Hot or Not?
With regards to a few votes these last two days.
There has been a lot of talk about how to change the way people vote.
In the last 48 hours I've cast three negative votes for the reasoning of non-voting or lack of voting on contest-active deals by the submitter.
Although rarely, I have employed this tactic in the past to encourage people to vote fairly, and I've found that usually it gets their attention. I would prefer some of the new suggested changes over this kind of direct action, but in the meantime something must change until the issue is resolved.
However, I refuse to be the sole bearer of the mantle of "fairness". Therefore, having sent a few messages, I will withdraw that tactic for the remainder of the month personally. However, if you want to receive votes on contest-active deals you post, then you should give them out on contest-active items, its only the equitable thing to do.
Fairness must be sought after and sometimes fought for, for people are inherently selfish creatures. If a member does not vote, then I encourage you not to vote for them, and perhaps even in some cases send a red-marked message.
Also for the reminder of the this month, and maybe longer, I'm simply not going to bother to looking at the voting patterns of others when casting my own. I'm withdrawing myself from the issue, at least for now, and it belongs to you as a community to work out, as I'm weary of fighting for it with what seems like minimal support.