Q: Need for Rules and Enforcement on DP

bbattag
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I would like to see established rules and enforcement by mods on Dealspl.us.

For example, what should be labeled as free* shipping?  I think that Amazon's $25+ free shipping is ok for that.  But deals that are $50+ or $100+ to get free shipping really are not free shipping at all in most cases.  

Another example is posting deals that require a Kohl's (or any other) credit card.  The majority of people do not have a Kohl's credit card, so I think the price listed should be the price for the majority of people.  You can then add the coupon code in the description for Kohl's credit card holders, as well.  

What does everyone think?

There really isn't an established way to do many things on DP, so each person is doing it his/her own way and there is no consistency.  
bbattag posted Jan 19, 2013
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newguy
I'm agree with this, especially I'm not a Kohl's credit card holder :) Thanks.
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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dealwagger
Hmm, the Kohl's one is always interesting since the 5% OFF and Free Shipping you automatically get when you use a Target card is not automatically included. None of the deals really bother me, partly because I post some of the Free* Ship $100+ and mostly because sometimes it really is worth it to me (shoes quickly get me there as do bras and stores with a selection for the family).

One thing that does bother me is I've noticed people commenting on their own deals, presumably to get credit for comments without doing legwork. And I don't mean an answer to a comment either. I don't do this so who know if it even counts. :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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lilywow
I don't have a Kohls credit card either. Thank you for bringing this up
lilywow (rep: 8.33k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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rd995
dont know if you guys read this it was posted some time ago (dealsplus money maker guidelines) note where it says Shipping http://dealspl.us/pages/dealspl_us_money_maker_guidelines_format_tips/16564
rd995 (rep: 107k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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gangstabarbie
I also don't have a Kohls card, so thank you for pointing this out.
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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gbdelivery
Kohls? People still shop there? lol
gbdelivery (noob) posted Jan 19, 2013
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zoneric
@rd995 is right. the mods have posted that guideline a while back. you should read it.
zoneric (rep: 26.4k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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LindaKNor
I printed the dealspl.us Money Maker Guidelines & Format Tips and have it where I can see it while I post. There is a lot of good info. there.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.9k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
I agree there should be clearer guidelines/rules for the site. When I first started I had to search for a lot of questions I had.

The freebies section could use a "only 100% free deals" guideline. Often times I click on a "freebie" only to find I have to pay shipping or buy one, get one...

I can't complain too much though because I do love dealspl:)
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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bbattag
There may be some rules, but none of them are actually enforced. The MM rules link is a good place to start, but mods should enforce it I think.
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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baldieee09
Does thumbing down a deal do anything or get anyone's attention? If it does, just thumb it down if the deal isn't posted correctly or if it simply doesn't work for you.
baldieee09 (rep: 4.57k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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MdavidK30
BBTAG- I posted in reference to the FREE shipping "app" a while back, and everyone yelled at me, saying the mods don't have the time to deal with shipping...
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Jan 20, 2013
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fancyla
Agree with this totally.
fancyla (rep: 32) posted Jan 21, 2013
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Rosaura1234
Agree with bbattag.
Rosaura1234 (rep: 684) posted Jan 21, 2013
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fluffy
There are lots of deals that I can't or won't take advantage of because of certain conditions, but I don't think that means they shouldn't be posted. Someone will find them useful. For instance, an in-store only deal for a business that has no physical locations near me helps someone, even if it isn't me. My biggest disappointment is the proliferation of Facebook-only deals. I don't deal with companies that would sell my soul if they could get their hands on it. But many of those deals are very good, and since many people are OK with Facebook, I'm not going to even suggest that they be banned. As long as the terms of the deal are made clear, I'm OK with it.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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xptrish
@dealwagger in regards to posting comments on your own deal,after I read your comments it came to mind that I have done that a few times,I didn't do it for comments credit ( I never even do the 10 a day as I usually only comment on something I am sincere about)
When I comment on my own its usually a personal note about the item,that I've used it and can vouch for its quality.
I don't feel like I should put personal experiences in the actual deal posts.
So as for me that is the reason I've done it a few times,anyone else who wants to speak up about their reasons,feel free.
That's where assumptions shouldn't be made because not everyone on here has an ulterior greedy motive,some of us are trying to put it where they feel is most correct.
xptrish (rep: 71.9k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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helloamy1977
I agree, Instead of using free* for shipping for when you purchase something over $50 I would like to see the actual shipping costs
helloamy1977 (rep: 2.53k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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bbattag
@fluffy - you can still include a note indicating that there is free shipping with Kohl's card or Red Card or whatever card. But for the majority of people, shipping would not be free, so the shipping cost should be listed.
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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fluffy
If non-free shipping is a fixed price, it makes sense to mention it in a deal posting. But paid shipping rates often depend on where the item is being shipped.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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dealwagger
@xptrish, it sounds like you were insulted by my comment, I apologize for that. Let me be more clear, that (what you described) to me is more or less a response to the deal, I like to add those after I got the deal myself for example.

What I am referring to is the deals that post part of the deal information in the description, and then reiterate this information in the comments. Since this is something I'm unclear about, I would rather not shout out the names of the users doing this, but I did not have you in mind. Let's just say some of the newer users are doing this and I don't see it done by more familiar names such as yourself.
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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bbattag
@fluffy - correct. In that case, you can use just a $ symbol. If the shipping price is fixed, then you can put the actual amount.

Many people aren't doing that unfortunately
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Jan 21, 2013
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