Threat of the Day – DDoS This Time

scotty on 29/09/2011 at 7:20 pm, filed under OzBargain

Received an email from some Russian guys this morning: Your website attacked! Attention! That`s not a joke!!! Your website is threatened by serious danger!!! This letter is intended only for superadministrators or owners of the website!!! Hello, dear administrators or owners of the website This is AnonymousHackersGroup who speaks to you. It happened that […]


scotty on 27/09/2011 at 12:13 pm, filed under OzBargain

Saw it this morning It has indeed took a while, and 4,000 is actually quite a small number, comparing to ~65k-70k unique visitors on OzBargain each day. The Facebook page has been staggering for a while and only recently we have automated the posting there. For now OzBargain will post on Facebook Top/most voted deal […]

Duplicate Checking on the Title of Submission

scotty on 22/09/2011 at 12:13 pm, filed under OzBargain

Duplicates have always been a problem on OzBargain. When a hot deal hits your inbox, it’s hard to resist the urge of posting that to OzBargain to share that with your fellow bargain hunters in Australia (and get voted up in the process). However having multiple entries of the same offer, i.e. dups, would usually […]

scotty on 21/09/2011 at 1:41 pm, filed under Website

Via Sydney Morning Herald — Online grocer to nibble on supermarket dominance., an offshoot of, offers up to 200 discounted products from well-known brands and charges a flat shipping fee for deliveries anywhere in Australia. But it comes with a few catches. There will be no perishable items. The products won’t always be […]

Threat of the Day

scotty on 20/09/2011 at 6:08 pm, filed under OzBargain

Well. Running OzBargain I am getting threats all the time. Quite a few threatened to sue and one death threat — but I am trying to avoid them as much as I possibly can. Anyway, got a new threat today in the form of a Report — one disgruntled merchant didn’t like his “deals” getting […]

Rebooting The Blog + Some Updates

scotty on 19/09/2011 at 9:30 pm, filed under OzBargain

Last blog entry: May 2010 — that feels like a long time ago. OzBargain, currently one of the top Australian online communities for shoppers and bargain hunters, started from this humble blog almost 5 years ago, after I’ve been blogging on and off the bargains I found. While the community at OzBargain continues to grow, […]