questionsis there a double standard on the lingerie tag?

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Gosh and golly, gee whiz! What an interesting situation! Sounds as if some algorithm isn't working properly or else [cough] [cough] is working the way someone wants it to work.

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@magic cave: are we insinuating that the deck is stacked against some deal posters?

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When the Victoria's Secret deal showed up on Popular, it didn't have the lingerie tag. The OP failed to include it, and the moderator failed to notice it was not tagged correctly, until the deal made it to the popular page.

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@questionsanswered: When that happened on this deal it was deleted. And when I reposted it the mods added the #lingerie tag even though it's not really lingerie:

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/de852075-e587-4fef-a815-fe7cb670b73d/black-dotted-net-pantyhose#13

I don't think the OP "failed" to add the #lingerie tag. Most people here know that tag is the kiss of death and will prevent a deal from going Popular.

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@ohcheri: I have pictured a computer with woot off lights attached set up to go off whenever you and some others post a deal to have someone rush over to go over all aspects with a fine toothed comb and mod it within seconds of posting

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@natedogg828: There are certainly moderators who have a personal vendetta against me (and others I'm sure).

This has been demonstrated time and time again. Example: Sometimes a stockings deal will be left alone, sometimes the #lingerie tag is added after it goes Popular and sometimes the deal is deleted. It totally depends on who is working at the time as there is clearly no set standard or procedure.

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@nanadogg828: :::batting my eyelashes in total innocence. Why, I haven't a clue about any suggestion of decks being stacked.

And I now have what will probably be a permanent mental image of Woot lights (and siren?) flashing every time I see @ohcheri's name anywhere.

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@magic cave: yes there is definetly a siren involved and people crashing into each other trying to get to the computer

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I just noticed that the popular VS deal is gone and it has been reposted in the fresh tab with a lingerie tag. Kudos to the people who took care of this in this instance

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A loose definition of lingerie is women's underwear. Examples could be panties, bras, slips & sleepwear.

An obvious omission is men's underwear. Have you seen photos of some men's briefs? Especially g-strings/thongs? A search on Amazon is interesting & has very revealing results. Just sayin'.

Pondering...not the same, right? Of course not. Yet, I recall at least 1 deal posted by @ohcheri that was for men's pjs that was tagged "sexy."

So now (temporarily?), pantyhose, hose whatever will be tagged lingerie. If that tag is consistently applied, then it's acceptable. Even if you don't agree w/it.

@ohcheri, as a strong supporter (gahhh! I wonder if supporters are okay to post?), I humbly suggest you post at least 1 deal a day that cannot possibly be tagged sexy or lingerie. I'll be there to vote you up to Popular.

Note: Related deal & @prettywootprincess comment

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@gmwhit: consistency in application of the rules (written and unwritten) is all I have been asking for and you are right, I might not agree with it but if I see it being applied the same across the board then I will not complain

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@gmwhit: My biggest issue has always been consistency...both with deals and mods. Sometimes my deals are fine, next day they're not. Like I've said before, it depends on who is working and what their mood is at any given moment.

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I, too, have always wanted consistency. When I started posting the Bloomin' Onion deals, consistency was an alien word. Some had been posted before me, that were not tagged Free. Mine were. I questioned that.

Then began the long process to explain (to different mods) that they were NOT really Free. You had to purchase something, which obviously negates the free tag. Took a while, but now those deals are not tagged free. As you know, the free tag is the same as sexy & lingerie. Those deals can never become popular.

To me consistently 'wrong' (my opinion) is better than tags, or lack of them, applied by randomly by different mods.

Once again...To Whom it May Concern (since @jumbowoot is gone):
Please publish @lichme's Rules & FAQs. TIA

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@natedogg828: Just curious, did you tag this #meta? Because that tag requires a lot more votes to get Popular. I'm assuming it's because they don't like us questioning stuff around here.

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@ohcheri: because every time I post a question involving the site and its policies it always gets retagged as meta, figured might as well do it for them so they wouldn't take a harder look at question and do worse to it

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@ohcheri: But now it is in the popular tab!!

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I think the actual answer to the original question is "there is no standard".

Rigid flexibility on the part of the mods - they can and do whatever they choose at any given moment in time...and change it later as the mood dictates.

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Yes, this place is inconsistent as heck. Lingere, weapons, firearms, and anything that could be considered adult.

@ocheri: Sounds like you too are part of the rebel alliance...

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I only clicked on this to read it because I didn't get what it was about.
It is my understanding that posts members make are simply to share deals they found.
What difference does it make how they are 'tagged' or whether they are popular or not?
Doesn't the popularity of a deal depend on how many woot members agree that it is a good deal and upvote it?
Why would it matter if it's tagged lingerie or not? I'm guessing that most woot members can decide for themselves what they consider lingerie or not and why would it matter to anyone if sexy mens underwear are considered lingerie or not?
As far as I can see much ado about nothing.

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@donslin: if it's tagged "lingerie" (maybe "sexy" too), it cannot appear on the popular page (iirc) because of the children, i mean, they might see thigh high socks or something. WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

Why is that a big deal? Well, I would bet most users don't make it past the popular page.

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@donslin: As @rockytrh pointed out, certain tags will keep a deal off the Popular tab and I can tell you from my traffic statistics that the difference is HUGE between how many people see a "Fresh" deal vs. a "Popular" deal. Popular deals get at least 10 times as many clicks.

You would think that a community driven website would allow the products that the community votes for to rise to the top but WOOT uses various types of manipulation to show you what they think is best...not what the community wants to see.

Rather arrogant, don;t you think? Since the community provides all the content for free and WOOT just rakes in the money.

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@ohcheri: as someone independent of ocheri and her business let me say this is important for her to make it to the popular tab so that more people see her deals, as she has said she has seen a decrease in traffic to her storefront due to this, that being said @ohcheri is not just someone selling things here but also a very active member of this community with her valid comments on other deals and questions and posting questions that have no implications on her deals...hence why some of us come to her defense

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@wilfbrim: ha! now i'm not gonna be able to see an ohcheri post without picturing her sitting behind a computer with a white robe and buns over her ears

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@natedogg828: upvoted. i'm a big fan of ohcheri and it's always bothered me that woot is inconsistent and heavy handed with her deals. my theory is that woot is sub contracting their mod jobs to Bob Jones University students.... "Oh dear, that harlot's ankles are showing.....delete...."

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@ndcouch: you say that like it's a bad thing

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@natedogg828: not at all, the original SW trilogy was the bomb.

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@rockytrh:
I didn't realize that the lingerie posts being discussed were posts made by the seller of the items.
And actually, that doesn't seem fair to me. It is my understanding that the "deals" posted should be just that----"deals", not regular merchandise or posted on a daily basis.
So, as I see it, the big problem is that the poster is complaining that the free advertising isn't being given the priority placement they want.
In my opinion, if you are going to advertise your own merchandise, you should have to pay for advertising space.
MANY of the posts I see are really not deals at all. I, for one, only upvote something I consider an actual deal, whether it is anything I am interested in or not. It's obvious to me that a lot of the upvotes are from people who didn't actually look into the so-called deals, now I understand. And it is certainly not fair to other members to upvote or downvote a posting based solely on who posted it.

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@donslin: Oh I agree that a deal should be a deal. But a lot of the time, they are. Even for lingerie. @Ohcheri post a couple per day, but it's not at their normal price, and I don't believe that it stays at that discounted price for more than a day or two.