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Proposed changes to the deal voting rules
Some of you have probably been noticing that our contests are in a bit of a deadlock right now. Not that we didn't have problems before but with a lot of new members joining this month our contests have been thrown somewhat out of balance. The deals don't get votes, at least not enough for Mike and me to make any meaningful picks at the end of the day (to award prizes).
It is probably not immediately obvious for our new members that voting up the deals submitted by your peers is an important part of the contests, your votes in essence make them work. Therefore I suggest a change to the contest rules that will mandate every contributing member to make a matching number of votes - two votes for every submitted deal.
In essence as you participate you will have to maintain a balance. When you vote up 2 contest eligible deals, you get +1 submission in your account, 4 positive votes give you +2 submission, etc. You can then use your balance at any time your like for new deal submissions. New members will receive 3 free deal submissions when they sign up, any additional deal submission they make will require votes.
It is currently hard for me to think of all the implications this change may have but it is clear something has to be done to get things in balance.
Love it or hate it, please have your voice heard in the comments!