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Consider adding a “YMMV” or “Targeted” subforum to Hot Deals

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Consider adding a “YMMV” or “Targeted” subforum to Hot Deals

There is a steady stream of threads in Hot Deals of offers people receive on their Koodo/PC Optimum/etc accounts. While these have their place, I propose the main Hot Deals forum be saved for Deals that anyone can reasonably access (i.e. not reliant on having been offered it by the merchant).
Last edited by lefroset on Mar 12th, 2019 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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While there are no current plans to add any deal forums or sub-forums, I am looking into adding additional filters to the hot deals forum. These can include things like YMMV and Targeted deals. You'd then be able to setup your personalized view and include/exclude any of the filters available. I'm hoping we can get this done this year but we're still in the planning phase.

In the meanwhile you can hide any thread you have no interest in as long as you're logged into your account. ucp.php?i=-rfd-hidetopics-ucp-ucp_main_ ... hidetopics
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I think adding the tag YMMV to the menu options for posting new threads would be sufficient.

I'm actually more annoyed with threads labelled targeted as these deals are aimed to such a narrow audience that it's practically pointless to even mention it. A lot of times it's done via email to specific retail customers, so even announcing it is useless to the RFD community. Offers on the PC Optimum app is a good example as the majority of the offers are unique to the the customer's shopping behaviour.
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chimaican wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 7:49 pm
I'm actually more annoyed with threads labelled targeted as these deals are aimed to such a narrow audience that it's practically pointless to even mention it. A lot of times it's done via email to specific retail customers, so even announcing it is useless to the RFD community. Offers on the PC Optimum app is a good example as the majority of the offers are unique to the the customer's shopping behaviour.
I agree. In many cases, the thread can be summarized as "read your emails". Well, okay, isn't that something people do? It would be like saying (for example) "Rogers is calling selected former customers offering free internet for a year, so if someone calls you then answer the phone".
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Manatus wrote:
Mar 14th, 2019 9:30 pm
I agree. In many cases, the thread can be summarized as "read your emails". Well, okay, isn't that something people do? It would be like saying (for example) "Rogers is calling selected former customers offering free internet for a year, so if someone calls you then answer the phone".
I agree that YMMV deals are more useful than targeted deals however there does seem to be enough interest in targeted deals. Sure you may not be able to get them (most of the time) but seeing that a business is doing that can prompt you to check your spam folders or secondary email accounts. They also let people know that a business offers these types of deals and it might be worth their while to sign up to accounts/newsletters to give themselves a chance of getting a deal in the future.

Once the new system and filters are available, it should be easy for members to exclude them if they truly have no interest in seeing them.
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