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Should We Be Able to Vote Deals Down?

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Some deals on here are terrible. Some are fantastic. Would it be nice to ' unlike' a deal?

faxcamara
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
Golfforall
Golfforall27 days ago

I think there should be some way , but its difficult to put into practise . We all know that some members continually post 3 non deals a day just for the points .

I post many deals , often high end golf deals , always excellent deals at the best prices available . While very useful to some I suspect they would be "unliked " by many , who quite understandably , think £250 for a golf club (even though 50% of RRP ) is not a deal .

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faxcamara
faxcamara
Original Poster
27 days ago

Ok that's a fair point. Just enjoyed this site so far except the non deals likes.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig27 days ago

I often tell my dad about your golf deals, as he is a golfer, as are a number of his friends and they have saved some money because of them. I've also looked at your golf deals incase there is something I can get him for his birthday.

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Rockman
Rockman27 days ago

You only give it a "heart" if you like the deal, otherwise, don't bother.

Users on HUKD get all freaked out and pissy when a deal of theirs goes cold. I'd say, try to avoid that unnecessary drama.

I personally like LD more for the chat section since HUKD's Misc is garbage now.

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Golfforall
Golfforall27 days ago

We all know that other shamed site you mention is going downhill rapidly due to it's "just for referral money" attitude .

However I do believe it would be good to have some sort of deterrent to stop members posting the first 3 "dross" non deals they find in order to gain their 300 points a day . I'm sure the founders would also like to do this and would appreciate all suggestions on how to do this now the site is maturing .

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Rockman
Rockman27 days ago

The Pepperoni Experts can post an absolutely terrible deal, and still gets voted hot because.. they're "experts." 😆 Golfforall

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees26 days ago

People do often vote cold for ridiculous reasons. The amount of times I've seen cold votes on genuinely good deals...

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Kelsey
Kelsey
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27 days ago

Hey 🙂

We encourage people to like the deals they like and to leave a constructive comment on the deals they think aren't great - e.g. "You can get it for less at Argos" or "It was half this price last week so may be worth holding out for another sale".

That way we hope it gives a bit more context to other members as to why the deal may be bad and also helps the original poster understand why their post isn't very popular.

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Faye1
Faye127 days ago

Just because it isnt a deal to you or doesnt interest you doesn’t mean it’s not a deal to someone else. If you like the deal you already like it with a heart if you don’t you scroll past. Think it works how it is.

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Mango4
Mango427 days ago

Don't see any benefit in voting deals down, as above everyone has different ideas and needs, so the fact that one person doesn't like a deal doesn't mean others won't, and on HUKD once a deal starts to go cold there is almost always a sheep mentality where others will vote it down also regardless. Do we really want to get into that on this site.

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Username30761
Username3076127 days ago

Yes because some of the deals are very poor

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana27 days ago

The other issue is you get points for liking deals so if you want the points you may leave false positives to poor deals. I've never done this myself I actually trawl through deals to find the deals I like but if you are just looking to work towards an amazon voucher it makes sense to post crap deals and vote up crap deals to save your own time.

Maybe if you had a system where to leave a negative you had to leave a comment might work. This would put people off being negative unless they felt the deal was particularly bad.

There are a huge amount of bad deals on this site sadly so you certainly have to be very careful. I know a fair bit about bicycles and seen some very poor deals for those.

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faxcamara
faxcamara
Original Poster
27 days ago

It just seems whatever deals are on the first page are automatically voted on regardless of weather they are in fact any good. I do take into account that a good deal to someone else might not be good to me. Just wondered if it would work with a constructive comment.

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285726 days ago

I somewhat agree, we want good deals but what may be a bad deal to you could be a good deal to someone else. I shared a deal and someone commented saying the price was shocking (£4 for a baby blanket) however i had paid £10 for very similar size and style so thought it was good.

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