Please, please for the good of this site can we have some better guidelines on the use/abuse of the cold voting system?
I have read a few of the topics in the FB section and I can see it has been discussed many times before however it doesn't seem to have been adequately resolved.
The Help Topic eludes to the fact that Cold votes should be constructive but it doesn't quite clarify the correct rational behind the system.
It really bugs me when people vote cold for no apparent reason and often because they have a dislike of the product/service/retailer in question.
My appreciation of the voting system is that it should be restricted to direct comparison of the product or service in question.
For example if I posted up a deal for a 40" Samsung LCD TV I wouldn't expect it to be voted cold because you can buy an XYZ brand 40" LCD TV in Tesco/Sainsbury/Adsa etc for less money.
However if I posted a deal for the TV and an eagle eyed HUKD member spotted a better deal for 'exactly' the same item elsewhere and posted it then quite rightly my deal should be voted cold. If however my deal on the TV was the absolute cheapest example of that specific item then it by definition is surely a hot deal.
It matters not if you like the product, need the product or generally dislike the genre(Apple ;-) ) of product, if it's the cheapest available place to buy that product it's a deal!!
This misuse of the system is ruining this place and is causing arguments and tension between members who feel strongly in either direction.
I welcome your thoughts and views.