Q: Possible Artificial "Plus'd" reduction.

belarus94
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Hi guys and gals.

I just noticed very interesting behavior which could be "artificial" because there is no other explanation to how it happens.
I used simple math technique and this is how I came up to conclusions.

What I noticed is that some of my deals on the "Heating Up" page started loosing pluses. First it goes to 20 or more plusses and then it suddenly goes down 5-10 points or more.

To be specific and to prove that I am not lying, unless there is logical explanation to this, here is an example:

Look at this deal that I posted for free 25 best buy reward zone points - http://dealspl.us/freebies/p_free-25-points-best-buy-reward-zone

As you see currently it has 16 plusses

Now I noticed that this deal had 20 pluses (or even more) few hours ago. 
I can understand that people could change their minds and thumb down the deal. 
But when I look at people who plused my deal and count their reputation points, I see that the deal should have at least 23 pluses.



I might be wrong here but I can think of few things:

1. Someone who does not like me thumbed down this deal (which is strange since you get freebie points which can be used to get some freebies at best buy)
2. Mods artificially lowering scores (which I doubt)
3. Some other unknown reason.

May be it will be a good idea to add "faces" of people who thumb down the deals? Or just remove "thumb down" feature because it promotes spam?

Just wanted to share this. 
belarus94 posted Feb 06, 2013
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praveensapkota
I think, when someone plusses and then again removes their plus, the name will appear who plussed but ur plus gets reduced.
praveensapkota (rep: 51.4k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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YesBoss
People Should Write Comment Before Thumbs Down
YesBoss (rep: 30.4k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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dealwagger
I have noticed that the plusses fall off if your deal goes back to the top of the pile (back to "Recent") after being updated. (When the update occurs 24 hours + after posted or last updated.) Did you update your deal?
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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xptrish
Wasn't there just a post about using the heating up section to thumb up/down deals because people were complaining about front paged deals
Post By bbattag
krmills1 reply is where I saw it.Maybe people are listening
xptrish (rep: 70.5k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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rd995
the new way it shows eather if they thumb up or down the persons pic will appear there. lets say you have 5 tumbs up someone with 3 rep tumbs down their pic will show but you are down to 2 thumbs up. it still says recently thumb or something like that
rd995 (rep: 105k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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lilywow
That happened to me 2 weeks ago. My item was in the heating up section. I thought I was gonna make front page, but the plusses started going down. It's really odd
lilywow (rep: 8.32k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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DealLeader
The heating up section has a lot of power... you can quickly plus someone up, or thumb them down.
DealLeader (rep: 7.68k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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akaricke
belarus94 if you "follow" me I can message you some useful info.
Thanks
akaricke (rep: 159k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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