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  Reply # 1088264 13-Jul-2014 22:41 Send private message

kiwijunglist:
http://www.gearbest.com/cables-adapter/pp_58618.html
Use code GBSMR and get 1 at 0.39 USD, free shipping to NZ

For Android phones. Turns the 3.5mm audio port into an extra button eg. Camera shortcut etc...



Thanks, just got 1 for $0.46 NZD :)

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  Reply # 1088287 14-Jul-2014 01:56 Send private message

There were still 2 of the generators at glenfield warehouse when I was there. Was thinking of getting a second one but really will just put the cash towards a real one sometime in the future.




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  Reply # 1088506 14-Jul-2014 13:01 6 people support this post Send private message

How about a new forum is created for Bargains and Deals, and each new deal is posted in a separate thread?  That way specific discussions on each deal can continue without creating a single thread which gets into the 50+ pages as this post has got to now?

Just a thought...

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  Reply # 1088508 14-Jul-2014 13:07 Send private message

Satch: How about a new forum is created for Bargains and Deals, and each new deal is posted in a separate thread?  That way specific discussions on each deal can continue without creating a single thread which gets into the 50+ pages as this post has got to now?

Just a thought...


That'd break the (imo)annoying uber-thread tradition like the Samsung $Devicehere Owners threads, that becomes hard to search after 10 pages ;)

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  Reply # 1088511 14-Jul-2014 13:08 Send private message

+1

This approach is much better, so you can keep track of the emails on what the deal is about. 

Satch: How about a new forum is created for Bargains and Deals, and each new deal is posted in a separate thread?  That way specific discussions on each deal can continue without creating a single thread which gets into the 50+ pages as this post has got to now?

Just a thought...




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  Reply # 1088516 14-Jul-2014 13:14 3 people support this post Send private message

This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.

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  Reply # 1088520 14-Jul-2014 13:18 One person supports this post Send private message

If you subscribe to a Forum, you get emails to each deal (New Thread) that is posted there. 
Similar to what we are getting now but in more detail with subject of the deal in the email itself. 

You can view that deal if you wish to, or ignore the email if you are not interested. 

On going discussions on each deal is not going to be sent to you on further emails unless you actually go into the thread and subscribe if you are interested. 

My understanding is, it works in the same was as we are receiving notifications now, but instead we get notified of new threads in the forum. 

polglase: This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.

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  Reply # 1088523 14-Jul-2014 13:19 2 people support this post Send private message

maxeon: If you subscribe to a Forum, you get emails to each deal that is posted there. 
Similar to what we are getting now but in more detail with subject of the deal in the email. 

On going discussions on each deal is not going to be sent to you further unless you actually subscribe to that thread itself if you are interested. 

My understanding is, it works in the same was as we are receiving notifications now, but instead we get notified of new threads in the forum. 

polglase: This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.


Indeed.  Or you just visit the Bargains and Deals forum for new posts each visit to GZ.  Much more efficient than having one huge thread I would have thought?

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  Reply # 1088525 14-Jul-2014 13:20 2 people support this post Send private message

You can subscribe to new thread posts for a topic.




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  Reply # 1088526 14-Jul-2014 13:20 2 people support this post Send private message

polglase: This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.


I disagree, and like the idea of a new forum.

If you subscribe to the proposed new 'bargains and deals' forum, that means you get notified of a new original thread to that forum.  You don't get notified of all of the responses to that thread unless you separably subscribe to that post.  So you would see notification of a new "Beef Jerky 99c/kg at Pak N Save" but unless you then separately subscribe to that thread, you wouldn't see all of the 'sounds yummy I'll get some today' responses.

If a thread gets beyond the basics, then yes it could/should be shifted to the appropriate forum but I don;t see that happening often.




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  Reply # 1088528 14-Jul-2014 13:21 3 people support this post Send private message

The option is called Watch Forum in the top right hand corner of the forum you are looking at.




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  Reply # 1088532 14-Jul-2014 13:30 Send private message

Dynamic:
polglase: This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.


I disagree, and like the idea of a new forum.

If you subscribe to the proposed new 'bargains and deals' forum, that means you get notified of a new original thread to that forum.  You don't get notified of all of the responses to that thread unless you separably subscribe to that post.  So you would see notification of a new "Beef Jerky 99c/kg at Pak N Save" but unless you then separately subscribe to that thread, you wouldn't see all of the 'sounds yummy I'll get some today' responses.

If a thread gets beyond the basics, then yes it could/should be shifted to the appropriate forum but I don;t see that happening often.


I think it should keep as it is.  As a frequent user, my main way of navigating geekzone is using the Discussions bar on the front page and click on the subject headings that look interesting.  A new thread would have to be titled 'deal on xx' and they might clog up the Discussions box.

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  Reply # 1088533 14-Jul-2014 13:30 Send private message

Satch:
maxeon: If you subscribe to a Forum, you get emails to each deal that is posted there. 
Similar to what we are getting now but in more detail with subject of the deal in the email. 

On going discussions on each deal is not going to be sent to you further unless you actually subscribe to that thread itself if you are interested. 

My understanding is, it works in the same was as we are receiving notifications now, but instead we get notified of new threads in the forum. 

polglase: This thread is better as it is. It allows people to watch one thread and keep abreast of any bargains and deals going...

Otherwise we would have to subscribe to the whole forum and be overloaded with emails discussing every product.

This thread should be bargains and deals only. Given the time limited nature of bargains and deals the size of the thread is irrelevant, no-one is likely to search or read through it.

Any in-depth discussion on the product in question should be on its own separate thread under the appropriate forum.


Indeed.  Or you just visit the Bargains and Deals forum for new posts each visit to GZ.  Much more efficient than having one huge thread I would have thought?

This is a good idea. A forum watch new thread notification is no different to a thread watch new post notification, but now it will contain some details so I can tell it is worth a visit or not. I agree Gmail does consolidate the latter (which is handy) but I can achieve the same effect for the former with a new category and a filter.

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  Reply # 1088535 14-Jul-2014 13:32 Send private message

jonb: I think it should keep as it is.  As a frequent user, my main way of navigating geekzone is using the Discussions bar on the front page and click on the subject headings that look interesting.  A new thread would have to be titled 'deal on xx' and they might clog up the Discussions box.


That is absolutely a fair comment, and the discussions bar is one of the first things I check then browsing GZ.  I wonder if MF could exclude that forum from the discussions box?




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  Reply # 1088540 14-Jul-2014 13:35 Send private message

Dynamic:
jonb: I think it should keep as it is.  As a frequent user, my main way of navigating geekzone is using the Discussions bar on the front page and click on the subject headings that look interesting.  A new thread would have to be titled 'deal on xx' and they might clog up the Discussions box.


That is absolutely a fair comment, and the discussions bar is one of the first things I check then browsing GZ.  I wonder if MF could exclude that forum from the discussions box?


+1 

Maybe the mod's can exclude the threads in the new forum to be coming up on discussions bar. 

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