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How can crap be kept off the frontpage?

168 96 February 16, 2018 at 05:10 AM
Case-in-point:
https://slickdeals.net/f/11275507-zebra-v-301-stainless-fountain-pen-with-bonus-refill-black-1-83-amazon-add-on?v=1

That pen is a POS. You can tell from the 47% out of close to 300 reviews on amazon that gave it 1 star.

It would be helpful if there were something that could check for such things and ensure that SD doesn't promote those deals.

It's one thing if it's of unknown quality, but it's another when it's 99% clear that it's crap.

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Case-in-point:
https://slickdeals.net/f/11275507-zebra-v-301-stainless-fountain-pen-with-bonus-refill-black-1-83-amazon-add-on?v=1

That pen is a POS. You can tell from the 47% out of close to 300 reviews on amazon that gave it 1 star.

It would be helpful if there were something that could check for such things and ensure that SD doesn't promote those deals.

It's one thing if it's of unknown quality, but it's another when it's 99% clear that it's crap.
Hi,
Did you use your vote to let people know you didn't like the deal?


Apparently many SDers liked it enough at that price point that they were willing to still consider it a good deal and TU it.
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I agree with the OP. Based on the comments, it's hard to believe there's actually legit voters, at least not enough to make it to the $FP$.
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I agree with the OP. Based on the comments, it's hard to believe there's actually legit voters, at least not enough to make it to the $FP$.

We take shill voting seriously and when we find shill voting we ban the voters and if there're more than a few we often spam the thread. Granted that's harder to do if it hit FP since members who did buy would want a thread to come back to but we can send it to Deal Talk.
As always, if a member thinks there's something "off" about a thread they should MA it so themods can investigate.
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That was one example of many. The point was, that thread shouldn't be in the FP in the first place. It was FPed after 10+ votes. $2 wasn't much, but it makes SD look like a digital 99cent store. And I'm sure some may even think kickbacks are involved.
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That was one example of many. The point was, that thread shouldn't be in the FP in the first place. It was FPed after 10+ votes. $2 wasn't much, but it makes SD look like a digital 99cent store. And I'm sure some may even think kickbacks are involved.
Well they aren't.. nice of you to try and put that in some people's heads though Smilie
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That was one example of many. The point was, that thread shouldn't be in the FP in the first place. It was FPed after 10+ votes. $2 wasn't much, but it makes SD look like a digital 99cent store. And I'm sure some may even think kickbacks are involved.
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That was one example of many. The point was, that thread shouldn't be in the FP in the first place. It was FPed after 10+ votes. $2 wasn't much, but it makes SD look like a digital 99cent store. And I'm sure some may even think kickbacks are involved.
The deal in question was promoted to the FP when the score was more than double what you've stated, following a steady stream of positive votes and very few negative votes.
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almost every other Amazon posts are front page with prime. they should have their own category and the ability to filter them out!
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