & Moderation
There are daily limits on what you can earn points for:
- 3 x Deals
- 3 x Vouchers
- 3 x Freebies
- 3 x Competitions
- 5 x Votes
Please note - You can still post more deals, you just may not get points for them.
Why do you have a limit?
We have the limit to avoid spam. Latest Deals seeks to be a community of bargain hunters where we share the UK's best deals, discounts and money saving tips. The points is to give back to our contributors. A way to say thank you. Unfortunately, if we lift limits we get lots of poor quality posts as well as spam.
To avoid duplicate posts we work on a first come first serve basis. If you're the first to post a deal you get the points.
If you accidentally post a duplicate (someone has posted it already), and it gets flagged, the post may be put into moderation. Your points will be deducted. You will receive a notification to let you know.
3. Quality & Moderation
Latest Deals seeks to be the best money saving community. Quality is a big part of this. You may lose points if your posts are spammy, lacking information, or just generally crap. For example, linking to Tesco.com and saying "Tesco".
If your post is flagged and put into moderation, the points will be deducted. However, if the post passes moderation and is published you will get the points. For example, if you post a deal and our system thinks it is spam it will automatically put it into moderation. A real person (often myself) will review it. Usually it's fine and gets published. Then you get the points.
How can I maximise my points?
The best way to get as many points as possible is to post a varied range of money saving tips. A combination of deals, vouchers, freebies and competitions. Don't forget, commenting and marking old deals as expired also earn you points!
Why are my comments being deleted?
If you post the same comment over and over again with the intention simply to rack up points, we will delete them and you will lose those points. The idea is to contribute to Latest Deals. Please make your comments useful and varied.
Help, I have more questions
If you have any more questions, please ask them here. You'll even get points for doing so!
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