Do we really need a cold vote now its abused so much? - HotUKDeals
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#1
It's all relative. I always say that, but all deals seem to get voted cold, and then reach their natural temperature in the scheme of things. I think it's important to have both, otherwise new deals will be 0 degrees and 'not voted terrible deals' would also be 0 degrees
#2
cold vote is important for when a post is genuinely cold, it helps to warn people before they purchase. i agree that the abuse is bad, but i think the cold vote is still important. i think the more questionable vote is the warm one, it's either good, or it isn't good, what's warm? OKish? perhaps removing the ability to vote heat without having to enter the thread would cut back on people who just scroll through voting hot or cold without actually reading the post...
#3
I think it balances out overall so that the small number of inappropriate cold votes are basically not part of the final temperature.

John
#4
Whilst I agree that serial unexplained cold voting is a pain, I fear that if you didn't have the option to cold vote then you might end up with the reverse happening, where several people vote hot to start with, but then it's pointed out to be cold, with a good explanation, but there would be nothing that could be done about it, it would be left artificially hot!
banned#5
you should have had to make a post on the thread before voting cold. I fail to see the point if voting cold unless you can show where you can buy the same item cheaper, or why it is a bad deal.
#6
The OP has already been discussed in depth in this thread:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/141536/some-feedback-please-on-posting-dea/

Never did get a response from Admin so my guess is that he's happy with it as it is.
To be honest it might just be one step too far after the last changes to even consider something so radical.
HUKD has become extremely succesful using the hot/cold voting system so it would be a brave person that changed it.

Personally I think the cold vote offers nothing to the site or the deal system. :)
#7
hottoshop
The OP has already been discussed in depth in this thread:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/141536/some-feedback-please-on-posting-dea/

Never did get a response from Admin so my guess is that he's happy with it as it is.
To be honest it might just be one step too far after the last changes to even consider something so radical.
HUKD has become extremely succesful using the hot/cold voting system so it would be a brave person that changed it.Personally I think the cold vote offers nothing to the site or the deal system.
:)


Just beat me to it! As he says^^^^^^^
#8
I feel if anyone votes cold it is fine if they have a good reason and post in the thread as such.

I personally always do and add 'sorry' too, as the OP has spent time and taken the troubleto post in the first instance.
#9
I think an explanation should be given if you vote cold, either stating a good reason why you think the deal is cold and/or a suggestion where a cheaper price is availible. Also too many votes are based on product type ather than price, for instance almost anything HD-DVD related is now rubbished even though there are some awesome deals to be had.

I saw someone else the other day wrecking anything Tesco related because he had issues with tesco's moral standing, nothing at all to do with the price or product.

What I'm getting at here is the system is open to abuse, but if there are enough of us who use the system properley then it will overshadow these idiots voting cold within seconds of a deal going up.
#10
Very good points, if voting cold to warn people of a bad deal or that there are better deals people need to know why before buying. Unless people see the temp go up then back down they would never know how many cold votes were made anyhow!

When voting cold a pop-up should appear asking why and the comment added to the thread.
banned#11
kudos1uk
Very good points, if voting cold to warn people of a bad deal or that there are better deals people need to know why before buying. Unless people see the temp go up then back down they would never know how many cold votes were made anyhow!

When voting cold a pop-up should appear asking why and the comment added to the thread.


Exactly, if no comment then no cold vote. At least that way if people see 'cold cos I'm a Blu-ray fanboy' for example, then they know that its not cold because it is expensive, but because some people just like wrecking deals.
#12
I Don't Vote Cold, As I Think That If Someone Goes To The Trouble Of Posting A Deal, They Should Not Be Condemed For It.
I THINK ALSO THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE ON HUKD'S KNOW A BARGAIN WHEN THEY SEE ONE.
#13
One thing I would say is (and it may be present but it not immediately obvious to me) but where is the guide to explain what the voting hot or cold represents?

As others have pointed out it means different things to different people and aking the two examples of Tescos and HD-DVD's these are being voted cold purely for moral or technological reasons.

Surely, (and hence why I'd like clarification) the point of a hot or cold deal is if that product can be found at a better price (so cold) or if its a good price (so hot). Wether the item itself is good or bad is up to the individual to decide?
#14
Njay;1650840
One thing I would say is (and it may be present but it not immediately obvious to me) but where is the guide to explain what the voting hot or cold represents?


Help thread for newcomers, link is in my sig if you wish to read it...
#15
For some clarification, what about the post about the Pink Patch (a quick fix weight loss thing)?

That was voted very cold. I think mainly because people didn't agree with the product (I'm not saying it doesn't sound dubious).

But for someone who was interested, a weeks free trial would have been a good deal. I'm sure I've read that having no personal interest in a deal is not grounds for voting cold.
#16
maueef
For some clarification, what about the post about the Pink Patch (a quick fix weight loss thing)?

That was voted very cold. I think mainly because people didn't agree with the product (I'm not saying it doesn't sound dubious).

But for someone who was interested, a weeks free trial would have been a good deal. I'm sure I've read that having no personal interest in a deal is not grounds for voting cold.



I think thats the whole point, it was voted cold but your still in the darks as to why. If a pop-up appeared asking for a one-line reason which was then added to the thread or the first post as a comment you would have a better idea why people were voting cold.

As it stands you see a deal you like the look of, its showing as cold but you have no idea why and don't know if you should go ahead and buy, it could be a rip of site or simply people don't diet on HUKD :)

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