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[mod]#1
What is the point in this? If the deal is that good it will get the recognition that it deserves.
1 Like #2
it stops deals showing cold straight away. Ive seen recently loads of deals starting at -4 within the first 10 mins of being on, and the submitter asking why its going cold.

The deal will still end up the same temperature but will put off the initial cold voters imo.

Just a suggestion anyway :|
[mod]#3
milesy29
it stops deals showing cold straight away. Ive seen recently loads of deals starting at -4 within the first 10 mins of being on, and the submitter asking why its going cold.

The deal will still end up the same temperature but will put off the initial cold voters imo.

Just a suggestion anyway :|


I think it is a reasonable suggestion but if a deal is hot it will get more hot votes than cold.
2 Likes #4
I wonder why people vote a deal cold just because they can? I think all cold voters should have to give their reasons and the link to a better deal!
#5
I agree. I think people should have to vote hot several times before they are allowed to vote cold. I've only ever posted 4 deals and the last one went cold and never recovered (presumably because people who could have benifited were not able to find the deal). It's certainly made me think twice about posting anymore deals and I usually leave it up to the professional deal posters now.
#6
nick1austin
It's certainly made me think twice about posting anymore deals and I usually leave it up to the professional deal posters now.


And thats the point exaclty - it discourages new members or anyone for that matter to want to post deals. Something needs to be done about it thats for sure. Mean serial cold voters.
suspended#7
I've given up trying to work out why people vote cold - perfectly good deals are cold because it doesn't suit that person - deals for kids voted cold by people because they don't have kids etc, much of it is madness.
I'd settle for a 'sort by hotness' button so i could look at the colder ones and make up my own mind - i find they get lost very quickly in the hot hot hot deals.
#8
littlejaffa
I've given up trying to work out why people vote cold - perfectly good deals are cold because it doesn't suit that person - deals for kids voted cold by people because they don't have kids etc, much of it is madness.
I'd settle for a 'sort by hotness' button so i could look at the colder ones and make up my own mind - i find they get lost very quickly in the hot hot hot deals.


FYI:
EXPIRED - Can we please have the rules/guidelines on Voting made more clear??

Comment #56...
juliet_bravo - Aug 23, 2010 14:42

Taken from the original help & advice panel-

If you are cold voting a deal, it is good forum etiquette to post a note in the deal as to why you have done so. There is nothing more confusing to a new member, than to post a deal, only to see it go cold with no explanation. If you found the item cheaper elsewhere, please let us know where and how. If you have no interest or knowledge about the deal at all, please don’t vote cold, just move on.

HUKD has systems in place to detect serial cold voters, and it may lead to a ban from the forums, as it is against the code of conduct.


If members feel an apple product, for example, is comparable with another item and they do not think the apple represents good value, then of course they should state that within the thread. However we cannot be too strict with regards to forcing members to justify their votes. It will be detrimental to how the site works and the organic nature in which "hot" deals are voted as such.



BFN,

fp.
[helper]#9
I also think people should give a valid reason for voting cold, members go out of their way to find all the deals on here, and to be made cold within a matter of minutes of posting, is unfair, unless someone explains why they think its a bad deal, :)
1 Like #10
missgem
I also think people should give a valid reason for voting cold, members go out of their way to find all the deals on here, and to be made cold within a matter of minutes of posting, is unfair, unless someone explains why they think its a bad deal, :)


If a deal is genuinely "hot" 99.999999999% of the time it will go hot no matter if a few people for whatever reason they so wish vote it cold. Tampering with just about one of the few things that really does work well and make this site unique would as jb said above be detrimental.
#11
missgem
I also think people should give a valid reason for voting cold, members go out of their way to find all the deals on here, and to be made cold within a matter of minutes of posting, is unfair, unless someone explains why they think its a bad deal, :)


unfair? how?

I think people are losing the point of the site, it is to find and post deals for others, not a competition on how high your posted deal goes up in degrees?

if someone posts a deal, and it is voted cold, deservedly or not, what difference does it make to the poster anyway? do they get a cookie at the end of the month or something?

never understood why anyone moans when they get cold votes, the deal has been posted, that is the main thing?

if not, maybe it is me who has missed the point of the site? lol

Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Mar 31, 2011 23:18
#12
missgem
I also think people should give a valid reason for voting cold, members go out of their way to find all the deals on here, and to be made cold within a matter of minutes of posting, is unfair, unless someone explains why they think its a bad deal, :)
They should yes, but they will get flamed if they do, usually by the same crowd that whine about cold voting behaviour putting people off...
banned#13
why would people vote cold 'for a laugh?'. It's not funny?
#14
CoffeeMaker
why would people vote cold 'for a laugh?'. It's not funny?


Probably because they can.

"Serial cold voters" are addressed (when spotted) but if the statistical information about how many times somebody has voted & the proportion of each temperate as a percentage of the total was available for everybody to see then it may reduce this mindset.

Replacing the number of deals posted per day of membership, for example, is less important (certainly to me) but that is displayed within a member's profile page.

BFN,

fp.
#15
Sort the site out. This was once a good site for freebies with pleasant, sensible people posting and viewing. A rubbish site will attract rubbish visitors. Now it is just a clutter consisting of mainly free cinema tickets.
That's my occasional visit to see if it has improved done so don't bother responding, I shall never see it.
#16
befuddled
Sort the site out. This was once a good site for freebies with pleasant, sensible people posting and viewing. A rubbish site will attract rubbish visitors. Now it is just a clutter consisting of mainly free cinema tickets.
That's my occasional visit to see if it has improved done so don't bother responding, I shall never see it.


I quite like free cinema visits. With a few kids & a couple of adults it can be quite expensive for an event for all the family.

It is the listing of Desktop Gadgets, Keyboards, & Computer Mouse products I find repetitive.

If we wait another eight months we may see two more deals like these.

What makes the site work is the contributions by every member.

Thanks for your feedback though. It is interesting to read how everybody else is failing to live-up to your expectations.

BFN,

fp.

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