Q: How is duplicate postings being handled?

solowkoe
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How are duplicated being handled? I put this panda express coupon up 5 days ago: http://dealspl.us/pandaexpress-coupons/p_free-firecracker-chicken-breast-e-coupon-for-panda-express I just seen this deal hit the front page and was posted 2 hours ago: http://dealspl.us/pandaexpress-coupons/209227 How come this deal hit the front page when its a copy of a deal I posted 5 days ago? How come I don't even have the option to flag it as a duplicate? I'm sure you guys could understand how this is upsetting and that many questions on the forum have to do with duplicates and frontpaged deals.
solowkoe posted Feb 02, 2011
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DealFinder86
under the coupon it says "gonnagettaviper shared 5 days ago", not 2 hours ago
DealFinder86 (rep: 14.5k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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solowkoe
I guess this deal was posted 5 days ago too, but the front page says 2 hours ago. So, how do I find out which is the dupelicate?
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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solowkoe
yup, you beat me to saying that by less then a minute. so which is the dupe?
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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solowkoe
I don't want to flag his if mine is the dupe. So how do I find out?
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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TOTOOO
According to our records you posted the deal at 01/28/11 08:14
and gonnagettaviper posted the deal on 01/27 13:24
TOTOOO (rep: 46.9k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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solowkoe
Thanks. It can be a bit confusing as there is no timestamp on our end. atleast nothing that accurate. It was also confusing that the front paged deal shows it was posted 2 hours ago, but now I assume that it hit the front page 2 hours ago and was not posted 2 hours ago as once you click on the link it shows gonnagettaviper posted the deal 5 days ago.
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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gonnagettaviper
The system is not very consistent at notifying posters when a deal is a duplicate. I searched for mine before I posted and was surprised to see it had not already been posted.

FYI, Dealsplus created the frontpage "deal", not me. It links to the Dealsplus Panda Express coupon page, where currently, my coupon post is the only nonexpired, nonduplicate deal.

Sometimes I think this place is mystical. Who, other than the mods/admins, knows how it all works?!
gonnagettaviper (rep: 3.64k) posted Feb 02, 2011
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gardenmom
I tried posting a couple of deals last night that were already out there and got a duplicate posting message when I tried to submit.
gardenmom (rep: 72) posted Feb 03, 2011
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Perkalicious11
I've had an Arby's coupon that I submitted to the Coupons section show up on the front page under Deals before also. Sometimes the system selects them on its own, I can vouch for that.

I'm not holding my breath for better duplication detection though. The system is poor enough at detecting 2 of the same item at the same (or mostly the same) URL both posted under "Deals." I'll be pleasantly surprised if it can get to a point where it verifies against the Coupon and the Deals databases before giving the green light to a new poster...
Perkalicious11 (rep: 4.89k) posted Feb 03, 2011
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solowkoe
thank you everyone for your input. I think this gives us insight as to whats happening at the least.
solowkoe (rep: 5.54k) posted Feb 04, 2011
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