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Giving OP the ability to delete posts in their thread

CyberGuy 2,316 297 October 25, 2015 at 12:16 AM
Others and I would like an OP feature where we can delete posts in our threads. This ability would be useful for removing irrelevant posts which would not only improve the viewing experience of users but allow them to get pertinent information more efficiently. Also the mods' lives will be made easier when the OP can police their own threads in the same way that they find deals online and post them without mod intervention. Please implement this feature for us ASAP. Thank you.

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Others and I would like an OP feature where we can delete posts in our threads. This ability would be useful for removing irrelevant posts which would not only improve the viewing experience of users but allow them to get pertinent information more efficiently. Also the mods' lives will be made easier when the OP can police their own threads in the same way that they find deals online and post them without mod intervention. Please implement this feature for us ASAP. Thank you.
Bad idea in general. What the OP might consider to be irrelevant posts other slickdealers might find important or helpful. I could see such a feature being highly abused and OPs would just delete any negative comments to make their deal look better than it is. That is what the mods are there for. If there are posts that an OP doesn't think are warranted they can mod alert them and let the mod team decide if they should be deleted. That's why they get paid the big bucks to monitor things here.
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Bad idea in general. What the OP might consider to be irrelevant posts other slickdealers might find important or helpful. I could see such a feature being highly abused and OPs would just delete any negative comments to make their deal look better than it is. That is what the mods are there for. If there are posts that an OP doesn't think are warranted they can mod alert them and let the mod team decide if they should be deleted. That's why they get paid the big bucks to monitor things here.
This is exactly what would happen.

What one person may consider 'off topic' another person might consider a useful post. For example, someone posting a mini review and/or their opinion of a product that someone else posted in the Amazon Warehouse Deals thread(s).

Personally I like to read other people's opinions of something as one way to help me make up my mind whether or not I want to buy that item myself. But unfortunately some do NOT, which is why SD has a 'NO OT' AWD thread and one where people are free to banter about anything and everything up to an including opinions on products that're listed.

Now thread crapping on the other hand....where people just TD and post negative crap just for shits n giggles...THAT I would like to see eliminated completely.
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A TD for individual posts, and maybe not even visible, but where if enough people TD the post becomes invisible and noted as irrelevant. Could still leave ability to expand the post and read if you wanted.
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A TD for individual posts, and maybe not even visible, but where if enough people TD the post becomes invisible and noted as irrelevant. Could still leave ability to expand the post and read if you wanted.
Because that will work so well. Frown You'll have the little cliques that apparently exist on here TD'ing people they don't like out of existence in threads in short order.

Personally though, one thing I'd like to see is people having to take a freakin' quiz BEFORE responding to a deal thread to ask some redundant question that's been answered a million times already or is pretty much common knowledge if you've been a consumer for longer than a nanosecond.

For example, "when does this sale end?", when most normal consumers know that with the exceptions of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and any other special limited time sales that sales and sale prices typically run Sunday till the close of business that following Saturday.
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Because that will work so well. Frown You'll have the little cliques that apparently exist on here TD'ing people they don't like out of existence in threads in short order.
Along the lines of an "unhelpful" option where the individual results would be invisible. It would only be on responses to a post, not the post/deal itself. No one would have ability to blast a thread away.
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A TD for individual posts, and maybe not even visible, but where if enough people TD the post becomes invisible and noted as irrelevant. Could still leave ability to expand the post and read if you wanted.
Hi, this feature already does exist on the redesign version of the site. Smilie
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Along the lines of an "unhelpful" option where the individual results would be invisible. It would only be on responses to a post, not the post/deal itself. No one would have ability to blast a thread away.
But again, if such a thing is allowed on responses to a deal or post, then what's to stop a clique from making someone who they don't care for's posts disappear by down voting those posts solely because they don't like that person?

As it stands I understand that some deals get down voted to keep them 'hidden' until the people exploiting them like crazy have a chance to get their fill. Either that or some folks on here have a crazy high standard for what they consider to be a 'good deal'.
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