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The Purpose of this thread

The purpose of this thread is to compile information from different parts of each forum and answer some of the frequently asked questions pertaining to Slickdeals.net.

This list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically and as deemed necessary, so please check back for updates. If anyone has questions that should be listed here or general comments, please post them. Thanks


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Suggesting a Forum or Subforum
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    The administrator of this site does not want to have a buying/selling forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to buy and sell on the internet, please use those.
  • Trading Forum or Subforum

    The administrator of this site does not want to have a trading forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to trade on the internet, please use those.
  • Other Forums or Subforums

    The administrator is always looking for ways to improve the website. If you have a forum you wish to suggest, other than what is mentioned above, feel free to make it known. First, search the Site Issues and Suggestions forum to make sure the idea has not been brought up already. If it has been brought up, post your interest in the thread that already has been created. If you find no threads after searching, create a thread in the Site Issues and Suggestions forum.


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  • New Users have limited privileges than regular members. New Users posts and threads are also monitored by the moderators. Just participate more in the forums.
  • How long does it take until a new thread from a new member will be approved?
  • Limits on new user's privileges can also include:
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    *not being able to use a custom avatar
    *not being able to use a custom user title (the L1, L2 thing under your username).
    *Sending website URLs and email addresses in a PM is also disallowed for new users.

Most of these limits are in place to deter would-be spammers but usually don't last too long. So be patient, participate in the forums as you normally would, and soon you'll have access to just about everything

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Last Edited by Flood December 1, 2010 at 08:10 PM
New Format

From now on please post corrections here. Just copy and paste the old info and then below it, make the proposed corrections. This is much easier for me to update the initial post. Plus, the wiki links were taking you to the first post anyway, which seemed moot. Thank you. --McSlick

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corrected- Thanks acesmuzic!
The vbulletin link (http://forums.slickdeals.net/faq.php?faq=vb_faq) in the FAQ's section no longer works. I'm pretty sure it should now be this: https://slickdeals.net/forums/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq

Added under Tips & Tricks - Thanks Schooby!
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What an awesome compilation! You Rock TMK!
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*scared to ask b/c it's prob here* Hide

Is there a way to see all of the reps that I have gotten.....read all of the comments or just the last few? Are the rest lost forever? Sadwalk

Awesome job - lots of work - 2 reps to you!
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Quote from jbrowns22 View Post :
*scared to ask b/c it's prob here* Hide

Is there a way to see all of the reps that I have gotten.....read all of the comments or just the last few? Are the rest lost forever? Sadwalk

Awesome job - lots of work - 2 reps to you!
Don't be scared to ask questions here. The disclaimer in the title "Please read before creating a thread or posting a question!" is there so people will read before they post an obvious question, like "how do I rep?". But if you tried reading this thread (I know it's long but it is sorted by keyword) and you don't see the question, then post it. In this instance, I would look under the keyword Reputation Points <--- (click to go to all the rep questions) and if it is not there, I would post the question. FYI it's not here, so great question! woot


The good news is they are not lost!!! High Five


There are two ways to do this:

  • First and most easiest-- PM a moderator from this list and ask them. Arjunsr even volunteered Big Grin

  • Second and not as good-- If you want to see all your reps from a certain post, go to that post and click on your own rep box as seen in this screen shot [photobucket.com]. The downsides to this second option is that you don't know who repped you and when you were repped. Also, this method is post specific, so you have to know the post(s) you were repped in. Not exactly easy when you have been here for over a year.

Thanks for the feedback and I will update the first post Smilie
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Quote from BrownEyedGirl View Post :
What an awesome compilation! You Rock TMK!
Iagree thanks TMK!
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Quote from _TMK_ View Post :
Don't be scared to ask questions here. The disclaimer in the title "Please read before creating a thread or posting a question!" is there so people will read before they post an obvious question, like "how do I rep?". But if you tried reading this thread (I know it's long but it is sorted by keyword) and you don't see the question, then post it. In this instance, I would look under the keyword Reputation Points <--- (click to go to all the rep questions) and if it is not there, I would post the question. FYI it's not here, so great question! woot


The good news is they are not lost!!! High Five


There are two ways to do this:

  • First and most easiest-- PM a moderator from this list and ask them. Arjunsr even volunteered Big Grin

  • Second and not as good-- If you want to see all your reps from a certain post, go to that post and click on your own rep box as seen in this screen shot [photobucket.com]. The downsides to this second option is that you don't know who repped you and when you were repped. Also, this method is post specific, so you have to know the post(s) you were repped in. Not exactly easy when you have been here for over a year.

Thanks for the feedback and I will update the first post Smilie
Wow - Thank you hug I did indeed read.....to no avail. You rock.....seriously...you Rock
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#8
One of the common questions here is "Why don't we have a section on ......(finance, stock market, movies, travel, CD & mortgage rates, etc.)." Could the reasoning behind adding/not adding new sections be addressed in this FAQ?
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Thanks TMK! Great list Smilie
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wish this was around when i was new. thanks TMK
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Quote from Xnarg View Post :
One of the common questions here is "Why don't we have a section on ......(finance, stock market, movies, travel, CD & mortgage rates, etc.)." Could the reasoning behind adding/not adding new sections be addressed in this FAQ?
Excellent suggestion. I actually had this question answered in a rough draft I created, but wanted to get the admin's take on it and how exactly he wants it worded. But this is a great reminder and I will update it once I have a response. Thanks Xnarg!


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wish this was around when i was new.
awww Comfort don't worry, I still consider you a noob Stick Out Tongue




Thanks for the feedback/suggestions everyone-- keep them coming! Grouphug
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Nice job TMK! High Five

Gotta "spread some around" before I can bump you...
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Quote from Xnarg View Post :
One of the common questions here is "Why don't we have a section on ......(finance, stock market, movies, travel, CD & mortgage rates, etc.)." Could the reasoning behind adding/not adding new sections be addressed in this FAQ?
The first post has been updated. Thanks again.

Quote :
Forum
  • Suggesting a Forum or Subforum

    • Buying/Selling Forum or Subforum

      The administrator of this site does not want to have a buying/selling forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to buy and sell on the internet, please use those.

    • Trading Forum or Subforum

      The administrator of this site does not want to have a trading forum. Please do not ask. Any threads asking for this type of forum will be locked. There are plenty of other places to trade on the internet, please use those.

    • Finance Forum or Subforum

      This includes topics for general finance, stock market, CD & mortgage rates, etc. Currently there is not a demand for this type of forum, so for now the answer is no. If a high enough demand is met, the administrator would consider it. If you are interested, please let it be known here

    • Other Forums or Subforums

      The administrator is always looking for ways to improve the website. If you have a forum you wish to suggest, other than what is mentioned above, feel free to make it known. First, search the Site Issues and Suggestions forum to make sure the idea has not been brought up already. If it has been brought up, post your interest in the thread that already has been created. If you find no threads after searching, create a thread in the Site Issues and Suggestions forum.

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Nice job TMK! High Five
Thanks man. Glad to see you around Smilie

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It would be helpful to have an explanation of potential issues when sending a URL or email address via PM.
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awesome.job.dude
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