Need better way to identify spam threads on Front Page / Popular Deals
A few things that would help:
1) It would be nice to see users behind votes, but this isn't currently visible. The information would let you filter out posts where most of the voting comes from fake users
2) The voting score could be weighted by user reputation, post count, or age of user on site. It's still useful to have a raw count, so a separate 'weighted' score could be displayed and used for the purpose of FP promotion.
3) I may well be wrong, but a general feeling seems to be that there are sponsored threads that get promoted to the FP in spite of an absence of organic votes. That would be fine - you gotta make money - but if this is the case, it makes it harder to differentiate between sponsored threads with bad deals and spam threads with bad deals. Adding a 'sponsored' label to these threads would make it easier to identify spam threads.