What is Scooget?
Scooget is a community centered around member-generated information on tech products, and where gadget enthusiasts can come together to share their product collections and experiences.
It’s also a place where content creators can share their product expertise and earn money with support from the community.
We are fellow tech and gadget enthusiasts who created Scooget to have a platform in which products and products information are crowdsourced and voted for by people to surface the best stuff; and not by complicated algorithms or any vested editors.
Who is Scooget for?
We endeavour to make Scooget a homepage for tech product enthusiasts; designed around products. It’s also for content creators or anyone who want to discover and share their interest on tech products; and get fair opportunity to be discovered.
What should I post on Scooget?
Anything so long it’s related to tech products. You can contribute interesting articles, product reviews, showcase your gaming desktop or something else. For more specifics on what not to post, check our community guidelines below.
As a content creator, how does Scooget benefit me?
Our goal for Scooget is to be a platform where the ranking of contents is determined only by people, and where everyone has an equal opportunity to be heard. It’s an alternative to algorithmically-powered platforms racing for attention that’s great for their profits but, are at times, bad for content creators.
Scooget enables content creators to aggregate all their product contents (from anywhere online) in a single place, and link those contents directly to shoppable products. We believe it can help you as a creator to better engage and expand your audience, thereby increasing your earning potential.
What is a collection item, collection and product in Scooget?
A collection item is a product curated by members in Scooget - either through external sites (e.g. Amazon, product link) or internally (from Scooget listed products or self-created). A collection item may be shoppable affiliate product and is also where content creators or Scooget can make affiliate commission.
A product is any product listed by Scooget. We endeavour to list the most interesting past, new and upcoming tech products including products that are suggested by members. A product helps to collate and present useful information in one place from posts and collection items; for example members having similar products in their collections with reviews. A product may have a shoppable link affiliated to Scooget.
How does Scooget make money?
We earn money from some collection items where members do not put in their affiliate codes and also from affiliate products listed by Scooget. This is at no cost to all users and helps support our operation to run the site for free and without bias.
Do affiliate commissions make you or content creators biased?
Scooget disincentivize content creators from blatantly promoting their affiliate products without contribution of any value to the community. We believe our users are able to detect (from a mile away) of any such attempts and not let them surface to prominence with a voting system. In the long run, content creators need to earn the trust of users in order for users to support their work and it does not make much sense for them to be biased. If users return their purchases because they’re dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, they make nothing.
For us, the most important thing is the trust we have from users. We do not rate or recommend any products we listed ourselves and we also do not have our own products to promote. There’s no incentive for us to be biased and we think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our users first.
- Submissions must be related to tech products or gadgets.
- Keep discussions civil and respectful! Comments should be on-topic and contribute to the conversation.
- Don’t be a jerk, call people jerks, or react to jerks. We’ll remove bad stuff when we see it.
- No spam or self-promotion. Do not submit links to sites that you are affiliated with. Native advertising and "advertorials" are also not allowed. You can however tag your affiliate collection items to a post which contribute to the community.
Here are things that will get your comment or post removed and quite possibly get you banned. Note that this is not a comprehensive list. Our moderators reserve the right to remove anything we deem inappropriate.
- Spam: Zero tolerance, of course! If it comes from a human or a robot, spam will be deleted. This includes self-promotion. Generally speaking, promoting your projects here will be treated like any other spam.
- Vote cheating and vote manipulation: The other big no-no is to try to manipulate voting by any means. We're not going to post an exhaustive list of forbidden tactics but some major ones are using multiple accounts, asking other users to vote or being part of a “vote ring”.
- Personal attacks: Don’t attack or insult another user. It’s not helpful and it doesn’t make The Verge a friendly place. This includes calling other members trolls.
- Doxxing: Don’t reveal someone else’s personal information.
- Illegal activities: Posting links to illegal downloads, ways to steal service, and other nefarious activity is not OK here.
- NSFW material: Nope, not allowed. Even images or links that could be considered borderline are not acceptable. A good rule of thumb is that anything beyond PG-13 will get you in trouble, but we reserve the right to remove any post we deem offensive. This goes for pornographic material, vile language, gore and generally gross stuff.
- Racism, sexism, and other discrimination: Attacking entire classes of people is just like attacking a single person: we’ll ban you for it.
- Trolling: ”Trolling” is a big, messy term, but we know what trolls are and we won’t tolerate it. If you’re abusing the good conversations here at The Verge, we will take your comments and posts down. This includes taking a thread off-topic, by the way.
- Spreading misinformation: We are not a platform for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, and will remove posts promoting obvious falsehoods.
- Complaining about coverage: We cover a wide array of topics, not all of which are easy, comfortable, or reflective of your personal views. This applies doubly to review scores. While we’re not against discussions of our coverage, plainly stated accusations of bias are usually an indication that you’re not trying to be a productive member of the community.
- Commenting on someone’s physical appearance, voice, or style: Let’s keep discussion to the content, please. Even if you’re writing what you consider a compliment, it will be removed.
- Multiple accounts and throwaway emails: We don’t allow multiple accounts per user. Using a disposable email address signals to us that you might not be here for the right reasons. You also may not create accounts designed to impersonate another person.
- Cross posting: Don’t make duplicate posts across different forums — it clogs things up and fractures the conversation.
Above all, we endeavour to keep conversation here friendly, engaging, helpful, and productive. If we feel a comment or post is harming that endeavour, we’ll take action.
See any of the above? You can help us out by flagging inappropriate comments and posts. Any comments that are a reply to spammy / inappropriate / trolling comments will also be deleted with the original comment, so don’t reply — just flag!