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Shameless Activity Pushing and Suggestion
Lately I've noticed a lot more people are trying to get their deals to have more attention by leaving pointless comments, which then in turn pushes their deal to the top of the activity rankings.
This its a corruption of the concept behind the "activity" purpose. The point of this feature, as far as I can tell, is too largely see information that is relevant to the deal. Not for trying to garner more votes by simply being on the first page.
Additionally, this effect can be easily negated if others were to start leaving pointless comments on their deal submissions. In a world of craziness this could turn into a a battle for who has "the last word", and where dozens of such comments begin to clutter the deal listings.
Therefore, I have a suggestion for the Mods. Perhaps the only comments that should create an "activity push" are those that include flagging with them. I would venture to say that 95% of other comments without flagging are just chatter between members or activity pushing. The truth is that most comments without flagging tend not to add or clarify something about the deal.