Q: Flagging Question.

xptrish
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When we come across a duplicate deal that is OLD,some I come across are YEARS old.And you need to change the info,be it for a newer item or to add to it.I normally Edit,add my deal portion THEN flag it as Available again.I am wondering if anyone knows what would happen if I were to Flag it as "inaccurate"And if I do that,do I do it AFTER I make my changes or will that nullify it?If I Flag as inaccurate but part of the deal is still true then what? I don't want to appear as though I am carelessly flagging the deal so I can use it.Ay Yi Yi....so confusing sometimes!To The Mods......Any idea if they will be implementing an expiration time limit ?(delete the listing all together) Example being anything over 6 months to a year?Although the way deals change so often even that is pushing it,but seems sort of fair. I highly doubt people are searching back 6 months for a deal!One more thing,if I may?What happens to deals flagged as innacurate,if it's deleted,how long does that take and when they view it will they take into consideration the time it had originally been posted?I know this is a lot but I feel like this would e useful information for all of us.Thank You in advance for your help!Trish
xptrish posted Apr 10, 2012
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erick99
I agree. If you posted a deal two years ago for a popular product on Amazon it would seem that you own that URL forever. ALL deals should expire at some point - even it's six months.
erick99 (rep: 17.6k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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MrBklynW
what suppose to happen is after 2 years the post will expire. i still have seen some still around since 06....so i dunno
MrBklynW (rep: 414k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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xptrish
It just gets frustrating hen they are so outdated and you have to go through hoops just to post a CURRENT deal.
xptrish (rep: 71.9k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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MrBklynW
What i would say to do is yes, do flag it as a expire or dead deal and create a new post sinces actually like you said, it is not a duplicate it is not the same item that you are posting but using the same url, so it should count as a new post. the mods will double check to make sure it is not a duplicate and approve the deal.
MrBklynW (rep: 414k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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xptrish
Okay,I will give it a try,I think I recall that even an expired deal with same url still just shows up...leaving mw with the same dilema.
Thank you MrBklyn,you're always very helpful! (thumbs up to you!)
xptrish (rep: 71.9k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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arsiel
I was always under the impression that if you edit a deal that is X in age (I don't actually know the specific number of days, weeks, or whatever), you were accredited as if it was your deal - not just a deal update. However, when I "updated" the deal for the free national parks week for Earth day, I was credited for a deal update. It was a year old when I updated it.
Shrug! Going to need a mod to verify this.
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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dealwagger
Arsiel is right. I read that after 1 year you no longer earn on a deal, expired or not, so that should mean the new udater would get the full amount? I just hate that if you are the updater you can't fix a missing/poor quality image. Trish, it goes to show how honest you are in updating--a lot of deals just get dupped :S
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 10, 2012
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