[20-OCT-2015] Refinements of forum categories and rules on affiliate links / codes

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jacktheclipper wrote:

He runs things with lots of thought

With complexities this place is fraught

But so true is his aim

That no one can claim

Ever better a forum was wrought

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks , sb

Nice! I might just go and change the rules again if I can get another limerick out of the maestro Jack. Silly

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Hi there, just want to ask a question. If i repeatedly click someone's affiliate link will that make them rich?
Nope, only if you buy repeatedly from them. :)
Good to know, that is actually what im thinking on why i dont click on the links when checking out an offer that im not sure to buy yet. Haha
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If you accidentally click on any of affiliate links, no matter if its here or on some online blog, simply clean your browsers cookies, that should solve the problem of being tricked into clicking hidden affiliate links.

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Pretty great changes!

Glad to see that both types of “groupbuys” have their own sections, with both getting the space they need Smile

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It’s oh so hard to adapt to change. Can’t you just do it right the first time? :_(

I thought there was a problem and the Group Buys page wasn’t loading or something. Now I see what’s happened.

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It’s oh so hard to adapt to change. Can’t you just do it right the first time? :_(

I thought there was a problem and the Group Buys page wasn’t loading or something. Now I see what’s happened.

Please read through the first post in this thread for the explanation of why this change was necessary.

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Can’t you just do it right the first time? Crying

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I used to navigate directly to the Group Buys. Now it’s split into two groups, BLF Special Edition Products and BLF User Negotiated Deals, which I find hard to remember and more complicated to navigate to.

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This is how I’d really like to see this area organized and re-named:

Budget Flashlight Buy/Sell
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Commercial Sellers’ Spot
Budget Dealer Experiences
BudgetLightForum Deal Alerts
Want to Sell
Want to Buy
Group Buys _ BLF Special Editions
Group Buys _ Negotiated Deals

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If that is asking too much, can I simply request pulling out the BLF User Negotiated Deals from under the Commercial Seller’s Spot and into the general category. I mean, there’s already recognition of this need by the embedded link (short cut) in the description of the the Commercial Sellers’ Spot. And shouldn’t the two group items be paired, one right next to each other, for people to easily find them?

This is the way that recommendation would look, without any name changes, just simply reorganized:

Budget Flashlight Buy/Sell
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Budget Dealer Experiences
BudgetLightForum Deal Alerts
BLF Special Edition Products
BLF User Negotiated Deals
Want to Sell
Want to Buy
Commercial Sellers’ Spot

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I’m not the only one having difficulty navigating to the new BLF User Negotiated Deals section.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42593

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can I simply request pulling out the BLF User Negotiated Deals from under the Commercial Seller’s Spot and into the general category. I mean, there’s already recognition of this need by the embedded link (short cut) in the description of the the Commercial Sellers’ Spot. And shouldn’t the two group items be paired, one right next to each other, for people to easily find them?

Thanks 1dash1 for the suggestion. The thing is, I don’t really want to implement any more changes for the time being, since BLF users (myself included) are somewhat averse to change. Also, I prefer for the BLF User Negotiated Deals to be under the Commercial Seller’s Spot since those deals are often to a certain degree more commercially driven than the BLF custom lights.

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I understand why the system was set up the way it was.

I just have a different point of view of what the need is.

Exception taken, your Honour. :hat:

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if i may beg a bit….

the possibillity to use “filters” on the “Recent Posts” page would be great(est!)

  • hide / show subforums
  • toggle “show only threads with updates or new posts”

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

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M4D M4X wrote:
if i may beg a bit….

the possibillity to use “filters” on the “Recent Posts” page would be great(est!)

  • hide / show subforums
  • toggle “show only threads with updates or new posts”

I’m really sorry that this doesn’t seem to really be possible at the moment. I tried playing around with this a bit, and it didn’t work very well.

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Wasn’t there a rule that affiliate link must be followed by non-affiliate link!!!

 

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Wasn’t there a rule that affiliate link must be followed by non-affiliate link!!!

It’s optional, now that affiliate links are restricted to two specific categories, users should realize that any threads in those categories probably have affiliate links.

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Oh, ok thanks Wink

 

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sb56637 wrote:
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Wasn't there a rule that affiliate link must be followed by non-affiliate link!!!
It's optional, now that affiliate links are restricted to two specific categories, users should realize that any threads in those categories probably have affiliate links.

That greatly sucks! They should always provide a Non Aff link!

That's 2 steps back in my opinion. 

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ChibiM wrote:

sb56637 wrote:
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Wasn’t there a rule that affiliate link must be followed by non-affiliate link!!!
It’s optional, now that affiliate links are restricted to two specific categories, users should realize that any threads in those categories probably have affiliate links.

That greatly sucks! They should always provide a Non Aff link!

That’s 2 steps back in my opinion. 


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the real Problem is (and always have been):

some shops do not use afflinks, but count the sales by the used codes.
so you never had the chance to “unaffiliate“ your order on other shops as banggood.
80% of the “groupbuy“ or “best price again“ or whatever deals you clicked did benefit someone.
- you may feel tricked now.. Wink

Sb searched a way to make that more balanced again and tried not to penalize only banggood affiliates.

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

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ChibiM wrote:

That’s 2 steps back in my opinion. 

+ 1

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That’s 2 steps back in my opinion. 

+ 1


+1 they should be banned for good. That would also bring some relief in flood of threads with buy this-buy that content.

 

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M4D M4X wrote:
the real Problem is (and always have been):

some shops do not use afflinks, but count the sales by the used codes.
so you never had the chance to “unaffiliate“ your order on other shops as banggood.
80% of the “groupbuy“ or “best price again“ or whatever deals you clicked did benefit someone.
- you may feel tricked now.. Wink

Sb searched a way to make that more balanced again and tried not to penalize only banggood affiliates.


Not only this ^^^^^ but it literally costs you NOTHING to click an aff link, so in cases where there is not a non-aff link, what have you lost? And, if aff-links are so bad, you still have a choice of simply NOT BUYING the item, or of buying it somewhere else. Trying to FORCE your hatred of aff-links into law is something you should go to some other forum for. IMHO, there is no place for that here at BLF.
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This place runs a lot more smoothly than most places, and I have a lot of fun here. Smile

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I want to take this opportunity to let Mr. Admin know how much I appreciate his hard work to make BLF such an awesome forum.
This place runs a lot more smoothly than most places, and I have a lot of fun here. Smile

Yep. Gratitude, daily.

Thanks for the reminder, hank. Wink

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