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Jul 21st, 2017 6:40 pm
Jul 21st, 2017 6:49 pm
One of the downvoters should be obvious and there reasons explained in the thread.
Jul 21st, 2017 7:15 pm
It's clear why it was downvoted and deserved. We should discourage bad behavior/deals and reward good ones
Jul 21st, 2017 7:22 pm
I don't like amazon deals that expire after 15 minutes but telling people not to post hot deals because we don't like them shoots us in the foot, if a deal comes along that benefits me i will be very happy it was posted.
Jul 21st, 2017 7:33 pm
True in most cases. Though, I noticed a fringe case this week when a thread was moved out from Hot Deals and merged with an existing thread in SD that predated the former. The OP of the thread being merged in was no longer the thread starter (the [OP] of the merged threads) and the downvotes casted earlier in their opening post were tallied as if casted on a regular reply [i.e., they appeared on the user's stats/profile]. That was the case of someone who started a thread about the Sears closeouts in Hot Deals (a rookie mistake because they should have posted the thread in Shopping Discussion) and got their thread merged in an existing thread about the same topic in SD [got ~20 downvotes in the opening post before the merge]. I haven't witnessed a similar case when merging duplicate (repost) threads in Hot Deals yet, but I'm pretty sure that the same fringe case may occur.WorldIRC wrote: ↑Jul 21st, 2017 6:49 pmOne of the downvoters should be obvious and there reasons explained in the thread.
The other downvoter, likely agrees with the downvoter that is participating in the thread.
I don't think you were downvoted for your post, but rather the quality of the sale details. Further, the OP being downvotes does NOT count towards your downvote score.
Jul 21st, 2017 8:48 pm
Well there's limited real estate in hot deals..much like on Reddit or slick deals...a fringe item or poor deal will get downvoted
Jul 21st, 2017 9:22 pm
So the number and quality of hot deals drastically changed the day downvotes were introduced (coincidence of course)Doubleshot wrote: ↑Jul 21st, 2017 8:48 pmWell there's limited real estate in hot deals..much like on Reddit or slick deals...a fringe item or poor deal will get downvoted
And not telling people not to post deals...just harnessing the community to sort through the good and bad deals through upvotes and downvotes..that's whole point of this forum. The upvotes/downvotes just modernize the process to keep up with progress and current trends and preferences
Jul 22nd, 2017 8:29 am
Jul 22nd, 2017 10:22 am
Jul 23rd, 2017 10:39 am
EXACTLY!!SickBeast wrote: ↑Jul 20th, 2017 10:00 pmThe reason they prefer not to come out in public to discuss it is because they are likely wrong, without a valid argument. This is a clear example of why the downvote feature is bad in its current form. It's encouraging users to troll in complete anonymity. The internet is already anonymous enough. Giving the trolls access to a downvote feature like this is just asking for trouble.
I know who you are talking about by the way (the person downvoting me). They have some sort of personal vendetta against me. I don't appreciate the downvotes, even if it's only 25. It should not be allowed.
And this is coming from a supposedly experienced camper who has a frigging back pack as his signature.b166er1337 wrote: ↑Jun 27th, 2017 5:52 pmClearly you have not camped much before. Can you pull it off? Sure. Is it awful experience that the rear passengers may never speak to you again? That's possible.
You simply don't have space to pack all the following:
- 2 tents or more. (don't tell me you are sharing a tent with 5 people for 3 nights)
- 5 3-season sleeping bags, pillows
- 5 comfortable sleeping pads
- a few lounge chairs
- food and drink for 4 people for 5 days
- cooking utensils, plates, gas cans
- cameras, tripods
- luggage for 4 people for 5 days
In short, to save a few bucks you are well on the way to ruin a wonderful camping experience by not taking a second car.
I did pull it off. And when I posted the results plus advice on how to road trip under limited conditions, I was met with down votes....
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:53 pm
Jul 23rd, 2017 8:04 pm
I don't peruse the travel forum so i didn't see that thread but its certainly doable, especially with the roof cargo box.AncasterRFD wrote: ↑Jul 23rd, 2017 7:53 pmI've done minimalistic camping like that in my late teens. Try pulling it off with only a Vespa scooter carrying gear+food for a weekend lol
I remember thoroughly enjoying it! I then progressed to less gear but smarter, portaging in Algonquin.
These days, my wife/kids won't put up with that, I drive a pickup loaded with gear and pull a trailer to a hydro site.
Jul 23rd, 2017 8:10 pm
Again, someone is searching through my post history and just downvoting everything. My helpful post in the Amex dispute really stands out, along with my helpful post in computer forum.Downvote from 1 person in thread: "Problem with Scotiabank Amex Dispute with Amazon"
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:03 pm
Downvote from 1 person in thread: "Can anyone recommend any good fence builders?"
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:02 pm
Downvote from 1 person in thread: "Suggest a PC for 4k content."
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:02 pm
Downvote from 1 person in thread: "T Fal Fry Pans 27cm - $10.50 20cm - $7.50"
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:02 pm
Downvote from 1 person in thread: "Best reshipper from USA to Canada?"
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:01 pm
Downvote from 1 person in thread: "Costco vs grocers vs butcher shops for meat"
Jul 23rd, 2017 7:00 pm
Jul 23rd, 2017 8:13 pm
... and their massive speakers lol. That totally reminds me of Sunshine Park in Wasaga, far from "camping", just a party fest, no sleep the whole weekend
Jul 23rd, 2017 8:14 pm
You are correct in your assumptions and that user definitely qualifies as an "abuser" of downvoting. I will ask Tom to investigate.SickBeast wrote: ↑Jul 23rd, 2017 8:10 pmHey @WorldIRC, it happened again, have a look:
Again, someone is searching through my post history and just downvoting everything. My helpful post in the Amex dispute really stands out, along with my helpful post in computer forum.
I suspect it's superfresh89, he has been extremely hostile and rude in a thread about meat in the shopping discussion forum and I'm quite convinced that he downvoted every single one of my posts in the thread.
It's sad that there are so many people on here abusing this feature.