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Would love to limit slickalert keywords to the deal only and exclude comments

229 57 November 22, 2017 at 05:10 AM
I'm on here way more than I should be. But somehow I still miss things I want. So I set up some slickalerts to email me.

Sometimes the alerts are not very helpful. Sometimes I don't get alerts for things I've have alerts set up for. Sometimes I get alerts for things that aren't what I set up alerts for. It seems if someone mentions in the comments of an unrelated item something I have an alert for, that counts.

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I'm on here way more than I should be. But somehow I still miss things I want. So I set up some slickalerts to email me.

Sometimes the alerts are not very helpful. Sometimes I don't get alerts for things I've have alerts set up for. Sometimes I get alerts for things that aren't what I set up alerts for. It seems if someone mentions in the comments of an unrelated item something I have an alert for, that counts.

da are only triggered by words in the title or op, based on how it was set. in that particular case it was triggered by this line in the op:

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- Great for laundry rooms, closets, and bathrooms
unfortunately, if a keyword is fairly common like that, you are likely to get a lot of false positives.
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When trying to find out how that alert got triggered, I hit CTRL-F and searched for "laundry" and that post was the first find since I hadn't expanded the original post.

Can you expound more on "only triggered by words in the title or op, based on how it was set."

"It" being the alert or the post?

I went into my alerts and added "laundry" to where it says, "Title / Short Name (optional)" Is this the correct course of action to reduce false positives?



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When trying to find out how that alert got triggered, I hit CTRL-F and searched for "laundry" and that post was the first find since I hadn't expanded the original post.

Can you expound more on "only triggered by words in the title or op, based on how it was set."

"It" being the alert or the post?

I went into my alerts and added "laundry" to where it says, "Title / Short Name (optional)" Is this the correct course of action to reduce false positives?

sorry "it" referred to the deal alert, as in, "depending on how the da was set".

shorted, our jr crm, made this really nice guide to deal alert formulation that may be of interest: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=67718300&postcount=540
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Thanks! So here seems to be the relevant info. Should be a link to this guide on the alert set up page.

"Title Only
Q: How do I set up an alert for a keyword or phrase that must be in the title (not just in the body of the first post)?
A: Use this modifier: @title
All keywords following the @title modifier must be in the title of a thread for it to trigger the alert. All keywords placed before the modifier can trigger the alert by being in either the title or the body of the first post. A space must be placed between the @title modifier and the first keyword following it.

Examples:
@title foo bar
will trigger an alert only if 'foo' and 'bar' are both found in the title

@title foo | bar
will trigger an alert if either 'foo' or 'bar' is in the title

foo @title bar
will trigger an alert if 'foo' is in the title or body and 'bar' is in the title

-foo @title bar
will trigger an alert if 'bar' is in the title and 'foo' does not appear anywhere in the thread's title or body

foo @title -bar
will trigger an alert if 'foo' is in the title or body of the post and 'bar' is not in the title. ('bar' can still be in the body.)"
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One last question, does capitalization matter? For example I have an alert for v20 and MicroSDXC and I've been missing those. Perhaps the v in v20 should be capitalized.

Not sure why I didn't get the alert for the recent 128GB Samsung MicroSDXC because "MicroSDXC" is an alert.
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One last question, does capitalization matter? For example I have an alert for v20 and MicroSDXC and I've been missing those. Perhaps the v in v20 should be capitalized.

Not sure why I didn't get the alert for the recent 128GB Samsung MicroSDXC because "MicroSDXC" is an alert.
Hi sorry for the late reply. I don't see any posts that contain both v20 and MicroSDXC. I would recommend just using MicroSDXC as I don't often see them posted with v20. If you have a set up with both words, both words would need to be in the post. You can also search the keyword you are using to see what kind of deals those key words would generate.
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Sorry, didn't mean to imply both in the same alert. I have one "v20" alert and I never get alerts about the V20, but often see V20 deals on the front page. Also have a separate MicroSDXC alert and yet another alert for "microsdhc" sometimes I get alerts and sometimes I don't. For "microsdhc" I did get 3 today and one yesterday. I did notice all 3 "microsdhc" alerts were for deals that only mentioned "MicroSDHC", so I guess capitalization doesn't matter. Not sure what's up with the V20 alerts not coming in.
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Sorry, didn't mean to imply both in the same alert. I have one "v20" alert and I never get alerts about the V20, but often see V20 deals on the front page. Also have a separate MicroSDXC alert and yet another alert for "microsdhc" sometimes I get alerts and sometimes I don't. For "microsdhc" I did get 3 today and one yesterday. I did notice all 3 "microsdhc" alerts were for deals that only mentioned "MicroSDHC", so I guess capitalization doesn't matter. Not sure what's up with the V20 alerts not coming in.
Hi,
Judging from your screenshot above, it appears you may have the vote settings too high. If you want to set alerts for notifications for when a deal is posted, you want to choose "any" or one of the lower thumb options. Fire 1, would need to be a fire rated deal ( which to be honest I am not sure the criteria for those ). So give that a shot and let me know how it works out.

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"laundry" is the only "Fire 1" alert. Everything else is "any."
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I got an alert this morning for this: https://slickdeals.net/f/11109139-nautilus-universal-5-position-weight-bench-58

The alert is, and has for weeks been @title laundry

I assume the alert got triggered because in the original post, the OP stated that, "Probably gonna end up using this to dry laundry with the rest of the fitness equipment."

So I don't know how @title works, apparently.
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The alert is, and has for weeks been @title laundry
You set the title of the alert to that, not the keyword match; you need to reverse those two and then it can work.
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You set the title of the alert to that, not the keyword match; you need to reverse those two and then it can work.
It was already set as you suggested. It was literally impossible to get @title in the keyword, so I removed "laundry" as a keyword and left Title / Short Name (optional) set to "@title laundry"

So with no keyword I had to change the rating to +1 rather than "any" as I had previously.

Regardless, with "@title laundry" I don't see how I got that alert for the weight bench. I mean this is way too farking complicated.
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With no keyword I started getting all of the alerts. I tried to put @title in the keyword again and was successful. I don't know why I couldn't get it before.
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Title is a title, nothing more. It has absolutely no affect whatsoever on what deals the alert will match. It lets you make a short, easily readable name instead of a possibly very complex keyword match Smilie
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