Updates, Top Deals, Comments, Forum Posts, Members of The Month + Other Stats [September 2018]

Not much to report in the last 2 weeks. We're currently planning for OzBargain birthdays around the country.

Upcoming:


Site Updates of Interest (Not a full list)

  • eBay AU deals page now have a section for current eBay sales
  • Comment collapse/expand button on mobile
Members

Members of the Month

September 2018

We'll be doing something different for September — awarding contributors who have not yet been award this year. We are getting to a point where it has always been the same group of people posting most deals or competitions, and the same group of users winning our monthly awards. However OzBargain is a big community with thousands of other contributors, and here are some notable award winners from September 2018:

  • Darkii for posting the confirmation photo of upcoming AmEx Shop Small deal, a deal that has been very popular in the past. It was one of the top 10 deals last month, and it should get more popular when November hits.

  • Katie2014 has been posting quite a lot of competitions back in 2015 and 2016, took a break and has been back posting comps again. Last month she posted 158 competitions including the most clicked comp — Win Coles Little Shop Display Case from Nova100.

  • pifts for his/her random act of generosity of giving away Domino's ThickShake voucher when someone posted a WTB in Classified. This one is actually recommended by a moderator — yes we do look out for these kindness in the comments.

  • alvian for his work as a power user last month — 379 edits over 337 deals/forum posts.

Congratulations!

-Scotty

See more about members of the month

Moderation Stats:

  • Reports from users: 3913 (avg: 1 report every ~11 minutes) || August 2018: 4094 || September 2017: 3798
  • Deals Removed: 415 (2930 published) —- Forum Posts Removed: 102 (1058 published) — Competition Posts Removed: 15 (716 published)

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

User Deals Avg Vote
chibot 173 48.42
Being Askhole 159 37.66
nocure 62 70.03
save50 52 21.98
Jimmy007 31 33.81
tightarse 24 324.58
adr8 21 35.05
headphonejack 19 62.16
Clear 19 46.58
beatthatflight 19 21.84

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

User Deals Avg Vote
ameebaro 9 22.67
mirandacarey 6 8.00
Sophile1986 6 7.33
tracychuang 4 5.75
Jasmine1996 3 13.67
crypt05ingh 3 12.67
ThatOzzyBargainBoy 3 10.00
ankwaydirect 3 6.67
LAPASA-AU 3 3.33
Hualingkai 3 3.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote
chibot 81 87.89
Being Askhole 63 73.17
nocure 42 95.40
tightarse 24 324.58
headphonejack 14 78.64
doweyy 12 196.83
save50 12 68.67
Clear 10 76.70
Jimmy007 9 86.33
adr8 7 77.00

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

User Deals Avg Vote Comments Comments (Not OP)
tightarse 6 218.17 118 33
xev 6 68.83 142 58
Clear 3 89.00 466 339
Calmago 3 68.00 21 4
flightscout 2 103.00 7 0
erroorfree 2 87.50 68 0
rknell 2 36.00 20 1
gotyourback 1 216.00 85 63
bubbly 1 170.00 3 1
ev3nfl0w 1 132.00 42 1

Most Competitions posted by users (Top 10)

User Comps Avg Vote
gnv9 375 16.79
Katie2014 158 6.68
sss333 28 5.75
Phalaxis 18 19.00
Smalot11 15 15.53
pfaftle 9 9.33
Sascan 7 12.43
qptv 7 10.00
Iggemo 5 7.00
kosh52 3 11.67

Most Edits by a Power User

User Edits Uniques
alvian 379 337
Baysew 166 158
gnv9 91 86
doweyy 68 65
DuckKnight 39 36
Steptoe 35 33
O O 31 28
dasher86 21 21
tonester 17 17
stuhtb 12 12
Comments

Top 10 Commenters (# of comments, votes)

User Comments Avg Vote +5's +15's -5's -15's
HighAndDry 1113 1.37 81 18 12 1
Scab 708 1.69 83 9 13 1
jv 633 0.41 55 8 38 4
Clear 463 1.25 36 3 2 0
Diji1 432 0.81 28 11 18 2
PJC 429 0.94 25 0 0 0
Being Askhole 402 0.68 12 1 1 0
dragonindespair 382 0.75 16 3 3 1
tshow 339 2.35 49 12 0 0
chibot 308 0.79 10 1 1 0

Top 10 positively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
Don't use a mobile phone 313 greentea 2018-09-22
The hell? Do you not eat 176 2jzzzz 2018-09-09
Yes 151 oscargamer 2018-09-21
Been there, done that. Was 150 Sherminator 2018-09-07
Search Link 128 BlazinPast 2018-09-11
Maybe you shouldn't share 127 Godric 2018-09-09
Get around it people - it is 124 Josho 2018-09-19
@b0rat: only if they 118 Quantumcat 2018-09-15
Why would you want to stop 115 Super Kami Dende 2018-09-30
RRP is not a bargain 108 mattlol 2018-09-19

Top 10 negatively voted comments

Comment Votes User Posted
By risking my life? No -133 Homr 2018-09-19
Down voting due to lives -59 Homr 2018-09-19
FREE sewing needles -54 easternculture 2018-09-30
Ozbargainers could never -50 MrZ 2018-09-01
rubbish games' price drop -49 reinerdoggy 2018-09-18
Add the $99 Captain's -47 OzJD 2018-09-06
I do t think they will.. -45 Abrams88 2018-09-11
As long as the duration this -44 blaccdong 2018-09-09
What does 'City part of -44 Godric 2018-09-22
sorry new user here -43 zanos 2018-09-19

Top 10 controversial comments

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
The only problem with 22 24 Clear 2018-09-10
@oscargamer: BIT OF A 20 19 JimmyF 2018-09-10
Second time around i would 19 18 ripprind 2018-09-14
Oh, this sexiest campaign 18 19 PainToad 2018-09-07
Just what we need with all 17 15 ablqadir 2018-09-19
Perfect for weighing my 14 14 Yamai 2018-09-08
It's funny except when you 14 12 Diji1 2018-09-08
Hahahaha! Knew it wouldn't 13 14 mattlol 2018-09-12
@playswithfire: No, read the 11 13 HighAndDry 2018-09-05
Not a deal. Its there 11 10 paul11 2018-09-08

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

Comment +Votes -Votes User Posted
No Meat, No Deal !!! 31 26 jv 2018-09-21
can they do 27 23 HighAndDry 2018-09-10
The only problem with 22 24 Clear 2018-09-10
@Burnertoasty: PS4 Pro is 22 18 tempura 2018-09-07
@oscargamer: BIT OF A 20 19 JimmyF 2018-09-10
Second time around i would 19 18 ripprind 2018-09-14
Screw Ikea, they paid less 18 15 jb6 2018-09-04
Oh, this sexiest campaign 18 19 PainToad 2018-09-07
Just what we need with all 17 15 ablqadir 2018-09-19
THere's nothing beautiful 17 20 smuggler 2018-09-27

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 $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal 1544 tightarse 2018-09-21 4.73
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 547 tightarse 2018-09-25 7.02
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 595 tightarse 2018-09-13 9.43
Amazon AU 10%, Woolworths 5%, Telstra $125, Petbarn 10%, Wotif Hotels 10%, Catch 4%, CW 3% + More @ Cashrewards (Today Only) 271 tightarse 2018-09-26 10.18
Up to 8 Free Burgers in October by Donating $20 or More to Polished Man @ Grill'd (Grill'd App Required) 557 scotty 2018-09-07 10.67
10% off Storewide @ Chemist Warehouse (No Min Spend, Free Shipping Over $50, Online & Instore) 414 tightarse 2018-09-23 11.15
AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times) [November 2018] 547 Darkii 2018-09-26 11.20
5 FORTÈ Golf Ball Trial Pack - Free (Include Shipping) @ Forte Golf 137 Enjoyer 2018-09-20 11.40
[eBay Plus] 15% off All eBay Plus Items ($75 Min Spend, $200 Max Discount, Plus Members Only) @ eBay 516 tightarse 2018-09-16 11.62
eBay Australia Triple Cashback 3% (up from 1%) @ Cashrewards (4 Hours Only, 8:00pm - 11:59pm) 237 tightarse 2018-09-04 11.63

Top 10 fastest deals to 100 votes

Deal Votes User Posted Mins to +100
10% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal 1544 tightarse 2018-09-21 20.08
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 547 tightarse 2018-09-25 33.90
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 595 tightarse 2018-09-13 42.07
5 FORTÈ Golf Ball Trial Pack - Free (Include Shipping) @ Forte Golf 137 Enjoyer 2018-09-20 45.60
AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times) [November 2018] 547 Darkii 2018-09-26 45.95
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 427 tightarse 2018-09-19 46.48
[eBay Plus] 15% off All eBay Plus Items ($75 Min Spend, $200 Max Discount, Plus Members Only) @ eBay 516 tightarse 2018-09-16 48.57
[REGISTRATION CLOSED] AmEx Statement Credit: Harvey Norman (Spend $250, Get $50 Back) 473 flash659 2018-09-18 49.15
Free Vegan Cheeseburger 2.0 @ Grill'd (Dine in Only) 263 flatwhitepls 2018-09-26 58.17
25% off Uber Eats (Existing Users) 361 josephjohn84 2018-09-24 59.77

Top 10 most popular deals by votes

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
10% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal 1544 36843 tightarse 2018-09-21
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100) 595 6329 tightarse 2018-09-13
Up to 8 Free Burgers in October by Donating $20 or More to Polished Man @ Grill'd (Grill'd App Required) 557 8071 scotty 2018-09-07
AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times) [November 2018] 547 6872 Darkii 2018-09-26
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 547 4724 tightarse 2018-09-25
[eBay Plus] 15% off All eBay Plus Items ($75 Min Spend, $200 Max Discount, Plus Members Only) @ eBay 516 9658 tightarse 2018-09-16
[REGISTRATION CLOSED] AmEx Statement Credit: Harvey Norman (Spend $250, Get $50 Back) 473 7515 flash659 2018-09-18
10% off Sitewide @ eBay (Min Spend $75, Max Discount $300) 427 4512 tightarse 2018-09-19
eBay 19th Birthday: Bose QC35 II $329 / Switch $379 / AirPods $189 (+10% off eBay Plus) 421 13708 Gearup 2018-09-20
10% off Storewide @ Chemist Warehouse (No Min Spend, Free Shipping Over $50, Online & Instore) 414 11809 tightarse 2018-09-23

Top 10 most popular deals by clicks

Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
10% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal 1544 36843 tightarse 2018-09-21
20% off @ Myer eBay ($500 Max Discount) 278 20528 doweyy 2018-09-11
Nike Mens Dualtone Racer $29.99 (Free C&C or + $10 Delivery) @ Platypus Shoes 80 19304 save50 2018-09-12
RM Williams Craftsman Range $315 + 2000 Qantas FF Points ($545 RRP) @ Qantas Store 314 17065 Mjamie 2018-09-04
Electronics & Games Clearance - Agents Mayhem $10, Mass Effect: Andromeda $20, Battlefield 1 $10 [XB1/PS4] + More @ Target 203 15075 Mathelus 2018-09-09
[Pre-Order] 40% off New Samsung Galaxy Watch for Enhanced Partnership Program Customers $299 - $389.40 (Work Email Required) 312 13952 furythree 2018-09-25
eBay 19th Birthday: Bose QC35 II $329 / Switch $379 / AirPods $189 (+10% off eBay Plus) 421 13708 Gearup 2018-09-20
10% off Storewide @ Chemist Warehouse (No Min Spend, Free Shipping Over $50, Online & Instore) 414 11809 tightarse 2018-09-23
[NSW] 2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Hatch Automatic CVT (Glacier White) Runout $19,990 Driveaway @ Lander Toyota Blacktown 263 11742 impactportraits 2018-09-15
[SA] 90% off Heaters at Bunnings (Seaford SA) May Be More 83 11142 jodie1980 2018-09-08

Top 5 most popular deals by traffic (in pageviews)

  1. 10% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal - 116,953
  2. eBay 19th Birthday: Bose QC35 II $329 / Switch $379 / AirPods $189 (+10% off eBay Plus) - 75,314
  3. [Pre-Order] 40% off New Samsung Galaxy Watch for Enhanced Partnership Program Customers $299 - $389.40 (Work Email Required) - 72,405
  4. RM Williams Craftsman Range $315 + 2000 Qantas FF Points ($545 RRP) @ Qantas Store - 46,622
  5. 20% off 22 Selected Sellers (Sony, Dell, Videopro, Futu & More) @ eBay - 41,747

Most Popular Deals by Category

Category Deal Votes Clicks User Posted
Automotive [NSW] 2018 Toyota Corolla Ascent Hatch Automatic CVT (Glacier White) Runout $19,990 Driveaway @ Lander Toyota Blacktown 263 11742 impactportraits 2018-09-15
Books & Magazines Free Book: Photographically Speaking by David duChemin (269 Pages, 11MB PDF Download) 268 7690 tightarse 2018-09-07
Computing Samsung 860 EVO SSD 500GB $120 1TB $228 Delivered @ Futu eBay 347 6446 tightarse 2018-09-22
Dining & Takeaway Up to 8 Free Burgers in October by Donating $20 or More to Polished Man @ Grill'd (Grill'd App Required) 557 8071 scotty 2018-09-07
Education FREE Digital Audio "Old Testament Theology" by Dr. Tremper Longman @ Credo Courses 77 826 gto21 2018-09-05
Electrical & Electronics eBay 19th Birthday: Bose QC35 II $329 / Switch $379 / AirPods $189 (+10% off eBay Plus) 421 13708 Gearup 2018-09-20
Entertainment $7.00 Google Play Store Credit for $2.49 (New 'Google One' Subscribers) 222 2937 xis123 2018-09-19
Fashion & Apparel RM Williams Craftsman Range $315 + 2000 Qantas FF Points ($545 RRP) @ Qantas Store 314 17065 Mjamie 2018-09-04
Financial [REGISTRATION CLOSED] AmEx Statement Credit: Harvey Norman (Spend $250, Get $50 Back) 473 7515 flash659 2018-09-18
Gaming Nintendo Switch $359.10 C&C (Or + $4.95 Delivery) @ EB Games eBay 278 4664 doweyy 2018-09-20
Groceries [NSW] 15 Punnets of Strawberries $6.99 @ Harris Farm Manly 267 2155 Tightwads brother 2018-09-19
Health & Beauty 10% off Storewide @ Chemist Warehouse (No Min Spend, Free Shipping Over $50, Online & Instore) 414 11809 tightarse 2018-09-23
Home & Garden Xiaomi Mijia Sign Pen $1.99 (OOS), Sign Pen + 3 Refills $3.99 (Melbourne Stock) Delivered @ Shopro 233 6299 doweyy 2018-09-29
Internet Free Five-User Jira Software Cloud License @ Atlassian 300 10264 kanad 2018-09-08
Mobile Kogan 32GB 30 Day Prepaid Mobile Voucher $0.98 @ Kogan Mobile (New Customers) 259 4839 doweyy 2018-09-05
Other 10% off $100 eBay Digital Gift Cards (5 Cards Max) @ eBay via PayPal 1544 36843 tightarse 2018-09-21
Pets 25% off Petbarn Store (Combine with 10% off Code) @ Petbarn eBay [Free Click and Collect] 94 3537 Jimmy007 2018-09-02
Sports & Outdoors 5 FORTÈ Golf Ball Trial Pack - Free (Include Shipping) @ Forte Golf 137 3309 Enjoyer 2018-09-20
Toys & Kids [Enrollments Reached] AmEx Statement Credit: Baby Bunting (Spend $120, Get $40 Back) 208 2180 randomstuff 2018-09-25
Travel 25% off Classic Qantas Flight Rewards @ Qantas 188 4495 carhireglobal 2018-09-24

Competitions

Most Popular Competitions (by votes)

Deal Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 20 Years ($70,000) Worth of Freshly Made Meals from Youfoodz 93 4471 238 doweyy 2018-09-03
Win a Trek Electric Bike of Choice Worth $4,999 from Trek 91 4814 253 gnv9 2018-09-26
Win an iPhone XS & Accessories Worth $1,898.65 from 3SIXT 82 3811 251 gnv9 2018-09-21
Win a Trip to New York for 2 Worth $12,390 from Network Ten 76 4025 203 gnv9 2018-09-23
Win 1 of 4 $3,500 StarCash Gift Cards from Caltex 76 3103 208 gnv9 2018-09-24
Win 1 of 100 Google Home Mini's Worth $59 from Nestlé 65 2933 210 gnv9 2018-09-06
Win a Smart Home Kit & Design Package Worth $13,200 or 1 of 50 Amazon Echo Plus Devices Worth $229 from Nine Network 65 2750 243 gnv9 2018-09-19
Win 1 of 6 $500 Woolworths Gift Cards from SBS 61 2563 217 gnv9 2018-09-19
Win a Sony RX100 III Digital Compact Camera Worth $999 from Sony 57 2254 197 gnv9 2018-09-18
Win 1 of 3 $200 VISA Gift Cards from Weatherzone 55 1828 175 gnv9 2018-09-09

Most Popular Competitions (by clicks)

Comp Votes Clicks Entered User Posted
Win 1 of 450 Coles Little Shop Display Cases from Nova [NSW, VIC, QLD, SA & WA] 11 6043 32 Katie2014 2018-09-03
Win a Trek Electric Bike of Choice Worth $4,999 from Trek 92 4929 270 gnv9 2018-09-26
Win 20 Years ($70,000) Worth of Freshly Made Meals from Youfoodz 93 4833 243 doweyy 2018-09-03
Win a Trip to New York for 2 Worth $12,390 from Network Ten 76 4037 204 gnv9 2018-09-23
Win an iPhone XS & Accessories Worth $1,898.65 from 3SIXT 82 3829 250 gnv9 2018-09-21
Win 1 of 4 $3,500 StarCash Gift Cards from Caltex 78 3341 230 gnv9 2018-09-24
Win a Samsung Galaxy S9+ & DeX Pad Worth $1,498 from Ausdroid/Samsung 52 3323 171 gnv9 2018-09-29
Win 1 of 100 Google Home Mini's Worth $59 from Nestlé 65 2942 212 gnv9 2018-09-06
Win a Smart Home Kit & Design Package Worth $13,200 or 1 of 50 Amazon Echo Plus Devices Worth $229 from Nine Network 66 2848 254 gnv9 2018-09-19
Win a Koala Mattress & Bed Base Worth $2,150 from Foxtel 39 2825 170 gnv9 2018-09-07

Other stats

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

  1. 7/11 Fuel App Watch - Nationwide - 36,717
  2. How to Retire Young and Have a Good Passive Income Stream? - 25,309
  3. Advice on New Housemate Pissing Me off and Using Too Much Bills - 22,301
  4. Help: Saw Neighbours Trespassing in My Backyard, Police Said It Was Lawful - 20,384
  5. Credit Card Debt HELP - 20,258

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

  1. List of Birthday Deals/Frebies - 16,246
  2. Discounted eGift Cards - 5,178
  3. List of Cheap Chinese Online Buying sites - 5,142
  4. Price Comparison Sites - 2,370
  5. Cards with No Overseas Transaction Fees - 1,978

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

  1. eBay - 117,116
  2. Dominos - 107,160
  3. Uber Eats - 30,169
  4. Pizza Hut - 18,836
  5. Youfoodz - 18,044

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

Store Count Avg Vote
Woolworths 74 35.31
Amazon AU 69 38.80
JB Hi-Fi 61 27.54
Coles 52 37.85
BIG W 51 33.51
Bunnings Warehouse 49 29.80
Catch.com.au 43 17.26
Myer 33 23.06
Target Australia 31 21.10
eBay Australia 30 180.93

Top 10 most subscribed to stores

Store # of subscribers
American Express Cashback Offers 718
I Want That Flight 626
eBay 447
Specsavers 337
American Express 305
Youfoodz 261
Amazon AU 240
Uniqlo 217
JB Hi-Fi 197
Telstra 181

Top 10 Search Alerts

Query Count
nintendo switch 678
lego 334
dyson 264
xiaomi 241
sonos 222
ps4 219
rm williams 189
japan 182
yeelight 180
amex 175

Top 5 sites referring traffic to OzBargain (sessions)

  1. googleapis.com (Google/Google Now/Android recommended stories) - 337,433
  2. Whirlpool Forums - 103,412
  3. Facebook - 101,340
  4. Oursteps - 51,961
  5. Twitter - 36,500

Top Browsers (by Sessions)

  1. Chrome 62.86%
  2. Safari 25.43%
  3. Firefox 4.51%
  4. Samsung Internet 1.92%
  5. Internet Explorer 1.31%

Everything else

Real time stats from our wiki
2018: Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug
2017: Zeitgeist - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - June - July - Aug & Sept - Oct - Nov - Dec
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

Comments

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    How many Amazon deals have been removed (for any reason) compared to last months?

    Feels like the Amazon spam is increasing

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      The constant front page Gearbest and LITB deals have been replaced by Amazon spam. Like that horrible humidifier earlier today.

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      Great question.

      Year Month Amazon AU Vote Average Amazon AU Count Site Avg Site Count Avg AMZ Performance vs site % of Amz Deals Overall
      2017 12 37.3253 83 31.8504 3241 +5.4749 2.56%
      2018 1 36.8 25 32.1428 2738 +4.6572 0.91%
      2018 2 55.129 62 29.6342 2649 +25.4948 2.34%
      2018 3 47.1059 85 28.2035 3052 +18.9024 2.79%
      2018 4 44.4592 98 29.7514 2772 +14.7078 3.54%
      2018 5 34.4556 90 31.2004 3049 +3.2552 2.95%
      2018 6 47.2362 199 32.402 3470 +14.8342 5.73%
      2018 7 44.5093 214 32.2959 3079 +12.2134 6.95%
      2018 8 31.455 222 30.5828 3128 0.8722 7.10%
      2018 9 23.0267 300 30.9368 2928 -7.9101 10.25%

      Seems like a big downfall from August and then September. Might have to think of some ways to improve the 3rd party Amazon deals.

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    Dammnnnn I had one very productive but controversial month.

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    Top 10 postive and negative voted comments, yes!

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    Can we have a post removal category dedicated specifically to JV ?, It's the fairest way.

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