questionsshould there be rules about companies that make…

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Which ones are you referring to specifically?

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I don't have a problem with sites posting their own deals, it's a little cheesy but good deals are good deals and bad deals are bad.

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Tattle, tattle, and tattle. Companies/users that spam their product catalog do get taken down.

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@mtm2: None specifically, but offhand the tablet and phone sites are the worst. I understand that Ocheri and some of the daily deals sites are legit. Mainly, a way to search deals by say green triangles and up would be nice. And as for tattling, that takes too much time while deal searching to bother with. I mean I tattled a total of 24 deals today, and it took an hour to write up the reasons, and to verify deals are not valid. Maybe if @jumbowoot gave free shipping coupons for spring cleaning, say people get a free shipping coupon for every 25 deals they tattle on, it would be worth it. Lastly, I'm sure Woot makes a nice little bit of pocket change off of paying companies to have their deals posted up top. These companies are getting similar advertising for FREE, which just seems wrong.

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There are enough convoluted posting rules already, just sit back, keep your head, hands and arms inside the car, and as always enjoy the deals.

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@sadsephiroth: That coupon for spring cleaning sounds like a great idea. :)

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I don't think we need rules regarding them. I tend to automatically ignore the deal when I see a user name is the same as the deal website name. I guess I have my own internal ignore button.

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whereas i love the spring cleaning idea [i tattled almost 40 pages (no, not deals) monday], i have to admitt we need some sort of company posting rules. 1)must expire deals every week 2)deal must list why it is a deal (as in was price or %off) 3)no posting a deal that a wooter has already posted (i'm tired of tattling them)

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How else could they (companies that make woot accounts) post them so people know they are out there? If it's crap, the woot community will know.

Don't take it personally but the coupon comment made me laugh for some reason.

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@moosezilla: The old price / percent off issue is really key. I think that's something we should have in deals in general here. (Because if it's "just the price," it's not a deal ... so it's good to know how far it has diverged from the normal price. Course, we should also be froogling, etc... on our own to verify against market rate, but still, it'd be a nice hint.

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The counterfeit designer spam bothered me more than people posting their own website's deal. I do find it amusing when they pretend they aren't the owner, or create another account to give a glowing comment about the product.

In some cases it can be positive to have them here, when you have a question about a product or need their help. A lot more direct than emailing the site and getting a bot reply.

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@moosezilla: You may be my favorite deals.wooter... well other than myself... hahaha

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Yes.
1. It should be limited to 2-3 deal submissions.
2. Should have higher number of votes to make popular, or have proof that there is truly a significant discount. Not the usual price that can be found elsewhere, like refurbs.
3. Or charge for a sponsored post, similar to the top page, and have them in with the regular deals AND HAVE NOTED THAT IT IS SPONSORED. Limit them to a couple a week so it is not overflowing with spam/sponsored deals.