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#1
Should the deal also be voted cold if it isnt the cheapest out there? Though in those cases I guess you woul need to comment and link up?

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Jun 19, 2017 15:28
#2
Bored douches everywhere. You can't stop the tide.

Let the world burn so it can be remade X)

Sounded biblical oO
1 Like #3
darthvader666uk
Should the deal also be voted cold if it isnt the cheapest out there? Though in those cases I guess you woul need to comment and link up?
That's a good one you raised. Personally, i think it shouldn't be voted cold because it's still cheaper than the normal price so it's still a deal. Pointing this out in the comments will advise people to look out for even cheaper.
#4
Muyhee
I've noticed a trend on HUKD where people vote a deal or freebie or anything for that matter cold simply because they either have an opinion or it doesn't suit them personally.
Personally, i think that defeats the purpose and the idea of the platform, and people need to start doing the correct thing (or do nothing) for the benefit of all.
The idea here as I see it & i stand corrected, is to vote a deal HOT or Cold.
HOT if:
- The deal is useful to you or you can pass it on to someone else
- The deal is exactly what it says it is
- You have actually clicked on and used the deal and you're quite happy with the result
COLD if:
- If the deal isn't what it says it is. Period!
You need not vote a deal cold simply because:
- It's not for you
- You have an opinion about it that is not necessarily universal
- Someone else has posted the same deal before and you think it's a duplicate. You may have seen/used the deal then but 100s of thousands of people out there may not have...
- You want to simply because you can!
There is always a third option which is simply to do neither and ignore the post. No post is ever completely useless and even if it's one person, someone out there will find it useful. It may even be what they've been looking for, strangely.
I just thought I'd put this out there as i'm sure there are a few people who feel the same way.
Please share your thought's on this so that we can enlighten one another.
Thanks.

Copy'n'paste a-hoy!

The best "Deal" is a subjective* view of anything to do with the product thread (such as the merchant's past history, the non-guaranteed cashback, the colour/dimensions of the item, any comparative products, the day of the week, whether the member voting had run out of butter for their morning toast, or anything else connected/unconnected with the "Deal"), apparently.

(* Not everybody is you, hence why voting differs)

A previous thread of note...

Can we please have the rules/guidelines on Voting made more clear??

Specifically, 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.

Also, "Cold Voting", & the ironically-titled "EXPIRED - Can you get banned for voting cold too often?" (created by a member that is now banned).

There used to be a whole lifetime's worth of discussion(s) on the subject, but the following "tags" were removed recently:

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/cold-voting ]
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/voting-cold ]
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/another-vote-cold-thread ]

You could use the Advanced Search Results for "cold", if you wish, though.
1 Like #5
fanpages
Muyhee
I've noticed a trend on HUKD where people vote a deal or freebie or anything for that matter cold simply because they either have an opinion or it doesn't suit them personally.
Personally, i think that defeats the purpose and the idea of the platform, and people need to start doing the correct thing (or do nothing) for the benefit of all.
The idea here as I see it & i stand corrected, is to vote a deal HOT or Cold.
HOT if:
- The deal is useful to you or you can pass it on to someone else
- The deal is exactly what it says it is
- You have actually clicked on and used the deal and you're quite happy with the result
COLD if:
- If the deal isn't what it says it is. Period!
You need not vote a deal cold simply because:
- It's not for you
- You have an opinion about it that is not necessarily universal
- Someone else has posted the same deal before and you think it's a duplicate. You may have seen/used the deal then but 100s of thousands of people out there may not have...
- You want to simply because you can!
There is always a third option which is simply to do neither and ignore the post. No post is ever completely useless and even if it's one person, someone out there will find it useful. It may even be what they've been looking for, strangely.
I just thought I'd put this out there as i'm sure there are a few people who feel the same way.
Please share your thought's on this so that we can enlighten one another.
Thanks.
Copy'n'paste a-hoy!
The best "Deal" is a subjective* view of anything to do with the product thread (such as the merchant's past history, the non-guaranteed cashback, the colour/dimensions of the item, any comparative products, the day of the week, whether the member voting had run out of butter for their morning toast, or anything else connected/unconnected with the "Deal"), apparently.
(* Not everybody is you, hence why voting differs)
A previous thread of note...Can we please have the rules/guidelines on Voting made more clear??
Specifically, 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.
Also, "Cold Voting", & the ironically-titled "EXPIRED - Can you get banned for voting cold too often?" (created by a member that is now banned).
There used to be a whole lifetime's worth of discussion(s) on the subject, but the following "tags" were removed recently:
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/cold-voting ]
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/voting-cold ]
[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/another-vote-cold-thread ]
You could use the Advanced Search Results for "cold", if you wish, though.
Thanks.
#6
Muyhee
darthvader666uk
Should the deal also be voted cold if it isnt the cheapest out there? Though in those cases I guess you woul need to comment and link up?
That's a good one you raised. Personally, i think it shouldn't be voted cold because it's still cheaper than the normal price so it's still a deal. Pointing this out in the comments will advise people to look out for even cheaper.

What is normal price? RRP? Sofa deals ahoy...
#7
I vote on if it is a good deal for me.

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