Q: Who gets money maker credit?

Acarone
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If user 1 updates an OLD 40% off sale deal post w/ a 50% off sale to that same store, and then user 2 creates a NEW deal for the same 50% off sale shortly after, who gets credit? should we create a new deal, or update an older deal?
Acarone posted Oct 28, 2010
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TOTOOO
In this case, I definitely think we should update the older deal. Lets say, if user 1 posted a new deal for the 50% off then the new deal should get the credit.

Its just basically comes to who posted the deal first.
TOTOOO (rep: 46.6k) posted Oct 28, 2010
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Acarone
i like that answer, the part about who ever posts it first, but i think we should encourage users to post new sales as new deals. the 40% off sale last week is completely different from the 50% off sale this week, right? but as long as who ever posted the deal first gets credit, i think it's alright
Acarone (dealspl.us mod) posted Oct 28, 2010
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unikki420
I think the link page to the deal is also important because that is where viewers go to look for the 50% off sale deal. Personally, I think whoever post the correct sale page that reflects the deal title should get credit. If both users have the same sale page, then the one who updated or post the deal first gets credit.
unikki420 (rep: 4.33k) posted Nov 02, 2010
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MHT962
A New Deal should be created for a New Deal.

You should only be allowed to update an old deal...not turn it into a new deal time and time and time again.

I've had my new deals stolen when people later went back and updated their old deals to reflect my new deal pricing.. then it appears my new deal was the duplicate when it was not. It's too hard to manage who came first with what. Just don't allow old deals to be turned into new ones.

Macy's Christmas Sale this coming up year should be posted as a New Deal. It shouldn't be Macy's last year's sale just updated. The same with Kohl's clearance sale this week... If it's a New Deal/Sale, it needs a New Post.
MHT962 (rep: 3.22k) posted Nov 02, 2010
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omegafemale
Thing is there are coupon posts that should be considered as well... BUT coupons are suppose to be JUST that and the deal section is where we can "put it all together." I don't know why BOTH couldn't be listed - FP's deals (display 30), lower on the page FP's coupons (display 30). Yes, we have a "featured coupon section" so put it up front. :)
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Nov 04, 2010
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unikki420
As far as updating a deal, I think it's fair for someone to create a new deal if the old deal is over 7 days old or have expired! That should be the rule...Most deals last a few days or an average of 7 days anyway (esp. if it's a limited time)...There should be a separate section on the deal page for expired or old deals that relates to the current one if someone want to compare old/new prices.

Not too many are interested in viewing expired deals - it's there for the MM to get a chance to earn a few more cents or not, although I've seen MM got credit for expired deal views =]
unikki420 (rep: 4.33k) posted Nov 05, 2010
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omegafemale
One thing I must protest is people adding nothing important to a deal and getting credit - example, i updated a deal with new coupon code and a short time later (after it was approved) someone added a specific item to look at and now they get 1/2 credit. That's not right.
omegafemale (rep: 211k) posted Nov 05, 2010
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