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    Review of HUKD temperature system: Remove the cold option!

    This has been mind for a while. I would like to see hukd temperature gage only have an option for making something hot. In the past I have seen people vote deals cold for no particular reason. This way bad deals will stay at 0 and hot deals will rise. Opinions?

    83 Comments

    opinion:

    stupid

    Supermod

    So how would you show your disapproval for a cold deal?! Just not vote?

    Sorry, poor idea.

    Original Poster

    numptyj

    opinion:stupid



    Just the sort of person I am talking about... care to explain?

    Bad idea, I like to just browse the page at the temperature sometimes and if none are in the cold I won't know wether to avoid them or not, also what if a deal gets to like 200 degrees and then people realise it's a bad deal or something, it will always stay a hot deal which is bad.

    Original Poster

    magicjay1986

    So how would you show your disapproval for a cold deal?! Just not vote? … So how would you show your disapproval for a cold deal?! Just not vote? Sorry, poor idea.



    Well I am trying to find a solution to members who vote things cold purely for the sake of it

    Liam5170

    Just the sort of person I am talking about... care to explain?



    For example, someone posts a deal for a blu ray for 15.99 but it is 7.99 on pretty much every online website but the person posting the deal hasnt looked to find the best price. Therefore the blu ray @ 15.99 is not the best price and therefore it is a cold deal.

    HTH

    Supermod

    Liam5170

    Well I am trying to find a solution to members who vote things cold … Well I am trying to find a solution to members who vote things cold purely for the sake of it



    If a deal is that good the hot votes will negate the cold "empty" votes.

    if I could dislike or make this thread cold I would

    i agree with you, some people just vote cold for strange reasons, with no explanation.
    People take the time out to post a deal which they do think is a good deal, if it didn't go negative then maybe that person would post something else, i think that if we were only able to vote positive it would still show a good deal without negating individuals.

    Supermod

    bikerjodie

    i agree with you, some people just vote cold for strange reasons, with no … i agree with you, some people just vote cold for strange reasons, with no explanation.People take the time out to post a deal which they do think is a good deal, if it didn't go negative then maybe that person would post something else, i think that if we were only able to vote positive it would still show a good deal without negating individuals.



    Read the other points in this thread.

    If this idea was such a good one it would have been implemented already by the site.

    Original Poster

    numptyj

    if I could dislike or make this thread cold I would



    Nice one douch

    i think maybe give the cold option a box with space to write why u voted cold

    Supermod

    vicknanth

    i think maybe give the cold option a box with space to write why u voted … i think maybe give the cold option a box with space to write why u voted cold



    ..and how would this be presented to the community? As a post? Bumping the thread up constantly?

    Original Poster

    magicjay1986

    If a deal is that good the hot votes will negate the cold "empty" votes.



    Not of its a deal that doesn't appeal to the masses, its never going to get that hot but idiots off this site vote things cold because the deal is not relevant to them, not because its a bad deal

    developers put a lot of effort into profiling - fs - etc

    dont think they referred to feedback posts - this being the most common gripe

    admin - look - listen

    a simple tweak so people who vote cold have to put a reason

    even on freebies - such as free film tix - especially when first posted - some long standing members with voting power of 7-8 jump in vote cold -

    make them give a reason

    Supermod

    Liam5170

    Not of its a deal that doesn't appeal to the masses, its never going to … Not of its a deal that doesn't appeal to the masses, its never going to get that hot but idiots off this site vote things cold because the deal is not relevant to them, not because its a bad deal



    ...but it isn't that much of a problem, surely?

    People get infractions for cold voting for the sake of it so that should be enough. Taking away the ability to allow people who don't abuse the system to cold vote something is a nonsense.

    Original Poster

    magicjay1986

    Read the other points in this thread. If this idea was such a good one it … Read the other points in this thread. If this idea was such a good one it would have been implemented already by the site.



    Because the site hasn't implemented it makes it a bad idea? In this country of u injure a man who is burgling your house you can get sued. Because there is no law in place does that make self defence wrong? Extreme example but hopefully reinforces my point

    Supermod

    Liam5170

    Because the site hasn't implemented it makes it a bad idea? In this … Because the site hasn't implemented it makes it a bad idea? In this country of u injure a man who is gurgling your house you can get sued. Because there is no law in place does that make self defence wrong? Extreme example but hopefully reinforces my point



    With all due respect, it isnt an extreme example, it is a poor one. Do you actually know enough about the law to automatically assume that it is fine to shot and kill/injure someone who has entered your property?

    People get infractions for cold voting. That should be enough.

    Banned

    magicjay1986

    People get infractions for cold voting. That should be enough.



    Ive never seen anyone get infracted for that, have you ever known it happen?

    Original Poster

    magicjay1986

    With all due respect, it isnt an extreme example, it is a poor one. Do … With all due respect, it isnt an extreme example, it is a poor one. Do you actually know enough about the law to automatically assume that it is fine to shot and kill/injure someone who has entered your property? People get infractions for cold voting. That should be enough.



    Nothing to do with law u small minded fool. U r saying that everything is perfect currently... that change is bad... is that your opinion on all aspects of life?

    Supermod

    colinsunderland

    Ive never seen anyone get infracted for that, have you ever known it … Ive never seen anyone get infracted for that, have you ever known it happen?



    I have been told by a mod before that serial code voters receive infractions.

    Liam5170

    Nice one douch



    no problem Liam

    Banned

    Liam5170

    Nothing to do with law u small minded fool. U r saying that everything is … Nothing to do with law u small minded fool. U r saying that everything is perfect currently... that change is bad... is that your opinion on all aspects of life?



    You brought it up. Calling people names isn't clever either, its usually because you can't think of anything intelligent to say.

    Supermod

    Liam5170

    Nothing to do with law u small minded fool. U r saying that everything is … Nothing to do with law u small minded fool. U r saying that everything is perfect currently... that change is bad... is that your opinion on all aspects of life?



    Is this what you get like when people don't agree with you?

    If I was you I would self expire as you are making yourself look like a fool by all of your attempts at insults to members who simply do not agree with you. It is embarrassing.

    Banned

    magicjay1986

    Is this what you get like when people don't agree with you? If I was you … Is this what you get like when people don't agree with you? If I was you I would self expire as you are making yourself look like a fool by all of your attempts at insults to members who simply do not agree with you. It is embarrassing.



    Nice to see the quote system working so well and making who said what so easy to follow! (Insert whistling emoticon)

    Keep cold votes but have the minimum temp of zero - this means if people have voted a deal hot when it isn't it can be cooled down and it stops those who get their kicks from immediately voting deals cold (even when they are very good)

    As for having a reason for voting cold that will never work as it can never be enforced eg I could just type this aldjaldkj aldjaldj and unless all comments are moderated it would never be noticed....and the mods don't have the time to vet all cold votes.

    Original Poster

    Lol tbh this is the reaction I expected from a bunch of grown men like the ones who use these sites

    Any changes from what it is now would be a bad idea:

    - if you have to provide a reason to vote cold then it would stop people voting cold for GENUINE reasons, so things would just get a lot hotter when it really shouldn't be.
    - Taking it off would not work - if it is a cold deal we would need to treat it as one, the cold vote would show the OP to look harder next time and post real stuff instead of terrible prices which would LITTER the site.

    Cold spammers should be dealt with, without affecting the rest of the community, if there was no cold vote and a deal came up, members would be like (well I suppose it HAS to be good if it isn't cold, I'll go out and buy this now/later at this price (even though its £5 or £10 cheaper elsewhere).

    /thread

    Banned

    magicjay1986

    I have been told by a mod before that serial code voters receive … I have been told by a mod before that serial code voters receive infractions.



    So have I, but as it still happens all the time on pretty much every deal thats posted, I really don't believe it, do you?

    people give different opinion to OP and they get annoyed and offensive..and op complains about grown men lulz

    Supermod

    Liam5170

    Lol tbh this is the reaction I expected from a bunch of grown men like … Lol tbh this is the reaction I expected from a bunch of grown men like the ones who use these sites



    Then why post it? Why not just use the "Contact Us" function and ask a mod direct or place this in "Feedback".

    maybe OP should look at his avi


    why so serious

    lol

    Banned

    Liam5170

    Lol tbh this is the reaction I expected from a bunch of grown men like … Lol tbh this is the reaction I expected from a bunch of grown men like the ones who use these sites



    so, like you you mean?

    Original Poster

    Lost Symphonies

    Any changes from what it is now would be a bad idea:- if you have to … Any changes from what it is now would be a bad idea:- if you have to provide a reason to vote cold then it would stop people voting cold for GENUINE reasons, so things would just get a lot hotter when it really shouldn't be.- Taking it off would not work - if it is a cold deal we would need to treat it as one, the cold vote would show the OP to look harder next time and post real stuff instead of terrible prices which would LITTER the site.Cold spammers should be dealt with, without affecting the rest of the community, if there was no cold vote and a deal came up, members would be like (well I suppose it HAS to be good if it isn't cold, I'll go out and buy this now/later at this price (even though its £5 or £10 cheaper elsewhere)./thread



    Excellent post. At last a structured intelligent response from someone who disagrees with me

    Supermod

    It seems OP has his response so I will now expire.

    Original Poster

    numptyj

    people give different opinion to OP and they get annoyed and … people give different opinion to OP and they get annoyed and offensive..and op complains about grown men lulz



    Lol offensive... fool? Or grown men?

    I have a real gripe about cold voting without explanantion on this site at times. Seems to apply to a lot of deals early on before they heat up.I don't agree that removing cold voting is the answer but the OP has a point as often people vote for the most illogical of reasons. All too subjective and no consistency.

    If something interests me i will check comments. If none i do my own comparison and try to put something constructive in where i can. But although it frustrates the hell out of me -yes, i am too sensitive and highly strung ;o) - I can't expect everyone to do the same.

    surely cold spamming could be linked in with hot spamming...

    hottest deal of all time on hukd
    hotukdeals.com/dea…936

    ok technically its a good deal (if you compare the price to a genuine fleshlight) but it obviously has got all the votes as it is a humorous item people asking have you bought one is it good etc etc

    That just wouldn't work. How about all the genuinely cold deals? How can you have balance with one and not the other? How can you have ying without yang?

    wouldn't be fair i wasn't allowed my opinion and to represent that by voting something cold.
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