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help:title_guidelines [2016/08/11 12:25]
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help:title_guidelines [2017/05/04 16:33] (current)
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   * **Be descriptive** -- a title that just says //"Big Sale at Isetan"// is much less useful than a title that says //"Kids Wear 70% off Sale at Isetan Tampines Store Only"//   * **Be descriptive** -- a title that just says //"Big Sale at Isetan"// is much less useful than a title that says //"Kids Wear 70% off Sale at Isetan Tampines Store Only"//
-  * **Don't be spammy** -- a title should be clear, concise informative, i.e. providing sufficient information to let other members to decide whether it is a good bargain"Marketing speak" is not informative nor is personal opinion+  * **Don't be spammy** -- a title should be clear, conciseinformative and unbiased, i.e. providing sufficient information to let other members to decide whether it is a good deal. Marketing speak and personal opinions create bias
-  * Mention if users need to //Like// something on Facebook , //Retweet// something on Twitter, or some other online task that is needed before receiving product.+  * Mention if users need to //Like// on Facebook, //Retweet// on Twitter, or perform some other online task to acquire the deal.
  
 == Titles should state:- == == Titles should state:- ==
  
   - **Product model.** May include relevant - but brief - specifications such as screen size.   - **Product model.** May include relevant - but brief - specifications such as screen size.
-  - **Price.** May include discount or saving (e.g. "$2 off" or "half price) if enough space. However, the price should not include any referral discounts or cashback (commission refunds) - put that in the deal description instead.+  - **Price.** May include discount or saving (e.g. "$2 off" or "half price) if space allows. However, the price should NOT include any referral discounts or cashback (commission refunds) - include that in the deal description instead.
   - **Shipping cost.** Exact cost if known or approximate range.   - **Shipping cost.** Exact cost if known or approximate range.
   - **Company/merchant.**   - **Company/merchant.**
-  - **Location.** District (e.g. Orchard) if specific to an area.+  - **Location.** District (e.g. Orchard) if specific to an area. If a VPN is required to obtain the deal, please add 'VPN Required' to the title.
  
 == Titles should NOT include:- == == Titles should NOT include:- ==
  
-  * **Advertising phrases.** Like "Great price!" and "Hurry!" and most other things with an exclamation mark. Good bargains speak for themselves, and the community will ultimately decide with its votes. Advertising phrases are annoying and waste space that could be used to communicate relevant information. +  * **Advertising phrases or emojis.** Like "Great price 🤑!""Hurry!" and most other things with an exclamation mark. Good deals speak for themselves, and the community will ultimately decide with their votes. Advertising phrases annoy users and waste space that could be used to communicate relevant information. 
-  * **Too many specifications.** Specifications become meaningless when there are numerous bunches of numbers and letters. These should be included in the description instead. +  * **Too many specifications.** Specifications become meaningless when there are too many numbers and letters. Less vital specifications should be included in the description instead. 
-    * If model number/code is specified in the title, it should provide sufficient information for other members to find out the exact specification+    * If model number/code is specified in the title, it should provide sufficient information for other members to find out the exact specifications
-  * **Personal opinions.** Please leave any personal opinion on the deals in the post content, and keep the title clear and concise. That applies to both positive and negative views.+  * **Personal opinions.** Please leave any personal opinions about the deal in the post description, and keep the title clear and concise. This applies to both positive and negative views.
   * **Spelling errors.**   * **Spelling errors.**