Q: 160 deal posts in 24 hours... What do you think?

belarus94
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I've noticed some of the members here are posting, or should I say pasting deals from other sites, approx. 160 deals every 24 hours, day after day. Personally I think this is not possible for 1 person to do... And I've tried. Which brings one question: should deal posts have limits, lets say 25 or may be 50 per day? Then whoever posts huge amounts will think twice before posting unwanted deals. By doing so we will expose better deals and will bury crappy once... What do you guys/gals think? BTW no need to vote. Just post your thoughts...
belarus94 posted Feb 01, 2011
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solowkoe
This is what I suggest when they asked for enhancment opinions on this site: (it got 6 thumbs up)

maybe consider a limit on posting so others could put in some posts and so that high volume posters have to decide which postings are the best and not just put in everything they see. Also, I would like to be able to edit the picture of my own postings.
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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HotNana
I agree with both limiting the number of posts and being able to edit my own posts.
HotNana (rep: 2.61k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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ricci4pres
rather than thinking of ways to censor or limit the users here, i think we should come up with ideas that help share and reward the good deals that are posted. kinda think you're looking at this wrong.

if the person you are talking about posts 160 deals a day, then you think about 110 of their deals are "crappy" (according to your 50 limit idea). if someone was posting that many "crappy" deals a day i think they would have been banned already

@HotNana - you can edit your own posts using the "edit" button
ricci4pres (rep: 8.17k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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Deedle_pie
@ricci4pres The persons that post 160 posts in 24 hours are not banned. They get higher reputations just by virtue of the sheer number of deals getting a plus here and there. Even then they routinely squabble over who posted what first because those 500 views lost to a duplicate poster costs them money in their Money Makers account. The mass deal posters drown out anyone new trying to get a foothold here. I'm all in favor of limiting deal quantities in a 24 hour period and a quiet reprimand from a Mod over excessive duplicate whining on the deals themselves wouldn't be a bad thing.
Deedle_pie (rep: 2.45k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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nimrodboy3
i'll be honest..there was a time when i was posting over 100 deals a day..personally..i still considered them good deals for some..maybe not for all. for instance..a deal where you save $10 isn't as good as a deal where you save $20..but then again..it's all relative. i'm okay with people posting a lot of deals as long as they feel it's a good deal for someone. if they're just posting to gain street cred or something..then i can do without that.

if they are pasting from other sites, then that usually suggests that someone thought it was a good deal. just because a deal doesn't pertain to you doesn't mean that it doesn't deserve recognition.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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Brentheriot
I'd be interested in a bit more interaction with the site moderators (a.k.a.- our 'employers'). Even if it were just a moneymakers newsletter once a week, or month. This is a topic that's been popping up a lot lately & I'm currious to an official view. I'm only a month into moneymakers, and like everything else involving $, the rich get richer....
Brentheriot (rep: 62.5k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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Deedle_pie
@nimrodboy3 I don't think they're posting or squabbling over cred. They are making money in their Money Makers account. I'm all for any home business that brings in a little extra but as @belarus94 said when he posed this question one person alone can't post 160 deals everyday. Are some people turning this site into their own little part time family business? If so, is anything wrong with it? Does posting 20-30 average to poor deals bury the good ones or does the cream rise eventually? I just feel as though when I got here 10 months ago the atmosphere was much more welcoming.
Deedle_pie (rep: 2.45k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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belarus94
@Deedle_pie : I totally agree with you. The atmosphere is indeed different then it was a while ago. This money making program showed how greedy people really are. The owners of this site should do something about it. Or at least try. Let's see how it goes in the future. I mean the money making program will not last forever. I just want to see those 160 a day posters posting same amount of deal. If this happens I will donate all my money made here to charity.
belarus94 (rep: 63.2k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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belarus94
Just as a reference: I've been member from 2008 and have 3,468 deals posted.

Some other members (will not call names) have been members for half the time and have (as of tonight) 15916 Submitted Deals. You do the math...
belarus94 (rep: 63.2k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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Lightbulb42
I'm not here to make a living. I'm a shopper. I want to find good deals. For a long time deal posters have emphasized quantity over quality. And recently its gotten worse. That means I have to wade through a lot of crap to find the real bargains. And as a result I don't visit as often as I used to. Think about that when you flood the site with crap deals.
Lightbulb42 (rep: 979) posted Feb 01, 2011
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skaro964
I usually only post items that I would buy my self or my friends would like. Some people might find things like yarn or other items that they are not interested in crap. I think everyone needs to self moderate. You also don't know if the person posting all those deals is a 99 weeker just trying to keep a roof over their families head.
skaro964 (rep: 4.12k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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toast
@Lightbulb42: I'm totally on the same page with you. While it certainly brings me joy to see such a surge of new users (many of them actually slowly becoming dedicated users) posting great deals, the sad reality is that a lot of them are not deals at all. Can't say this site was ever completely perfect, but there was a time when a majority of the deals were actually deals. That meant deals posted weren't just products that are $30 down from $50, when they're always sold at $30 to begin with because $50 is the overpriced MSRP no one actually sells for.

@skaro964: If people are really trying to use the money maker program to keep a roof over their family's head, then I would suggest to them this one tip: find a real job. I know that sounds extremely harsh and offensive, but I certainly don't intend for it to be. But if you're trying to feed your family through this program, then you're wasting your time and energy on the wrong thing. It's a perk of posting great deals and contributing something meaningful to the site, not a means of income. Which leads back to the topic at hand--that people should stop treating it like it is and stop posting deals that they themselves know is not deal worthy.
toast (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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belarus94
@skaro964: I agree - any income is better then nothing. I was unemployed few times and it is not fun at all (I have to support wife and kid). But instead of sitting online for 24 hours and posting all kinds of crap, people should concentrate and spend much more time looking for a real job. Money makers program will end eventually so what will happen next? I'd say at least 80% of time should be spent on job search and 20% for internet browsing / deals posting.
belarus94 (rep: 63.2k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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belarus94
And another point - how many times I've seen postings made only half way through. What I mean is person trying to rush and re-paste the deals from sites like slickdeals.net and they do incomplete post just to claim first spot. Then they go back and edit it.Just notice how many deals are posted and edited by the same person within minutes.
So whenever you post same thing they are 1.5 seconds ahead. I hate those greedy bastards Pardon me for strong language.
belarus94 (rep: 63.2k) posted Feb 01, 2011
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PLUSME
I don't get what the point of this question. MoneyMakers to me seem to be fair game. There are not "advantages" one have over another. All MoneyMakers get the same access.

Yes I know. Some people have a life and some people don't, why should anyone even care about other peoples business? In another words, why can't we mind our own business? You could hire or have 3-4 people work for you and post 160 deals if you'd like but we choose not to do so. As for the bad or good deals, it happens everywhere. I see tons of thumbs down or red bars so its not really about posting good or bad deals. I mean to some people a deal might be bad but to others it might be good, it really depends on your location, income, etc.

You could do the same thing as whoever you're looking at are referring to. You could re-paste deals from slickdeals if you'd like and edit it afterwards. Not sure if you're really into bargain hunting or not but Selma has been doing this over at another website for quite a while, same exact problem you have with the person you're referring to (crappy deals, spamming deals, etc).

Life's not fair? or this is life, get over it?
PLUSME (rep: 1.6k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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gonnagettaviper
Meh...it's all about traffic growth. Dealplus makes more money with more traffic. You don't think the Money Makers program is them being generous, do you? It's about making Dealsplus more profitable. How they go about it is up to them. If it doesn't work, their traffic will shrink, along with their affiliate and ad earnings. Apparently it works, because they continue to offer and expand the Money Makers program.
gonnagettaviper (rep: 3.64k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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