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... after posting the following deals http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/164851/casio-exilim-ex-z1200-12mp-digital-/ http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/163510/kodak-easyshare-v1253-12mp-digital-/ http://…
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
... after posting the following deals

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/164851/casio-exilim-ex-z1200-12mp-digital-/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/163510/kodak-easyshare-v1253-12mp-digital-/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/163084/casio-ex-s770-exilim-red-digital-ca/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/163071/kodak-easyshare-v1233-12-1mp-digita/

they've ALL been voted cold without so much as an explanation as to why?

Surely they all can't be crap!!!

Anyone know of any better camera's on the market that are are better for the money?
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
some people just vote cold.
#3
Dunno.
[helper]#4
Some people think if a product doesn't interest them then its a good reason to vote cold......however if it is a good deal the number of hot votes will quickly outweigh the cold ones. Just takes a little while sometimes
banned#5
expert opinion - i have no idea:oops:
#6
gari189
Some people think if a product doesn't interest them then its a good reason to vote cold......however if it is a good deal the number of hot votes will quickly outweigh the cold ones. Just takes a little while sometimes


Agree, even if the deal is good, just because some people are not going to use it or doesn't need that specific product they think that is a reason to vote cold when obviously it is not!:roll:
I wish people would just vote it as a good deal whether they want/need it or not!! :x
#7
KELLY 'N' STEVE
Agree, even if the deal is good, just because some people are not going to use it or doesn't need that specific product they think that is a reason to vote cold when obviously it is not!:roll:
I wish people would just vote it as a good deal whether they want/need it or not!! :x


I couldn't agree more :thumbsup:. I always thought that the deals section was meant to be for the best price, at the time of posting for the particular said item and not a case of 'taste'. I have slowly learnt that this is not always the case and have also learnt not to take it personally. (there's way too many cold voting numpties using this site, who vote without an explanation). Bristle Hound, chin up and keep up the good work - THAT'S what this site is really here for :).
#8
I disagree. Voting hot just because it's the best price isn't that useful. Take for example you have owned the item and it fell apart within 2 weeks, as did the replacement. Would you still vote it hot as it's the best price? Personal experience and knowledge of the relevant product has to play a part as well. Comments from users are much more useful than the heat imho.
#9
It doesn't make any sense to me. Sorry.
#10
Because some people are plain idiots:)
#11
Shengis
I disagree. Voting hot just because it's the best price isn't that useful. Take for example you have owned the item and it fell apart within 2 weeks, as did the replacement. Would you still vote it hot as it's the best price? Personal experience and knowledge of the relevant product has to play a part as well. Comments from users are much more useful than the heat imho.

Not disputing any of the above points, but not what I meant at all either :? Was with regards to people voting cold without a reason :).
#12
gari189
Some people think if a product doesn't interest them then its a good reason to vote cold......however if it is a good deal the number of hot votes will quickly outweigh the cold ones. Just takes a little while sometimes


I've found this to be the case also.
#13
I think some people just vote cold for the sake of it !
I just read the deal research a bit on the net if I'm interested & make my own mind up ... To be honest a lot of the deals that are voted Hot are not that good either !!
#14
If people are voting cold on a deal they should explain, as it helps everyone to know why it's being voted cold. :?
#15
sophie***
If people are voting cold on a deal they should explain, as it helps everyone to know why it's being voted cold. :?


Yes totally agree with you Sophie***, maybe people should explain either way, wheather they vote Hot or Cold then they wouldn't be so flippant with their votes.
#16
Thanks folks - makes me feel abit better!
#17
snowtiger
Yes totally agree with you Sophie***, maybe people should explain either way, wheather they vote Hot or Cold then they wouldn't be so flippant with their votes.

Completely agree with both of you :thumbsup: that's the part of this site that I don't like. It's much appreciated and helpful too when people vote hot on a deal and post a reply. If a deal is voted cold then it would be helpful/useful to the poster and other members as to why. I can't see the benefit of voting cold for no reason to anyone - it put's people off posting deals and discourage's 'new' members from signing up to the site. Maybe that's why there are so many 'lurkers'?.......
#18
Agreed. Can't stand it when people vote cold with no explanation. It's usually because it's a product that they don't want and not because it's a bad deal, which obviously isn't what they should be judging it on.
#19
But if every person that votes hot or cold has to explain why they have voted, we would end up with every thread being pages and pages long.....
How boring will that be.
#20
hypnoticstate
Agreed. Can't stand it when people vote cold with no explanation. It's usually because it's a product that they don't want and not because it's a bad deal, which obviously isn't what they should be judging it on.

Exactly :thumbsup: :)
#21
Three of the four deals are now 'in heat'...People do post cold, but as I always say, it's all relative. They vote cold on EVERY deal, so they will reach their natural temp eventually!
#22
rockyfella
But if every person that votes hot or cold has to explain why they have voted, we would end up with every thread being pages and pages long.....
How boring will that be.

The point is that everyone who takes the time and effort to post a deal does so because they believe that it's a good one, so naturally expect a bit of heat. Whilst it's impossible for every deal posted to be 'made hot' it is nice to know if it has helped only a couple of people. As an example you'll see deals voted say, -175 with little or no explanation as to why and I've yet to see a deal voted +175 with the same response. As hypnoticstate quite rightly pointed out cold votes are probably for the wrong reasons and I think, like I said, that if somebody takes the 'time and effort' to post a deal then people should take the 'time and effort' to explain why they are voting cold.
#23
My view is that many people vote hot or cold just because they like or dislike the poster, not the actual deal. In many cases they clearly got not a single clue on what they are voting on. Just get used to it, it is not end of the world.
Also, as someone said in other thread, if you post a very good deal on some excellent but expensive product, it'll be immediately voted cold, as it is expensive. But if you post a deal on some rubbish, which is cheap by design, it'll be voted hot, because it is cheap.

Forcing people to explain why they voted hot or cold will certainly increase quality of votes but will decrease amount of voters because many "vote clickers" will simply stop voting. You know, if something requires an effort, however little, some people tend not to do it.

In addition, different people got different priorities. For example, I truly hate what Kodak does to their cameras - image overcompression. I reported this problem several times to Kodak and it was ignored. However, for most people this is not a problem as they rarely (if at all) print images on large dye-sub printers where overcompression is clearly visible. So, for them there is no issue. I understand this and I'd rather refrain from voting but some people won't.

So, my position is: the hot/cold vote is irrelevant. What is important is discussion in the thread.
#24
Kommunist
So, my position is: the hot/cold vote is irrelevant. What is important is discussion in the thread.


Same as. Of course the interesting thing is, those posts that do get a lot of discussion also get a lot more voting/views. Sausages anybody? :lol:
#25
Kommunist
My view is that many people vote hot or cold just because they like or dislike the poster, not the actual deal. In many cases they clearly got not a single clue on what they are voting on. Just get used to it, it is not end of the world.
Also, as someone said in other thread, if you post a very good deal on some excellent but expensive product, it'll be immediately voted cold, as it is expensive. But if you post a deal on some rubbish, which is cheap by design, it'll be voted hot, because it is cheap.


like when every poundland deal gets hot!
#26
A classic misuse of the cold vote (imho), see post 16.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/166000/energy-saving-8-way-extension-panel/

But obviously the vote would be considered ok as the poster explained why they voted cold :thumbsup:
#28
Please don't take this in a rude way, it's not intended in that manner at all but...

...why do you really care? If I post a deal that is good for me and it gets voted cold I couldn't give a monkeys to be honest, it's neither here nor there to me in the scheme of my daily activities if a bunch of people on the web don't have the same idea of a good deal as I do.

I just don't really get why people ask why their deals are cold, as if it's some kind of social ousting by the HUKD crowd.

As long as the deal benefits you and you subsequently put it out there for others to make their decision then surely your jobs done.

Like I said, my motive for writing this is not to be rude in any way, shape or form, but just so that maybe those who are concerned might not worry so much if their deal is a little chilly
#29
just don't really get why people ask why their deals are cold, as if it's some kind of social ousting by the HUKD crowd.

I'll tell you why I am asking this question. If I post a deal, it is normally because I want to buy the thing. Then I suspect that if the deal is voted cold, then either: a) product is rubbish; or b) price is too high. So I am asking people to explain why they are voting cold. This is not about reputation or self-importance, but rather about quality of the deal.

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