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help:voting_guidelines [2015/08/19 18:45]
hamza23 [REPORT Button]
help:voting_guidelines [2020/02/23 00:50] (current)
hamza23 Copying updated wording from OzBargain
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 ^ {{http://www.ozbargain.com.au/files/images/vote-up-btn.png}} [[help:voting_guidelines#positive_vote|Positive Vote]]  ^ [[help:voting_guidelines#no_vote|No vote]] ^ [[help:voting_guidelines#report_button|Report button]]    ^ {{http://www.ozbargain.com.au/files/images/vote-down-btn.png}} [[help:voting_guidelines#negative_vote|Negative Vote]]       ^  ^ {{http://www.ozbargain.com.au/files/images/vote-up-btn.png}} [[help:voting_guidelines#positive_vote|Positive Vote]]  ^ [[help:voting_guidelines#no_vote|No vote]] ^ [[help:voting_guidelines#report_button|Report button]]    ^ {{http://www.ozbargain.com.au/files/images/vote-down-btn.png}} [[help:voting_guidelines#negative_vote|Negative Vote]]       ^ 
 | **The deal is good**   | **The deal doesn't apply to you**    | **Incorrect title**| **The deal is not the cheapest available**| | **The deal is good**   | **The deal doesn't apply to you**    | **Incorrect title**| **The deal is not the cheapest available**|
-|    | **You are associated with the poster**    | **Incorrect description**| **Defective product** | +|    | **You are associated with the poster**    | **Incorrect description**| **Issue with product** | 
-|    | **You are a competitor of the poster**    | **Out of Stock or Expired**| **Major issues with retailer**|+|    | **You are a competitor of the poster**    | **Out of Stock or Expired**| **Issue with retailer**|
 |    | **You dislike the OP's avatar**    | **Should be posted to forums**| |    | **You dislike the OP's avatar**    | **Should be posted to forums**|
 |    | **You dislike the RRP of the product (not the actual price)**     | **SPAM**| |    | **You dislike the RRP of the product (not the actual price)**     | **SPAM**|
 |    |     | **Duplicate**| |    |     | **Duplicate**|
 |    |     | **Misspelling**| |    |     | **Misspelling**|
-|    |     | **Incorrect URL**|+|    |     | **Incorrect URL or Coupon**| 
 +|    |     | **Error with Deal**|
 ===== Positive Vote ===== ===== Positive Vote =====
  
-  * Vote positive if you feel the deal itself is good. This encourages the poster to share more deals as they know it's appreciated+  * Vote positive if you feel the deal itself is good, this encourages the poster to share more deals and informs the community about the worthiness of the deal.
  
-  * Please refrain from voting when it's not a good deal but has a funny picture or coupon, good description, you like the poster or any other element that is not related to the deal itself.+  * Refrain from voting when it's not a good deal but has a funny picture or coupon, good description, you like the poster or any other element that is not related to the deal itself
 + 
 +If you are associated with the poster or company **DON'T VOTE**. Friends, family, employees, shareholders, media relations, developers, contractors, affiliates, marketers and similar are not to vote on related deals. Infractions will lead to account bans, store bans and the post being removed.
  
-If you are associated with the poster or company **DON'T VOTE**. Friends, family, employees, shareholders, media relations, developers, contractors, affiliates and similar are not to vote on related deals. Infractions will lead to account bans and the post being removed. 
 ===== No Vote ===== ===== No Vote =====
  
-  * If the deal doesn't apply to youyou don't like the company or you want to leave a warning for people about the business or deal, you can leave **comment** and then not vote.+  * If the deal doesn't apply to you or you aren't interested in the company. You may also choose to leave a warning about the business or deal via a comment only.
  
   * If you have any association or relationship with the business or the dealings related to the offer, do not vote.   * If you have any association or relationship with the business or the dealings related to the offer, do not vote.
-(eg employee, owner, built the website for them, supplier, in a relationship with someone in the business)+(eg employee, owner, marketer, website developer, supplier, in a relationship with someone in the business)
  
-  * If you have any association or relationship with a competitor's business or organisation, do not vote.+  * If you have any association or relationship with a competitor's business or organisation, do not negative vote (or negatively comment).
  
-  * If your reason is purely that you've been asked to vote by someone, do not vote.+  * If you have been asked/encouraged to vote by someone, do not vote.
  
 ===== REPORT Button ===== ===== REPORT Button =====
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   * Illegal/Inappropriate   * Illegal/Inappropriate
   * Insufficient Quantity   * Insufficient Quantity
-  * Not Available to New Zealand +  * Not Available to Australia
-  * NSFW (Not Safe for Work)+
   * Sockpuppeting   * Sockpuppeting
   * Spam   * Spam
   * Targeted Offer   * Targeted Offer
 +  * Title/Description
   * Other   * Other
  
-For more complex issues, use the [[http://www.ozbargain.com.au/forum/10041|Talk with a Moderator forum]]. +For more complex issues, use the [[https://www.cheapies.nz/forum/10041|Talk with a Moderator forum]].
  
 ===== Negative Vote ===== ===== Negative Vote =====
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   * The community casts a number of negative comment votes to any comment by the user casting the deal votes.   * The community casts a number of negative comment votes to any comment by the user casting the deal votes.
   * A moderator deems your vote to be invalid as it doesn't conform to voting guidelines (see below for a list of inappropriate negative votes that moderators will revoke).   * A moderator deems your vote to be invalid as it doesn't conform to voting guidelines (see below for a list of inappropriate negative votes that moderators will revoke).
-  * If too many negative votes are revoked for a user, then this will result in the loss of negative voting abilities for 90 days.+  * You are a competitor to the business the deal is for (this will also lead to account and/or store bans). 
 +  * If too many negative votes are revoked for a user, this will result in the loss of negative voting abilities for up to 90 days.
  
- **If you spot an invalid vote:**+ **If you spot an invalid vote (from the below list):**
   * Use the //report// button to notify a moderator (see below for a list of inappropriate negative votes that moderators will revoke).   * Use the //report// button to notify a moderator (see below for a list of inappropriate negative votes that moderators will revoke).
   * Try not to take negative votes personally.   * Try not to take negative votes personally.
- 
  
 ===== Appropriate uses of negative vote ===== ===== Appropriate uses of negative vote =====
  
   * Cheaper price elsewhere   * Cheaper price elsewhere
-    * Mention store or URL and price making sure to include shipping.+    * Ideally, mention storeURL and price include shipping (if applicable).
  
-  * Defective product +  * Issue with product (For example:) 
-    * The product has been recalled +    * It does not work the way it should 
-    * Major issue with product in that it doesn't work the way it should.+    * It has been recalled
  
-  * Major issue with retailer +  * Issue with retailer (For example:) 
-    * Didn't receive previous purchase+    * Previous purchases were not received or the shipping time exceeded what was expected.  
-    * Shipping time exceeding expected wait.+    * Issues arose which were not rectified in a satisfactory or timely manner.
  
 ===== Inappropriate uses of negative vote ===== ===== Inappropriate uses of negative vote =====
  
-**Any negative vote that falls into any of these reasons will be revoked by a moderator. Negative votes for any other reason will not be removed by a moderator.** +**Any negative vote that falls into any of these reasons will be revoked by a moderator. Negative votes for any other reason will not be removed by a moderator. These are verbatim phrases.** 
  
-  * No explanation of the vote +  * No explanation of the vote: 
-     * "Not a bargain."+     * "Not a bargain"
      * "Agree"      * "Agree"
      * "SPAM"      * "SPAM"
-     * "I don't like the deal" +     * "I don't like this deal" 
-     * "I don't think its a good deal" +     * "I don't think it's a good deal" 
      * "Ditto"      * "Ditto"
      * "lol"      * "lol"
-     * "no deal"+     * "No deal/Not a deal"
      * "No Thanks"      * "No Thanks"
-     * "Not much of a bargain, a mere promotion."+     * "Not much of a bargain, a mere promotion
 +     * "Advertising"
      * "This is marketing" or "Marketing"      * "This is marketing" or "Marketing"
      * "Weird looking website" (Nothing to do with the deal)      * "Weird looking website" (Nothing to do with the deal)
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      * "What's good about this"      * "What's good about this"
      * "This is an awful deal"      * "This is an awful deal"
 +     * "Meh"
  
    * Incorrect or missing information in title or description    * Incorrect or missing information in title or description
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      * SPAMMY sounding title.      * SPAMMY sounding title.
      * Misspelling or grammar issue.       * Misspelling or grammar issue. 
-     * Incorrect URL.+     * Incorrect URL or coupon.
      * Listed as freebie.      * Listed as freebie.
  
-   * An issue with the poster.+   * An issue with the poster
      * Disliking their avatar.      * Disliking their avatar.
      * Disliking their comments or description.      * Disliking their comments or description.
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    * Expired/Out of Stock.    * Expired/Out of Stock.
-   * Should have been posted in forums. +   * Should have been posted in forums/competitions 
-   * Pointing out that the product is a [[http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/118238|grey import]].+   * Pointing out that the product is a grey import.
    * Requiring Facebook/Twitter/G+ to access deal    * Requiring Facebook/Twitter/G+ to access deal