Q: Do you think the typical DP'er is a bit stingy with Plussing?

erick99
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I'm amazed at how few deals get pluss'd - especially for newer people.  I like giving out pluss's and there are plenty of good deal worth the plus.   I wonder if there is the thought that since "I don't get pluss'd I'm not plussing other people."  That could suppress a lot of Pluss'ing happiness.


erick99 posted Mar 24, 2012
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encorez
I know, it is free to PLUS....
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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shimisi
lol. Sweet smiley.

I've wondered the same thing, but I don't hold it against anybody. After all, I'm guilty of it myself. I suppose everyone has their reasons.

This is slightly embarrassing, but I can't plus deals as much as I'd like because I'm too busy looking for deals. In fact, I don't even browse through all the deals/sections. I'm sure I've missed many good deals that didn't make the front page.
shimisi (rep: 77k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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gangstabarbie
You wouldn't believe how many plusses I gave out today :). I woke up this morning and decided to be a plussing fairy and that I did !
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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erick99
I'm glad you, did gangstabarbie! I did, too. When I make a comment I now tell people if I pluss's their deal and that they get 4 so I write "Pluss'd x 4" It would be cool see more folks doing that.
erick99 (rep: 17.1k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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shimisi
*waits for erick99's comment*
shimisi (rep: 77k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
If you are going to add a comment that says "great deal", "I'm in for 1", or something super positive, you should probably also plus the deal. Maybe people try to and it is just a glitch. Who knows...
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.3k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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fluffy
Just handing out plusses left and right because they're free defeats the whole purpose, which I thought was to make the best deals float to the top.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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skaro964
I have had freebies not get pluses and 80% off items not get pluses do I think getting pusses is a shot in the dark.
skaro964 (rep: 4.1k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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erick99
Well, I am hoping that conversations like this might loosen people up and more deals will get pluss'd. I am not talking about giving them away, but I think we are missing plussing deals by a wide margin. So, go forth and plus (wear protection because you never know where that deal has been).
erick99 (rep: 17.1k) posted Mar 24, 2012
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encorez
lets face it, there is 5 posters that get 90% of the FP....even if is only in the teens....this site needs an overhaul...
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Mar 25, 2012
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dealwagger
@VirginiaPeanuts, I have noticed that when I plus sometimes I have to click 2 or even 3 times for it to "stick." Of course I make sure to plus the good deal despite the glitch :)
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 25, 2012
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krmills1
@dealwagger, I have notice the same thing, sometimes you have to click the thumbs up or down 3 or 4 times for it to change to the number. I use the heating up section and will thumbs up or down a deal that I think is front page worthy or isn't front page worthy, I don't know how anyone else can decide for you if you think a deal is good or bad but yourself, I look for the quality of the item and the actual discount from the original price to make my determination. If something is originally $59.99 and the deal price is $54.99, that is not really a deal to me, but it may be to someone else.
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Mar 25, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
@dealwagger: same thing happens to me. It is annoying!!
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.3k) posted Mar 25, 2012
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omegafemale
refresh the page if you don't see your plus - it'll show up faster. :)
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Mar 25, 2012
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