veckle said: Should Staff members really be giving other Staff members "green" on the deals they post? Hardly seems impartial. I wouldn't expect that anything underhanded were meant by that -- it's probably all in good fun, with good intentions -- but if the votes on a thread/post mean anything in a practical sense - and I guess they do, in some ways (positioning of the thread on pages where threads are sorted by approval rating, being included in lists of most-trending threads, triggering email alerts, helping people to win contests, or whatever) - then maybe staff members shouldn't be able to vote at all, on any post by anybody. ...IF they want to maintain that they are impartial.
If they don't feel that they ought to be, or ought to appear to be, impartial, then I think it's fine for them to have a vote.
Just make the policy clear one way or the other, so people who casually notice it don't feel that it is unfair.
(And maybe you do state it clearly somewhere - I certainly haven't delved through the fine print of the site.)
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