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2 Likes #1
I agree!! I don't bother posting anymore because of it!
#2
terriq
I agree!! I don't bother posting anymore because of it!


Thanks.

If more people like you or me contributed to this thread with their thoughts, perhaps the powers that be may listen?
1 Like #3
Couldn't agree more and I am another who is now restrictive about what I post - try to go for quality rather than quantity at the moment but still reluctant about posting (don't know why it should bother me but it sometimes does).

I like to think that the deals I post are of relevance and some of the deals I put a lot of research and effort into posting (not just copies from other sites) - especially 'holiday' deals which can take a while to put together. However, unless people can get it by pressing one button and have it delivered to them on a plate then they are not interested. Unfortunately there is only so much you can 'spoon feed' people - anything that is worthwhile usually takes a bit of effort. I don't expect all the deals to suit all the people but voting on its own merits would be beneficial to all.

I like to think I have given up defending my deals like they are my newborn baby but sometimes frustration does get the better of you.

Nevertheless, it is still a great site and hopefully I am intelligent enough and savvy enough to know a good deal when I see one - if others lose out due to laziness then that is their loss.
#4
stuart9787
Couldn't agree more and I am another who is now restrictive about what I post - try to go for quality rather than quantity at the moment but still reluctant about posting (don't know why it should bother me but it sometimes does).

I like to think that the deals I post are of relevance and some of the deals I put a lot of research and effort into posting (not just copies from other sites) - especially 'holiday' deals which can take a while to put together. However, unless people can get it by pressing one button and have it delivered to them on a plate then they are not interested. Unfortunately there is only so much you can 'spoon feed' people - anything that is worthwhile usually takes a bit of effort. I don't expect all the deals to suit all the people but voting on its own merits would be beneficial to all.

I like to think I have given up defending my deals like they are my newborn baby but sometimes frustration does get the better of you.

Nevertheless, it is still a great site and hopefully I am intelligent enough and savvy enough to know a good deal when I see one - if others lose out due to laziness then that is their loss.


Agree word for word about the time taken to put together deals, I have done so by taking valuable time out. Not worth it if mindless people vote cold because it doesn't apply to them/they do not have facebook/twitter account/is not in their neck of the woods/will not be delivered through their mailbox*. (* - Delete as applicable)

Case in point - Genome Fridge magnets - really, nothing against the poster or the post - but how many people ordering those (1000+ hot last time I looked) really want them for the genome research? It is an easy, global freebie and that is all that counts.

More targeted freebies like free training, free opening, party invites, free sports event tickets are by nature regional or limited by target audience. They are inevitably voted cold.

Competitions are voted cold! Don't even know where to begin with this one.

Like I said, until the system changes, I will not post here any more.
4 Likes #5
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.
#6
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?
2 Likes #7
justcricket
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?


you've just proved my point. you are to precious about your deals as your rant about the merits of your freebies post proves.

again if the voting system was changed to "likes" or recommendations you'd be on here moaning because it didn't get enough "likes" to get on the most liked page as changing how a deals is made popular, liked or hot will not take away change the fact that maybe your deals aren't quite as great as you think.
1 Like #8
I agree.

I bought something yesterday (RRP £15 but on clearance to £3.99) but I cannot find an on-line photo. I know that if it gets voted cold (as happend to the last deal I posted) then almost no-one will get to see the deal so what's the point of me wasting my own time taking & uploading a photo and writing up the deal only to be slapped in the face once more..
1 Like #9
Completely agree, fed up with seeing people put up what i consider a good post only to see others comment with pointless, rude comments that only upset others.
I have only ever posted one deal and was ridiculed about my spelling so won't be posting again.
#10
nick1austin
I agree.

I bought something yesterday (RRP £15 but on clearance to £3.99) but I cannot find an on-line photo. I know that if it gets voted cold (as happend to the last deal I posted) then almost no-one will get to see the deal so what's the point of me wasting my own time taking & uploading a photo and writing up the deal only to be slapped in the face once more..


So what will you lose by posting a thread, and it being voted cold?
(btw, to my knowledge, I have NEVER purchased anything for the RRP. The sooner HUKD'ers stop using it as a barometer the better.)
banned#11
ants97
justcricket
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?


you've just proved my point. you are to precious about your deals as your rant about the merits of your freebies post proves.

again if the voting system was changed to "likes" or recommendations you'd be on here moaning because it didn't get enough "likes" to get on the most liked page as changing how a deals is made popular, liked or hot will not take away change the fact that maybe your deals aren't quite as great as you think.

Spot on with every comment there matey!
1 Like #12
thesaint
nick1austin
I agree.

I bought something yesterday (RRP £15 but on clearance to £3.99) but I cannot find an on-line photo. I know that if it gets voted cold (as happend to the last deal I posted) then almost no-one will get to see the deal so what's the point of me wasting my own time taking & uploading a photo and writing up the deal only to be slapped in the face once more..


So what will you lose by posting a thread, and it being voted cold?
(btw, to my knowledge, I have NEVER purchased anything for the RRP. The sooner HUKD'ers stop using it as a barometer the better.)

About 10 minutes of my time. Read my post again.

EDIT: By RRP I mean the price that the supermarket has been selling the product for the last 5+ years. And yes, I have bought that product before at the RRP.


Edited By: nick1austin on Apr 27, 2011 12:33
banned#13
nick1austin
thesaint
nick1austin
I agree.

I bought something yesterday (RRP £15 but on clearance to £3.99) but I cannot find an on-line photo. I know that if it gets voted cold (as happend to the last deal I posted) then almost no-one will get to see the deal so what's the point of me wasting my own time taking & uploading a photo and writing up the deal only to be slapped in the face once more..


So what will you lose by posting a thread, and it being voted cold?
(btw, to my knowledge, I have NEVER purchased anything for the RRP. The sooner HUKD'ers stop using it as a barometer the better.)

About 10 minutes of my time. Read my post again.

Blimey! you need to type quicker and learn how cut & paste works. Takes me about a minute to post a deal. I'm not too precious to get upset if it gets cold either lol


Edited By: csiman on Apr 27, 2011 12:34
#14
csiman
Blimey! you need to type quicker. Takes me about a minute to post a deal.
It's the photo that takes the time. You can't create good photos by typing quicker as fas as I know...
banned#15
rachs160971
Completely agree, fed up with seeing people put up what i consider a good post only to see others comment with pointless, rude comments that only upset others.
I have only ever posted one deal and was ridiculed about my spelling so won't be posting again.

Stop making it up lol

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nikon-s4000-digital-camera-pink-69-00-reserve-collect-jessops/874277
#16
ants97
justcricket
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?


you've just proved my point. you are to precious about your deals as your rant about the merits of your freebies post proves.

again if the voting system was changed to "likes" or recommendations you'd be on here moaning because it didn't get enough "likes" to get on the most liked page as changing how a deals is made popular, liked or hot will not take away change the fact that maybe your deals aren't quite as great as you think.


My rant? About the merits of my deals?

You will find I am not alone - check out the other comments here. The poster quite often takes time out to post the link, heading, description, image, tags, dates of validity etc (plus more info for competitions) quite clearly saying it is for 'Public sector/Yorkshire residents/Kate 'n' Williams etc only for others to come along and vote it cold!

So the people that it was meant to reach may never see it!

They are my audience, not the others. Yet the others can vote it cold so NO ONE benefits from it.

I am sorry you think I am ranting. It is a reasoned debate I am trying to have. I have written what I think is a polite post - I am sorry you think it otherwise and in response in your first post used the word 'nonsense'.
banned#17
nick1austin
csiman
Blimey! you need to type quicker. Takes me about a minute to post a deal.
It's the photo that takes the time. You can't create good photos by typing quicker as fas as I know...

eh? I just use the photo from the website with the deal. Takes about 5 seconds.....
banned#18
at the end of the day it is a daft idea to stop cold voting as every deal will then be positive making it hard work spotting whether a deal is good or not.
#19
csiman
at the end of the day it is a daft idea to stop cold voting as every deal will then be positive making it hard work spotting whether a deal is good or not.


LOL, which is why you need to read the original post instead of posting several small ones or your first troll response which someone seems to have thankfully pulled.

Look at my suggestion which is the same way the rest of the world works - Facebook, LinkedIn, Motley Fool etc etc etc. You Like or Recommend something, others stay at a normal rating of 0 where everybody starts from.
2 Likes #20
csiman
eh? I just use the photo from the website with the deal. Takes about 5 seconds.....
So which bit of "but I cannot find an on-line photo" did you fail to understand.
3 Likes #21
nick1austin
csiman
eh? I just use the photo from the website with the deal. Takes about 5 seconds.....
So which bit of "but I cannot find an on-line photo" did you fail to understand.


If you read every post of CSIMAN's in this thread, you will realise that there is not much he can. He did not read the OP, yet commented on it. He pulled out one deal someone had posted when they said they had only posted one deal. Clearly did not read your post either.

Someone once said 'Don't waste your time quarrelling with a fool, you can never win and the onlooker's won't know the difference.'

LOL
4 Likes #22
nick1austin

About 10 minutes of my time. Read my post again.


So if it was voted hot you'd get your 10 minutes back?
1 Like #23
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
You don't have to take it away completely. Either:
- require people to justify why they have voted cold (by giving a link to deal or retailer that is cheaper) or
- ration out cold votes (only allow one cold vote for every two hot votes, for example).



Edited By: nick1austin on Apr 27, 2011 13:03
2 Likes #24
justcricket
ants97
justcricket
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?


you've just proved my point. you are to precious about your deals as your rant about the merits of your freebies post proves.

again if the voting system was changed to "likes" or recommendations you'd be on here moaning because it didn't get enough "likes" to get on the most liked page as changing how a deals is made popular, liked or hot will not take away change the fact that maybe your deals aren't quite as great as you think.


My rant? About the merits of my deals?

You will find I am not alone - check out the other comments here. The poster quite often takes time out to post the link, heading, description, image, tags, dates of validity etc (plus more info for competitions) quite clearly saying it is for 'Public sector/Yorkshire residents/Kate 'n' Williams etc only for others to come along and vote it cold!

So the people that it was meant to reach may never see it!

They are my audience, not the others. Yet the others can vote it cold so NO ONE benefits from it.

I am sorry you think I am ranting. It is a reasoned debate I am trying to have. I have written what I think is a polite post - I am sorry you think it otherwise and in response in your first post used the word 'nonsense'.


I notice you never mentioned my point about what you'd do if your deal never got enough "likes" to get on the most liked page. you'd still be moaning that the "right" people never got to see your deal. rather than address my perfectly valid points you've continued to have a rant about your precious freebie not getting enough heat further enhancing my original point.
stop being so precious and just be thankful that maybe someone took advantage of your post.
#25
ants97
justcricket
ants97
justcricket
ants97
nonsense. I can guarantee you that if cold voting was taken away you'd be on here moaning that your deal isn't hot enough.
the voting system works 99.999999999999999999999% of the time with genuinely hot deals going hot and genuinely cold deals going cold. the only problem is with people who get precious with whatever they post and take it as a personal insult when their deal isn't actually as good as they think it is.


Tell me how people in public sector IT who are losing their jobs, or at best their training budgets and are offered free ITIL training to better their job prospects in general is not good?

Tell me how free training for aspiring young professionals (18-35) where they get to meet and rub shoulders with bigwigs from BBC etc is not good?

Tell me how.. oh forget it.. Look through most of my deals, save me the hassle.

I am not precious about the deals, I am precious about it reaching the right audience - the title of the post says it all anyway, so those that it doesn't apply to (not in media, not in public sector for the two examples above), should just skip the post.

Why vote cold and not have your deal reach the people it should?? Default view on HUKD is 'Hot' and none of those deals see the light of the day there.

Besides the voting system I propose is one that is universally used. You 'like', 'recommend' something, skip everything else.

Why the hate/cold? What value does that show? You could just report a deal if it is not a freebie, yet in freebie and so on for other categories.

Tell me why the cold voting is needed?


you've just proved my point. you are to precious about your deals as your rant about the merits of your freebies post proves.

again if the voting system was changed to "likes" or recommendations you'd be on here moaning because it didn't get enough "likes" to get on the most liked page as changing how a deals is made popular, liked or hot will not take away change the fact that maybe your deals aren't quite as great as you think.


My rant? About the merits of my deals?

You will find I am not alone - check out the other comments here. The poster quite often takes time out to post the link, heading, description, image, tags, dates of validity etc (plus more info for competitions) quite clearly saying it is for 'Public sector/Yorkshire residents/Kate 'n' Williams etc only for others to come along and vote it cold!

So the people that it was meant to reach may never see it!

They are my audience, not the others. Yet the others can vote it cold so NO ONE benefits from it.

I am sorry you think I am ranting. It is a reasoned debate I am trying to have. I have written what I think is a polite post - I am sorry you think it otherwise and in response in your first post used the word 'nonsense'.


I notice you never mentioned my point about what you'd do if your deal never got enough "likes" to get on the most liked page. you'd still be moaning that the "right" people never got to see your deal. rather than address my perfectly valid points you've continued to have a rant about your precious freebie not getting enough heat further enhancing my original point.
stop being so precious and just be thankful that maybe someone took advantage of your post.


Again, I am sorry you think I am having a rant. If trying to put across your point (obviously not well enough that you would understand) is called ranting, then fine. Labelling my posts rants and responding with words like nonsense is not what I wanted to see when I started this thread, but hey ho..

In answer to your point, if my post did not get enough likes, at least it will sit in a pile with others with the only differentiator being the title which should say it all - audience, what the deal/freebie is and how much, when etc. That will then let those people who want it or not to decide on the merit.

Currently, those that have nothing to do with it can vote it COLD so it falls below those that are HOT and NEUTRAL (near 0 for you). Thus they do not get to the target audience.

By the way, if you still don't get it, I am sorry, feel free to move on to something else - I cannot explain it any more clearly. Thanks for your time and response.
banned 2 Likes #26
I know there will be plenty trolls ready to jump on me and flame this post.


so anyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll? No wonder you get cold votes if thats your attitude
1 Like #27
justcricket


Again, I am sorry you think I am having a rant. If trying to put across your point (obviously not well enough that you would understand) is called ranting, then fine. Labelling my posts rants and responding with words like nonsense is not what I wanted to see when I started this thread, but hey ho..

In answer to your point, if my post did not get enough likes, at least it will sit in a pile with others with the only differentiator being the title which should say it all - audience, what the deal/freebie is and how much, when etc. That will then let those people who want it or not to decide on the merit.

Currently, those that have nothing to do with it can vote it COLD so it falls below those that are HOT and NEUTRAL (near 0 for you). Thus they do not get to the target audience.

By the way, if you still don't get it, I am sorry, feel free to move on to something else - I cannot explain it any more clearly. Thanks for your time and response.



That wouldn't happen though. There would still be a most liked tab or front page and if your freebie didn't get enough likes we'd still be back at square one with you complaing that it hasn't got enough likes and reaching a wider audience.

your deal right now still sits in a pile with others, not everyone views the site using the hot tab. so just because its not in the hottest deals section doesn't mean its not getting viewed by your "target audience". so again changing the voting system wouldn't change a single thing about how many people see your freebie.

and again without wanting to get into a debate about how "great" your freebie is why can't you just accept most people don't agree with you. wanting to change the voting system just because the majority of people don't think your freebie is wonderful is not the way to go.

Edited By: ants97 on Apr 27, 2011 14:12
#28
colinsunderland
I know there will be plenty trolls ready to jump on me and flame this post.


so anyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll? No wonder you get cold votes if thats your attitude


You can bait me all you like, I came here to genuinely see if I can suggest a different way of doing things... If you think I get or deserve cold votes because I have an 'attitude' on a discussion board, that says a lot about you than me.

As Gandalf said in Lord of the Rings 'Only the treacherous are mistrustful'.

P.S. Strange coincidence that you share profile picture with CSIMAN, ColinSunderland...
#29
ants97

your deal right now still sits in a pile with others, not everyone views the site using the hot tab. so just because its not in the hottest deals section doesn't mean its not getting viewed by your "target audience". so again changing the voting system wouldn't change a single thing about how many people see your freebie.

and again without wanting to get into a debate about how "great" your freebie is why can't you just accept most people don't agree with you. wanting to change the voting system just because the majority of people don't think your freebie is wonderful is not the way to go.


Against my better judgement, I will give it one last try.

For the nth time now, the default view on HUKD is 'Hot'. Try going to the site after you have logged out and you will see what I mean. Click on any category and it shows the threads by Hot. As it should, I agree..

Thereafter, threads should be in a pile where the differentiator is the deal itself, not votes to push it down the pile to cold level (wrongly in my opinion).

Not because I posted them not because they are wonderful, not because I take it personally, not because of anything like that...

Purely because those are good deals and should reach the right audience and not be stopped by cold voting in doing so.

Doing this will ensure the posters keep coming back to HUKD and it survives long into the future. Else I see already that many are disillusioned with the way the current system works and rightly so. The rest of the internet forums do not have it wrong.

P.S. I will not respond to any more of your posts ants97 as clearly you are welcome to hold your views and I cannot change them - I can see that already. I'd rather it not degenerate into any argument. Thanks for your posts though.
banned 1 Like #30
justcricket
csiman
at the end of the day it is a daft idea to stop cold voting as every deal will then be positive making it hard work spotting whether a deal is good or not.


LOL, which is why you need to read the original post instead of posting several small ones or your first troll response which someone seems to have thankfully pulled.

Look at my suggestion which is the same way the rest of the world works - Facebook, LinkedIn, Motley Fool etc etc etc. You Like or Recommend something, others stay at a normal rating of 0 where everybody starts from.

Are you a goldfish?

you wrote:-

There is a point coming and that is...

Take away cold voting.
banned#31
nick1austin
csiman
eh? I just use the photo from the website with the deal. Takes about 5 seconds.....
So which bit of "but I cannot find an on-line photo" did you fail to understand.

so you take your own photos of the items?

Thats just plain sad matey!
banned 1 Like #32
justcricket
nick1austin
csiman
eh? I just use the photo from the website with the deal. Takes about 5 seconds.....
So which bit of "but I cannot find an on-line photo" did you fail to understand.


If you read every post of CSIMAN's in this thread, you will realise that there is not much he can. He did not read the OP, yet commented on it. He pulled out one deal someone had posted when they said they had only posted one deal. Clearly did not read your post either.

Someone once said 'Don't waste your time quarrelling with a fool, you can never win and the onlooker's won't know the difference.'

LOL

I pulled the ONE deal out the user had made as they have only ever posted one deal and then lied saying they got abused for spelling

I have only ever posted one deal and was ridiculed about my spelling so won't be posting again.

Do try and keep up!
#33
justcricket

Purely because those are good deals and should reach the right audience and not be stopped by cold voting in doing so.



again maybe just maybe your deals just aren't that good otherwise they'd be with the rest of the good deals.
stopping people voting cold will not stop people one way or another saying whether or not your deal is ultmately any good, be it by not clicking "like" or saying so in the thread. What would you do then? stop people from posting in your thread unless they agreed on how wonderful your deal is.
Post your deal, feel good about yourself in the knowledge that someone somewhere may have took advantage of it and don't take it so personally if everyone else thinks its rubbish.
banned#34
ants97
justcricket

Purely because those are good deals and should reach the right audience and not be stopped by cold voting in doing so.



again maybe just maybe your deals just aren't that good otherwise they'd be with the rest of the good deals.
stopping people voting cold will not stop people one way or another saying whether or not your deal is ultmately any good, be it by not clicking "like" or saying so in the thread. What would you do then? stop people from posting in your thread unless they agreed on how wonderful your deal is.
Post your deal, feel good about yourself in the knowledge that someone somewhere may have took advantage of it and don't take it so personally if everyone else thinks its rubbish.

too late......

http://www.hotukdeals.com/competitions/win-track-day-bmw-m3-car-watch-hut/927647

Dunno why OP is getting in such a state about something so unimportant (especially as they arent ever going to post a deal again!) oO
banned 1 Like #35
justcricket
colinsunderland
I know there will be plenty trolls ready to jump on me and flame this post.


so anyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll? No wonder you get cold votes if thats your attitude


You can bait me all you like, I came here to genuinely see if I can suggest a different way of doing things... If you think I get or deserve cold votes because I have an 'attitude' on a discussion board, that says a lot about you than me.

As Gandalf said in Lord of the Rings 'Only the treacherous are mistrustful'.

P.S. Strange coincidence that you share profile picture with CSIMAN, ColinSunderland...


I'm not baiting you at all, if you didn't mean what I said what did you mean?
Whats the strange coincidence about the avatars? I created the first one and others used it,then it was changed slightly and we all changed, whats strange about that?
I would suggest calling anyone who dares to disagree with you on a discussion board a troll, is trolling in itself
banned#36
colinsunderland
justcricket
colinsunderland
I know there will be plenty trolls ready to jump on me and flame this post.


so anyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll? No wonder you get cold votes if thats your attitude


You can bait me all you like, I came here to genuinely see if I can suggest a different way of doing things... If you think I get or deserve cold votes because I have an 'attitude' on a discussion board, that says a lot about you than me.

As Gandalf said in Lord of the Rings 'Only the treacherous are mistrustful'.

P.S. Strange coincidence that you share profile picture with CSIMAN, ColinSunderland...


I'm not baiting you at all, if you didn't mean what I said what did you mean?
Whats the strange coincidence about the avatars? I created the first one and others used it,then it was changed slightly and we all changed, whats strange about that?
I would suggest calling anyone who dares to disagree with you on a discussion board a troll, is trolling in itself

and our avatars are different anyway :)
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justcricket
More targeted freebies like free training, free opening, party invites, free sports event tickets are by nature regional or limited by target audience. They are inevitably voted cold.

Competitions are voted cold! Don't even know where to begin with this one.

Like I said, until the system changes, I will not post here any more.


I'm a bit confused here - only 3 of your deals are (subzero) cold and all three were things that would be better suited to misc than deals anyway?
banned#38
LOL at OPS profile now

justcricket

Until 'Cold' voting is removed from this site, I will not be posting any more deals.


toys are seriously all over the floor now! oO
banned 1 Like #39
jah128
justcricket
More targeted freebies like free training, free opening, party invites, free sports event tickets are by nature regional or limited by target audience. They are inevitably voted cold.

Competitions are voted cold! Don't even know where to begin with this one.

Like I said, until the system changes, I will not post here any more.


I'm a bit confused here - only 3 of your deals are (subzero) cold and all three were things that would be better suited to misc than deals anyway?


I saw that aswell but didn't want to say anything as it would be trolling in the OP's view
#40
Go ahead, make this about me. It is not... I can choose whether to take time, post things on here or not. Simple as.

I just thought I could contribute my thoughts, agreed on by quite a few as it happens.

Some would disagree, of course.

I don't mind. That is why these are called discussions.

I just don't see the point of posting deals and see many others' being voted cold for no reason. As for subzero, no I may not have got so many of them, but have seen others get them for no reason. And even my own posted deals kept getting voted cold after posting by those that hang around for aforementioned deals and freebies only.

For a site to work you need posters who post deals and you need to take their views into account - simple correlation in my eyes. I don't think my time is well used if I were to research and post only for some trolls to vote it cold because it is not for them or is not going to mean something landing on their doormat for nothing.

That's my £0.02 worth to end this thread from me unless some of the mods/owners respond officially.

Thanks for reading.

Best regards,
justcricket

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