How can we avoid duplicate tattles?
We talk a lot about duplicate deals, but what about tattles? @faughtey asked us to avoid accidentally re-tattling, but how do you know if someone else has tattled? Well, right now you don't.
Some ideas, 2 short run and 1 long run:
- If a deal is a dupe, we users post a (polite) comment to that effect, like "sorry, but someone beat you to it. [tattled]" and the link. When the deal gets tased, the comment will go with it. But everyone else will know not to tattle further. Plus, if the OP has notifications on, he/she will know why the deal disappeared (preempting the "why was my deal deleted?" question). Maybe similar behavior for expired deals.
- Ask the devs to add a "SPAM/Security concerns" reason to the tattle lightbox. These can then be triaged for quickest response.
- Ask the devs to add "tattle pending" icons to each deal and question (duplicate, expired, SPAM, other) so that you'll know that it's been flagged (like how wikipedia marks entries with known issues).