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Supermod

Yeah - the voting weight has been adjusted

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magicjay1986

Yeah - the voting weight has been adjusted



Thought that was the case Jay, has it not been somewhat over compensated, I'm assuming voting has been cut to a third of its previous value, but the user base seems to have stayed the same with 39,000 online now, and pretty much the same this time yesterday.

I don't understand how the flamedeer thing works - can you explain it please
Edited by: "YellowStar14" 11th Dec 2014

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marcellas14

I don't understand how the flamedeer thing works - can you explain it … I don't understand how the flamedeer thing works - can you explain it please



Full details here mate

i dont get it either when do they popup and how many? so like if i get one will that be it for while or do do they pop close together?

Supermod

BuzzDuraband

Thought that was the case Jay, has it not been somewhat over compensated, … Thought that was the case Jay, has it not been somewhat over compensated, I'm assuming voting has been cut to a third of its previous value, but the user base seems to have stayed the same with 39,000 online now, and pretty much the same this time yesterday.



The guys applied the right calculations to cover the increase in votes we had which seemed to be down to the competition (despite the info telling the community you won't find a flamedeer by voting!).

I think it actually worked well this year as we put it in the warning text and we noticed members had not read (or ignored) it we were able to get the weight adjusted pretty much right away so that it didn't ruin the deal hunting.

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magicjay1986

The guys applied the right calculations to cover the increase in votes we … The guys applied the right calculations to cover the increase in votes we had which seemed to be down to the competition (despite the info telling the community you won't find a flamedeer by voting!). I think it actually worked well this year as we put it in the warning text and we noticed members had not read (or ignored) it we were able to get the weight adjusted pretty much right away so that it didn't ruin the deal hunting.



It just seems somewhat broken mate, I mean take the iPad mini deal I posted, 83 hot votes has equated to 85 degrees, I'm not sure if you can determine the number of cold votes a deal had been hit with, but you would normally expect an average of around 3 degrees per vote, which would give that specific deal 249 degrees, surely it hasn't been down voted to a degree to even get it hot?

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magicjay1986

The guys applied the right calculations to cover the increase in votes we … The guys applied the right calculations to cover the increase in votes we had which seemed to be down to the competition (despite the info telling the community you won't find a flamedeer by voting!). I think it actually worked well this year as we put it in the warning text and we noticed members had not read (or ignored) it we were able to get the weight adjusted pretty much right away so that it didn't ruin the deal hunting.



And just as an addition, I notice my value is two degrees hot/cold voting, has this now been set as a standard across all members regardless of membership period, more specifically new sign ups.

Supermod

BuzzDuraband

It just seems somewhat broken mate, I mean take the iPad mini deal I … It just seems somewhat broken mate, I mean take the iPad mini deal I posted, 83 hot votes has equated to 85 degrees, I'm not sure if you can determine the number of cold votes a deal had been hit with, but you would normally expect an average of around 3 degrees per vote, which would give that specific deal 249 degrees, surely it hasn't been down voted to a degree to even get it hot?



Well members have a vote weight based on their own activity such as deals they've posted etc. So not everyone would have had a top value of around 6 so the 3 degrees isn't necessarily the right figure to use as an example as many of the votes are like 1 or just over.

I've checked your voting log and there are a few cold votes on the higher value so it definitely is right. Its been this way since within 2 hours of the comp going live.

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magicjay1986

Well members have a vote weight based on their own activity such as deals … Well members have a vote weight based on their own activity such as deals they've posted etc. So not everyone would have had a top value of around 6 so the 3 degrees isn't necessarily the right figure to use as an example as many of the votes are like 1 or just over. I've checked your voting log and there are a few cold votes on the higher value so it definitely is right. Its been this way since within 2 hours of the comp going live.



What is the actual higher value Jay? and should I be somewhat insulted that I only have 2 degrees?

But on a serious note, Obviously you can't say if the balance of voting was determined against new sign up votes, but would it have not been (could it have been) logical to use the same system that is in place after a members suspension, Leaving certain members (within a membership timeframe) voting weight as it always has been, and then limiting the weight of new sign ups and/or inactive members?

Supermod

Just as an extra, your vote is just under 3 so its around the top voting value you can get.

Supermod

BuzzDuraband

What is the actual higher value Jay? and should I be somewhat insulted … What is the actual higher value Jay? and should I be somewhat insulted that I only have 2 degrees? :(But on a serious note, Obviously you can't say if the balance of voting was determined against new sign up votes, but would it have not been (could it have been) logical to use the same system that is in place after a members suspension, Leaving certain members (within a membership timeframe) voting weight as it always has been, and then limiting the weight of new sign ups and/or inactive members?



This change wasn't to stop/limit any new sign ups voting, it was because the votes across the site by all members were increased.

Leaving the "established members" vote at its maximum would defeat the object because it wasn't just new sign ups voting.

I don't have the specifics for the new voting weight but it is something which is being monitored and right now it is working as we planned.

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magicjay1986

This change wasn't to stop/limit any new sign ups voting, it was because … This change wasn't to stop/limit any new sign ups voting, it was because the votes across the site by all members were increased. Leaving the "established members" vote at its maximum would defeat the object because it wasn't just new sign ups voting. I don't have the specifics for the new voting weight but it is something which is being monitored and right now it is working as we planned.



OK Jay, Well thanks for taking the time to reply

BuzzDuraband

What is the actual higher value Jay? and should I be somewhat insulted … What is the actual higher value Jay? and should I be somewhat insulted that I only have 2 degrees? :(But on a serious note, Obviously you can't say if the balance of voting was determined against new sign up votes, but would it have not been (could it have been) logical to use the same system that is in place after a members suspension, Leaving certain members (within a membership timeframe) voting weight as it always has been, and then limiting the weight of new sign ups and/or inactive members?


didn't realsie top vote was 6, was 4.5 fairly recently i think

as for you having less than max voting power i feel thats correct, i mean you have only posted 1000 deals in 3 years
i saw one at -3 and one at -7 in the most recent 10 pages of deals...those are a giant black mark against your name
try hard to improve and one day you will get there though

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brilly

didn't realsie top vote was 6, was 4.5 fairly recently i thinkas for you … didn't realsie top vote was 6, was 4.5 fairly recently i thinkas for you having less than max voting power i feel thats correct, i mean you have only posted 1000 deals in 3 yearsi saw one at -3 and one at -7 in the most recent 10 pages of deals...those are a giant black mark against your nametry hard to improve and one day you will get there though



Totally agree Brilly, with those cold deals against my name I'm just thankful they let me vote at all

Have to agree, it does seem better this year. Not as many posts blazing with heat just because its related to christmas animals, santa or any slight anagram of the word deer.

....just hope I've not cursed it

Supermod

deeplink

Have to agree, it does seem better this year. Not as many posts blazing … Have to agree, it does seem better this year. Not as many posts blazing with heat just because its related to christmas animals, santa or any slight anagram of the word deer.....just hope I've not cursed it



Nah, we're sure you haven't

magicjay1986

Yeah - the voting weight has been adjusted



Now the flamedeers have been extinguished for another year, when will the voting be back to normal? ta

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Chanchi32

Now the flamedeers have been extinguished for another year, when will the … Now the flamedeers have been extinguished for another year, when will the voting be back to normal? ta



Working as intended

BuzzDuraband

Working as intended



Deal 1 and 3 of the day look ropey - must have been the flamedeer induced voting X)

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Chanchi32

Deal 1 and 3 of the day look ropey - must have been the flamedeer induced … Deal 1 and 3 of the day look ropey - must have been the flamedeer induced voting X)



All the voters were sent via Twitter

my voting power was decreased from 2 to 1

oh.

Has the voting power gone back to what it was before the flamedeer comp?

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thebaron69

Has the voting power gone back to what it was before the flamedeer comp?



No mate.

Had 57 hot votes for the bond blu ray and its 88.
Also 61 hot votes for predator trilogy and its 90(reached 458 last time and was dearer)
Edited by: "thebaron69" 22nd Dec 2014

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thebaron69

Had 57 hot votes for the bond blu ray and its 88.



Apparently working as intended.

My vote was 5 or 6, just tried it on a old deal and its 3.

Needs adjustment - over the last couple of days the number of deals making the hot page is relatively low. Over the last 12 hours only 24 deals have made it to the hot page - much lower than usual and is too low....

its impressive when you see the product of some deep and intelligent thinking in action

not so much when its ERM DIVIDE BY 5! or something as a solution

magicjay1986

Yeah - the voting weight has been adjusted



MJ or anyone else around - Any update on what the plans are around the voting system (ref comment 18)?

Some decent deals are being lost at the moment as its taking too many votes to get hot. I can see how it can put off the regular posters of deals.

Noticed that a top 10 deal on Sunday was the dizzy heights of 98 degrees ...

Thanks in advance

Supermod

Morning! Just to acknowledge that this has been reviewed - we'll get another response back to you as soon as we can

magicjay1986

Morning! Just to acknowledge that this has been reviewed - we'll get … Morning! Just to acknowledge that this has been reviewed - we'll get another response back to you as soon as we can



cheers MJ

Supermod

Vote score has been returned

magicjay1986

Vote score has been returned



excellent news - I just need to find a deal now

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magicjay1986

Vote score has been returned



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