questionshow do i keep myself in the deals.woot top 14?

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Congratulations!

Be wise like @shrdlu
Be funny like @lavikinga
Tattle like @mtm2
Be helpful like @lichme

Somebody help me out here!
This list could be very long...

There are so many ways to become:

The elite: the most valuable contributors, determined by a
complex formula even some of us don't understand.

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It doesn't take as much as it used to. The only thing I really do now is respond to ATC questions, or comment on deals with relevant info. It used to be that being active everyday was a key part it of, but that is no longer the case. You just need to make sure that the content you submit is relevant to what the people want, and that only comes with experience.

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I come and go but here 1 month a year and hit the top 100 so I'm good :)

Just keep up the hard work and you will get there ...

by the way wish you all have " A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAYS "

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@faughtey: how about be annoying like @conanthelibrarian

haha

In all seriousness, @supersox, have fun! I vote for the deals I truly like, add deals I like, rarely downvote (although I might do more than I like) and ask questions when you feel the need to. I do not ask too often, will actually ask a bit more now that I will be on vacation for nearly a month. I do try hard to post comments that are helpful and although this does not get figured in, I try to be kind to my fellow Wooters. Makes me want to visit more often.

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I was on that leaderboard for a while and I found a good questions along with posting a few really good deals can make all the difference.

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@faughtey: Aw, faughtey, you've always been a sweetheart.

It's a bit nostalgic to see people excited when their name is up in Deal Lights. It used to take hard core participation to make it to the top of the board. Anyone else get tickled enough to take a screen shot of your achievement? I did. I'm nerdy that way.
I'd like to come back & be more active, but I'm not sure if I can get back into the Deals groove.
The whole feel here has changed from the beta days, especially this year compared to previous years. ATC squabbling & back biting, some fairly ill conceived edicts from TPTB to control free flow back & forth chat, & the plethora of SO MANY crappy vendor-posted non-deals made me no longer want to visit.
I can tell by the leaderboard I'm not the only one who has edged out the door into the sunshine.
If Deals would make vendors post only actual REAL DEALS, with honest to goodness discounts, I think traffic would shoot up tremendously. I know I'd return to play again.

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@lavikinga: The screen shot of the first time at #1, oh yes.

@supersox: Ask questions that start a conversation. Vote!

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However it works, it doesn't make sense. The current "top deal hunter" has never posted a deal nor voted on one.
Screenshot of leaderboard

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Weird how it let me edit my comment to add an image but not immediately edit it to correct the address:
Screenshot of leaderboard

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@lavikinga: how about a VENDORS tab instead of that ridiculous TOP tab? Then if the vendor deals go popular they might be worth a look.

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@lavikinga: I totally did the screen shot thing! Ever since I got in to the top 50 or so, I've been taking screen shots of my new highest rankings. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who does this! =)

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@omnichad: Actually, they did post a deal, that was removed. Somehow, their rep still has all of the credit for that deal, despite having been pulled at least 2 weeks ago. (I don't remember what it was.)

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@thumperchick: The weirdness that is the deals algorithm. I STILL insist tattling only brought my rep ranking down. (I know that's probably not the case. @shrdlu tried to drill the reasons why it wasn't the cause into my head. But I say if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, but is actually a goose, it'll still give you a nasty nip.)

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The old fart (that's me) shakes her head in disbelief. Yeah, that's what I said.

Lucky you (in the general sense). It's been a shocking cold snap, and I'm certainly not suffering in the way some parts of the country are (we're too dry for all those ice storms), my heart still goes out to all of you who are. Why are you lucky (you ask yourself)? That's because this will be a LONG answer. Remember, you asked (you in the collective sense). No sense settling in right now. I'm composing the treatise offline, and if I find anything more interesting to do, you may never see it. On the other hand...

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@shrdlu: Thanks for the warning shot across the bow. I'll go put on a fresh pot of coffee and settle in.
BTW, it's 81 here at 1320, slightly overcast & muggy. One of the latest warm spells ever from what the weather guessers are saying. Daughter #1 checked in from her new digs in RI yesterday: 31 with snow/sleet on the way. I sent her a photo of me decorating the tree in a tank top, sarong skirt & bare feet. It was 84 yesterday. Infreakingcredible.

Just had a large stack of wood delivered this morning, pretty much guaranteeing the warm weather will continue until Spring. Murphy likes his jokes. (Fortunately, I like the warm sun)

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@faughtey: So is this something I really want to be known for?

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@mtm2: Well, you are really good at it!
But if it makes you uncomfortable, I'll remove it.

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@faughtey: No, I'm OK.

Also means I have a lot of free time on my hands....

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@mtm2: i remember when that title was mine. glad to have finally broken free from it, probably not as glad as @faughtey is that i am no longer the title holder...

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@moosezilla: moooooose! So good to see you. That title WAS yours; well earned. Sorry it's what (I think) prompted you to leave.

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@moosezilla: As I remember as well...which is what concerns me ;)

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Gimmie a couple more weeks, I'll land top 10 someday.

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I made #7 for a minute and a half once. I was adding deals, voting on deals and Q's, commenting on same, then I had some free time and asked some questions people liked. Forgot to get a screen shot, got busy with life and work, blinked, and it was gone. Happy moment tho.

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I made it! Thank you all for your advice, encouragement, and most importantly, your Boxes of Carp! In some small way, it feels like I am king for a day (or at least until the next leaderboard update)!

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@moosezilla: Hey, nice to see you! I waited to reply because I didn't want to go too much off topic while @supersox was working his/her way to the top.
You did an amazing amount of tattles back then! I think the difficulty arose when the sheer volume of your tattles delayed our response to the ones that required our immediate attention.
Like spammers posting or commenting, someone requesting that we remove bad language, or add a picture to their deal. Also, in the evenings and weekends I was/am doing SEO moderating and deal hunting. I remember mentioning in a PM to you that I enjoyed the challenge of trying to keep up while you were tattling. Believe me @moosezilla nobody can replace you as the
Queen of Tattles!