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#1
i will agree with you on this pk -

hukd is THE best site imo - for deals - freebies etc - wouldnt say copy mse practices as i find it a text explosion - certainly not user friendly

whereas hukd is far easier to navigate round

just recently i have noticed half pages being expired - silly people voting cold on deals

ok if its not your bag - ignore and carry on - but some of the comments that go with it - not making it attractive for people as they are plain nasty and unecessary

we all have our own faves- mine being kiddies items especially as i pass these on to various groups

you i know like your comps

live and let live

i do think it is time for admin to seriously look at situation - it is a regular item here on misc
#2
It happens too much... I was watching Lexa's Magazine competitions yesterday - free to enter, excellent cash prizes, cars & holidays all in one spot (better than 90% of the competitions I post & more chance of winning something) and someone shot all three down by 9 degrees moments after they were posted. The FA Cup one I posted was at -9 as soon as I had uploaded the picture.
#3
Yes Painkiller I saw that the mag posts were voted cold but i didnt understand why that was, as I am pretty new on this web site I didnt want to complain about it as I am still getting used to what is what. I think that if it is possible, the mods should monitor the cold votes to see who is messing about with posts.
It is us, the people on here who post competitions, vouchers, deals, codes and freebies that make this web site what it is. We give our time, effort and attention to these posts.

Also I still do not understand why there is an option to vote cold. if a post is not working or has expired then noone will vote it hot and as painkiller has said, it will stay at 0 or low. The option of voting cold should be completely removed.
Some people are voting cold because they do not like the post or the person posting, it has nothing to do with what the post is.

I think that the mods owe it to us to make sure that certain individuals do not disrespect our efforts.
#4
Ultimately a hot deal ends up hot and a cold deal ends up cold so the system is working.

You need cold votes otherwise people will not be able to easily distinguish between a very cold deal and a luke warm deal. Without cold votes they'd both end up around the same temperature.

The mods do check to see if there are people going around voting cold willy nilly and users are recommended to leave a reason for voting cold but it would be too difficult to enforce it as a rule.

Changing the forums software so people have to give a reason to vote cold could be done but it would just stop most people bothering to vote cold.
[helper]#5
Retain the cold vote but just have a minimum temp of zero. That way the poster can't get offended by people voting it cold as they'll never know as the temperature will stay zero. They will just assume no-one has voted......

It will also deprive the idiots who regularly vote all new deals cold (even great ones) of their satsfaction of seeing minus temps.....
#6
gari189;5363385
Retain the cold vote but [COLOR=red]just have a minimum temp of zero. That way the poster can't get offended by people voting it cold as they'll never know as the temperature will stay zero.[/COLOR] They will just assume no-one has voted......

[COLOR=red]It will also deprive the idiots who regularly vote all new deals cold (even great ones) of their satsfaction of seeing minus temps[/COLOR].....


Good idea. Sometimes I think that the "cold voter" crowd get a kick out of how icy they can make a deal go.
#7
gari189;5363385
Retain the cold vote but just have a minimum temp of zero. That way the poster can't get offended by people voting it cold as they'll never know as the temperature will stay zero. They will just assume no-one has voted......

It will also deprive the idiots who regularly vote all new deals cold (even great ones) of their satsfaction of seeing minus temps.....


The idiots will then take it upon themselves to vote very bad deals hot
#8
RedIron

Changing the forums software so people have to give a reason to vote cold could be done but it would just stop most people bothering to vote cold.


That would be good... people who vote cold for genuine reasons tend to leave comments/explanations anyway - it would discourage people who go around the site dropping the temperatures for no reason.
#9
gari189
Retain the cold vote but just have a minimum temp of zero. That way the poster can't get offended by people voting it cold as they'll never know as the temperature will stay zero. They will just assume no-one has voted......


It's very easy to notice the temperature changes in the competition section.

You could modify the first point about having it start at zero & only being able to give it heat but you could choose by how many degrees you can heat a deal up.

I still think removing the ability to vote cold would be better. If it's a repost, spam it - if it's closed, expire it - if it's good, give it some heat - if you don't like it. ignore it.
#10
guv
Why does it matter? Its just an internet site with voting for fun. If its a good deal, it will get hot, if its a bad deal, it will go cold. Why take it so personally if it does?


It is not about taking it personally, the cold voting is there for a reason and it is not voting for fun. If it is going to be used then it should be used properly. I posted magazine competitions and I do this 3 times every week with alot of people requesting it. There is no reason for it to be voted cold as soon as it is posted. The certain individuals only vote it cold because they dont like it and the voting is not in place to determain if it is liked or not.

Free entry to over 40 competitions per week with the anwsers... and why would it be voted cold? Not even mentioning that someone from here has won £50 from it.

So from all that I have typed all you could grab from it is that I am taking it personally. Talk about missing the bigger picture.
[mod]#11
People don't explain why they are voting cold as they get abuse most of the time for doing so regardless of the reason they give.

Serial cold voters and those who jump on any reason are as bad as each other.

I think the system should stay as it is. If the cold vote is to be removed completely then why not just remove all voting completely.
[mod]#12
Genuine voters may have a valid reason for voting cold but as i say they can't post it because they often get jumped on.

If people only want praise and hot votes and think cold votes is completely unfair then maybe they shouldn't post deals as it's meant to be about sharing and not some glory hunting thing.

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Edit : Wasn't talking to myself, lol.........OP's above post has been deleted.[/SIZE]
#13
I suppose it would depend on their 'genuine reason'. I've had someone vote cold because the website was slow on their computer - no mention of their internet connection, whether they are downloading something at the same time or whether they tried again.
#14
guv
So you want them to give a reason and when you do, it's not to your likeing. How would you know they dont have an excellent connection and wasn't downloading at the same time - and that the site genuinely was slow?

Your saying you're not taking it personally, but it sure looks like it! Again, all I can say is does it REALLY matter?


At the time, I checked on the entry page to make sure the site was ok and it was fine, no one else reported an issue with it either. The point was they were voting the deal cold for something that was completely out of my control & didn't appear to affect anyone else.

I don't believe I wrote that I wasn't taking it personally - I think there is too much abuse of the cold voting system.

Edit: It was someone else who suggested being forced to leave a reason for cold voting - I ponted out it was a good idea to discourage people who don't have a reason. My original suggestion of expandable fields of 'the following users voted hot/cold' is still my favourite.
#15
Fine as it is.
[admin]#16
People who cold vote for no reason or to wind others up are motivated enough to continue doing so even if they have to leave a reason. And I'm sure you can all see the immediate progression of forcing reasons... you'd get gibberish text (like ";lkjhasdlkfj"), you'd get generic responses ("this deal sucks") and you'd get arguments over other responses ("wii is way better than ps3"). Try policing that and deciding what is a "valid" cold reason and what isn't. It gets absurd really fast and fails to reflect the same problem can happen for hot votes.

The less friction for voting the harder it is to game as more votes are left from more people. Put up more barriers and the only people who will end up voting are those with an agenda.

I think the fewer barriers the better representation we have of what a deal is even if there are some who try to game it or wind people up. It will never be 100% perfect of course but I think forcing reasons on a vote will not improve things.
#17
That's fine but my suggestions were to list the people who have voted hot/cold or remove the cold voting. RedIron brought up the forced reasons point in post #6 & everyone seems to have focused on that rather than the 2 original suggestions.

You wouldn't see MSE introduce a 'This is Rubbish' button next to the thanks button.
(Before anyone jumps down my throat for the MSE comparison, the 'Thanks' system is one of very few things I like about that site)
#18
i vote cold on a lot of deals with out giving a reason.

reason?

a lot of them are silly stuff like £2.99 dvd's. You know, the crap ones staring adam sandler or someone, which can always be found for cheap somewhere.

but as soon as i give this reason i get abused. telling me to state somewhere that sells it for less. It shouldn't just be about the price, but the quality.

£2.99 Dark Knight vs £1.99 I now pronounce you chuck and larry.

Best deal?

IMO Dark Knight as it a better quality of film + you cant find it within a pound or two anywhere else + its recent.

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