Incompetent workers (and criminals) cover each other's "lower back"
Keywords: doxxers, moles, security breaches, cs*s,
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^ https://slickdeals.net/blocked.htmlRead this carefully.
External links to certain sites have been blocked by the Slickdeals administration. The following might be reasons why the link has been blocked:
Link shortening & masking sites such as tinyurl.com are blocked to prevent people from hiding links. Please link directly to the site instead.
We do not block merchants because of monetary reasons. If a merchant is blocked, it is usually after multiple bannings of different accounts shilling their own deals. Please do not come up with conspiracy theories.
- Spam and/or referral sites that are posted often.
- Sites that self promote their own bad deals.
- Other deal sites.
- Bad sites in general.
^ Slickdeals thread: Why do certain words get auto-replaced with urlhasbeenblocked in a post?The bottom line is that CCC is considered a competitor site, hence why links to there are blocked. We completely understand the usefulness many of our users find in that site and how prevalent its use is by our community. We also don't exactly make it a top priority to remove references to that site that are not direct links.
^ Bloomberg, June 14, 2018: Goldman Sachs PE Unit Buys Slickdeals From Warburg PincusGoldman Sachs Group Inc.'s private equity arm and Hearst Corp. have acquired online coupon and deal-sharing company Slickdeals from Warburg Pincus, according to a statement Thursday. The deal valued the Las Vegas-based company at more than $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter.
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CCC was banned long before I got here but the reasons stated by others are accurate. Every link on their site is connected to their affiliate program so if someone visited them from our site and clicked their local link, they'd get credited for the purchase instead. RFD partially relies on that to keep the lights on.
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Sep 23rd, 2020 1:49 am
^ This erratic and lax policy is a mistake.TomRFD wrote: ↑ CCC was banned long before I got here but the reasons stated by others are accurate. Every link on their site is connected to their affiliate program so if someone visited them from our site and clicked their local link, they'd get credited for the purchase instead. RFD partially relies on that to keep the lights on.
We try not to go overboard with the bans, which is why we allow sites such as GCR, Rakuten and Flipp to be discussed here. We understand that these sites are popular, and they're not in direct competition with RFD so we allow them because they're valued by our community members. Some other sites for instance are outright banned (and auto censored) due to them being direct competitors. Some of these sites even blatantly copy and paste our editorial content for their own use.
^ https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-reven ... -Flipp-appFlipp makes money in a number of ways:
1) By providing hosted flyer services for retailer websites and charging the retailer a monthly fee for using that software on their site. So when you go to the website for your favorite grocery store and see Flipp's flyer technology on the site, the retailer is paying Flipp for that.
2) By charging retailers for digital flyer distribution through their app and on media websites (such as news sites) that offer a digital flyer section. Flipp charges retailers based on the number of views that their flyer receives, and share that revenue with the media site. Overall, this sort of distribution is cheaper for a retailer than mailing out paper flyers door-to-door.
3) Selling browsing data and analytics back to brands and retailers, which can then use that data to optimize their future advertising campaigns.
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