Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month and Other Stats for April 2017

Well, instead of listening to me ramble, I'll just present to you our top 3 most recent viral posts from our Facebook page:

Sims - 2for10 - wool11
800 Likes, 80 Shares, 85 Comments || 354 Likes, 33 Shares, 48 Comments || 241 Likes, 16 Shares, 21 Comments

Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • Allow user to save 'Exclude international competitions' setting under My Account -> Settings -> Competitions and Not Entered comps page.
  • Send warning emails to inactive users with subscriptions to notify them that their subscriptions will be deleted unless they log in. (Previously just removing inactive)
  • Fix bug where all comp reminders were being deleted overnight. So those who put reminders for comps, they will now work! Useful for those daily entry comps.
  • Spruced up the event pages.
  • Do not auto expire deals that haven't started yet (for people who post deals way way way in advance)
  • Detection of banned email addresses via Facebook/G+ logins (e.g. we ban disposable domains)
  • Competition front page will now feature comps that 15+ people have entered (was 5+ votes)
  • The amount of negative comment votes for a negative vote on a deal has been increased Comment
  • Enforcing only personal listings (no businesses) on classifieds. Forum Post.
Members

Members of the Month

April 2017

Winners from last month:

  • RewardBucks for posting the 2nd most popular deal last month, 20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay. Most popular one went to another eBay deal posted by JSQUARED, who is a staff member at OzBargain. That deal took 12 minutes and 20 seconds to get onto the OzBargain front page and received +618/-13 votes. RewardBucks also posted the most deals last month (42 deals with +61.6 average votes), and 23 of them got onto the front page.

  • chumlee for posting the most clicked deal last month, 50% off @ New Balance that received almost 30,000 clicks, and is the most popular deal in the Sports Category. I almost bought a pair of Fresh Foam 1080, hesitated, and by the time I came back it's all sold out…

  • gnv9 for again being the queen of competitions. Win Samsung Galaxy S8 from Harvey Norman was the most popular comp with +51 votes and 158 entries. She also posted 348 competitions in April.

  • altomic for being a top-rated commenter last month, who was amongst the top 10 most commented users, and with the best voting average (364 comments, average +2.48 votes, 15 +5 votes and 52 +15 votes).

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports: 2619 (avg: 1 report every ~16 minutes)
  • Deals Removed: 346 (2144 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 83 (1025 published)

    • Reasons:

      • Duplicate - 155
      • Referral SPAM - 45
      • Sockpuppeting - 34
      • SPAM - 34
      • No Bargains Listed - 25
      • Requested by OP - 21
      • Insufficient Quantity - 16
      • Not Available to Australia - 9
      • Expired on Posting - 6
      • Unobtainable Deal - 4
      • Deal doesn't meet eBay posting guidelines - 4
      • Competitions aren't bargains - 2
      • Out of stock on posting - 2
      • Combine Posts - 1
      • Price Matches aren't bargains - 1
      • Amazon eBook posts are not allowed for associated users - 1
      • Circumventing Ban - 0

      • Everything else - 69

Most Deals Posted by a User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
RewardBucks 42 61.67
tightarse 38 128.84
easternculture 35 19.09
bonky 31 15.19
altomic 28 23.43
tonester 28 12.18
hamza23 23 62.91
TRENT86 23 56.39
Lysander 21 18.90
Clear 18 67.17

Most Deals Posted by a New User & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
comparemeals 8 4.62
igorekh 5 21.00
addictedtoaudio 3 55.67
herbzzz 3 5.00
jennyshealth 3 4.00
freedominflatables 3 2.00
misshappypants 3 1.67
RJL 2 34.50
popcornready 2 31.50
DonaldDr4per 2 13.00

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Users & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote
tightarse 38 128.84
RewardBucks 23 98.70
hamza23 16 84.06
TRENT86 12 93.75
Clear 10 107.30
nocure 10 95.30
lyl 8 60.88
Lizard Spock 8 47.88
RogueWolf 7 76.29
Savas 5 122.80

Most Front-Page Deals posted by Store Reps & Vote Avg (Top 10)

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
IWantThatFlight 4 70.50 3 0
boratsagdiyev 3 119.00 13 0
danilochan 3 110.33 18 6
MyGroceries.com.au 3 44.00 2 0
oscinator1988 2 145.00 12 2
lyl 2 73.00 27 7
addictedtoaudio 2 72.00 13 3
Outthere 1 221.00 1 0
Caleb57 1 184.00 1 1
Saffron-Store 1 118.00 45 0

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 348 6.69
Katie2014 134 3.31
Phalaxis 86 8.43
pfaftle 46 3.93
Knoxy in Oz 26 3.73
neil 17 2.35
hamza23 11 5.64
JSQUARED 6 6.83
MrtheMoonbear 4 6.50
subboy 4 4.75

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
Spackbace 254 234
Baysew 105 102
Steptoe 40 36
BarginHunter 36 36
tonester 36 35
dasher86 36 36
O O 21 18
Make it so 17 17
petestrash 12 12
chadiwrx 11 11
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
jv 841 1.11 77 18 38 4
tuzii 786 0.56 63 13 44 9
PJC 713 0.94 20 2 0 0
Diji1 584 0.91 42 10 22 5
Scab 444 2.28 54 9 3 0
Scrooge McDuck 375 2.34 54 12 3 0
altomic 364 2.48 53 15 0 0
John Kimble 315 1.53 30 6 1 0
Savas 308 1.95 26 3 1 0
0p 291 0.21 6 1 5 2

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Your toddler doesn't need an 264 scrambledeggs 2017-04-03
Eat less food and do more 203 scrambledeggs 2017-04-09
dad forgot to log off his 170 jv 2017-04-25
Your toddler doesn't need an 144 jpv 2017-04-03
Your toddler doesn't need an 135 Gronk 2017-04-03
On black. 128 tomleonhart 2017-04-01
…range of available shoes. 116 asubtleviolence 2017-04-19
Just say 'Thanks for the 113 Cheapo333 2017-04-23
You are fat because you want 112 Vampyr 2017-04-09
I'm so sorry to hear that 111 iratepirate 2017-04-24

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Actually I hope the other -130 RockyRaccoon 2017-04-12
Yes he does for my sanity -66 Laura11 2017-04-03
Just got the confirmation -55 DisabledUser215030 2017-04-10
It's a public holiday, just -53 nobarginsarehere 2017-04-16
its called a satchel - grow -49 CamerasDirect 2017-04-28
i wouldn't buy that POS if -48 dono2 2017-04-03
Screaming like a spoilt -47 doctordv8 2017-04-12
not exactly true. I have -45 ozzyoi 2017-04-09
Go jump. -43 alz 2017-04-18
Could you go $899? It isn't -42 hell0 2017-04-24

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
@Ryanek: Because some 22 22 Scrooge McDuck 2017-04-21
Any bargains ? A maximum 21 19 jv 2017-04-24
Thanks TA! excuse my 19 18 lippy 2017-04-18
Yawn 19 19 Neo 2017-04-19
They are smashed avo inner 17 19 MrEs 2017-04-02
The brushless ryobi is a lot 16 16 jv 2017-04-22
This morning I saw 15 14 Scrooge McDuck 2017-04-07
Wow jv you have made 44000 15 13 Alexsim 2017-04-22
Yes, because doctors can't 15 15 jv 2017-04-24
Not if I subsequently sat in 12 11 yoyomablue 2017-04-08

Comments with a net vote between 2 and -2 where the comment has 6 or more positive votes.

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
Organise to have it 51 47 Spackbace 2017-04-22
Any bargains ? A maximum 21 20 jv 2017-04-24
Thanks TA! excuse my 19 18 lippy 2017-04-18
They are smashed avo inner 17 19 MrEs 2017-04-02
This morning I saw 15 14 Scrooge McDuck 2017-04-07
Wow jv you have made 44000 15 13 Alexsim 2017-04-22
The 'centre right' Liberal 12 10 arcticmonkey 2017-04-19
Some (many) think the 60 12 11 iDroid 2017-04-10
This stuff tastes like shit. 12 11 Bellpop 2017-04-08
Not if I subsequently sat in 12 11 yoyomablue 2017-04-08

Comments with a net vote of + or - 20% with pos vote count of 10 or more.


Deals

Top 10 fastest deals to the front page

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to Front
$10 off $50+ Spend on eBay 627 JSQUARED 2017-04-10 10.42
20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay 605 RewardBucks 2017-04-25 12.12
20% off BIG W @ eBay (Plus Postage) 227 tightarse 2017-04-06 12.17
eBay 5% off Sitewide (Minimum $30 Spend) 314 redfox1200 2017-04-11 12.70
Guitar Tuner $2 with Free Shipping from Reverb 165 jerome38 2017-04-13 17.55
Fabric Braided 1m Micro USB Data/Charging Cable US $0.05 (~AU $0.07) Delivered @ Gearbest 165 tightarse 2017-04-21 18.45
$30 Free Credit @ UberEATS 244 FiveFingerDiscount 2017-04-04 19.62
Woolworths Rewards: 500 + 1000 Bonus Points (for Subscribing to Email) 306 h4lcyon 2017-04-10 21.38
Nintendo Switch Console $385, Zelda BOTW $73.1, Horizon Zero Dawn $73.1, LEGO Porsche 911 $328.3 Delivered + More @ BigW eBay 142 hamza23 2017-04-06 23.40
USB 3.1 Type C Male to Micro USB 2.0 Female Adapter $0.10 Delivered @ ShoppingSquare 132 danilochan 2017-04-05 24.53

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
$10 off $50+ Spend on eBay 627 JSQUARED 2017-04-10 37.48
$30 Free Credit @ UberEATS 244 FiveFingerDiscount 2017-04-04 41.63
20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay 605 RewardBucks 2017-04-25 42.22
Fabric Braided 1m Micro USB Data/Charging Cable US $0.05 (~AU $0.07) Delivered @ Gearbest 165 tightarse 2017-04-21 57.40
Guitar Tuner $2 with Free Shipping from Reverb 165 jerome38 2017-04-13 75.18
20% off BIG W @ eBay (Plus Postage) 227 tightarse 2017-04-06 99.67
Dick Smith by Sangean DPR-44 AM/FM/DAB+ Radio $29 w/free Shipping @ Dick Smith / Kogan (Identical to DPR-45, RRP $239) 241 mubd1234 2017-04-24 114.23
eBay 5% off Sitewide (Minimum $30 Spend) 314 redfox1200 2017-04-11 116.17
Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers & Keynote for Mac & iOS Free for All Users 257 tightarse 2017-04-19 129.32
50% off @ New Balance 350 chumlee 2017-04-06 135.07

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
$10 off $50+ Spend on eBay 627 5299 JSQUARED 2017-04-10
20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay 605 16370 RewardBucks 2017-04-25
Guzman y Gomez $5 Burrito Day - May 5th All Locations 388 3710 ScratchMaster 2017-04-21
AmEx Statement Credit: David Jones Online (Spend $150 Get $30 Back) 366 4686 forumninja 2017-04-26
Domino's Pizza 50% off Pick Up or Delivery (Excludes Value, Melbourne Range & Hawaiian) 361 5813 kaBargain 2017-04-25
50% off @ New Balance 350 29320 chumlee 2017-04-06
Wilson Parking $50 Parking Credit & 1000 Bonus Velocity Points When You Sign up to to Wilson One (Free) 325 15845 Schumi5 2017-04-15
eBay 5% off Sitewide (Minimum $30 Spend) 314 4062 redfox1200 2017-04-11
Woolworths Rewards: 500 + 1000 Bonus Points (for Subscribing to Email) 306 5746 h4lcyon 2017-04-10
[PC/Mac] The Witcher: Enhanced Edition FREE @ GOG (Courtesy of Ars Technica) 296 4134 rob01 2017-04-25

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
50% off @ New Balance 350 29320 chumlee 2017-04-06
Further 50% off Already Reduced Women's, Men's & Miss Shop Clothing + Women's & Men's Shoes @ Myer 217 26601 deb3103 2017-04-28
50% off Sale Items @ The Iconic (Inc Nike) 179 22606 Peanut money 2017-04-19
Adidas Outlet up to 50% off (Tees, Shorts from $17, Shoes from $50 + More) 87 21781 brokeunistudent 2017-04-11
40% off at Nike Factory Outlets 147 17672 Jumbolkna 2017-04-27
20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay 605 16370 RewardBucks 2017-04-25
Wilson Parking $50 Parking Credit & 1000 Bonus Velocity Points When You Sign up to to Wilson One (Free) 325 15845 Schumi5 2017-04-15
Free Property Report from NAB 187 14921 spider man 2017-04-05
20% off BIG W @ eBay (Plus Postage) 227 14243 tightarse 2017-04-06
OzSale - Havaianas Thongs $3.98 Delivered (Was $24.99) - New Customers Only 144 13605 adr8 2017-04-20

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay - 92,352
  2. [Price Error] Mac Pro at Qantas Store for 93K points, or 5K points + $520 - 76,115
  3. 50% off @ New Balance - 37,920
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Unltd Calls&Txt 4GB $65/$69 Per Month (24 Month Contract) @ Woolworths Mobile - 36,864
  5. Wilson Parking $50 Parking Credit & 1000 Bonus Velocity Points When You Sign up to to Wilson One (Free) - 34,507

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive Wilson Parking $50 Parking Credit & 1000 Bonus Velocity Points When You Sign up to to Wilson One (Free) 325 15934 Schumi5 2017-04-15
Books & Magazines AmEx Statement Credit: Dymocks Spend $50 or More, Get $10 Back 139 1626 Chuppa 2017-04-11
Computing Apple Makes iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers & Keynote for Mac & iOS Free for All Users 258 1099 tightarse 2017-04-19
Dining & Takeaway Guzman y Gomez $5 Burrito Day - May 5th All Locations 388 3711 ScratchMaster 2017-04-21
Education 92 Free $0 Courses @ Udemy Online Courses (All Links inside Post) 166 454 doweyy 2017-04-18
Electrical & Electronics 20% off Tech at Participating Stores @ eBay 605 16389 RewardBucks 2017-04-25
Entertainment Free 3 Months Netflix, Stan and Pandora from Virgin Australia (Flight with Wi-Fi Required) 131 1257 Redwood 2017-04-20
Fashion & Apparel 50% off @ New Balance 350 29329 chumlee 2017-04-06
Financial AmEx Statement Credit: David Jones Online (Spend $150 Get $30 Back) 366 4830 forumninja 2017-04-26
Gaming [PC/Mac] The Witcher: Enhanced Edition FREE @ GOG (Courtesy of Ars Technica) 297 4141 rob01 2017-04-25
Groceries Woolworths Rewards: 500 + 1000 Bonus Points (for Subscribing to Email) 307 5774 h4lcyon 2017-04-10
Health & Beauty Priceline - 50% off Big Brands Sale - Includes L’Oréal Skincare, Nivea, Neutrogena, Palmolive, Revlon, Dove, Dr. LeWinn's, Lynx 247 11209 undercut 2017-04-30
Home & Garden Ryobi One+ 18V Drill and Driver Kit $99 (Was $199) @ Bunnings (In Store) 247 7962 TRENT86 2017-04-22
Internet ½ Price All Skype Gift Cards, ½ Price Sirena Tuna 185g $2 @ Coles (Starts April 5) 144 1941 tightarse 2017-04-01
Mobile Optus SIM Only (12mth Plan) $40 (Students $36): 12GB (Incl. 2GB Bonus for 12mths), Unlimited Calls/Txt, 300 International Mins 246 5441 Schumi5 2017-04-22
Other $10 off $50+ Spend on eBay 627 5302 JSQUARED 2017-04-10
Pets Petbarn 25% off Storewide 82 3811 iceborg 2017-04-20
Sports & Outdoors 40% off at Nike Factory Outlets 147 17717 Jumbolkna 2017-04-27
Toys & Kids Target Toy Sale: 50% off Lego Star Wars Assault on Hoth $199, Lego Bat Cave $199, Hot Wheels $1 (Target eBay 20% off Lego etc) 87 6220 tightarse 2017-04-04
Travel Sticker for Myki Card Delivered Free (Melb) 252 12045 lozbargain 2017-04-02

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win a Samsung Galaxy S8 (Midnight Black) Worth $1,199 from Harvey Norman 52 1874 156 gnv9 2017-04-17
Win 1 of 985 Prizes (Budgie Smugglers, Caps, Beanies + Other Prizes) from Four'N'Twenty 36 968 93 Katie2014 2017-04-15
Win an Intel® Core™ i7-Powered Gaming PC from Ironside Computers 33 941 88 gnv9 2017-04-07
Win BCF Gift Cards - Play Fishing Game 30 1088 32 Spackbace 2017-04-04
Win an AMD Ryzen™ 7 Gaming PC Worth $3,300 from Thermaltake/MSI Gaming/AMD/Hardware Unboxed 29 934 86 gnv9 2017-04-06
Win 1 of 10 Perisher Snow Weekend Packages in Jindabyne for 2 Worth $1,350 or an ALDI Snow Gear Pack from ALDI [Except NT/TAS] 26 866 75 gnv9 2017-04-20
Win an ROG GR8 II Mini Gaming PC Worth $1,330 or 1 of 3 ROG Goodie Bags from ASUS ROG 24 766 82 gnv9 2017-04-12
Win an ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VS Gaming Laptop Worth $3,099 from ASUS ROG/Echo Fox 24 855 78 gnv9 2017-04-28
Win a Suzuki Swift GLX worth $23,500 from Suzuki 24 918 84 Phalaxis 2017-04-28
Win a GALAX GeForce® GTX 1080 HOF Graphics Card Worth $909 or 1 of 7 Other Prizes from GALAX 24 581 69 gnv9 2017-04-21

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 60 $1,000 Daily Cash Prizes +/- $100,000 from Beam Suntory Australia [Purchase Jim Beam] 2 2478 3 Phalaxis 2017-04-11
Win a Samsung Galaxy S8 (Midnight Black) Worth $1,199 from Harvey Norman 52 1874 156 gnv9 2017-04-17
Win a 2017 Hyundai i30 SR Car Worth $40,000 from Hyundai 21 1264 73 gnv9 2017-04-17
Win BCF Gift Cards - Play Fishing Game 30 1088 32 Spackbace 2017-04-04
Win 1 of 4 Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones Worth $1,199 or 1 of 4 $100 EFTPOS Gift Cards from Samsung 22 1066 96 gnv9 2017-04-14
Win 1 of 3 Trips to Adelaide + One of The Winners Will Also Win a Renault Koleos Worth $26,500 from Renault 18 1050 64 Katie2014 2017-04-29
Win a 25D Luxury Europe River Cruise Package for 2 Worth $44,680 from Scenic 10 969 52 gnv9 2017-04-01
Win a Trip for 2 to Singapore (Includes Flights, Accommodation, Attraction Tickets, Spa/F&B Vouchers) from Singapore Airlines 18 968 45 JSQUARED 2017-04-17
Win 1 of 985 Prizes (Budgie Smugglers, Caps, Beanies + Other Prizes) from Four'N'Twenty 36 968 93 Katie2014 2017-04-15
Win an Intel® Core™ i7-Powered Gaming PC from Ironside Computers 33 941 88 gnv9 2017-04-07
  • Competition Pageviews: 351,630 | March: 358,575 (-1.94%)
  • Comps Posted: 749 | March: 915
  • Comps Won: 96 | March: 220

  • Biggest Competition Win:

$5000 from Nova


Other stats

Top 5 most popular forum thread by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. How to Invest $5,000,000? - 28,389
  2. Things That Aren't Value for Money! - 28,273
  3. [Price Error] Mac Pro at Qantas Store for 93K points, or 5K points + $520 - 27,755
  4. What to do - property nightmare. - 22,563
  5. How Much Money Did You Save and Bank by The Age of 25? - 20,113

Top 5 most popular wiki pages by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 14,862
  2. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 5,046
  3. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 2,272
  4. List of Price Comparison Websites - 1,498
  5. Telstra Prepaid Starter Pack Guide - 1,479

Top 5 most popular stores (in pageviews of their store page)

  1. Dominos - 146,920
  2. eBay - 37,158
  3. Uber Eats - 18,323
  4. Hungry Jacks - 16,521
  5. Uber - 15,970

Top 10 most popular stores (amount of published deals posted)

Store Count Avg Vote
JB Hi-Fi 55 26.47
Coles 47 49.11
BIG W 44 29.70
Woolworths 43 45.88
Target Australia 42 38.26
Amazon 41 22.88
Myer 36 38.17
Harvey Norman 29 19.76
Officeworks 25 46.28
I Want That Flight 23 42.96

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
I Want That Flight 613
American Express Cashback Offers 417
American Express 251
DeliveryHero 227
Specsavers 188
eBay 159
Woolworths 121
Menulog 119
Pinchme 119
JB Hi-Fi 112

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
lego 182
dyson 160
sonos 160
eneloop 159
ps4 135
amex 131
nintendo switch 130
specsavers 112
chromecast 99
japan 96

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. Whirlpool Forums - 99,935
  2. Facebook - 88,047
  3. Oursteps - 36,172
  4. MSN - 32,396
  5. Twitter - 31,015

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 59.38%
  2. Safari 26.53%
  3. Firefox 6.48%
  4. Internet Explorer 2.49%
  5. Safari (in-app) 1.91%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2017: Jan - Feb - Mar
2016: Zeitgeist Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - August - September - October November - Dec
2015: Zeitgeist Dec - Nov - Oct - Sept - Aug - Jul - Jun -May - Apr - Mar - Jan
2014: Zeitgeist - Nov - Oct - Sept

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