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Is it just me or is there a lot of cold voting going on? More than normal I mean, it seems in the deals section about half of every thing posted is being voted cold...and while some of the deals are d… Read More
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
Is it just me or is there a lot of cold voting going on? More than normal I mean, it seems in the deals section about half of every thing posted is being voted cold...and while some of the deals are duds most seem OK. Has any one else noticed? Is it some sort of member backlash/attack in protest about the new site?
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I've noticed it too.
Looks like some are miffed at the new site and are voting cold on deals because of it :)
#2
stora
I've noticed it too.
Looks like some are miffed at the new site and are voting cold on deals because of it :)


that is hardly fair on the OP, quite childish really:roll:
#3
I don't bother with the temp of a deal. If you are going by the temp, it is probably something that you don't need.

I am one of the rare people who never looked at the old front page.
#4
It's very childish indeed, I wonder what point people are trying to make by doing it?
#5
I agree - i'm freezing at the moment and only post to do people a favour! tshh
#6
thesaint
I don't bother with the temp of a deal. If you are going by the temp, it is probably something that you don't need.

I am one of the rare people who never looked at the old front page.



I do the same. If I went by the front page heat I wouldn't have found the cracking HP laptop deal a few weeks ago.
#7
all my posts are the same i've posted up a few deals which arn't already on here and with in minutes ive gone from 14 + to minus 17
#8
This does seem to be going on an awful lot at the mo.

Voting cold could really grind this site to a stop - if folks get fed up with their effort being voted cold, they are less likely to bother posting next time they see a hot deal. And without hot deals, what's the site left with??
#9
yea cause i got a good lot of hot deals ive managed to find on my own and nearly everyone of them is in the minus number and people getting them also confused with expired deals because theyre the same deal only renewed by the company whos doing them
#10
melissab
This does seem to be going on an awful lot at the mo.

Voting cold could really grind this site to a stop - if folks get fed up with their effort being voted cold, they are less likely to bother posting next time they see a hot deal. And without hot deals, what's the site left with??


Maybe this is what they want?

Give it a few days and everything will be back to normal.

Remember the Milleninium bug, stories about planes dropping out of the sky et al.
It passed, and no one got hurt.
#11
There does seem to be a great deal of cold voting going on........thought was my imagination so I'm glad other people think so.
#12
I was a bit shocked when i first came to the new site but unlike others i didn't leap down the throat of the admin about it, i tried it out and now use it just as before.

It's a good job the admin can see who has been voting cold on everything, they should take the rep away form them making their votes worth less.

Have just loaded up the New Deals page and every post was cold, it just childish and ruins it for everyone.

If I don't like a TV show i don't watch, If i don't like a car i won't buy it, if i don't like a website I wont visit it. Why can't others follow the same principle and let us get on with it?!?!
#13
Why can't others follow the same principle and let us get on with it?!?!


Unfortunately the www has it's own form of low life and anonymity makes people brave when normally they'd be sat on their own masturbating over page 3 pictures, sad but an unfortunate truth of opening the whole world up to freaks, whereas they wouldn't say boo to you in Real Life™ they find happiness in trolling the www to satisfy their sadness.

On top of that you've just got your regular vindictive idiots that think whatever they say shouldn't be challenged or protested against and will just go around being spoil sports just for the sake of it.

ALL public access sites (BBSs etc....) have the same issues and there's no way to stop it really, the best way to slow them down is to totally ignore them, they don't go away, just move on, even acknowledging that they exist feeds their hunger for attention so the less said the better.
#14
Its getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes!
#15
how stupid. Whats the point of voting everything cold. Thats pathetic, You don't like the new site fine but don't throw your toys out the prama dn take it out on those who choose to stay!
#16
i will if u will pcnutta
banned#17
I think you'll find its probably as all the top posters of the old site have jumped ship. The posts that are being posted are by members that are not finding the best deals.

I agree it childish if its being done purposely, But I have to admit, I've not relly seen any good deals recently. I think as the member count has gone from 7500 to 2500 in less than a week, we are all gonna see worse and worse deals coming on this site.
#18
UltimoScorpion;1356010
I think you'll find its probably as all the top posters of the old site have jumped ship. The posts that are being posted are by members that are not finding the best deals.

I agree it childish if its being done purposely, But I have to admit, I've not relly seen any good deals recently. I think as the member count has gone from 7500 to 2500 in less than a week, we are all gonna see worse and worse deals coming on this site.

I thought you were jumping ship as well?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/125684/nice-knowing-you-all-i-m-outta-here/all/all/hot/
#19
UltimoScorpion
I think you'll find its probably as all the top posters of the old site have jumped ship. The posts that are being posted are by members that are not finding the best deals.

I agree it childish if its being done purposely, But I have to admit, I've not relly seen any good deals recently. I think as the member count has gone from 7500 to 2500 in less than a week, we are all gonna see worse and worse deals coming on this site.


I think that's what those who are doing are trying to make people believe is the case, I think that's the point they are trying to make, but that doesn't make what you say true. For every one member who claims to have 'left' (about 10% probably genuinly have - the fact you have said you are leaving, but are still here PMing people a URL to a new rival site proves that :whistling: ) there's 50 that have stayed and 50 new members.

As dsmuk and jennybubbles say, if you don't like it and want to leave go ahead...but trying to influence others to do the same and 'spoiling' the site achieves nothing other than making those involved look like little babies.
#20
Methinks he's got a shed load of 2 penny coins to get rid of.
#21
bitseylango;1353094
that is hardly fair on the OP, quite childish really:roll:


Voting cold randomly or out of spite (or whatever) doesn't hurt the OP (except for maybe their ego?) as they already know about the deal (being the OP.) It's the rest of us who suffer by not finding out about the deal.

One way to counteract that is to 'trawl' through the deals with no setting for temperature and try to identify from the title what's of interest, though that can take a fair old bit of time. (Especially with no "hover pop-up" as some peeps have already said, still, one thing at a time. Sticky FAQ first :whistling:)

Although I think I'm in the majority of people who didn't even know there was an update with new features being worked upon, I am quite surprised one of the new features isn't to force members to leave a comment (even if it's blank) when they vote, regardless of hot or cold, and to show whether they voted hot or cold with a little icon automatically in the comment. OK there are those that will shout "civil liberties!" blah blah but I personally think it's far too easy to vote hot or cold. And OK this may reduce the number of people who will actually vote and so reduce temperatures thus reduce number of deals making the main page but, well, we don't have a main page anymore so shouldn't be a problem. And of course deal temps are all relative so if all deal temps go down by 20% the same deals will still be hottest.
[admin]#22
UltimoScorpion I think the behaviour that you and a few others are engaged in is simply not respectful towards members here. I've said as much in pm to yourself and others and haven't received particularly kind responses.

It's one thing to dislike a site update and leave, that's fine - it's entirely another to cold vote out of spite on people who are getting on as ever and sharing their deals. If you don't like something then leave - to continue hanging around cold voting, pm'ing your site and spamming then that's over the line.

I find it distasteful and disrespectful and not in the spirit of this site is about. If a change to layout and colour brings that character out of a person then I'm happy it's shown and that you are leaving.
#23
It did seem odd that so many deals were cold, and many of them where I saw nothing wrong with the deal. It is really sad if this is in response to a change of website format. You don't like it, move on. Don't waste your time and ours being disruptive by voting cold. I'm not keen on the formatting change but I'm willing to work through it.

Grow up people.

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