SD has a lot of bitter trolls...sad.
I've put up enough of my own deals that I have over 300 reps in that time with some admitted stinkers. Here is the problem though. Some trolls will try there hardest to slam a deal. They will either say "Oh they jacked up the prices and then put it on sale so it's not really a sale".
Or the other way around. "Oh Best buy nuked trade-ins so that extra trade in percentage doesn't mean anything".
The most paranoid inducing is if you may have repost even if the search engine doesn't find it because it's worded differently. Then you are slammed as a reposter!
I've even actually had someone dig up a stinker deal from me and link it to show me that I don't know what I'm doing and that I'm stupid.
Here is my thought. Why not just thumbs down and move on? Commenting on the product if it's not good is okay but to personally attack someone is just idiotic.
I'm sure this behavior is making some SD'ers avoid posting anything because they don't want to deal with the trolls. The thing is these trolls are making it worse for everyone because of this. Maybe someone did find a good deal and it isn't listed but doesn't want to deal with grief from others if it's not up to their almighty standards. I've personally seen deals before they were front page but didn't list them because of these trollish actions.
I think these "people" should realize what damage they are doing to the site in general along with missed deals for themselves. This has become a very nasty environment that's not worth the hassle to post. I've had some say "ha, you wasted your time posting that!"
but didn't they waste time commenting negatively on the thread too? Why such delight in others misery? Funny that most of these comments seem to come from people that don't post many deals at all. Probably because they are scared of coming across a version of themselves as an original poster.
Sometimes I can't help myself and have fed the trolls. It just irritates me so (as the reaction they desire) that I can't help myself.
Just thumbs down and move along or talk about the products integrity I say. I guess this won't change because there will always be these keyboard warriors who think their snide remarks are entertaining to others but most of us realize them for the jerks they are.
I've seen posts get "a thanks for trying but I"ve seen this cheaper before" fine if you feel compelled to say so but the rest of the bs makes this site a miserable experience for a lot of people that put in the effort to try.
Maybe shaming the trolls on other's threads will help but then again it would probably just keep them at it.
I'm trying less than ever and I've noticed that the deals haven't been as good as they were IMHO. So maybe others are trying less as well?
Anyway, that's my two cents.