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#1
I agree, I know the mods can tell who votes hot and cold but this is an ongoing issue. If I vote cold I usually put a reason why. I find this to be a BiG1ssue
#2
This subject has alwaz been an emotive one on here - some peops get quite frustrated that their 'deals' are voted c-c-cold... With no appparent reason....
And often there isn't one - as with everything on the 'net' it is only as good as the people using it...
Often 'deals' seem to get voted cold becoz other people don't 'like' the deal, not becoz it isn't a good price, or good deal or so on... YOu can often get an interesting insight into who thinks what by the comments that are left and the tetcy comments made.....
Nevertheless, think of how many people use this site that can't actually be bothered to register, and thus can't vote either way, nobody really knows what they think...
Although, I bet some of the retailers are happy....
Puurrrrr
#4
I think that deals should only be possible to vote on after a comment has been made
#6
Would it be an idea if stats against a member were shown like
crd67
voted cold 5 times
voted hot 60 times
#7
crd67;3171299
Would it be an idea if stats against a member were shown like
crd67
voted cold 5 times
voted hot 60 times

I'd vote cold more often, to get a bad boy rep :)
#8
crd67
Would it be an idea if stats against a member were shown like
crd67
voted cold 5 times
voted hot 60 times


What would that show? (Apart from you voted cold 5 times, and hot 60).
#9
thesaint
What would that show? (Apart from you voted cold 5 times, and hot 60).

If someone frequently voted cold, it would expose them pretty badly, wouldn't you say?
#10
Film Brain
If someone frequently voted cold, it would expose them pretty badly, wouldn't you say?


depends on the item?
#11
starsparkle2311
Not really, they could argue that they genuinely thought the deals weren't hot

Frequently, as opposed to casual cold voter.

Like someone stated at:
Hot: 2
Cold: 150
#12
Film Brain;3171376
Frequently, as opposed to casual cold voter.

Like someone stated at:
Hot: 2
Cold: 150

Hey!! where did you get my stats from? :x
#13
Film Brain;3171352
If someone frequently voted cold, it would expose them pretty badly, wouldn't you say?

But stats can be confusing - if somebody only oted 5 times and they were either hot or cold - it wouldn't neccessarily tell the whole story.... They may only vote on things they know about - they may only vote as it is THEIR opinion (it doesn't mean that their opinion is right - but nevertheless, for whatever reason its their opinion)...

It could be that the deals that they have voted on HAVE been good - or bad - aor just plain ugly, but showing up stats, is in someways no more useful than showing how many comments you have made....
As a lot of those tend to be people 'CHATTING' to themselves in a deal thread .... Which somewhat defeats its purpose...
Now, now, lets not get those claws ot!

Purrrrr.
xx:-D
#14
:p
ctuk;3171310
I'd vote cold more often, to get a bad boy rep :)

That made me laugh!! You naughty parrott!! :p
#15
It would be best if a small pop up for a reason came up.......so you had to type - cheaper elsewhere, or poor product, or whatever your reason maybe.
[helper]#16
Predikuesi
I think that deals should only be possible to vote on after a comment has been made


Problem is I could vote cold and type "aldal fdsalkalkdj falkdj alfkdla dfakldf "
#17
What does it matter? If a deal really is hot then it will always get hot.
#18
gari189
Problem is I could vote cold and type "aldal fdsalkalkdj falkdj alfkdla dfakldf "

Drop down list, then?

Here's an example of mine. 2007 film, released on DVD in February, was voted hot when Sainsbury's had the DVD for £8 the week of release, yet now, at £3, it has a mere 4 degrees.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256386/elizabeth-the-golden-age-2007-3-woo/
#19
SunTzu
What does it matter? If a deal really is hot then it will always get hot.


Not true.

Film Brain
Drop down list, then?

Here's an example of mine. 2007 film, released on DVD in February, was voted hot when Sainsbury's had the DVD for £8 the week of release, yet now, at £3, it has a mere 4 degrees.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256386/elizabeth-the-golden-age-2007-3-woo/


"Get over it" is my suggestion. What does the heat mean at the end of the day?
#20
thesaint
"Get over it" is my suggestion. What does the heat mean at the end of the day?

Well, it's more at the end of the day, the deal gets featured on the front page (if it's good enough), where more people will see it. (I do wonder sometimes whether people are aware of the 'New' tab)
#21
thesaint
Not true.



"Get over it" is my suggestion. What does the heat mean at the end of the day?


It's about time this issue was brought out in the open. It was previously the "Elephant in the room"
Hypocrite:whistling:
#22
Film Brain;3171495
Drop down list, then?

Here's an example of mine. 2007 film, released on DVD in February, was voted hot when Sainsbury's had the DVD for £8 the week of release, yet now, at £3, it has a mere 4 degrees.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256386/elizabeth-the-golden-age-2007-3-woo/

But , ya'see it isn't neccessarily that the 'deal' isn't a HOT deal, noe is it neccessarily the case that it is a 'cold' deal....
People don't always vote on every deal... Some people wouldn't have a clue as to whether or not a deal was hot or cld anyway, they just click one way or the other - in some cases a hot deal gets hotter and hotter as more people look at it and follow the leader....
If you were to put on here a deal for (say) an England Shirt, or Cricket Shirt, or someething similar... local team for example and it WAS a cheap deal, you already know that it is going to attract a lot of attention both good and bad.
~If you found a really good deal on perfume or .... Plain old highlighter pens....
Again you don't habve to be a genius to work out how many hits it is going to have and how many people are going to vote it cold or .... Just not bother - a lot don;'t bother, some do... But rather than take it personally (which everybody does) think about how many people both members and not have actually hit on the deal button, gone to another landing page and bought the said item...
In the case of said football shirts probably a lot - but voted cold and left silly remarks anyway.
Another chain of thought went along the lines of "God this IS good - vote it cold so that there is stock left!"
:roll:
#23
skusey;3171541
It's about time this issue was brought out in the open. It was previously the "Elephant in the room"
Hypocrite:whistling:

LOL :p
#24
starsparkle2311
Maybe everyone bought it then!

If that's the case, why are Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead always voted hots? ;) Besides, that's not the purpose of the site.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256389/hot-fuzz-2-disc-special-edition-3-w/

Looking at some of those old threads, there are apparently people who vote cold just because it's in-store. I wasn't aware it was that much effort to walk into somewhere like ASDA, but that's just me.
#25
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/4484/coldtrollshf1.jpg
#26
Film Brain
If that's the case, why are Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead always voted hots? ;) Besides, that's not the purpose of the site.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/256389/hot-fuzz-2-disc-special-edition-3-w/

Looking at some of those old threads, there are apparently people who vote cold just because it's in-store. I wasn't aware it was that much effort to walk into somewhere like ASDA, but that's just me.


Bloody hell..........................a 25 mile walk to Asda would get a cold vote from me:?

Tbh if it's instore and not local I don't vote;-)
[mod]#27
Quite. There are some miserable SOB's out there who seem to enjoy spreading the misery of their sad little lives in any way they can.
#28
You think its a problem now, you should have seen it after the 'facelift'. Nowadays, genuine deals get hot more often than sit cold.

But in the end, a deal is cold generally for a reason, and you might not agree with that reason (like in-store only or "it's Littlewoods") but generally the majority will carry it away to hot if it is something with enough appeal and a good deal.

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