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That's a good question, since a great many of your other deals have listed the percentage of discount in the title bar.

It's probably just a different interpretation of rules and posting style from one mod to another, but let's ask @hizzo87 for some clarification. Since this is a holiday, you may need to wait a day or two for an answer.

I also noticed that the percentage discount info was moved from the title bar to the text box, so at least the info was in there somewhere.

Oh, and thank you for noting in your deals when a item is "officially licensed." That's important to know.

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Hi,

Here is the format for titles:

"How should I title the deals I post?

The title should be as clear and as complete as possible, within about 70 characters. Use the {Manufacturer} {Model Number} {Product Name} format when possible, like Amazon does on their product pages. Avoid garbage like extra punctuation!!!, ALL CAPS, misspelilngs, abbrevs. that ppl can't undrstd. And don't put prices, store names, commentary, promotional text, or other stuff in the title. There are other fields for that information in the deal-posting tool."

Going forward, please put the percentage discount in the description.

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Thanks @magic cave @hizzo87 for the guidance... Surely i will apply it now onward in my deals..

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@hizzo87: Wow, not putting store names is new to me. I try to make sure to include the store name as some stores are popular here and others are not, and people are more likely to look at the deal if it's from a popular store. For example, a sale price on boots from Tony Lama or Doc Martin would probably generate more interest than a sale on boots from KMart of Payless Shoes. So titling a deal "25% off on all styles of boots at Tony Lama" would probably get a lot more interest than just "25% off an all styles of boots".

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@moondrake: I understand that but the url usually already displays the store name or we will have the company logo as the picture.

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@hizzo87: But they only see that if they open the deal. The purpose of the title to get them to open the deal and read more. I was thinking about deals I posted recently, "Kohl's: Clearance 60-80% Off + 15% Off" and "Papa Johns: 25% off Regular Menu". If I take the name of the store and the percentage off there's really no title to put. And leaving off either one of those elements still leaves a pretty meaningless title. The no store name, no percent rule works when posting a deal for a specific item like a drill or TV, but not for store-wide discounts. How would you phrase a deal which consists of a percent off sale across an entire store?

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There are also companies that outsource their mailers to third parties, so the printable coupons for X% off will show from a different URL than of the company that it is for.

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@ihatedealswoot: There's a difference between "25% Off Any Order Of $89 Or More" and "New Year's Streamers Standard Party Pack - Get 40% off for $11.66."

@moondrake: The url is right under the title so opening it is not required to see the store name.

@lichme: That's why we usually change the image to the company logo.

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@hizzo87: Okay, so for a straight coupon, putting percentage off in the title is good? That makes more sense.

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@hizzo87: Thanks. I've looked at the links above from your deals, and the format doesn't appear to be unpleasant for the majority of them. I was able to find all relevant info that I would be looking for right away.

Does that mean we will no longer be seeing sponsored deals with this formatting (already linked above)

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/008910e8-7af5-4c4d-a1e4-ce0e5dc17349/save-20-on-valencia-widescreen-wall-hanging-electric-fireplace-with-remote-contr#0

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@lichme: Sponsored Deals are formatted a little differently.

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I literally laughed out loud at that one! Thanks for the levity. Wonder if you said that w/a straight face.

Pondering...I bet you did. Of course I know that this is your playground and you make the rules. And, I'm aware that 'all deals are not created equal.'

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@hizzo87: Wondering -- Are you the go to person on Deals now ?
I mean Jumbowoot left, then PWP took over and now she's gone. So are you it ? I think it's good for us to know.
Thanks.

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@hizzo87: So you can reply here but not on the sponsor deals that you post that people have concerns about??

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Honestly, when it's 40% off an entire category of products at a well-known store (where that percentage is significant), you can't realistically post every good deal separately - they're all suppressed anyway.

Stripping out the percentage doesn't leave behind a price, because it varies per product. But if you post just one product to represent the group, anyone not interested in that one product is potentially missing out on a really good deal they would otherwise want.

There are entirely too many 10-15% off deals here for unknown/obscure web sites. But that doesn't negate the other premise.

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@ceagee: Regarding who's the go-to person on deals.woot these days: my personal assumptions are (1) that the position is still vacant and hizzo87 is holding down the fort, or (2) hizzo87 is the unlucky soul who drew the short straw and got the job.