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banned#1
A damn good idea
#2
A lot of people vote cold for all the wrong reasons, i.e. they don't like the op, don't like the company its from, don't like the item regardless of its price etc. So they'd probably just leave the comments blank anyway.
#3
good idea.
#4
It could maybe be as simple as re-directing people to the "post a reply" box once thier vote has been counted...
#5
omg n00b your is wroNgz0r. I am r1ght. C0LD LOL

would be the type of comments you'd get considering the amount of nubs on here at times.

however, I /vote this to be a good idea cus it would explain a few things. But I wouldn't make it complusary.
#6
Yes a good idea, i had lots of cold votes and a deal expired and spammed for no reason yesterday ... if anyone could unexpire my M&S deal I would be grateful!
#7
i would give the reason "because" if i was made to!
#8
I guess it would save this sort of thing from happening:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199821

It actually turned out to be not such a good deal because a few others had reduced their prices on similar.
I accept that and even the cold temperature. It would however just appreciated a bit of polite feedback.

Think I've made my position clear before on cold voting for what it's worth. Negative process which must put a lot of people off posting deals.

Always interests me as well the time of day cold voters with high voting powers are about. :whistling:
#9
hottoshop;2352258
I guess it would save this sort of thing from happening:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199821

It actually turned out to be not such a good deal because a few others had reduced their prices on similar.
I accept that and even the cold temperature. It would however just appreciated a bit of polite feedback.

Think I've made my position clear before on cold voting for what it's worth. Negative process which must put a lot of people off posting deals.

Always interests me as well the time of day cold voters with high voting powers are about. :whistling:

woops - colded for ya!
#10
gary_rip
woops - colded for ya!


And so you did but still no comment. Proves my point about just how useless the cold vote is.

Gawd I feel grumpy today, here have a strawberry, they're a real Hot Deal down here ATM.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f160/ordinaryphotos/chstraw.jpg
#11
if people think it isnt a good deal they shoudnt have to say why

but some good deals are getting voted cold for no reason
#12
guv
If someone has posted something to point out why (like its cheaper elswhere or not available etc), why would you want that continually repeated?


In some cases it takes a LOT of cold voting before someone actually steps in with a comment. :)
#13
duckmagicuk2;2353721
In some cases it takes a LOT of cold voting before someone actually steps in with a comment. :)

Or not at all as the case above!
#14
Ive changed my mind... i think the first 2 people to vote a deal cold should have to give a reason why... after that people should be able to hit cold all they like!
#15
guv
Why are so bothered their "Deals" are not considered to be good?

If someone has posted something to point out why (like its cheaper elswhere or not available etc), why would you want that continually repeated?

You could argue the reverse. Why do people vote imaginary deals hot? You know, the ones that no one ever gets!


I don't think it's about being SO bothered whether the deal is good or not, it's that old respect thing again.

[COLOR="Blue"]I take the time and effort to post a deal.

You come along and say, "hold on it's cheaper here"

I say oops, thanks guv, got that wrong.

End of story.[/COLOR]

Much better and more respectful than silence and a minus temperature don't you think ?
(Especially to newcomers starting out on deal posting)
#16
Or most of the time im buying the stuff i post, so if its cold i wanna know why...
#17
I think it should just be left. There are way too many average deals on here at the moment cos people are scared to press cold due to peoples attitudes.

The Hot/Cold scale balances most things out. If something isn't that great, whether it be the product or the company (many people will cold deals to do with Littlewoods vouchers due to the past).

If more things were cold voted then it would seperate the great deals from the average.
#18
gary_rip
Ive changed my mind... i think the first 2 people to vote a deal cold should have to give a reason why... after that people should be able to hit cold all they like!


Thats actually a very good idea, its just the first few votes are always cold for some reason. But if it continues to be cold then its obvious why lol
#19
gary_rip
Ive changed my mind... i think the first 2 people to vote a deal cold should have to give a reason why... after that people should be able to hit cold all they like!


I missed that before Gary !
If it's technically possible then that's a very sound suggestion, :thumbsup:

Why 2 , what was your thinking :thinking:

regards. :)
#20
guv

Ive never seen anything with a massive negative that is a bargain, but several voted scorchers that were complete mingers and non existant. Makes the voting a bit of a farce really when you cant take back your previously cast vote and reflect what you know with hindsight!


Agreed but I think deals that get cold voted just sink quickly. Once they are off the first pages I would not think they accumulate any more votes.

The opposite is the case in hot votes obviously because people leave comments.

The easiest way to sink a deal is vote cold and leave no comment . :x
#21
Maybe add a extra cold/heat button for the merchant to like adding rep etc.

I've noticed a lot of people vote cold because they don't like who is providing the service. Personally I always want to vote binge flying, nestle and amazon deals cold because I don't like the companies or what they represent and I happlily pay more to avoid them. I never have voted them cold cus I know that is not in the spirit of the forum.

But if there was a seperate on going tally of rep and non-rep for the merchant then it would explain a lot of cold votes and actually stop the cold votes. Like some people dislike play.com (I love it) it would show how they compare in peoples opinion to amazon, littlewoods, argos etc. I'd assume you'd [hukd.com] would have to have some crazy disclaimer saying that these are peoples opinions and not of hukd.com so please don't sue us just because we've given the members a blank wall to write on, but it'd work imho...
[Holiday Pirates]#22
I agree with this! I think that if people want to say its cold they should explain why, does that mean they have seen in somewhere else, if so i am sure we would all like to know, if the item is not good please explain and stop people from making a mistake.

Also I must admit if I see something with a big minus score i dont both going in to look at it most of the time.

This afternoon I posted a deal which i know is good because I buy the stuff all the time, people instantly voted it cold which means that others would probably miss out!, I said to people if its a cold deal and you can get it somewhere else please let me know so i can go there too!
#23
This has been discussed a few times before, I even suggested almost the same thing: -

This is my first journey into the Feedback forum, and I must say that this thread is particularly good. I though I'd add my thoughts.

I agree completely that some of the cold voting is ridiculous and only acts to discourage people from posting deals in the first place. I also agree that people should post a comment if they vote cold, if only to give a reason. I personally don't vote cold very often and when I do I always try to leave a comment, as I'm sure the rest of the people on this thread do. However, I do appreciate that it could cause problems to make people do this as it could cause all sorts of extra arguments.

Would it be possible to have a list of reasons that people just have to click next to when they cold vote, and then maybe have a list placed in the OP to show what percentage of people think a deal is: -

Hot
Cold - Cheaper Elsewhere
Cold - Poor Product, better product available for the same or less money.
Cold - Unreliable Company

I know that this may not be possible to implement, but if it could I feel it might at least give readers an idea of why a deal is voted cold. Obviously, it can still be abused, but I think that will always be the case, and hopefully the majority of members would use it well.

Any thoughts?


I still think that it would be a good idea, especially if it could be done like I said, that would get rid of the problem of endless comments. Alternatively, the idea of making the first 2 cold voters leave a comment is a good one, as long as there was some way of making the comments be useful. If people had to leave a comment, but just put Voted Cold, that wouldn't help at all.
#24
I posted this query direct to admin earlier not realising that there was a forum that was already discussing the issues I had raised........... I was encouraged to post on the forum to generate discussion

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There's something I have wondered about. Not just in relation to my postings but obviously this has made me aware................

There have been numerous postings of late that seem to turn blue even if nobody leaves any comments. It may be for good reason of course but it is not always obvious why. As people obviously need to be logged into the site to vote in the first place would it be possible to limit the number of times someone could vote cold on anything before being prompted to add a comment. I am not sure if this would be possible or not - or even a good idea but was something I have been pondering.

I have found a number of deals (mainly competitions) of late but have not posted them due to possible response. I am not worried about a deal going cold but it would be nice to see why people are coldvoting and that it is not for silly cliquey reasons.

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Here is just one of my deals but there are many others belonging to many people that go cold with no comment.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/202686/once-win-a-party-for-10-with-500-ba/

I have read some of the possible reasons given by those that have contributed to this post. I have also read of the reluctance of some users to post a comment but here is why I think it is necessary. If some users feel they are being given a hard time (rightly or wrongly) they may stop posting deals. That cannot be good for the ethos of HDUK. Additionally posting comments should go some way to discouraging the real stinker deals as it will provide an educational comment.

And why would it be a problem providing feedback if a deal is really a bad one?

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