I don't know how your page had anything to do with MM or of the like. I didn't thumb you down for what you wrote and I merely skimmed your page. I didn't give it a thumbs up because it seemed to me that it was just irrelevant. It sounded like you were promoting leotards for toddlers? Sorry if that wasn't exactly it. Again, I merely skimmed... but really now, what are the chances that it applies to someone on dealsplus.com?
I think pages are better for articles pertaining to broader topics. If anyone was really searching on dealsplus.com about that, it seems that it'd make more sense if they asked a question.
Also, for a brief moment while I skimmed your page, it seemed like you were selling something. The dealsplus.com community doesn't seem to like that tone when it's not a deal. You didn't have a link so I didn't thumb you down for promoting some outside site.
there are a lot of pages on DP that have nothing to do with the website. A lot of questions and answers that have nothing to do with what we do here. so, why don't give a thumb down to all pages?
for example: https://www.dealsplus.com/answer/is_your_daddy_a_terrorist_because_you_are_the_bomb/14341
what does this have to do with dealsplus.com? but i don't see any thumbs down. and as i can see you also replied to that post...but the post has NOTHING to do with deals, right? so?
zoneric (rep: 46.1k) posted May 03, 2012
Well for me I try to find things I am going to buy and pricing them out. When I find a good deal that I know I would buy in the future. I just cant buy everything I post. I just don't have that much money and space. :) They are defiantly things I would like. And sometimes I just find something silly or a really great deal and have to share in case someone else would like that item.
ArtemisDeals (rep: 7.2k) posted May 03, 2012
It's not whether or not it has to do with deals - it's whether or not it appeals to the community. Her post wasn't a page, it was probably an Ask & Share. People like to post things just to learn about other dealsplus.com members and socialize. It's dealsplus.com' slogan - "get social, start saving."
I'm not saying it's all about deals. That's clearly not what dealsplus.com is and it's not all about MM either. I mean, deals may have been the main reason a lot of us event found this site but I, for one, like looking at what people say. I like to hear their opinions whether it's negative feedback or positive, you know? I just also like the idea of being able to have a couple laughs with people I never met and may never will.
Anyway, back to the case, you don't need to be so mad about getting a thumbs down. It happens, sometimes for a good reason and other times for no reason at all. I looked at your page that is still up and what I'd suggest is to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Your bolded words seem to be smushed into whatever comes after it and since it's more of a recipe, I'd format it as such. If I wanted to try to make a beef wellington, I'd like to see the ingredients in a list format and the directions numbered. It makes things easier on the eye and easier to keep track of. That's all.
As for the toddler leotard page, I think if someone really had a question about that, they're better off asking vs. finding a page about it.
Just take a look at the other pages for tips. It's not the easiest to come up with ideas, but formatting is the selling point online after that. Space things out. Post pictures. Bold important things. Make sure you don't have typos or grammatical errors. All of these make it easier to read and appreciate a page.
The ask and share section is designed not to be that way. So that argument makes no sense. I am a +/-5 so you can know it isnt me although Ill be honest and ive been threatened by mods for it but I thumb down alot of deals. Sorry but if they are crap they are getting thumbed down. I dont care if I do 20 in a row and they want to make some more ban threats. Dont care. I will tell you the first ones that are automatically thumbed down and that are NEWS posts. I dont care about them, this isnt the place for it unless it pertains to saving money so they are an auto -5 for me. Sorry thats just my preference and being that there is no way for users to otherwise give a negative rating thats what i need to do.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.8k) posted May 03, 2012
If I may, I believe there's some truth here. Let me explain what I mean:
- let's say you have a deal and post the original price and deal price;
- one of you comes and thumbs down that deal because they know about other store that sells the same item at a lower price;
- why not say that in a comment for the item? if you thumbed down that deal it means you know a better price for it somewhere else. In that case, write that, put a link, take us to that better price. Isn't it why we post deals? To find good ones? This would help a lot of people coming to the website save a lot of money.
But because they only see a thumb down, they probably think the item is no good, right? even if the price is low enough!
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