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SODAHEAD STAFF: HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

SmittenKitten 2011/08/31 17:48:42
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Out of 13 politically-related questions, 12 are from Conservatives. This is better than most days. Most days there are no questions submitted by Liberals. WHY? Sodahead won't tell us.

Look at this one:

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/confirmed-barock-obama-...

Going into it's 3rd day on the HOT list, it has 506 opinions.

My question, which ran over the weekend, now has over a thousand opinions. Within 20 hours of being published, it had more opinions than the top question listed on Page 1 of the HOT list, on that very same day.

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/barack-obama-will-be-th...

My question, however, never appeared on Page 1 of the HOT list. I did find it on Page 2, for a very brief time, but as it received more activity, it was moved farther back on the HOT list. The last time I saw it, I found it on Page 12, even though it was more active than the top question listed on Page 1 of the HOT list.

And look at this question. It's on the HOT list and has only received 33 opinions . . . after 5 HOURS, less than 7 responses an hour!

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/obama-making-speech-wit...

This question is averaging less than 6 responses an hour.

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/a-possible-scandal-in-t...

This is an embarrassing situation for Sodahead. This is what they claim in their marketing propaganda:

"SodaHead is the premier opinion-based community where visitors discover, debate, and discuss today's hottest issues. They share their unique views on breaking news, hot topics and controversial issues and a diverse panel of staff writers provide original and exclusive content daily.

With that many angles, the discussions on SodaHead will open your eyes to a panoramic view of your world that you won't get anywhere else, allowing you to see the big picture and discuss it."

When you only promote the views of one side, the other sides are not represented. That doesn't equate to, "many angles"; it equates only to one.

Don't you think that Sodahead has a responsibility to live up to its claims?
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  • SodaHead 2011/08/31 20:46:41
    +24
    Hello,

    Some members may feel that SodaHead is the site of an epic battle between left and right, where the only important content is political content from the left and right, and every action taken by SodaHead is influenced by some perceived political "bias" that favors one political party over the other.

    When we make decisions about changes to the site, or decisions on what to feature on the rotating "carousel" pages, politics doesn't enter the picture. Why would we want to alienate an entire political party and drive them away from the site? That wouldn't be good for our traffic.

    The questions you are referring to have worked their way to the 'Hot' section because of an algorithm that allows fresh/active stories with the most raves, comments, votes, replies, etc. Users voted them to the top -- SodaHead has no control over this. Questions with time stamps of 3-4 days older may not appear on the first page of the Hot section. Content that violates the Code of Conduct may be removed by SodaHead.

    As always, please continue to produce good content and share your views with everyone -- there's room here for everyone's opinion, as long as we respect each other.



    -SodaHead Support



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  • dave b Nuke 2011/09/01 00:10:00
    dave b
    +3
    Note that mihunter hasnt provided anything to support his post.
  • Nuke dave b 2011/09/01 08:13:16
    Nuke
    Which is exactly why I said that they act and talk like they know what they're talking about when they actually have no clue at all.
    Doesn't surprise me because they never have anything to back up any claims that they make...
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 03:42:09
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 04:54:49
    Nuke
    hhmmm Let's see, Open a file? well seeing as I'm sure that you'll twist facts and lie it will do no good...
    LIbErals tend to not really tell the truth, it happens when they hear something and then they repeat it thereby lying...
    When they say all liberals lie it's the closest thing to the truth as you can get, You and your kind grossly blow things out of proportions, you lie and twist the facts and then when liberals screw up they blame Republicans...
    You have no idea what the truth is because you never see it from your side and you never speak it.
    I have so little confidence in your ability to tell the truth that if you told me the sky was blue I wouldn't believe you...Why you ask? Because it'd probably be sunset when you'd tell me.
    truth speak confidence ability truth told sky blue sunset Sunset
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 05:39:37
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 05:49:22
    Nuke
    I know, they're good aren't they, hearing the truth for the first time takes some getting used to but you'll get it in time.
    Thanks, I like making statements in my artwork. lol
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 12:56:41
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 21:49:06
    Nuke
    Nope I've done more than that but maybe you're too stupid to realize it yet...
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 22:32:58
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 23:05:07
    Nuke
    Well that's not true at all.
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 23:10:10
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 23:26:27
    Nuke
    Great, you're parroting... Then Again I'm not surprise you like to repeat things... Nice come back by the way, how long have you worn the helmet and rode the short bus for?
  • Smitten... dave b 2011/09/01 15:01:09
  • mihunter Smitten... 2011/09/02 03:46:49
  • mihunter dave b 2011/09/02 03:37:19
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 03:33:06 (edited)
  • Nuke mihunter 2011/09/02 05:30:53
    Nuke
    Really? So I'm not allowed to have an opinion that just so happens to be backed up by facts?
    You are amazing, the kind of amazing that makes you wonder if you have brain damage or not...
    allowed opinion backed facts brain damage
  • mihunter Nuke 2011/09/02 05:43:47 (edited)
  • mal 2011/08/31 21:20:50
    mal
    +3
    do they work for obama and the degenerate regime.
  • Smitten... mal 2011/09/01 01:18:14
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2011/08/31 21:02:12
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +9
    Flip your "Political Views" to "Conservative" and see if you get on.
  • Smitten... FAWKES'... 2011/09/01 01:18:41
  • Nikki Jones 2011/08/31 20:50:42
    Nikki Jones
    some peeps are so paranoid...who fking cares?
  • Smitten... Nikki J... 2011/09/01 01:19:06
  • ptete in left I trust ~ POT... 2011/08/31 20:46:48
  • SodaHead 2011/08/31 20:46:41
    +24
    Hello,

    Some members may feel that SodaHead is the site of an epic battle between left and right, where the only important content is political content from the left and right, and every action taken by SodaHead is influenced by some perceived political "bias" that favors one political party over the other.

    When we make decisions about changes to the site, or decisions on what to feature on the rotating "carousel" pages, politics doesn't enter the picture. Why would we want to alienate an entire political party and drive them away from the site? That wouldn't be good for our traffic.

    The questions you are referring to have worked their way to the 'Hot' section because of an algorithm that allows fresh/active stories with the most raves, comments, votes, replies, etc. Users voted them to the top -- SodaHead has no control over this. Questions with time stamps of 3-4 days older may not appear on the first page of the Hot section. Content that violates the Code of Conduct may be removed by SodaHead.

    As always, please continue to produce good content and share your views with everyone -- there's room here for everyone's opinion, as long as we respect each other.



    -SodaHead Support



    Tips for Getting Featured on SodaHead:

    http://www.sodahead.com/fun/s...
  • tomas SodaHead 2011/08/31 21:29:30
    tomas
    +14
    You really don't need to explain yourself, most people know this and accept your terms and conditions. What you are experiencing is nothing more than "sour grapes".
  • Smitten... tomas 2011/09/01 01:14:14
  • Tetrahe... SodaHead 2011/08/31 21:49:52
    Tetrahedron 5000
    +5
    It would probably have to do more with demographics than anything. If you consider the current political situation, you realize a majority (how many is debatable) of people are upset with the ruling party which happens to be Democratic. Is it any wonder that conservatives post more, and jump on the bandwagon when someone posts a relevant thread? I don't see a problem with it, and when I joined SodaHead the landscape was completely opposite.
  • ✿~Ŧѱᵲἀ ... Tetrahe... 2011/08/31 22:45:10
    ✿~Ŧѱᵲἀ ₳ᾐᾐ~✿
    +10
    And yet, the Republicans in Congress have a worse rating than Democrats.
  • Nuke ✿~Ŧѱᵲἀ ... 2011/08/31 23:36:54
    Nuke
    +5
    Because the dems have a way of manipulating things by making things worse and then saying it was republicans and then the lemmings actually believe the lies...
  • Smitten... Nuke 2011/09/01 01:20:03
  • Nuke Smitten... 2011/09/01 08:14:58
    Nuke
    +1
    Libs are very talented liars, it's the same talent that led Germany to be fooled by Hitler to set the world on fire...
  • Smitten... Nuke 2011/09/01 15:07:46
  • Nuke Smitten... 2011/09/01 21:34:21
    Nuke
    +1
    No problem, glad that you're informed now.
  • Tetrahe... ✿~Ŧѱᵲἀ ... 2011/09/01 06:31:26
    Tetrahedron 5000
    Irrelevant, but ok? =\
  • Smitten... Tetrahe... 2011/09/01 01:19:38
  • Tinka123 SodaHead 2011/08/31 22:11:57
    Tinka123
    +8
    I totally agree with Thomas - there is no need to explain.

    From my observation, and I can only speak for self, most users are aware that businesses don't become successful by alienating customers for petty political persuasions; particularly on sites that are not devoted entirely to political discussion. But there will always be someone that feels every aspect of life is stacked against them without reason. Literally... without reason. lol Needless to say - no amount of reiteration will suffice.
  • Smitten... Tinka123 2011/09/01 01:36:14
  • Tinka123 Smitten... 2011/09/01 01:41:24
    Tinka123
    +1
    What benefits are you speaking of?

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