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No of course it isn't, do you feel like you have wasted your time clicking through to this thread?

Well that is exactly how I feel when I click through a title in the hot deals forum, just to find out it is only hot deal if you live in a certain country, or on a certain continent.

Please, as a matter of courtesy when you are posting on this forum, take the time to include the country, currency or some other indicator of where the hot deal applies IN THE TITLE OF THE THREAD.

Examples might be:

Dominion for £19.99 on Amazon
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UK: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
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Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon.co.uk

If nothing else, this will remove a source of immense personal frustration.

Rant over, thank you for listening.

P.S. Just to be clear, Dominion is not currently available on Amazon.co.uk and it will probably cost a damn site more than £19.99 when it is.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
Bah! Hope dasher! May the fleas from a thousand goats infest your armpits!
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
I find it much less frustrating to click on a link to get the details of a Hot Deal than to get duped entirely.

When I click on a deal that does not have all of the information in the title, I understand that it may or may not apply to me. It's not that big a deal. But to have my time COMPLETELY wasted by a ruse is something different.

I understand your point, but this was an entirely obnoxious way to make it.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
What Kyle said.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
Frankly, I'm relieved, having just bought it for $30 US.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
You, sir, are annoying.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
Kyle,

At the point of writing, two people have chimed in to support you and a further 10 have thumbed your post. Every single one of these is in the US.

As it happens, the vast majority of people who raise the posts that have caused me so much irritation are also from the US.

You, and these other people have been duped once. I am duped every time I click on a thread promising me a good deal ony to find out it does not apply to me.

I have made my point nicely over and over again, gently asking the OP to retitle. Sometimes that has been acted on, sometimes ignored and in aggregate has got me nowhere, in fact the situation has got worse of late. If you have another suggestion to resolve this that would be great.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
boltongeordie wrote:

I have made my point nicely over and over again, gently asking the OP to retitle. Sometimes that has been acted on, sometimes ignored and in aggregate has got me nowhere, in fact the situation has got worse of late. If you have another suggestion to resolve this that would be great.


And annoying people is such a great way to make them cooperative.

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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
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I have made my point nicely over and over again, gently asking the OP to retitle. Sometimes that has been acted on, sometimes ignored and in aggregate has got me nowhere, in fact the situation has got worse of late. If you have another suggestion to resolve this that would be great.

BGG is a community. In any community, there are bound to be matters that any given community member will find irritating. Nonetheless, the positives of this community far outweigh the negatives.

I understand your frustration. I applaud the fact that you've asked for improvements. For whatever reason, the BGG community has not embraced your suggestions. It's certainly reasonable to assume that the community disagrees with your position. At a minimum, the community is not nearly as irritated as you are. It may not be fair to you that there is a geographical component, but that's what comes with the internet. I'm thankful that the community here is geographically diverse, even if it may be skewed toward certain countries.

How do you get what you're looking for? I don't know. The simple truth is that you many not get the relief you seek. This is likely, given that you've made multiple requests.

If I were you, I would either:
1) Think of a new strategy; or
2) Accept things the way they are.

I suspect that you'll be much happier with the latter. If you do continue to pursue this issue, I promise you that the tactic you used in this thread will only hurt your cause.

I, sincerely, wish you luck.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
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No of course it isn't

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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon

Kyle wrote
'I find it much less frustrating to click on a link to get the details of a Hot Deal than to get duped entirely.'

Well I find both equally fustrating.

I can see how someone that gets poked in the eye once would be less fustrated than one that gets poked in the eye 50 times a day.

Or how some one that lives in Siberia may not find may not totally understand the fustration of mosquitoes to inhabitants of warmer climates.

Your 'understanding' in my opnion, went out the window by the use of Obnoxious.

The OP was trying to make a point and from where I'm standing, made it very well. Should he do it another 100 times then he would lose my support.

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boltongeordie wrote:
You, and these other people have been duped once. I am duped every time I click on a thread promising me a good deal only to find out it does not apply to me.


You're looking at thread titles on a U.S. site and expecting it to be a deal in British pounds? And you think they are duping you? Give me a break. So if I'm in England and in a shop and see something listed for sale as "4.99" they're duping me if it's in pounds and not dollars?

If after all this time you're not paying enough attention to realize what's up, it's not everyone else's problem, it's yours.
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dannorder wrote:
boltongeordie wrote:
You, and these other people have been duped once. I am duped every time I click on a thread promising me a good deal only to find out it does not apply to me.


You're looking at thread titles on a U.S. site and expecting it to be a deal in British pounds? And you think they are duping you? Give me a break. So if I'm in England and in a shop and see something listed for sale as "4.99" they're duping me if it's in pounds and not dollars?

If after all this time you're not paying enough attention to realize what's up, it's not everyone else's problem, it's yours.

I thought this was meant to be an international site. If it isn't then fair enough but the OP did have a decent point which seems to have got lost among the annoyance.
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but the OP did have a decent point which seems to have got lost among the annoyance.
Thank you for proving my point.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
boltongeordie wrote:
No of course it isn't, do you feel like you have wasted your time clicking through to this thread?

Well that is exactly how I feel when I click through a title in the hot deals forum, just to find out it is only hot deal if you live in a certain country, or on a certain continent.

Please, as a matter of courtesy when you are posting on this forum, take the time to include the country, currency or some other indicator of where the hot deal applies IN THE TITLE OF THE THREAD.


If nothing else, you've convinced me to continue posting threads in the Hot Deals section without giving any clarification at all.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
To compound the problem, I have clicked on at least 5 deals that were Europe/UK only, but had no such indication in the title.

I wasted at least 2 minutes clicking on those. I just wasted at least 4 minutes reading over this thread.
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The OP has a good point, I think -- but people will be really put off because of the unfortunate way it was framed.
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
Given the title, the number of responses, and the lack of thumbs, I knew it was too good to be true before I clicked the link. I came to see the carnage!
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
boltongeordie wrote:
I have made my point nicely over and over again, gently asking the OP to retitle. Sometimes that has been acted on, sometimes ignored and in aggregate has got me nowhere, in fact the situation has got worse of late. If you have another suggestion to resolve this that would be great.


You ask the OP to change the title? It would take years for everyone to see your request, so other people will always be doing this. I don't ever remember seeing your requests in any threads I've read.

I also have never seen (or can find in your contributions) an original polite thread requesting this change. Especially without that attempt, I think this thread deserves the criticism it is getting.
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There is actually a pretty decent solution to this problem. If the flag associated with a post's creator were visible next to the title, it would be easy to distinguish currencies without forcing individuals to play nice.

Just my 2 Pfennige.

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Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
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But in which currency?

Which Amazon ?? Amazon.co.uk? Amazon.com?? Amazon.de???

I can't find this anywhere!!

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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
So... because people have unintentionally annoyed you, you decided to intentionally annoy others?

Childish, don't you think?

 
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Re: Dominion for 19.99 on Amazon
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I also have never seen (or can find in your contributions) an original polite thread requesting this change. Especially without that attempt, I think this thread deserves the criticism it is getting.
Well as my last one was only 6 days ago, you can't have been looking very hard.
 
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