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I have always felt that the grey button ought to be yellow or orange to highlight the fact that the warm still functions. Must admit that I don't use it much though.

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I never normally vote warm, but there was a particular deal today that I felt was neither hot, nor cold. I could either just leave it, and say nothing (leave it to those who actually find it hot or cold to decide) or vote warm. I felt it was worthy of a warm at least!

Just for attention of admin; when I press the warm button the temperature goes down by 1

ctuk;2578439

Just for attention of admin; when I press the warm button the temperature … Just for attention of admin; when I press the warm button the temperature goes down by 1



Yes, it "evens it out" rather than votes hot...

wow, didnt know we could do that.
oh and i justed voted something warm and it went up by 1

Banned

Took me a long time to realise that there was a warm button. I too think it should be highlighted with a colour.

I think it does need to be clearer that it's an option, I do think it has its place - there are deals that are slightly better than existing prices but nothing special, in these cases I vote warm rather than a cold deal which is worse than existing prices.

John

I like the warm vote and the way it works, I've used it quite a few times (exactly for the reasons johnmcl states). I agree the button should have a little more red in it.

TWIGGY4LIFE 666;2580718

wow, didnt know we could do that.oh and i justed voted something warm and … wow, didnt know we could do that.oh and i justed voted something warm and it went up by 1



ditto. always wondered why prople said voted warm. Learn something new every day.

duckmagicuk2;2578470

Yes, it "evens it out" rather than votes hot...



How does this evening out work?

Basically if you warm vote something that is cold the temperature goes up, and if you warm vote something that is very hot the temperature goes down. Not sure exactly where the 'threshold' is but I'd guess somewhere around 60 degrees?

So if you vote warm on a front-page deal its likely its heat will go down, albeit by a small amount, whereas if you vote warm on a brand-new deal its heat will go up.;-)

Oh, makes sense.

But I might vote warm to only give 2-3 degrees rather than 9, only to find that it goes down!!

Don't think warm is the right word, effectively you're moving it closer to 0 so you think it's freezing.

Benjimoron;2595566

Oh, makes sense.But I might vote warm to only give 2-3 degrees rather … Oh, makes sense.But I might vote warm to only give 2-3 degrees rather than 9, only to find that it goes down!!Don't think warm is the right word, effectively you're moving it closer to 0 so you think it's freezing.



No, you're moving it closer to the warm threshold (not certain what this is but its not freezing) :thumbsup:

Remember it makes deals colder than the threshold hotter, and those hotter than the threshold colder. Also unlike a cold vote, there is no expectation to 'justify' your a warm vote - it simply means the think it is neither 'hot' or 'cold'...

I probably use it most on deals that I think are okay but don't really justify the 'heat' they have, or on new deals which again look okay but not really hot.

jah128;2595612

No, you're moving it closer to the warm threshold (not certain what this … No, you're moving it closer to the warm threshold (not certain what this is but its not freezing) :thumbsup:Remember it makes deals colder than the threshold hotter, and those hotter than the threshold colder. Also unlike a cold vote, there is no expectation to 'justify' your a warm vote - it simply means the think it is neither 'hot' or 'cold'...I probably use it most on deals that I think are okay but don't really justify the 'heat' they have, or on new deals which again look okay but not really hot.



Ah, so you're moving it closer to 60 (for example), that would make sense.

Benjimoron;2595763

Ah, so you're moving it closer to 60 (for example), that would make sense.



Exactly, just not sure what the exact figure is :thumbsup:

EDIT - Actually it seems the 'warm threshold' is a lot lower than I thought - looks like its 20 degrees (warm votes under 17 degrees bump it up, warm votes over 20 degrees bump it down). Personally I would think it should be higher - probably just below the current threshold to make the deal considered hot (which I think is around 60 at the moment?)

Making the warm threshold 50 degrees would be better than what it is currently.

I think 20 degrees is fine to be honest, to be a warm deal isn't of much interest unless it's a retailer I would prefer to buy from.

John

The problem with warm is your vote changes depending on when you do it, I'm assuming that if you vote at the threshold then your vote basically means nothing. Whereas if you had voted later it would change the temperature.

Or does it keep memory of your vote and keep it near warm? ie if loads of people hit warm meaning tha other peoples hot votes are reduced?
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