Thread title trial

edited 9 November 2011 at 10:25PM in Quick! Grabbit while you can
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edited 9 November 2011 at 10:25PM in Quick! Grabbit while you can
Evening everyone

We thought we'd trial a suggestion made by forum user cambermam recently that may help you all skim down the Grabbit board more quickly if you're short of time.

So, as an experiment, where possible (accepting there is a character limit) can you use this format for the title if you're starting a thread?:


Store: [Item] [Price/Was Price] [online/instore] [E (Expires)]

For example:

Tesco: Hartley's Jelly pots glitch (free) instore only E:13/11/11
Asda: Muller Corner glitch (10 for 30p) instore only E: 15/11/11
Amazon: Fisher Price Baby Walker £5 (was £30) E: 21/11/11
Sainsburys: Cars 2 Wii game £10 (was £35) online only E: 18/11/11

This isn't a rule at the moment, it's not set in stone and if people don't do it, it's not a problem, it's just an idea to see whether it makes the board easier to read. Let's give it a couple of weeks. Feel free to post below on how you think it's going after that.
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  • either the examples were not good or forget it. i dont wish to be mean but i understood what the proposer meant but the examples were confusing
  • jenniewbjenniewb Forumite
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    I think it would be even better if you had a sort of app at the end of the thread, before you submit it could pop up or something and just ask "are you asking a question or posting an offer?" That way non grab-its could go straight to a non grab it board and this helps you narrow things down further and perhaps even cuts down some of the work for the moderators.
  • RavenRaven Forumite
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    I think this is a great idea . . . .

    Put all the Supplier id's at the front of each thread so they can keep track of their items easily - will especially help the T managers fix their own screw-ups as quick as we find them for them.


    Will Mse recieve a stipend for this service. :D



    I dont wish to offend anyone but dont think this is a great idea unless we are going to concentrate on special deals offered by the top three - surely mse is about soo much more than that, even in the grabbit. :(




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  • jenniewb wrote: »
    I think it would be even better if you had a sort of app at the end of the thread, before you submit it could pop up or something and just ask "are you asking a question or posting an offer?" That way non grab-its could go straight to a non grab it board and this helps you narrow things down further and perhaps even cuts down some of the work for the moderators.


    Good idea. agree with this.
  • I think it would be better if there was some kind of auto-form to fill in to provide that information because not everyone will read how to post a thread title, especially newbies? x

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  • Ken68Ken68 Forumite
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    Thank you Andrea, saves going thru a lot of chat.
    NAME...DETAILS....EXPIRY DATE. Simples.
  • 7 stickys before you find a grabbit now
  • No offence meant but this hasn't been thought through, it just seems like a knee-jerk reaction to some of the complainers on here!

    I don't think it's going to work because:

    a) people won't do it (just look how many grabbits have been posted on here since you mentioned this and not one poster has taken a blind bit of notice of what you said :rotfl:)

    b) the suggested format is confusing, and anyway not all offers will be able to be listed in that way as they don't conform nicely to your ideals, so you are going to have a mish mash of titles which will make it worse I think.

    If you are going to do something like this you need to say "Titles must be done like this" and then enforce it, otherwise it's a complete non starter.
    pennywise2 wrote: »
    7 stickys before you find a grabbit now

    Quite! I've never understood why so many are needed, or why this one http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3499047 nneds to be a sticky! If it's a popular thread it will stay at or near the top of the board anyway, if not it will just die a death, forcing it to be at the top of the board isn't actually fair on other worthy grabbits IMO.

    and is this one http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=9726 actually needed as a sticky these days (and the last post on it was in 2005!)
  • I think most of the thread titles are easy enough to understand.

    I don't think people will often know the expiry date of offers/glitches?

    I would suggest the title needs to say what the item is and why is it a grabbit, eg glitch, half price, 25% for one day only. That sort of thing. No vague titles.

    Also don't say 'today/tomorrow/next week' give actual dates :)
  • floartfloart Forumite
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    on hot uk deals they do this already, the form with this data i mean, have you been to look?
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