Q: Duplicate Deals

WideAnglePhoto
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Could a feature be added where I could delete a deal if I find out its a duplicate? This would only work if it was the original poster's deal or this could be majorly abused. Like where I can change the picture of any deal I submit, but I can only do that to deals I started. I do not like posting a duplicate deal, and do not want to affect another users original posting. Lately for some deals I have searched before posting, then later I am told its a duplicate. Then I go search again and it truly is a duplicate. Thanks!
WideAnglePhoto posted Jul 21, 2011
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shaheen
I think it is a great suggestion.The same thing happens to me too.I have been keep posting many duplicate deals because some deals doesn't comes up even if I double checked before posting.
shaheen (rep: 13.8k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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baldieee09
I think the only option currently is to edit the deal that you think is duplicate and mark it as "EXPIRED". I may be wrong though.
baldieee09 (rep: 4.57k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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deby32953
What I do is mark my own dupe "Dead Deal" but it still hangs in there for a while. I love the suggestion though. It's really difficult & embarrassing when it happens & it does happen to the best of us no matter how hard we look before we post, at least WE LOOK where some just hope DP will catch all dupes. Obviously, it's an impossible task!
deby32953 (rep: 202k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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Acarone
If you "flag" a deal as a duplicate it is typically buried within an hour or two. But we will take your suggestion into consideration. Thanks WideAnglePhoto!
Acarone (dealspl.us mod) posted Jul 21, 2011
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DiscoQueen
I was having the same problem and Totoo sent this to me which was really helpful and works great!

This is another way to search for duplicates
http://dealspl.us/answer/how_to_search_for_duplicates/7943
DiscoQueen (rep: 12.3k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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bbattag
I would just mark it as expired and then flag as a duplicate
bbattag (rep: 6.76k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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akaricke
Nice idea.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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akaricke
I have searched many times and posted and later found it was a duplicate. Really wastes a lot of time for me and the mods. Hope they can implement your idea.
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Jul 21, 2011
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sunshing
I came across the same thing many time.
When i post a deal, it said it was a duplicate dea, then i have to search antoher one :(
sunshing (rep: 302) posted Jul 21, 2011
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encorez
what is the fuss about duplicates? There is lots of room on this server.........lol
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Jul 22, 2011
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