We set up a child board of this section for posts relating to deals/discounts found on the web:
I think it makes sense in terms of providing a specific place for such things; it will help people who are interested to have a single place to look, and it will also serve to keep the other sections of the board free from advertisements, etc.
So any kind of special offers or discounts relating to software are acceptable in that section (and only that section).
The offers should be computer related, and my previously stated position of allowing posts from people with a financial stake in the offer still stands - just state your affiliation and do not spam the section with multiple posts.
I encourage you to share any good (software) deals you find on the web in that section; I hope it will turn into a useful resource for all of us.Â I think if we have some good deal-finders that post regularly to it, it will be a nice addition to the fourm.
In keeping with the spirit of the site, i encourage our respected members to comment on the deals if they think they are not worth it, or if they think there is something people should know, etc. (but please be respectful); some editorial comment on the offers would be helpful.
And a bit of warning with regard to all discounts and deals you run across on the web.Â Don't just jump on some offer as a spur-of-the-moment thing.Â Many an ebay bid has been regretted by someone who pushed the "bid" button in the heat of the moment, and came to regret it in the morning.