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Update to Freebie Guidelines that will be affecting the Free Digital Goods Forum

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Hi Everyone,

In the past we have allowed threads to stay in the HD forum if they had at least one item that was normally valued at $10 or more.

Unfortunately, some have taken advantage of that and started posting threads in HD with lots of free digital things and then added one that was normally valued at $10 in order to get the thread to stay there.

We've had complaints from members and also find that those threads are taking up valuable space in our Popular Deals section on the home page.

From now on we will be moving all free digital threads to this forum with the rare exception of a super hot item.

This guideline might be looked at again in the future and if we feel it needs readjusting we will do that at that time.
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Created 06-05-2013 at 09:57 AM by Schooby
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So even if it is a single item priced higher than $10 (like software), it will be moved?

I know some people (kamina) have been posting threads with kindle books like that...
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So even if it is a single item priced higher than $10 (like software), it will be moved?

I know some people (kamina) have been posting threads with kindle books like that...
Yes unless it's unusually popular/hot.

If it's just random stuff and one thing happens to be a $10 item...it will be moved to this forum,.

This is a tricky guideline to make as we don't want to have everyone miss out if some ridiculously hot item goes free all of a sudden...but we're trying to curbe the use of a loophole. I hope that makes sense.

If you guys see something that's a hot item and it's in here please go ahead and give me a heads up or MA it to see if the mods feel it needs to get more exposure.
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Yes unless it's unusually popular/hot.

If it's just random stuff and one thing happens to be a $10 item...it will be moved to this forum,.

This is a tricky guideline to make as we don't want to have everyone miss out if some ridiculously hot item goes free all of a sudden...but we're trying to curbe the use of a loophole. I hope that makes sense.

If you guys see something that's a hot item and it's in here please go ahead and give me a heads up or MA it to see if the mods feel it needs to get more exposure.
In other words, Photoshop CS2 = Hot Deals, MicroBitsoftProX PDF Maker 7.82 = Free Digital Goods laugh out loud
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In other words, Photoshop CS2 = Hot Deals, MicroBitsoftProX PDF Maker 7.82 = Free Digital Goods laugh out loud
but its version 7.82, thats HOT! laugh out loud LMAO
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Hi Everyone,

In the past we have allowed threads to stay in the HD forum if they had at least one item that was normally valued at $10 or more.

Unfortunately, some have taken advantage of that and started posting threads in HD with lots of free digital things and then added one that was normally valued at $10 in order to get the thread to stay there.

We've had complaints from members and also find that those threads are taking up valuable space in our Popular Deals section on the home page.

From now on we will be moving all free digital threads to this forum with the rare exception of a super hot item.

This guideline might be looked at again in the future and if we feel it needs readjusting we will do that at that time.
That seems fair.
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That seems fair.
This is fair. Thanks for sharing and updating.
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If it's digital, it should be here regardless of value. If it's truly "hot" then it would make front page.
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Can we filter or separate threads dedicated to kindle,ios,win/Mac?

Coz mostly I see kindle n I don't need it
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Great!! Thanks
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I'm not tech savvy so I was elated when after clicking around I stumbled on this part of SD... Smilie TY for all you do (:
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Kindle posts are overwhelming the digital forum. They need an official sticky thread or a sub-forum.
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Kindle posts are overwhelming the digital forum. They need an official sticky thread or a sub-forum.
yes, very good solution.
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yes, very good solution.
I second
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Thanks for the guideline. Really helps a newbie like me. Smilie
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