Is it just me, or is the whole cold voting system a bit odd. I see many oddities about it (Note this is more about the way people use the cold voting system, rather than the actual system being flawed) including:
1. Requesting that people who have voted cold come forward and state why...and when they do everyone slates the person. Who on Earth is going to come forward and state honestly why they voted something cold, if they are just going to get group bashed. (Although point 4 is relevant in this case!)
2. The idea of having an annonymous voting system seem to have no point if everyone is going to demand that people come forward and state why they have voted cold/hot. I mean people are allowed to hold an opinion and vote something cold if they want to...hell even in our elections we don't demand that people come forwad and state why, let alone ask them who they voted for.
3.Getting your deal made hot, has no bearing on the reputation you have, so why so many people seem so anxious to get their deals voted hot seems weird to me. I understand it brings prominence in terms of appearing in the front, but if your deal is not hot, its not hot.
4. Cold voters, the few times they do come forward and say why its a cold deal, seem to get it a bit confused - they state something like they are not interested in the product. Whereas for me, I look at the price that is being offered and if its between 20-50% better than the high street price, I vote hot. If I don't like it, i move on....without voting cold.
I have yet to see a single person, who has come forward with a cold vote and stated why, get feedback from the OP stating something like...thanks for giving feedback. Not once! Always its either slating or they ignore it....
Given that most deals are very subjective depending onhow much you value the product
eg £800 for a plasma TV or £730 for an LCD Tv...both the same size. Now if you think that plasma TVs give better picture quality, then you may think that the LCD TV is not a hot deal even though its cheaper.
I personally never vote cold, then again I hardly vote hot unless I actually use the deal myself.
Just some thoughts, and wondering what everyone else thinks....