I notice more often that people are posting numerous items in the Deals section just because it appears to be a 'low' price.
Different people have different perceptions of what a 'Deal' is. Personally I dont think many of them are Deals and I'll vote cold for one reason or another, mainly due to it being listed for no other reason than a low price item. To me that doesnt make it a deal and the OP has not given a reason in the post to state why they believe its a deal. At least then there would be something to measure it by.
Whenever I do give a reason for voting cold then its usually met by torrents of abuse because someone didnt agree with me or that they dont believe that its a valid reason for voting the way I did. I used to vote anonymously but now I have been told by mods to give a reason when voting cold, but no reason required when voting hot? that makes no sense at all, no logic to that whatsoever. So now I refrain from voting at all unless I actually buy the item. Which really has a negative effect on the voting system yet again.
Its obvious that the voting system is fundamentally flawed as it represents nothing whatsoever other than someone clicking a hot, cold or luckwarm area of the voting function. This serves no purpose whatsoever unless there is some meaning to it. For example if there was a drop down list of reasons as to why people think its cold then it would help the OP and the rest of the users understand why the vote has gone hot or cold. Or force people to enter some reason why they are voting along with their username. Eg. HUKD_User1 Voted : Cold : Enter_Reason_Here.
It should be either completely anonymous or completely transparent to give visibility for all users. Mods targeting selected users only clouds the situation even more and causes more confusion and undermines any voting system whether its flawed or not.
With regards to 'Deals', if its simple a low priced item that would be ideal as a small gift or something then why not have a section or category named Gift Ideas or something to filter out all gumph that isnt really a Deal in the first place! Especially if theres no reason listed by the OP to state why they have posted it as a deal.
Anyone got any other views?