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furki
Ben's cred: 9
Posted 10:36am PST 01/28/2020
Posted 10:36am PST 01/28/2020
first one to comment gets a free gift right?
davyator
Ben's cred: 68
Posted 10:55am PST 01/28/2020
Posted 10:55am PST 01/28/2020
No. The second comment wins!
Vodka_Drunkenski
Ben's cred: 159
Posted 12:27pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 12:27pm PST 01/28/2020
What's the association with dodtracker.com? That's what I used to scope out for deals and then one day it auto-directed me to bensbargains.com ...
Sharik
Ben's cred: 6578
Posted 1:28pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 1:28pm PST 01/28/2020
@Vodka_Drunkenski: We bought it.
ronkal
Ben's cred: 12
Posted 3:16pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 3:16pm PST 01/28/2020
I'll say that I've been using the site for probably more than 10 years now and I'm happy that you guys didn't change the layout and just kept it as is. Many other sites try to adjust and ruin the feel of the site - so kudos to you guys for keeping it real! Here's for another 10 years and more...
dave_c
Ben's cred: 5740
Posted 3:38pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 3:38pm PST 01/28/2020
Justanod
Ben's cred: 421
Posted 3:39pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 3:39pm PST 01/28/2020
How is "Ben's cred" calculated these days?
barryk
Ben's cred: -184
Posted 7:26pm PST 01/28/2020
Posted 7:26pm PST 01/28/2020
The BB krewe does an awesome job. I complain a lot and post a lot of uselessly annoying comments (which actually is a purpose unto itself 😁) , but they take it in stride. Ive been using the app for several years, and complain about it often (wheres my edit button already?!) but I've gotten a ton of value from u guys and this is my favorite place to let off some steam every day. Thanx for all you do, I KNOW it ain't easy. One day when the time is right, I'll reveal my true identity, and you will be shocked in disbelief πŸ˜²πŸ˜‰. Keep up the great work!
AgentK
Ben's cred: 3644
Posted 8:10am PST 01/29/2020
Posted 8:10am PST 01/29/2020

Thanks @ronkal and @barryk for the kind words! Keep the comments coming, you wont hurt our feelings--you have to have pretty thick skin to work on the internet ;)
Agent
Ben's cred: 306
Posted 8:36am PST 01/29/2020
Posted 8:36am PST 01/29/2020
"How is 'Ben's cred' calculated these days?"

I'd also like to know as well, since the thumbs up/down are no longer available.
AgentK
Ben's cred: 3644
Posted 10:31am PST 01/29/2020
Posted 10:31am PST 01/29/2020
Hey guys, the thumbs up/down is a bug that is still being worked on. It seems like it should be an easy fix, but for whatever reason it hasn't been. When that is rolled out again we're planning on some sort of "level" system that works with Ben's cred (more cred = higher level user, with different avatar options, stuff like that). If you have any other ideas please shoot them our way!
barryk
Ben's cred: -184
Posted 7:18pm PST 01/29/2020
Posted 7:18pm PST 01/29/2020
Yes.... A comment EDIT BUTTON in the app! 😁
Agent
Ben's cred: 306
Posted 4:03pm PST 01/30/2020
Posted 4:03pm PST 01/30/2020

Also, is there any chance of bringing back the user forums?
If I remember right, there used to be (maybe over 5 years ago?) a separate forums where users can post/share new deals discovered or post general/off-topic discussions. It was linked from the main BensBargains site, but I think it might've been powered by phpBB forum software.
Solow
Ben's cred: 1606
Posted 6:42am PST 01/31/2020
Posted 6:42am PST 01/31/2020


Just a comment on something that was previously working with past versions....when the identical, by that I mean price, is posted it should include the previous comments. I use the site for entertainment as others do, but there are many times when useful responses are posted. It would be nice if those would be carried over to the "newer" identical post.
Robgnts
Ben's cred: 4
Posted 6:03am PST 02/02/2020
Posted 6:03am PST 02/02/2020
Been a fan from day one. A friend turned me on to β€œBens” early on. Love it.....if it’s not broke, please don’t fix it. Great job, stay the course!!!
KnightRid
Ben's cred: 48
Posted 2:00am PST 02/06/2020
Posted 2:00am PST 02/06/2020
Signed up 14 years ago and I am still not dead...go figure! Keep the deals rollin in :)
ronin
Ben's cred: 1
Posted 11:53am PST 02/26/2020
Posted 11:53am PST 02/26/2020
I used it back in the days when it was www.cheapstingybastard.com....
matthew
Ben's cred: 320
Posted 7:31pm PST 02/28/2020
Posted 7:31pm PST 02/28/2020
My favorite deal site bar none!

- definitely miss the forums -- love to see them come back

- also hoping for the return of the upvote/downvote option!

- I just noticed the FB/twitter/etc. buttons...are those new?

- we might also want to take a look at the naughty word filter and update it a bit LOL
matthew
Ben's cred: 320
Posted 8:10pm PST 02/29/2020
Posted 8:10pm PST 02/29/2020
One day when the time is right, I'll reveal my true identity, and you will be shocked in disbelief πŸ˜²πŸ˜‰. Keep up the great work!

Unless your last name starts with O, doesn't have an apostrophe, ends in a, and has a bam in the middle, I doubt I'll be shocked.

OTOH, I think you've got a great sense of humor and wit and should keep that up. I remember some of the more problematic posters of old (as does @dave_c I'm sure) and believe me, you're not one of the more problematic posters of old. πŸ˜‰
dave_c
Ben's cred: 5740
Posted 4:14pm PST 03/04/2020
Posted 4:14pm PST 03/04/2020
^ lol, there was once a time, when I was one of the problematic posters. It became apparent that the site was imploding, deal relevant comments were lost among the troll fest attacks and it just had to end. Time flies... that was March 2010.