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Title: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on June 17, 2020, 09:07:10 PM
I was about to start a new thread titled "posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes", but I felt bad for the mods of this wonderful forum, who already have to deal with a constantly growing number of redundant/superfluous threads. So instead, I post it here.

IMO, this post deserves many likes. As of this post, my like is the lone (and lonely) like on the post. (If you like it, click on the post and like the original post, not this one...)

Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2020, 09:09:44 PM
Topic split  ;D
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on June 17, 2020, 09:10:58 PM
Topic split  ;D
I cannot argue with the mod of all mods!  ;D
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Yehudaa on June 17, 2020, 09:13:18 PM
Topic split  ;D
I think that deserves some likes!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on June 17, 2020, 09:14:11 PM
Wiki added.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Joeymc on June 17, 2020, 09:31:36 PM
I was about to start a new thread titled "posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes", but I felt bad for the mods of this wonderful forum, who already have to deal with a constantly growing number of redundant/superfluous threads. So instead, I post it here.

IMO, this post deserves many likes. As of this post, my like is the lone (and lonely) like on the post. (If you like it, click on the post and like the original post, not this one...)
Being that in the past 20 minutes no one liked Dan's post, I decided to help you out a little. Maybe this will get it rolling
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Mikes@Micro on June 23, 2020, 12:34:20 AM
Head, meet sand.

Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: S209 on June 23, 2020, 01:19:21 PM
Polo ;)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: etech0 on June 23, 2020, 01:23:05 PM

Not for lack of trying, I see!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: username on June 23, 2020, 01:39:11 PM
All of @biobook 's TR's.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on June 23, 2020, 01:59:15 PM

Has=14 (as of now)
Deserves=22.6 (the average of all the major polling agencies)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yungermanchik on June 29, 2020, 02:51:58 PM
March 06, 2015, 09:08:05 AM
 Welcome to DDF. Let me show you around. I'm Yitzy and I'm pretty new here myself, but I did do intensive exploration before I dared post my first post. I quickely learned that here at DDF there are threads about everything, from where to buy colored toilet paper, to what to do if Chase closes your accounts (which we call by its sophisticated name, Chase A/A or Adverse Action). Please feel free to look around, and ask any questions you wish, but perhaps do so in a preexisting thread, preferably in the Beginners section. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Purim.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on June 29, 2020, 03:50:13 PM

Are you a Private Investigator looking into my history, or are you just stalking me?  ;D
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Joeymc on June 29, 2020, 03:57:53 PM
Are you a Private Investigator looking into my history, or are you just stalking me?  ;D
You were looking for likes on your old posts...

Okay, so the marketing team came up with a pretty good plan.

"Why work to create new content - which is a gamble if it will be popular or not - when you can instead exert your energy into maximizing exposure to the content that has already been proven to work."

Their practical suggestion? Just BUMP the posts with the most likes, and hopefully they'll get even more likes
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on June 29, 2020, 11:39:04 PM
One of the most underrated and definitely underliked posts on DDF
@JTZ,

I've often read your posts and I respect you a lot, but i've have thought that many of your post indicate that you seem to misunderstand something basic about Judaism.

While Judaism contains many elegant and neat truths, and is taught and studied and expounded upon by intellectual greats who use logic to decipher it's codes and come up with new laws and rulings- ultimately, it is NOT a logical or rational religion.

At first, however, in our search for Truth we are bound to logic and our limited capacity to understand truth.
When Abraham looked around the world, it was with logical conclusion that realized that there must be G-d in the world, and that it wasn't those idols his fellows worshipped.
So, acknowledging a Higher Power, and evaluatinge a religion is still within the realm of logic. And every ounce and every capacity for our human brains to evaluate and arrive at the truth, must be used. But anything after that point, logic is futile. G-d and his Torah are not bound to the limits of logic, because they are greater than logic. Suprarational, not subrational. It would seem ridiculous to try to understand G-d or his Torah through the lens of logic.

We do NOT do acts of charity out of kindness because it is the 'good' thing to do.
We act charitably with kindness because G-d commanded us to.

We are forbidden to murder, NOT because rationally it seems inhumane, unfair, evil or immoral.
We don't murder because we were forbidden to do so by a Higher Authority that we sumbit completely to, G-d. Period.

In a case such as Amalek, we can try to understand it as best as we can, with many beautiful midrashim and explanations... But ultimately, it's another commandment, and we quiet the resistance of our human minds, and accept that this is what G-d wants.
And it doesn't matter whether it makes sense or not. And it doesn't matter if it makes us look evil in the eyes of others.

(A. And how do we know this is what G-d wants? Different Discussion. B. And why can't other violent religions use the same ideas to explain their violence? While we are commanded to love and respect and tolerate all human beings, it doesn't mean that we need to agree with them, or accept their religion as truth. A deeper investigation will show falacies in the original thinking that led them to their belief. But that brings us back to A)

I am an openly unapologetic American, Jewish woman from Brooklyn.
I don't apologize for my religion even when it seems at odds with the rest of 'modern' thought.
___________________________

So, under Jewish Law, even though a fetus isn't considered fully a human, if it is not Amalek and it is not posing a threat to its mother, and it seems to be healthy with normal potential for life- (of course, each case must be analyzed by Drs and competent halachic authority) then it is forbidden to kill it via abortion.

Inopportune time or unwanted pregnancies are not (usually) considered a threat to the mother's health- and therefor are forbidden.

At all times, the question is NOT, "Is the right or humane thing to do?" rather, it is "In this case, what has G-d commanded"

ETA: This doesn't mean that religious people can shut off our minds and disregard logic. We always use logic to explore any topic to the limits of our minds, but ultimately we understand that logic is not the be and end all. There's more.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: SwellCindy on June 30, 2020, 12:40:46 AM
One of the most underrated and definitely underliked posts on DDF

Wow. Just wow.
Never came across that post, thanks for sharing.
(Liked of course)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on June 30, 2020, 08:12:25 AM
One of the most underrated and definitely underliked posts on DDF
...and the response:
I know it is only a stupid like button but I never planned on using it. I did this time and never will again. Not only do I agree with what you said I also understand it completely. I know this is only JS but I should have never responded in the first place to the OP. If I was the OP I would ask to have this thread deleted. For the record anyone that would apologize for their religion is not a true believer. I am impressed you would take the time to write such an eloquent response.
Talk about true to his word. Only like he ever gave. What happened to that guy?
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: moko on June 30, 2020, 08:30:06 AM
...and the response:Talk about true to his word. Only like he ever gave. What happened to that guy?
he changed his name to @ChaimMoskowitz and then @CountValentine after apologizing for his religion
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on June 30, 2020, 08:38:43 AM
he changed his name to @ChaimMoskowitz and then @CountValentine after apologizing for his religion
Not following. Who apologized for which religion?
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: moko on June 30, 2020, 08:56:26 AM
Not following. Who apologized for which religion?
I forgot the "  :) "
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on June 30, 2020, 09:08:37 AM
...and the response:Talk about true to his word. Only like he ever gave. What happened to that guy?
I still think that JTZ is CM!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: SrulyS on June 30, 2020, 09:31:57 AM
Talk about true to his word. Only like he ever gave. What happened to that guy?
he changed his name to @ChaimMoskowitz and then @CountValentine after apologizing for his religion
Not following. Who apologized for which religion?
I still think that JTZ is CM!

Can someone help me figure out what is going on over here?
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 01, 2020, 11:12:11 AM
The reason I want to change it is because I think DDF is giving my info out to the CRA's. Had a fraud alert the other day and one of the questions was "Which of the following states does Chaim xxxxxx live in.?  >:(

She asked me if she was pronouncing the first name correctly. I was going to say "How would I know" but didn't.  :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 02, 2020, 10:59:18 AM
If you had to wear a mask because youd die otherwise youd get used to it real fast like glasses, seatbelts, life jackets, or any other imposition. Within a week youd forget it existed and it would be second nature. You *never* gave it that chance because from day one youve been in denial about the efficacy of communal mask wearing. (Unless you have underlying respiratory issues, which you said you dont have).

Mask wearing is literally a tiny step to take that would greatly improve safety overall but as Ive pointed out there seem to be religious objections to it. Its what made me realize this was never about government overreach or lockdown issues, but always about selfishness and personal comfort. Mask wearing will be uncomfortable for anyone in the beginning. But for some reason doctors, nurses, food industry workers etc. who are required to wear masks all day figure it out and live with it.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 02, 2020, 11:01:52 AM

Some posts are like a fine wine. You need to give them some time.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on July 02, 2020, 11:23:24 AM
I believe reciprocity should be against the rules.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: justaregularguy on July 02, 2020, 02:48:34 PM
Just notifiying the thread here that, although it may not be ethically sound, there seems to be a way to 'manufacture' likes, if you will. I didnt mean to take the credit for this joke (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45797.msg2286614#msg2286614) (i even credited the one who posted it first) but I seem to have garnered more likes than the original post. I'm privately protesting this injustice to the 1st poster but I do enjoy the likes from it...
it happened again here (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=114650.msg2281574#msg2281574) in a similar way
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on July 02, 2020, 02:57:34 PM
Just notifiying the thread here that, although it may not be ethically sound, there seems to be a way to 'manufacture' likes, if you will. I didnt mean to take the credit for this joke (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45797.msg2286614#msg2286614) (i even credited the one who posted it first) but I seem to have garnered more likes than the original post. I'm privately protesting this injustice to the 1st poster but I do enjoy the likes from it...
it happened again here (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=114650.msg2281574#msg2281574) in a similar way
Or you can earn it the old fashioned way ...
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 02, 2020, 03:24:15 PM
Anyone can have my likes. There as useless as post counts.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Lurker on July 02, 2020, 03:35:07 PM
Or you can earn it the old fashioned way ...

Step1: Find the most controversial topics.
Step 2: See which side's proponents give the most likes.
Step 3: Re-post that side's talking points as many times as possible.
Step 4: Add some controversy to the topic so it doesn't die out.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed.

On a completely unrelated note, I think @S209 deserves a like commission from a few members here, myself included.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Joel on July 02, 2020, 03:40:09 PM

@YitzyS your "liking" a post a few times LOL 
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 02, 2020, 03:54:23 PM
Step1: Find the most controversial topics.
Step 2: See which side's proponents give the most likes.
Step 3: Re-post that side's talking points as many times as possible.
Step 4: Add some controversy to the topic so it doesn't die out.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed.

On a completely unrelated note, I think @S209 deserves a like commission from a few members here, myself included.
Ok... here goes:

1) Should posts be promoted to increase Like counts?

2) I believe every thought out, well written, post deserves likes.
Quote
billions and billions


3) I believe every thought out, well written, post deserves likes.

4) @CountValentine has a valid argument that the vast majority of DDF and specifically JS are utterly pointless and seriously why should I care about post counts in general?

3) post count may be an indicator of reputation.

4) ok, but we have a thread for that
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: S209 on July 02, 2020, 05:40:00 PM
Step1: Find the most controversial topics.
Step 2: See which side's proponents give the most likes.
Step 3: Re-post that side's talking points as many times as possible.
Step 4: Add some controversy to the topic so it doesn't die out.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 as needed.

On a completely unrelated note, I think @S209 deserves a like commission from a few members here, myself included.
Dont publicize my MO  >:(
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yungermanchik on July 02, 2020, 05:48:39 PM
This whole thread has far too few likes: Master Thread Of Jack6941's Awesome Amazon/Walmart Deals (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=110416)
Remember if you derived any benefit from a post, like it.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 06, 2020, 11:09:24 AM
This forum is not where I'd go to find clarity :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Yehudaa on July 06, 2020, 11:19:35 AM


Wasn't that post from before likes were even invented? And hey, I don't see your like there either :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 06, 2020, 11:21:53 AM
Wasn't that post from before likes were even invented? And hey, I don't see your like there either :)
Indeed. Many posts from Before Like Era deserved likes. And I just FTFM.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: etech0 on July 06, 2020, 11:28:08 AM
Hey no stalking!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: etech0 on July 06, 2020, 11:28:50 AM
My points in bold.



In short, my thoughts:

- The overall layout is pretty perfect. Going with Suave-example-style instead of SMF/FT/etc would be horrible.
- People come to the forums for information, not too look at pretty tiles and crap. There should be absolutely zero dead space. DDF now does a great job of packing in the content - don't screw with that.
- DDF now is not that complicated. If you can't figure out how to bold text you should probably stick to DDFB.


Upgrades I personally feel would be worth it:

- DD-side image hosting, but with the ability to embed remaining
- Draft auto-save (How has this not been mentioned yet? I'm sure everyone here has at one point lost a post. I know I've had several TRs disappear before I learned to constantly copy and paste into a text doc or something)
- Better deal organization
- Everything else is peanuts and just not worth it.


At the end of the day, I feel that there are three basic requirements here:

1. Change should only happen if significant benefits to the user are added.
2. Overall look and layout should remain similar to the existing.
3. No existing content or functionality should be lost.

If all three of those are not met, I vote stick to what we have.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 06, 2020, 11:31:49 AM
Hey no stalking!
I was looking at old threads and came across the one on Megilas Lester. You happened to have posted there. I was NOT reviewing your posts!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: etech0 on July 06, 2020, 11:32:41 AM
I was looking at old threads and came across the one on Megilas Lester. You happened to have posted there. I was NOT reviewing your posts!
Whew :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on July 06, 2020, 11:40:33 AM
I was looking at old threads and came across the one on Megilas Lester. You happened to have posted there. I was NOT reviewing your posts!
The need to explain...lol
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 06, 2020, 06:29:32 PM
Don't expect it to help but will post it anyway.
Neither the executive order nor the Judge's ruling was about denying Jewish kids their religious environment of choice. The Order was not aimed at frum camps or religion. It was a public health decision which happened to impact on us too. Nothing more.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 06, 2020, 06:41:20 PM
Keep in mind the old joke - the difference between Hashem and a Federal District Court Judge is that Hashem does not think that he is a Federal District Court Judge.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yelped on July 06, 2020, 10:31:44 PM
Don't expect it to help but will post it anyway.
Would help for people like me who try avoiding certain threads.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 06, 2020, 10:41:27 PM
Would help for people like me who try avoiding certain threads.
You don't like summer camps?  :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yitzgar on July 06, 2020, 10:43:15 PM
Don't expect it to help but will post it anyway.
Not a chance. It's like politics. You aren't changing people's minds.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yungermanchik on July 08, 2020, 08:15:33 PM
The majority of this country drinks Kool-aid, it's just different flavors at different times.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 08, 2020, 08:23:21 PM
HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR MIND? Kosher switch? This is nothing but a scam, sham, trick, loophole or a hundred other things. One thing it is not is "kosher". This is not some CC T&C's you are trying to justify. Who do you think you are fooling here? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your creator? Good luck with that one.
Not a single like. I would say it is do to prejudice but the guy I guess is Jewish.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 08, 2020, 10:09:45 PM
Not a single like. I would say it is do to prejudice but the guy I guess is Jewish.
Quote from: wiki
Please only nominate posts from other DDFers.
;)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on July 09, 2020, 09:39:46 AM
;)
Not his first offense on this thread.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 09, 2020, 09:47:58 AM
Not their first offense on this thread.
FTFY
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: m65 on July 09, 2020, 11:32:49 AM
Not a single like. I would say it is do to prejudice but the guy I guess is Jewish.
wow, a "musar shmuess" from a goy!
if only all jews would understand this
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 09, 2020, 01:37:17 PM
wow, a "musar shmuess" from a goy!
if only all jews would understand this
Somethings really are black and white no matter how hard you twist yourself into a pretzel.  :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: username on July 10, 2020, 12:27:05 AM
I don't think he is Jewish. He is a shabbos goy worried about losing his job. This was before the advent of electric faucets.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 10, 2020, 06:13:33 AM
This was before the advent of electric faucets.
Mine works great. Can't understand the touch ones. It is touch-less or none at all.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 13, 2020, 12:57:54 PM
This warped, twisted logic is called "satire".  Today, we indicate that a text should be understood as satire by adding /s at the end.  For the past 300 years, satire was often indicated by using "A modest proposal" in the title, as Randomex wrote above.

This derives from a 1720s essay by Jonathan Swift, "A modest proposal For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick." 

Swift begins with a sympathetic description of the poverty in which Irish children grow up, then explains how wealthy Englishmen can help them: Buy their babies.  "A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled..."

Swift continues to write a serious essay with evidence to bolster his point, but it's obvious to any reader that he is using humor to make a point. 

Gerald Early is also using satirical humor to make his point.  The Chronicle of Higher Education asked college professors, administrators and staff to comment on whether colleges should reopen in the fall.   Professor Early's essay takes the usual concern about safety and turns it on its head, suggesting that unsafety is the very reason to reopen, so that wealthy white students could learn about the everyday feelings of African Americans. 

His intended audience would be familiar with Swift's essay, and he emphasizes that his proposal is meant satirically, both by using Swift's title, and by writing in his final sentence that he does not modestly propose such retribution, but that considering this is an "exercise in empathy."
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: jj1000 on July 15, 2020, 05:04:19 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2294497#msg2294497
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 15, 2020, 05:06:57 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=452.msg2294497#msg2294497
Ouch, seems I missed a barn burner.  :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: CountValentine on July 19, 2020, 10:02:46 AM
I'm voting Biden (first time voting Dem in my life).

So, my 10 year old asks me, "Is Trump good for the Jews"?, I say "yes". He asks me "So why are you voting for Biden?".
I answered that Trump is good for the Jews, but America is even greater for the Jews, we've never been as free, and never had it as good as here, and Trump is hacking at the foundations of America.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 24, 2020, 11:51:35 AM
I don't want the new bill to be anywhere near $2 Trillion. In fact, I only want it to be $1,200 for me. Everyone else should realize that our country just doesn't have the money.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on July 26, 2020, 03:45:35 PM
Anyone actually tried doing it?

Can't figure out how to do it!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on August 31, 2020, 11:56:31 AM
Someone @'d me and wrote that I should "chime in". As you can imagine, I've been swamped over the last few days (Boruch Hashem for Shabbos!), and there's no way i am going to read the last 10-15 pages of this thread that I missed.
I did post the following on another site, so I figured I'd just copy and paste it here... Enjoy! (the middle piece is about some guy who claimed I stole his coin and never paid him.)

Guys, this is becoming increasingly pathetic.

Please anyone that opted in to our deal please stop looking for ways to rationalize a decision or a contemplation of a decision of backing out of the deal that you made.

If youre okay with yourself to back-out and dont care about commitments, terms and agreement, then thats fine, but to start pulling at straws like this, its ridiculous.

If you have a moral compass and know whats right, do whats right. We all get it. Money makes people do strange things, but this is asinine.

Lets go over that single individuals case, and then move on to this deal

That case the weight of the package when dropped off at FedEx the initial scan showed that just a box was sent. An empty box. We had one email to the member notifying him that the box arrived empty and that hes not getting paid. From his response (or lack thereof) It was obvious to us and to our attorney that that was the case so we didnt even bother to file a claim with FedEx.

Weve had dozens of lost packages or missing content packages and weve filed claims on all of them ex-this one, and weve always paid out our members in full (including promised commissions).

We have thousands of satisfied members, thousands. This is one guy, that obviously tried to scam us, and we didnt fall for it. end of story.

THIS DEAL its simple. Our business model follow this typical path We pre-sell our EXPECTED orders to a dealer or two we made great connections (over 13 years doing this, and work with the largest in the business names that were mentioned in this thread, name you all know).
we do this for EVERY DEAL WE RUN. the last time PFS didnt pre-sell our expected orders was in October of 2015 (JFK C&C sets). We have done >20 deals since. This is a fact.

Now, typically we give ~60% of the premium the we receive (over mint cost) to our members, we have about 20% of opex, and are lucky/extremely happy if we net 20% of what the total premium is.

The price and premium we get ALWAYS has to do with the pre-sale value of the item.

CASE IN POINT this is our 4th deal we ran this year. We did the Apollo coins at the start of the year, The Pride Sets in July, and we just did the Palladium coin a bit ago. ALL THREE OF THOSE DEALS we received a premium, shared it liberally with our members, and they ALL each one of the three declined in value RIGHT AWAY neither sold out at the Mint, and buyers (including ourselves and our dealers) were able to buy as many as they wanted 24 hours later directly from the mint.

We came through to every buyer there were between $700 and $1987 in spend (depending on which deal) there were commissions paid out, FedEx labels sent, emails answered, boxes packed etc.

PFS NEVER went and negotiated with our members, hey, cancel your order, or let me pay you less since theyre worth less, or let me buy the coins ourselves so we can get our own credit card points. never.

ALL OF A SUDDEN theres a deal the works in the favor our OUR DEALERS (for us and our members this was a guaranteed deal and this should be like each and every other deal where we had the guarantee and we had the risless profit) but no, now PFS is the villain!! PFS is preying on people that had no clue while they knew this was going to explode!

FACT: PFS sold our entire quantity even more than well likely end up getting PRIOR to the value increasing.

Realistically, there are two items here, theres the silver eagle on Wednesday the 13th that we all had a price and a fair value for, and we were all were SO EXCITED about getting paid $100 for spending 20 minutes at lunch break the next day.

And now the item dwarfed into something so much bigger, everyone wants in on the upside! I dont get it, I really dont. You cant invest in a guaranteed Bank CD at 2% interest and then call the Banker and ask for the 20% that the S&P 500 returned!!! This is precisely whats going on.

We clearly warned about it to
*There are 30,000 of these coins being minted, and we do not want to hold any extra inventory for ourselves. It truly is impossible to know if theyll be a good investment / speculation and if they dont sell out, the Mint will likely lift the household limits 24 hours after they go on sale.
*You must be approved before making the purchase. If you do not receive a confirmation email to purchase you will not be reimbursed.
*On the same note, since we want to fill our entire purchase order and are not accepting extra opt-ins, if you do want to partake in this deal, please make sure that you will be available to make the purchase at exactly 12PM ET.
*We cannot afford to be a backstop for people wanting to speculate afterward. Any unfilled quantity we have, could have went to someone else that may not have been approved for the offer because of your spot. If you opt in you must be fully committed to fulfill the deal.

Bottom line for all those who opted in and are reading this
For those that would like to honor their commitment to PFS, so we in-turn can honor our commitments to our buyers we have been bumping members payout up to $300 total. (I did one persons to $337 as a unique case. I cant do that across the board, sorry.) email us and well raise yours to $300, no questions asked.

If you dont want to honor the deal after reading this, please, grab your courage and email me stating that you read this and still dont care, and ill close you out of the system. Again, no questions asked.

The back and forth in this thread and with some of the emails is straight out hurtful. People counting the money that Im certainly making and how Im the villain! PFS has helped THOUSANDS across the country earn hundreds and thousands of dollars, points, miles, all without risk, and in easy, simple, pleasant fashion on a robust platform and with great execution. We dont need one comment of one unhappy member who is looking for an excuse to make a few extra dollars, changing that.

Over and out.
Aron
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on September 07, 2020, 08:31:06 PM
I'm generally not a huge fan of trip reports, as I'm not a huge traveler. But I came across this one today, and there's something about it that's so alluring. Maybe it's the fact that it's all in the USA. Or it's those huge trees. Or maybe it's that cheesy pizza. But it took me, and I recommend you checking it out:

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=119570.msg2320005#msg2320005

By @PBaruch
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Lurker on September 09, 2020, 04:20:41 AM
Sorry, but forum rules prohibit discussion of Pyramid schemes on DDF
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: justmeha on September 09, 2020, 10:15:33 AM
Clorox deals are "HURRY".

I've already lost 15 pounds just buying Clorox on Dans Deals!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on September 15, 2020, 11:33:29 PM
have you ever been stuck in traffic?

Does your car have windscreen wipers? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a car: If you are ever stuck in heavy traffic, and are in a big rush to get someplace, get out of your car and lift up both wipers. Now, get back in your car and put it into neutral. While pressing on the brake, switch on the rear de-mister and then turn the heat all the way up. As you do this you will notice the wipers expanding, and moving to the side. If you do this correctly, they should resemble wings. Now change quickly into reverse, hit the gas and your car will start lifting up. Once you're in the air, you drive as you would on the road. Saves you from wasting precious time on the road. Make or model is no object. This will work on ANY car with the above specifications.


Editors Note: It works fine! I tried it out, and the birds eye view of the BQE is amazing!!!!!
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 15, 2020, 11:39:57 PM
All of these
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=17577
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on September 16, 2020, 04:13:11 AM
All of these
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=17577
Sort of broke the one cardinal rule of this thread
Quote
Also, please only nominate posts from other DDFers
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Yehuda57 on September 16, 2020, 07:10:46 AM
Sort of broke the one cardinal rule of this thread
I'm fearless like that
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: YitzyS on September 16, 2020, 07:13:11 AM
I'm fearless like that
Or desperate...
For the record:
Yehuda57's total post count (including JS) is now 5,031, which equals a like-to-post ratio of 51.8 likes for every 100 posts.
My total post count (including JS) is now 3,435, which equals a like-to-post ratio of 54.5 likes for every 100 posts.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Lurker on September 16, 2020, 07:23:13 AM
Or desperate...

Careful who you poke... he may just write something eloquent and blow up that like count.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: stooges44 on September 16, 2020, 01:42:13 PM
Regardless of the number of "likes" this gives me goosebumps. You usually only hear things like this in story books from way back and here it is happening currently


(https://i.postimg.cc/mD2pJZR7/Eh1m-K-TX0-AMDbn-H.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2y1cjH16/Eh1m-LHMWs-AAJOja.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

h/t @Chaikel

Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: justmeha on September 27, 2020, 02:55:58 AM
Well, stuff has just gotten real.

A text from Mrs. AJK this morning:

Mrs AJK:  Do you know about new egg?
AJK: What about it (thinking she wanted to order something)?
Mrs. AJK: Mrs. @marcopolo told me it's like sbs except u get cash!
AJK: Yep. We've done it.
Mrs. AJK: Did we max out?

#nachas
#wivesofDDFchattingaboutCCdeals
#widowsofDD
#maxingout
#sbsinjuly
#freemoney
#studentsbecometeachers
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yuneeq on October 01, 2020, 02:44:46 AM
Written back in May

This fact gets me nervous, especially for Yomim Noraim. All you need is one superspreader, and even if there is %50 immunity in the community, maybe half to a quarter of people in the room can get it. especially since people are there for many hours and davening loudly. Add that to the posbility that immunity might wear off by that time. OUCH. :o
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: S209 on October 05, 2020, 11:20:23 PM
If seat belts work then why airbags?
If airbags work why seat belts?
If both work then why driver's licenses?
If driver's licenses work then why the police?
If rollerskating is safe then why the "no liability" clause?

Just not thinking.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: jj1000 on October 14, 2020, 03:35:53 AM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7040.msg80265#msg80265
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Kobe Bryant on October 19, 2020, 12:04:48 AM
Overheard: "He didn't actually buy that $95,000 car, he just leased it."

IOW: He's just paying more than half of that price for the privilege of driving it with limited miles and having absolutely nothing to show for it after 3 years.
You completely missed my point.

People speak about a lease as if they're saving lots of money by leasing.  I know a guy with serious credit card debt who recently leased a $45,000 car.
When he was called out on it he said it was just a lease anyway, he didn't actually buy the car.

As if that makes it better?!?
People need to stop thinking in monthly payments.  Be honest, you've bought that car with an agreement to sell it at a big loss after using it for just a few years.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yitzgar on October 21, 2020, 11:07:42 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100475.msg2041708#msg2041708
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: drosenberg88429 on October 21, 2020, 11:09:38 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100475.msg2041708#msg2041708

How did you come across that?
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yitzgar on October 21, 2020, 11:21:26 PM
It was referenced in the crown heights lab thread
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Yehuda57 on October 21, 2020, 11:23:42 PM
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=100475.msg2041708#msg2041708

There was this in the same thread

The main thing is to ensure that there's Bartenura for kiddush as I only drink ליובאוויטשער סחיטה.


As well as a bunch of others
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yitzgar on October 21, 2020, 11:26:30 PM
There was this in the same thread
 

As well as a bunch of others
That was a great thread....I miss those blissful days of the golden years of DDF
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2020, 11:31:44 PM
That was a great thread....I miss those blissful days of the golden years of DDF
Like flights to TLV with Americans, they shall return one day :)
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: Lurker on October 22, 2020, 08:21:55 AM
Epic.

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.
You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.
You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.
You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.
I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?
If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.
You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.
You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.
And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?
You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.
On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.
The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.
P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, Byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, unsympathetic, jargon-spouting, censorious, secretive, aggressive, mind-numbing, abrasive, poisonous, flagrant, self-destructive, abusive, socially-retarded, puerile, clueless, and generally Not Good.
Title: Re: Posts that didn't get their deserved number of likes
Post by: yuneeq on October 22, 2020, 08:39:06 AM
Epic.

Forgot about that post. Now I can win every internet argument once again.