Hot or Not?
Voting Requirement to Post Deals Possibly
This topic actually began under a different thread, but I thought it could use its own considering the nature of it. The previous comments from that thread have been copied over to here for for people to read. Please feel free to weigh in your opinions on it.
Steve_05: What about having a mandatory vote count. If you submit at least 1 deal, a vote count of at least 10 should be submitted. That would be around 70 votes to date. Things would really be different then. A bit fairer as well.
Solstice: 10 would be a bit too heavy, but at least a one for one ration would be an improvement I think, so long as the only votes that count for deal submitting credits are placed on contest active items. With idea being that if you want to post a deal that day you must cast a vote first. (Resetting every day that the daily contest resets.) Having people required to cast 10 votes for every one deal would actually favor those who submit 15-20 deals a day, and be a disadvantage for those only submitting 1-3 here and there, as the mods take into consideration sheer number of votes garnered when ties occur. However, this would be a sizable amount of work to set up website construction wise.
Steve_05: sounds good. But not 10 votes per deal, at least 10 in general. I mean I'll usually post 10 deals a day, and if you add some other frequent posters your looking at 20-40 deals a day. Ten votes per poster seems reasonable, don't you think?
Solstice: Forcing people to vote once to post a deal in that 1:1 ratio is fine to me, but making them have to vote ten times first altogether is just as unreasonable. You're going to run into the same advantage-disadvantage problem over time that favors heavy deal posters, even if their deals suck. That and frankly, I've seen days where there are are 20-25 deals posted, but I find only 2-5 vote worthy, which means I could still vote my 2-5 times and submit a few deals, but I would rather not handout a bunch of freebie votes to crummy deals, unless I just want to post that many more myself. So, to shorten that up, I don't think it is a reasonable solution.
Think about it, If I want to be a heavy poster, and submit 20 deals, then I have to vote 20 times. That would seem more reasonable to me, as to some degree it acts as a balancing counterweight to winning in tied contests due to sheer volume of votes.