FAQ: How is FPD selected?

FAQ: How is FPD selected?

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We have striven to stick by our commitment to make our Front Page Deals genuinely awesome from day one, so the community gets the maximum benefit.
However, with our community growing every day, misunderstandings and accusations are bound to arise. We want to interact with the community more openly and clear any and all misconceptions. So, here are the answers to some of your FAQs about the process involved in selecting Front Page Deals (FPDs).

How do you search for Front Page Deals?

  • Deals are posted and voted for by Dimers like you.
  • Every day we (Admin Team and Moderators) go through the list of deals posted and collect an initial list of deals to be discussed further.
  • Admin Team also puts forward the front page suggestions received via the “Suggest FPD” feature.
  • Each deal is then individually researched by Moderators and Admin Team. We look at the Vote Ups, use data from past deals and even run Google searches for more information on these deals to confirm that the price is indeed at its lowest and for the best rate. Users’ comments are also carefully studied and each moderator or admin puts forward their views. This is done in Admin/ Moderators Forum.
  • After the discussion and stamp of approval of the community and couple of moderators, the deal is promoted to our front page.

Who does the research and who decides to promote?

  • Moderators and Admin team do the research collectively using all possible tools we have at hand. With moderators joining us as well, our research team has grown from 2 people to well over 10 people. Sometimes some deals may have a lot of Vote Ups even though the discount is merely 10% (e.g.: Mobile recharges or flight tickets). In such cases, where there is a huge demand for such discounts even though the savings aren’t that big, such deals may also be promoted to our front page.
  • If there is a general consensus that the deal should be promoted to front page, then the deal is promoted. General consensus shows that there is a popular appeal for a deal.

Why are deals hand-picked?

  • Deals are hand-picked because we believe that deals require significant and extensive research. Merely number of votes or clicks is not the best measure to judge a deal’s popularity.
  • There may be obvious price mistakes which may receive many votes, but are often cancelled by merchants. Such deals are kept out of our selection process.
  • There may be certain deals where we might be requested by merchants not to promote it. Such deals are also kept out of the selection process.
  • We also consider the general reputation of the merchant when promoting a deal to the front page. We take it upon ourselves to ensure that our new Dimers are protected from shoddy merchants.
  • Also, to be clear, a merchant does not become any less reputed if a price mistake or misuse of coupon is not honoured.

Are you getting paid for Front Page Deals? Can I bribe you?

  • We do not accept any payment for promotion of deals as Front Page Deals. We have been approached by many merchants to push their deals as a Front Page Deal but we have refused to accept any such offers every single time. Only great deals which deserve to be showcased on the front page will earn their place there.
  • We may receive a small commission for a few (not all) Front Page Deals, however this commission does not influence our decision in any way.
  • The deal has to be approved by the community and then the moderators and admin team. So, there is no way to influence the process.

Are you messing with me? I see a Front Page Deal with negative votes.

  • Since we do not lock topics even after they make it to the front page, Dimers may vote them down later saying that they are good but not Front Page Deal material.

What about Featured Deals? What about Ads?

  • Featured Deals and ads on the home page do not go through the rigorous selection process mentioned above.

I am a badge holder / moderator/ senior member / king of Chinchpokli, what special preference can I avail?
-Your first post may become a Front Page Deal; following which even the next thousand deals posted by you may not become a Front Page Deal. There is no special preference given to anyone; all deals are selected purely on merit.

Okay all of this checks out, but do you guys promise that you will never make mistakes?
-We’ll try our hardest to get the best deals available for you on our front page, but being mere mortals, we might miss out on one or make a mistake. Hopefully these instances will be few and very far apart. You can influence our decision-making every day by sending us Front Page Deal alerts by clicking “Suggest FPD” on the posts you feel are most deserving to be showcased on our front page.
We aim to always stick to our commitment of Front Page Deals on our home page. We have been strictly following the above guidelines and we hope we have given you the confidence and assurance that you are looking at really good deals on our front page.

PS: You are welcome to comment and ask sensible questions, however do not try to create a nuisance or spam. Such posts will be ignored or deleted and we may even give negative Karma if need be.

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wow admin that was good, i never know that u go through such rigorous process to select fpd, all i was thinking was u just count popularity in to account, thanks for clearing the air , i should say one thing though i saved big on fpds, so cheers for ur efforts

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still admin is not 100 % true in selecting FPD……

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i already knew this and i have never criticized against it

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fpd selection based on votes

have a friend circle on dd

votes up for each others deals!!!

everyone happy

many a times it become FPD

bcoz 90% of people vote up only they see the deals which are already voted up

and they vote down if the deal is already voted down!!!

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Thanks admin..for such nice description…

I have few questions?

1. Do you measure deals in absolute terms or magnitude wise?.. I mean, say, there should be atlest 20-30% discount in price when compated to other sites.
2. What about errors and cancellations?? Eg. Suppose a deal is made FPD, later found that it was pricing error by website. What happens in that case?
3. What about good deals of no public interest? Cant they be made as FPDs? Eg. Price is pretty much less\good compared to other sites, but junta is not interested in that deal and no response from them, what happens then?

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D!LY [email protected]@ wrote:@

fpd selection based on votes

have a friend circle on dd

votes up for each others deals!!!

everyone happy

many a times it become FPD

bcoz 90% of people vote up only they see the deals which are already voted up

and they vote down if the deal is already voted down!!!


Yepp..you are perfectly right…there is every chance of doing this…i feel it happened in some cases…admin should do cleat investigation and should have a deep look and also anticipate them…

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@Popeye – Sure, here it goes:

1. We do look at discount % compared to other sites, but there is no fixed threshold. For some products even 5% extra discount may be considered awesome…
2. We try not to promote obvious price mistakes. Some are not very obvious. In such case, we then mark the deal as expired.
3. If the OP presents a considerable research behind such deals, we surely consider them. Picking such deals always may be difficult for us but we try not to miss them.

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@anshu – So are you making a statement?? Or suggesting people to do that? https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif

I said it earlier. If you are here to thread crap, this is not the right thread or even the right forum or website, to be frank. If it was a question or observation/doubt:

People who votes for deals also looks at who is posting the deal. If the one who posts deals have always been genuine every time, such users may get more attention. If you see deals which gets more attention, you will observe that it includes detailed price comparison, proper title and product description and so on.

Atleast internally, we do not promote a deal, if a crap deal has 5 thumbs up… So for us, it does not matter who votes but we do take FP suggestions seriously…

There are many newbies who gets their first deal as FP deal. So they have lots of friends too here?? Hopefully, with more constructive members, we hope that such groupism will go ahead, if there is any.

@sparctus – True, we said we try our best to reach 100% and we hope we achieve that soon.

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bq.Only Reputable Merchants are listed

What about greendust? They never got positive reviews

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thnx for sharing the info https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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This will surely clear all the doubts if any….

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@ admin

could u also post a thread that defines a repost on DD? would be great if u could do that as we dont have a clear definition now

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I liked the “king of chinchpokli” part https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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i m nt saying that only those people got FPD who have friends

if the deal is too good it will be FPD

bt in many cases we have seen tha

you r right ab the genuine such users may get more attention

bt im suggesting here people to vote

cmon every one
just click up if you like the deal
dnt wait anyone else to do so:-}

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Thanks admin!!

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Good one!!!this cleared all doubts!!!

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Score:9
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Why are people voting down this??

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Qwerty wrote:

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h1. Why are people voting down this??


Enable the “Show Voters” feature so that one can know who is voting which way.

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Are you getting paid for Front page deals? Can I bribe you?
We do not accept any payment for promotion of deal as Front Page Deal. Let me be clear that we dont accept upfront payment for promotion of deal as Front Page deal. We have been approached by many merchants to push their deals as Front Page Deal but we have refused to accept any such offers, every single time.
We may receive a small commission for few (not all) products from Front Page deals but such commission does not influence our decision in any way.
The deal has to be approved by the community and then the moderators and Admin Team. So, there is no way to influence the process.


this is a very good point. This will ensure that we get true / genuine fpds and not deals bribed by some sites….more like the lokpal

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nice post admin thanks,
i think these points should always be emailed to any dimer newbie who join our community and ofcourse can be emailed to all the existing members so that all their doubts about FPD get cleared and then no one will beg for FPD, dimers will come to know that any deal which is worth and satisfying required criteria for FPD will get FPD, thats it.
regards.

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well , u people seriously need to re read wat all stuff u wrote…many garbage deals ,garbage in the sense ( one or more than one reason(s) may hold valid)
1. huge discount from mrp and probably lowest one but bad reviews of the product.
2.margin of hardly 5%-10% from nxt lowest is fpd but for another product margin of 20% is not an fpd..(hypothetical figure).
3. despite many suggestions n green votes, and even if product goes oss, the deal does not stand anywhr near front page.
4. if futurebazaar 100 rs on 101 is fpd then no one else will get credit evn for posting link of iPhone 5 listed at rs 101 (hypothetical case) ..but why?

assuming admin is blindly trusting mods for fpd selection then its time for admin to re-evaluate their judgement capability.

and in case if admin is also involved then it seems its time to share deals via whatsapp or emails instead of dd.

PS :
1.I dont care a damn for this fpd credit or karma system.They do not value anything in real world.
2.I dont even get 1% of what dd earns through my links.
3. Please don’t give me lollipop of Dimes system.

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and one more thing..u gotta create a new forum..deals which deserves to be fpd but it beeds to be evaluated if it holds true..

like the current pantech phone ( i am not aiming on deal posted as i myself have purchased one and this is my first purchase on global easy buy ) ..well,that deal is a real good deal considering ebay ,seller feedback, and product features..

but since nobody have yet received under this from that seller hence i wud say its too early to promote it to fpd..instead there should b another section mentioning this deal is good but not yet sure whether wether it will turn out sweet or not..but it shud deserve same respect as of fpd..

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sweet in the sense 60-70% buyers received product in good shape and satisfied …satisfied does nt emply over expectation…

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tusharsethi90935 wrote:

well , u people seriously need to re read wat all stuff u wrote…many garbage deals ,garbage in the sense ( one or more than one reason(s) may hold valid)

and in case if admin is also involved then it seems its time to share deals via whatsapp or emails instead of dd.

PS :
1.I dont care a damn for this fpd credit or karma system.They do not value anything in real world.
2.I dont even get 1% of what dd earns through my links.
3. Please don’t give me lollipop of Dimes system.


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An Important Note:

If the deal does not contain price of the item, then it wont be considered for FPD. It has become a common nuisance with Homeshop18 superdeals.. Actual price is never updated in the original post and other perfectly valid posts gets marked as reposts. So, from now on, for such types of deals where price is unknown, the first accurate post will get the credit. So it does not simply become a rat race and dimers/visitors are able to find the best price…

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Admin wrote:

h1. An Important Note:

If the deal does not contain price of the item, then it wont be considered for FPD. It has become a common nuisance with Homeshop18 superdeals.. Actual price is never updated in the original post and other perfectly valid posts gets marked as reposts. So, from now on, for such types of deals where price is unknown, the first accurate post will get the credit. So it does not simply become a rat race and dimers/visitors are able to find the best price…


Admin ji, if a deal gets many vu and fpd suggestions from high post dimers, without any price comparison it must be assumed that this deal might be good or atleast worth looking..

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tusharsethi90935 wrote:

Admin wrote:

h1. An Important Note:

If the deal does not contain price of the item, then it wont be considered for FPD. It has become a common nuisance with Homeshop18 superdeals.. Actual price is never updated in the original post and other perfectly valid posts gets marked as reposts. So, from now on, for such types of deals where price is unknown, the first accurate post will get the credit. So it does not simply become a rat race and dimers/visitors are able to find the best price…


Admin ji, if a deal gets many vu and fpd suggestions from high post dimers, without any price comparison it must be assumed that this deal might be good or atleast worth looking..


And obviously we do that…. Just attaching a screenshot so it gives an idea on how many posts we have internally to just discuss this FP:

https://links.desidime.com?ref=forums&url=https://i.imgur.com/OsY5N.png

But still we have not achieved perfection https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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