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ofc, my opinion is more important/worthy than the majority of voters anyway

What are the Glitches and loopholes?

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trog0

What are the Glitches and loopholes?



Seriously?

Such things as 'pretending' you have children to buy software from academic sites.

I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold immediately for no reason that is disclosed in the thread. It is a common courtesy to add a comment, but not mandatory.

If the deal increases in heat naturally I leave it alone.

BFN,

fp.

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fanpages

I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold … I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold immediately for no reason that is disclosed in the thread. It is a common courtesy to add a comment, but not mandatory.If the deal increases in heat naturally I leave it alone.BFN,fp.



I've always wondered if some people post deals which are immediately sub-zero ....

trog0

What are the Glitches and loopholes?



CyBerman

Seriously?Such things as 'pretending' you have children to buy software … Seriously?Such things as 'pretending' you have children to buy software from academic sites.



You do not need to have children to qualify for software available for Education/Academic purposes.

[ sam-uk.org/Stu…spx ]
Software4Students

All school and college students and their family members or guardians … All school and college students and their family members or guardians living in the United Kingdom are eligible.



An adult without children can be a college student.

The following blog article describes a "loophole" to fraudulently obtain goods originally listed as a deal at HotUKDeals (posted by andywedge) that received 644 degrees of heat before being Expired:

[ bitterwallet.com/dea…801 ]

(I have posted within the blog article comments)


The following "deal" is another example that had 431 degrees of heat before it was Expired:

[ hotukdeals.com/dea…123 ]

BFN,

fp.

fanpages

I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold … I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold immediately for no reason that is disclosed in the thread. It is a common courtesy to add a comment, but not mandatory.If the deal increases in heat naturally I leave it alone.



CyBerman

I've always wondered if some people post deals which are immediately … I've always wondered if some people post deals which are immediately sub-zero ....



Some members encourage others to vote the deal they listed colder!

[ hotukdeals.com/dea…881 ]

BFN,

fp.

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fanpages

[quote=fanpages] Some members encourage others to vote the deal they … [quote=fanpages] Some members encourage others to vote the deal they listed colder![ http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/farm-ville-for-dummies-paperback-13-59-delivered-amazon/887648?p=10746881 ]BFN,fp.




But isn't that an example of a 'fun'/ironic deal like the supercar 'deal' of yesterday?

(I can't quite tell how much of 'your' quote I've left in)

CyBerman

But isn't that an example of a 'fun'/ironic deal like the supercar 'deal' … But isn't that an example of a 'fun'/ironic deal like the supercar 'deal' of yesterday?(I can't quite tell how much of 'your' quote I've left in)



I don't think so... at least I don't think the "deal" listing started with that intention but after some 'ribbing' from others the member that created the listing just wanted to let it sink & perhaps gain a notable thread for the 'wrong' reason.

BFN,

fp.

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fanpages

I don't think so... at least I don't think the "deal" listing started … I don't think so... at least I don't think the "deal" listing started with that intention but after some 'ribbing' from others the member that created the listing just wanted to let it sink & perhaps gain a notable thread for the 'wrong' reason.BFN,fp.



I often wonder what the coldest deal ever was .....

If you post a deal then you are saying you think its a hot deal, so you can show that by adding heat.

Its a bit like saying if you start a petition then you can't sign it because its not ethical.

I personally don't bother voting my own deals hot, but its not for ethical reasons, I just don't.

CyBerman

I often wonder what the coldest deal ever was .....



This one got mighty chilly (_;)

hotukdeals.com/dea…664
Edited by: "jonny619447" 2nd Mar 2011

Original Poster

Jonny .. my netbook is not showing J**dw***d's numbers .......

Just a big fat MINUS ...

CyBerman

Jonny .. my netbook is not showing J**dw***d's numbers .......Just a big … Jonny .. my netbook is not showing J**dw***d's numbers .......Just a big fat MINUS ...


misunderstood what you said and thought you posted a netbook deal...
example in your own deals is perfect reason why you should vote your own deal hot:
hotukdeals.com/dea…184
i have personally never seen it cheaper in any supermarket - never let a random idiot tell you something and take it as fact! (was cheaper as a 6x100g pack though)
you must at least attempt to overcome the stupidity of others by voting hot.

CyBerman

Jonny .. my netbook is not showing J**dw***d's numbers .......Just a big … Jonny .. my netbook is not showing J**dw***d's numbers .......Just a big fat MINUS ...



I can't stand them either, but you asked what the coldest deal ever was and I just linked to what I believe is the coldest ever deal

CyBerman

Seriously?Such things as 'pretending' you have children to buy software … Seriously?Such things as 'pretending' you have children to buy software from academic sites.



that is neither a glitch or a loophole, it is fraud

Banned

I vote my deals hot. I have an opinion as a user, just like everyone else. If I've posted it, I obviously consider it hot, and therefore express my opinion like any other deal.

I don't tend to moan about cold votes either. The serial-cold voters never win if a deal is genuinely hot.

Yep agree VB1, I obviously think my own deal is hot or why would I post it??

fanpages

I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold … I add heat to my own deal if somebody (or bodies) votes it cold immediately for no reason that is disclosed in the thread.



Me too
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