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I guess you could vote hot and then explain it in your comments? or vote warm more likely and explain why. I think everyone is interested in other tips and advice so saying hey this is cheap for the product but if you want better value go look at product y I think people would find that useful.

Original Poster

True but as I said before, some threads have a lot of posts in them and for someone who doesnt have much time or even wants to decide if they want to get the deal quickly or not (before the item runs out) I feel there should be some kind of summary at the beginning. Its like Amazons 5 star rating thing -there, I dont need to read the reviws if I dont want to, and can decide by star rating if Im in a hurry.

thanks for the reply

Whether or not the item is any good is just as relevant as whether it's the cheapest price for it.

I've used the analogy before. If I found a website that sold the cheapest dog turds online and posted it as a deal would you vote hot just because it's the cheapest price?

Selling something crap for the cheapest price doesn't make it a 'hot deal'. If you think the camera is crap and nobody should buy it then you shoudl vote cold. If you vote hot you are just encouraging people to buy it.

Is it really up to you to decide what is dog turd though? If someone is looking for what you perceive to be turd they still want to get a Hot turd deal:thumbsup:

col

Is it really up to you to decide what is dog turd though?



As much as it is for us to decide what's a 'hot' deal.

It's not 'cheapestdealsuk'. Otherwise it's just be a webpage with links to find-dvd, billybargain, kelkoo etc.

Voting hot is encouraging someone to buy. You can't encourage a stranger to buy something you think is utter rubbish which you wouldn't recommend to a friend.

Artemis

As much as it is for us to decide what's a 'hot' deal.It's not … As much as it is for us to decide what's a 'hot' deal.It's not 'cheapestdealsuk'. Otherwise it's just be a webpage with links to find-dvd, billybargain, kelkoo etc.Voting hot is encouraging someone to buy. You can't encourage a stranger to buy something you think is utter rubbish which you wouldn't recommend to a friend.



Ok, so for example if you don't like Ghost on DVD it's Cold? Even if it's half the price of anywhere else?

I would say this was hot regardless of whether I like the film:)

well said`!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: love the way you put things!

that was ment to be a quote to you col, pushed wrong button.

Basically I think a lot of people do not understand what the Hot and Cold deal button is for.

It should only be used to indicate whether the deal is a good deal or a bad deal.

This should never be used by people who know nothing at all about that individual item.

If you do know about this product and think it is absolute and utter rubbish then press cold, if you know about this product but think it's great but can be found cheaper elsewhere again press cold, if you know about this product and think it's a great deal then press hot. If you know nothing about the product then please do not vote either way and whatever you do DO NOT VOTE just because you see a lot of other people are voting. This spoils the true value of the product.

Each time leave an explanation for your actions.

If you were to setup another graph next to the original one that too would just be open for abuse as is the first one. There is no other way to police the system from what I can gather. All you have to do is count on the forum members to use their common sense when voting and abide by the rules. If we all abide by this rule then the key members of the site will overpower the odd few who just vote for the sake of it.

Original Poster

whether you like the item or not is your own opinion.

For example, if Person A doesnt need item X but person B does need item X then A's cold vote will put person B off the item thinking its not good ... but in actual fact item X was both useful and a good price for person B.

Cyrus

whether you like the item or not is your own opinion. For example, if … whether you like the item or not is your own opinion. For example, if Person A doesnt need item X but person B does need item X then A's cold vote will put person B off the item thinking its not good ... but in actual fact item X was both useful and a good price for person B.



That is exactly why I said do not vote on an item just because you do no like it. Only vote if it is crap, garbage, and not worth the money. This will then tell people who fancy that sort of thing that this one is not up to scratch.

Whats to say that people wouldnt just give something 1 star for no reason, the same as some people vote cold for no reason

col

Ok, so for example if you don't like Ghost on DVD it's Cold? Even if it's … Ok, so for example if you don't like Ghost on DVD it's Cold? Even if it's half the price of anywhere else?I would say this was hot regardless of whether I like the film:)



If you think Ghost on DVD isnt worth the money then yes, of course if you think your opinion on a movie somehow devalues it then you're an idiot anyway so you won't be reading this.

My point wasn't simply about liking something, it was deciding whether it was worth the money. I don't like football but if someone linked to a dvd set of every game ever for £2 I'd vote it hot.

However if someone linked to a tacky gold football on a chain and proved that £87 was the cheapest you can find it online I'm still voting cold because a tacky gold football isn't worth £87.

I think a few minor improvements can be made to resolve some aspects of time saving on subjects and these are my suggestions:

Underneathe the hot/cold temp, we should have another one for people who actually have bought the product previously and they could vote the products worth but this should only be completed by them, as i could turn around and say "i think PS3 is rubbish without even playing it, so i'm voting cold" yet, it could be something special.

I think we should also be able vote on each individual reponse to OP's deals and also categories them e.g vote if the respective response was helpful, informative etc and then be able to click on a link at the top, which would automatically put that category (such as standard format, in order of advice etc) at the top rather than read 100's of responses. here is an example of how it could work, which proves a working system is already in place: hotukdeals.com/for…=30

You may think this is stupid but some posts are great and you really do want to findout as much as possible but sometimes there are time restrictions on the deal or in your life and having to read 500+ posts isn't efficient and you could even then findout that there's something wrong and is a waste.

What does everyone else think?
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