questionswhat happened to the chantal teapot deal, please?

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Google remembers the deal too. Do a search for "Woot Chantal Teapot" - it's the 5th link. no longer working, of course.

@shrdlu: i wouldn't worry about your memory just yet. and even if you were losing it, you pdf everything, so you can always dig back. i'm too lazy to take that extra step and just end up wondering if i'm crazy.

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@smtatertot13: Actually, I wasn't expecting them to delete the thread on the bug about people's votes being screwed up. I only print to PDF when I'm pretty sure that something is controversial. This, for example, will probably be a good candidate.

I admit to being far more touchy this morning (although I finally heard back from the last group of people I'd been checking on, and anyone I know in Japan is accounted for). My heart is sick for them all.

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@shrdlu I just used your link, and it appears that the deal is back up. Could it all be a part of whatever is making comments disappear?

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Oh, and the deal might be gone, but the teapot's still there.

http://www.woot.com/Special.aspx?k=totalcoincidenceweswear

(Google may be evil now and then, but they are also QUICK).

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@meyerk0: Comments don't really disappear. Either the cache (referenced as a problem in at least THREE deleted bug reports) is screwing things up, or something else. I'm not sure why I bother, any more.

[Edit] Also, the direct link on Woot always worked. It was the deal (and I don't HAVE that link) that was deleted. They post Moofi links as deals all the time. Who would know that posting that as a deal was so forbidden? I certainly wouldn't (and didn't, since I voted on it, commented on it, and thought it was interesting).

[Edit again] Since there's no commentary possible on the woot page, posting it as a deal would be perfectly sensible. I'm torn between invoking Jumbo, and not wanting this question to vanish.

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I saw it but before I could go back and look at it -poof- it was gone.

@shrdlu: I am with you on the disaster. My son rushed off the school this morning to offer his support to his sensei.

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@theoneill555: My friend in Jimbocho (no where near the epicenter) says that the ground has not stopped moving since the first quake. I needed no further proof of most late night local "news" shows being prerecorded than that none of them talked about the quake.

:-(

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@shrdlu: Oh, now, I understand. Thank you for the further explanation. My earlier comment went into LA LA cache land for awhile, but I'm glad it returned so you could help me understand.

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@meyerk0: Yeah, I hate the hidden comment trick myself. I see double (and even triple) postings of comments (I've done it myself) by people who think that their comment must not have posted, and then boom there it is. Along with the second (or third) one.

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@jumbowoot: I hate to put you on the spot in public, and all (yes, I meant that, I'm not being sarcastic), but can you explain why the Woot "Special" deal posted by liss was bad, or at least say it was deleted by accident, and have someone else repost it? It's not like it's much of a secret any more, and there's no other real link to that teapot on Woot (other than my posts, here).

If it isn't a deal (as in, posted over here, on Deals dot Woot), there's no way for any commentary on it. No comparisons, no "In for One" or links to Amazon (or other) reviews; nothing.

Please don't delete this question (now that I've called your attention to it). cowers

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@shrdlu: I was able to get to it just now by using the link you posted above, but the link in another comment (where ever THAT was--you invoked me by name which gave me an email alert) led me to a woot oops page.

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@lavikinga: Oh, then you got the email from the Deals comment before it was deleted. That's pretty cool. I admit it. You were the first name that came to mind, since I wanted to save the info about the deal (and had misgivings about it lasting, which it turns out I was right to have). I've tried invoking myself when I see something like that, but that doesn't work. Neither theflounder nor jamesbondqbranch can be invoked in that way. Besides, you were easier (and I'm way lazy).

Yeah, between them deleting the question where they rediscovered the upper case lower case bug that has screwed them up before, and then that innocuous deal, I'm getting a bit tired of things again.

Could I trouble you to email me that link (or else to post it over to home)???

[Edit] How entertaining. I see this just went to Popular.

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Nobody break anything. I'll be back in a few hours.

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@shrdlu: i wouldn't hold your breath for that...

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Ok, now deals is getting down right strange. I'm getting notices before the comments appear.

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@shrdlu: So we should all stand in the middle of the room, hold our breath and not touch anything. Right?

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http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/d9446273-edc0-4db2-83be-61ccf0118564/chantal-livestrong-tea-collection-set

And there you have it.
Somebody jumped the gun on the release.
It wasn't exactly cricket yet.

All told.

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[Dang it, @jumbowoot, you fooled me, YET AGAIN.]

Here I was, typing my sad little post, and you snuck right in.

++++++++++++++++++ Left the stuff below for posterity ++++++++

I'm a bit disappointed, but sadly, unsurprised, at any explanation forthcoming. The teapot is still there, sad, lonely, and unloved. No sign that anyone has purchased, or even could purchase, the item. I went through the purchase cycle up to the end except for the final, out of curiosity, and nothing seems to be preventing it.

I'd still like to know how @liss found it in the first place. We've seen ZERO activity on the Questions side from @liss, but she seems reasonably active, friendly, and informative over on the Deals side. I say "she" without knowing, but for some reason, she seems female. I could be wrong. I've been wrong before. Often.

[I really WOULD like to know how it got found.]