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thumbs up and down

deal240 477 February 22, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Why does a thumbs down only reduce the total number by 1, but a thumbs up increases the total number by two? It appears to be rigged so the numbers are inflated.
Also, about half the time that I use either one from the mobile app on Android, when I exit the app and return later my activities have been erased and I can do it over again (from the exact same post)?

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Voting algorithms typically weigh votes differently to more accurately represent the greater trend happening with whatever is being voted on. It's not just a constant one up one down, there's usually much more happening in the background.

Slickdeals most likely implements a system similar to what I have described. I cannot confirm that as I'm not familiar with it, but it is not at all uncommon.
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Why does a thumbs down only reduce the total number by 1, but a thumbs up increases the total number by two? It appears to be rigged so the numbers are inflated.
Also, about half the time that I use either one from the mobile app on Android, when I exit the app and return later my activities have been erased and I can do it over again (from the exact same post)?
A vote up or down will only increase or decrease the vote count by 1, for each user. If you're seeing a vote go up more than 1 vote then either it's a glitch or someone voted at about the same time you did.

If it's a glitch then the devs would need to know what threads you're seeing this on please?

As for the issue on the mobile app, that's something the mobile devs will have to check into. So if you can also give specifics for that (which app, android or ios, which version, which threads etc) that would help them.

Hmm actually maybe post the mobile app issue in a separate thread, since they're likely not related and the mobile devs may miss it being buried in this thread, if you would please? There is a subforum just for mobile app issues, so if you'd post that issue/question there, they'll see it sooner
http://slickdeals.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=58
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Last edited by widgit February 22, 2016 at 05:21 PM
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If you vote up a thread, it goes up by one.

If you vote down a thread, it goes down by one.

If you vote up a thread, then change your vote to down, it will go up 1, then down 2, because you are removing your +1 and adding a -1.

If you go the opposite way, the other will happen.
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