AMANDA:how amazing Lightinthebox dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
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Worker bee

Amanda- I am gonna go out on a limb here and guess that since you joined 6 minutes before posting this that you might work for lightinthebox? 

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Sugar bee

I too am hesitant to believe this is legit. If so, maye you could post a pic in your dress because there is a record of these type f posts and no one includes a photo.

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89 posts
Worker bee

So it seems like this might not be a legit post…but then why leave it up? Just because you can’t prove it for sure? I hope that doesn’t sound accusatory…just curious. 

I just don’t want slimy vendors (if that indeed is what this is) invading our boards and using them as their own free advertising. It would ruin the community I love so much so I feel like a pitbull at the gates! Stay out fake Amanda! 

There are so many things in this post that make me feel like it’s not legit…the time between the creation of the account and the posting of a positive vendor review, the weird posting title (who puts their own name in the post title?!?), the weird grammar/spelling (when that would be her primary language, being from Scotland) and the glowing, almost overly detailed review with no pictures when we all know brides love pictures. Especially of dresses!!

Let’s see the dress, Amanda! We’d love a picture! ;) Or, continue posting and contributing to our community. Show you’re an actual bride and not an employee of LITB. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

uh i hate this! why can’t we get these people off of our boards, mr. bee? are you guys not “allowed” to because you can’t definitively prove it?

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Bumble bee

I think MrBee provided information which might be useful to brides in making their purchasing decisions – that is why I’m inclined to leave it up.  Smile

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Honey bee

Hey MarriedInMay – Yah, we feel similarly passionate about keeping the boards free from vendor spam… that’s why I investigated this thread right away when it was flagged by one of our users. :-)

We can definitely delete this thread along with the other one, but I did want readers to know that these two threads were both started by a new user with the same IP and only one post each! 

I thought readers who saw this thread would be more informed than readers who didn’t see it… and also, I was hoping that the original poster would see the thread too. :-)

If you guys think we should delete it, please let us know in the comments below…  we’ll wait 24-48 hours or so, then make a decision on whether to leave it up or delete it!

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Worker bee

I’ll vote to leave it as it now seems a good source for spam/sales related posts in general and a good deterrent for the LITB poster specifically. 

Thanks for being so diligent about guarding our community!

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Worker bee

Can you maybe re-name the post or re-categorize it to the help section or something? I think more bees might benefit from it if the thread had some indication of what was discussed inside. Does that make sense? Do you think that would be helpful? Like…it seems like it’s about a dress from the main page but it’s really about so much more! 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I see your point now Mr. Bee. I actually think leaving it categorized as it is is the MOST helpful part of it.

That way, lets say there is a bride thinking about ordering from Light in The Box. She searches for “Light In The Box” on our forums, then this post comes up! If it was categorized as “Vendor/Spam” or something, she might never find it.

I vote for leaving it up, and letting it speak for itself!

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Honey bee

No, we can’t re-categorize it… it’s either delete it or leave it up.

Either way, we are not deleting it for a day or so so that the OP can see these comments.

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Worker bee

Makes sense Texaslawgirl…I now vote for that.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I definitely agree with texaslawgirl – leave it up! I think it will be very helpful to anyone considering ordering from the site.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

yeah, the wording of this post is SO INCREDIBLY SNEAKY! the bit about a few beads falling off, as if to make it sounds more real. wow! and if this isn’t a phony post, where is Amanda123 from Edinburgh??? Geeeeeeez. what did LightINtheBox do, hire one of these stealth marketers???? (i think LIghtInThebox is another Chinese-factory firm, yes?)

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