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Old Nov 16, 12, 5:38 am
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Requirements for Coupon Codes?

What's with all these 'newbies' with ONE post asking for discount codes and we never hear from them again? Can we suggest discount code threads be like Coupon Connection and have a minimum post count before anyone can view the thread?
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Old Nov 16, 12, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
What's with all these 'newbies' with ONE post asking for discount codes and we never hear from them again? Can we suggest discount code threads be like Coupon Connection and have a minimum post count before anyone can view the thread?
I like rules ..... but convince me of the need
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Old Nov 16, 12, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
What's with all these 'newbies' with ONE post asking for discount codes and we never hear from them again? Can we suggest discount code threads be like Coupon Connection and have a minimum post count before anyone can view the thread?
If I wasn't leaving Hilton, I'd offer to maintain a post #1 with known codes and then forget about the posts asking for a code.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
What's with all these 'newbies' with ONE post asking for discount codes and we never hear from them again? Can we suggest discount code threads be like Coupon Connection and have a minimum post count before anyone can view the thread?
IIRC, IB has stated (view) restriction can only be applied by forums, not by individual threads. If that's the case, unless you are asking TB to consider a Coupon Codes Forum, there's no way to impose such restriction on viewers. I think catering a Coupon Codes Forum for those one post/shot wonders is simply unnecessary.

IMHO, those one-post coupon code beggers are just like spammers. They are takers and leave when mission accomplished. I doubt they would even bother to post their thank-you notes. It might be easier for MODs to treat them like spammers and remove their posts and/or threads. And for regular FTers like me, we can just ignore those "requests."

For codes flowing or sharing in CC, we've already established 180/180 rule. So no worries there.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by lin821 View Post
IIRC, IB has stated (view) restriction can only be applied by forums, not by individual threads. If that's the case, unless you are asking TB to consider a Coupon Codes Forum, there's no way to impose such restriction on viewers. I think catering a Coupon Codes Forum for those one post/shot wonders is simply unnecessary.

IMHO, those one-post coupon code beggers are just like spammers. They are takers and leave when mission accomplished. I doubt they would even bother to post their thank-you notes. It might be easier for MODs to treat them like spammers and remove their posts and/or threads. And for regular FTers like me, we can just ignore those "requests."

For codes flowing or sharing in CC, we've already established 180/180 rule. So no worries there.
This (especially the part about the thread, but overall the entire post), although I don't see the need for a mod to treat someone asking for a code like a spammer/remove the post. Most FTers will ignore the request, and sometimes someone does have or finds a code (doesn't need to be a corp one) that can be helpful to the 1-time poster asking.

In the Marriott forum we have a sticky of publicly available codes that anyone can use.

Re: corporate codes, the irony is that unless someone actually works for the company they're not allowed to use it (up to each person's ethics on whether to do so), so if it were me I wouldn't be pointing fingers or complaining about 1-time posters asking for codes. I'd keep the head down & hope that the hotel or car rental, etc, chain doesn't finally notice & ask that the thread(s) be deleted entirely

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Old Nov 17, 12, 10:09 am
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We have many people who come to FT and ask a question... and never show up again. Why single out "code" requesters here? Is this really that much of a problem? I rarely even notice it.... not a bother to me.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
In the Marriott forum we have a sticky of publicly available codes that anyone can use.

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I'd keep the head down & hope that the hotel or car rental, etc, chain doesn't finally notice & ask that the thread(s) be deleted entirely
Actually, I think the thread you mention in the Marriott forum works fairly well for what the OP may really want.

First, provides a single thread where the codes can be listed and maintained. Second, any requests for codes or questions about them can easily be moved into that thread. Third, it doesn't really matter if it is a seasoned FT vet or new single post member, they have a place to look and it won't "clutter" the rest of the forum or some other forum.

And just a historical note on the Marriott forum, the publicly available codes thread you mention is actually the 2nd such thread. Due to the proliferation of corporate codes listed in the original one, Marriott asked that those codes be removed as they were private.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by wharvey View Post
We have many people who come to FT and ask a question... and never show up again. Why single out "code" requesters here?
Good point.

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