This page is a collection of tips and hints about OzBargain. Please see Getting Started for more detailed information about discovering, sharing, voting for, and discussing the latest deals, promotions and freebies. There's also a page for Frequently Asked Questions.
Sometimes you will see these icons next to a user's name:
Hover the cursor over a symbol to see what it means.
The following graphics appear on each deal page:
OzBargain has a search box at the top right of every page. Add
sort:created to sort the results in date order. For example:
Note: The search box on Wiki pages will only search the OzBargain Wiki. Return to the main page to search the rest of OzBargain.
Comments in OzBargain support **bold**, *italic* and [hyperlinked text](http://www.ozbargain.com.au). Of course you can ***[combine](http://www.ozbargain.com.au)*** all of these. Other web addresses are automatically converted into links (e.g. http://www.ozbargain.com or www.ozbargain.com).
For more information please see this Ozbargain tutorial post.
If you see comments that are offensive, inappropriate, is a personal attack etc please click on the Report button under the comment.
It can also be used to let the moderators know if you detect sockpuppeting, suspicious looking deals & activities, duplicates, expired deals etc.
Click Subscribe to receive notifications when new comments are added to the thread. The button is located at the top right corner at the top of the comments section.
The available subscription options are:
- all comments - this will include every comment in that thread, including all nested comments.
- replies to my comments - this will only include direct replies to your comments in the thread
- top-level comments + replies to my comments - this will include all top-level comments and direct replies to your comments in the thread
- no notifications
There is also an Auto-subscribe setting in the user settings (My Account - Subscriptions) where you can set your default subscription option. The system will use this setting when you post a new thread or post your first comment in a thread to determine if you should be subscribed and when to notify you. If you have never set your default subscription option, the system will automatically subscribe you with the replies to my comments option at this point.
When you create a Talk to A Moderator forum topic, where you will be automatically subscribed to all comments, regardless of your auto-subscribe notification option.
You can Unsubscribe from individual threads that you have subscribed to by clicking on the same button and selecting the No notifications option at any time. You can view all your current thread subscriptions at My Account - Subscriptions.