Does you ever wonder how a retailer feels when their sponsored deal gets lots of negative votes?
I do wonder about this sometimes. It makes me feel a little sad.
My brain starts to conjure up images of a graying, tired-looking CEO of a small company, trying desperately in a final attempt to revive his declining company. Broken, he sits, wringing his hands. His coffee, barely touched, cools to room temperature with each passing minute as he refreshes the deals.woot page. "It's only ten negative votes...it could still come back!" His brain refuses to believe the inconceivable thoughts of his manic desperation. Tears begin to fall with his head, as he rests his brow on his hands, eyes staring vacantly at the keyboard. Unable to handle the grief, he tries to barricade his conscious from the awareness of his substantial accrued debt. Who could have known the market would fall just after buying that new house and car? Slowly, the gravity of his reality begins to wrap its roots around his heart like poison ivy vines, as emotion, raw and nameless overcomes him. "What will I do?"read more collapse
Yes, I do wonder, and I wonder about its impact on future sponsored deals as well. I'd hate to see sponsors not want to post for fear of getting negative votes.
For example, I know there's folks who like Crocs and folks who do. Crocs sometimes sponsors nice deals, but then gest slammed with downvotes just because they're Crocs. That doesn't seem right.
For sponsored deals, I'm more inclined to just not vote for something than downvote, but that's just my own etiquette to it.read more collapse
If it's anything, it may be more an indication of whether Woot would allow them as a sponsored deal next time. After all, they have a reputation to uphold.
FWIW, this is a very key reason why the shirt.woot derby doesn't have a downvoting option. Replace retailer with artist, and you can only imagine how much more hurtful it could be.read more collapse
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