New users are restricted from posting for 24 hours due to an influx of SPAM related posts.
If you have a very good deal and you must post it right now, you can use the Talk with a Moderator forum to request an override.
Also note that some overseas visitors will have longer cool-down period to reduce SPAM.
You can not remove the deal yourself. Please click the report button underneath your deal with an explanation and a moderator will assess your request. Please note that if the deal is popular or if the deal has important value regarding discussions, it may not be removed.
For further issues, please open a new thread on the Talk with a Moderator forum and discuss why you would want to have your deal removed, even after reading the above FAQ item. Moderators will access on case by case basis to determine whether the posted deal should be removed.
See the Tips and Hints page for more information.
You can not remove a comment yourself. Please hit the report link below the comment and a moderator will assist in you. Please note that if the comment is useful or is important to a conservation it may not be removed.
You can edit your comment for a short period of time after posting. You will not be able to edit your comment after a reply is made to your comment. It is important to keep original comments to ensure the conversation makes sense and stays intact.
- Duplicate Comments
- Personal Attacks
- Foul Language
- Affiliate or Referral Links
- Links to something you are selling personally
- Comment signatures
- Links to illegal or inappropriate websites.
Please see the Commenting Guidelines for more details.
Add “type:forum” to the search keywords to search just the forums. You can also go to specific forums, and type in your search keywords in the search input box directly above the topic listing table to search just within that forum.
By default search result is ordered by “relevancy” which take preference if a keyword appears in the title. If you want to all matched result to be reversely sorted by date, add “sort:created” to the search keywords.
- Prepare a 128×128 image that you wish to use as profile avatar. (Note: with latest Gravatar you can use an image up to 512×512 although OzBargain does not yet have a plan to support profile images at that size)
- Sign up Gravatar using the same email address as the one you use on OzBargain.
- Upload your image. Done!
Currently there is no way to change username directly on the OzBargain website. You need to either use Talk with a Moderator forum or Contact a support to request the name change. You can use user search to check whether a username has already been used.
You can change your username at most once each year.
See Posting Ban Explained for some explanations on the temporary ban on posting deals. You might also be in Penalty Box. If you have issues regarding the ban/penalty box, please use Talk with Moderators forum to discuss it with the moderators.
Short answer – you cannot literally delete your account on our database.
If for some reason you no longer wish to use OzBargain, please use the contact form to request your account to be cancel. If you have not triggered any action (posting a deal, a forum topics, a comment, voting for deals, etc), then we can purge your records from the database.
However if actions have already been performed, in order to keep the database integrity, we can only offer to block your account and have personal information removed (i.e. your email address).
You can use this URL to set it back to using the mobile site: http://www.ozbargain.com.au/api/mobile/setfullsite?mobile=1
There is currently no official OzBargain app, however there are a few unofficial apps that you can see here.
Removal of deals generally occur if the deal is:
- A duplicate (deal has been posted recently)
- SPAM or an advertisement for the store instead of a deal.
- Better suited to the forums (e.g. Selling or swapping request, competitions)
- Not available to Australia (Retailer can't ship to Australia.)
- Listing issue (e.g. Lack of ABN for eBay deal, referrals for group buy sites.)
- Banned items (e.g. Adult products, gambling.)
- Sockpuppeting/Meatpuppeting (Companies falsely pretending to be customers.)
Removal of deals can only be done by moderators and not by users. Please use the report button for any removal requests.
Additionally, if enough people negative vote a deal, the post is hidden from the new deals page. You can still access the deal if you know the direct URL.
The new deals page has all the latest deals that have been submitted by users. They are displayed in order from most recently published. However, when a deal becomes popular (reaches a threshold based of votes), it is moved to the Front page. The number of positive votes to push a deal to the front page changes based on the sites popularity and other factors. However, you can override the settings by
- Go to the New Deals page.
- Click on “Preference” just under the title.
- Adjust the “Minimum Votes” value.
Please see this blog post for detailed instructions.
You can do so by clicking the Add to Folders link located at the bottom of each deal. Please see this blog post for instructions.
Do you operate a store and would like to offer your deals to the OzBargain community? Please read Frequently Asked Questions for Merchants.
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