questionshow do you feel about keeping to not posting a…

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I confess , I've been sitting on that deal and waiting for tomorrow to post it. I know points and leaderboards don't really mean much these days. I actually feel good about sharing something that I think others will appreciate.
I do realize, that someone could of posted it tomorrow before me. That's cool. Glad it's being enjoyed.
It just seems that if there are rules, moderation lax or not, we need to follow them.
If it's going to be post it when you find it free for all. Then we all need to be treated fairly on that.

Thoughts ? There are some other rules that have b/c very lax too. I have to run, so maybe others can jump in on how they feel about the above and any other rules that are being disregarded.

Peace.

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I never really agreed with that rule, as I am a planner. BUT, they didn't ask me. However, posting a deal way in advance is annoying. Plus, used to, the original deal would get lost in the fresh/popular pages and you would see a trillion other posts for the same deal that got votes the original poster should have gotten. So, it makes sense for the rule, it just doesn't work for the planners of the world.

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I'm a planner too. that's my actual job title, I tell people it's not a job it's a vocation, as I tend to be very OCD about having everything laid out. I've tried spontaneity, but that seems to lead inevitably to ennui. Sitting in a windowless cruise ship cabin docked in the Bahamas while my friend watches televised golf. Sitting in our timeshare in Vegas all day while my (straight guy) friends inexplicably watch an endless marathon of Project Runway. I swear, if TV had been invented a thousand years ago, nothing else would have been invented or explored after that. Anyway, I digress. I agree that there needs to be a rule, but I think that it should be 24 hours before the deal goes live rather than waiting for the deal to go live. I miss lots of deals as I work long hours downtown and by the time I learn about a deal I am at work and stuck there till the end of the day.

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Guess I'd better explain myself here. Long ago, I tried to post a deal a day early. Was eventually informed that was against the rules. You must wait until the actual day to list it. Okay. Then attempted many times to post the deal at midnight. Deleted. Tried again; deleted again. And again. Finally discovered I was posting the deal at my midnight, EST. Learned after many deletions, etc. that midnight must be woot's midnight...CST.

Since all of that hit and miss (learning from members because there are no published rules), I've developed a forced patience. Did comment to the early poster that the rules might have changed.

My take on deals valid on a specific day(s). Early posting is nice - lets you plan. Con: You might forget the day of... They get lost in the morass & you may never see it. Those posted on the day are 'fresh,' so you're less likely to miss it.

Don't care what the rules are. But, to participate and ENJOY doing so, we need the know them. Apathy growing.

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While I like to know that some restaurant I frequent will be offering a twofer next week, I'd rather not see a dozen posts for it. I do, however, think that the window for posting should be opened to 24 hours.

@moondrake: "I'm a planner too. that's my actual job title, I tell people it's not a job it's a vocation. . ." When I was in training as the director of a political-action non-profit, the second-best info I got was, "Planning is "work," and you have to calendar enough time for yourself to do the proper planning."

(The most-best info? "Just because a reporter asks you a question doesn't mean you have to answer it.")

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*It just seems that if there are rules, moderation lax or not, we need to follow them.
If it's going to be post it when you find it free for all. Then we all need to be treated fairly on that.

Thoughts ? There are some other rules that have b/c very lax too. I have to run, so maybe others can jump in on how they feel about the above and any other rules that are being disregarded.*

@ceagee: One possibility is that the Woot hourly workers are not allowed to work off the clock anymore. If there were more exempt employees checking in the evening, consistency would return.

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I do agree with those who said it's nice to plan ahead and that 24hrs might be a good rule. Thing is, who changes the rules ?
I think the only way anything is being enforced these days ( unless it's something really out there spam -- cause most of the regular stuff gets through or so it seems. ) Is by us. Sometimes when things get reported, they are acted upon and sometimes not. That is not a bash of staff, it is b/c there too little staff. Which is sadly repeated again and again. So I'm not going further down that road.
I only wonder how much WE decide as a group to tolerate. Ya know ? I guess for now it is case by case and chance and whatever. For me, I'll stick with the old rules til something official or unofficial ;-) changes.

If only we could get together for a cup of coffee or tea or some margaritas and hammer it out.
Power to the People ! : )

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@magic cave: What used to drive my co-worker (teammate with same job title and similar duties) crazy is how much time every day I spend goofing around online, wandering around the office, stepping out for some fresh air, etc, and still managed to do twice the work in half the time she did. She'd slave away all day and have to work late every night and still miss every deadline, and I've never missed a deadline in 29 years. I told her that while I was doing other stuff my subconscious was doing the actual work, and I just needed to stop from time to time and capture the creative work that was already finished in my head, or implement the system that I'd worked out to make the rote work more efficient . Eventually she decided that another staff person on our team was doing my work (not true) as a way to feel better about her own investment. I wish she'd tried my method of thinking it through before you begin but no game.

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@moondrake: :::nodding::: My political work was back in the early PC days, when there just weren't utilities for managing projects. My BoD and staff (all one of her) would sit on the floor with about 20 sheets of newsprint taped to the walls, planning a full six months of events. My job involved a lot of fires that needed to be put out, but the calendar kept the important stuff on track. I used to tell folks "the back of my head" worked on most of the solutions, while the front of my head was spending 30 minutes with lunch and the morning newspaper. Eventually I'd have the solutions I needed. I can force some solutions through, if the need is there, but it's much more pleasant to let it take its own time. Speeches used to take longer to come to fruition; in one hair-raising event I was writing the wretched thing from the back of the room while the 1500 attendees were listening to the presenter before me.

Retirement has advantages.