I'm just trying to wrap my head around a situation where I'd actually make use of the information. I grant you that it would be "interesting" to know what a bunch of strangers thought of a deal that didn't involve them, will never involve them, and they spent less than 10 seconds thinking about. I just don't see it ever influencing my opinion.
I mean, if I proposed a trade and someone came back and said "hey, 68% of people on tradebashers.com wanted your side of the deal, so I'm rejecting," I would probably look elsewhere for trading partners. I mean, jeez, have an opinion once in awhile.
Kafka wrote:it's true that you don't get a detailed answer to your question but often owners don't need a detailed answer- they just need to know, should I do this trade or not...or is this trade fair or not?
But if a trade is unbalanced enough that you just need a quick answer, that's really something you need to be able to pick up on, and stand by, on your own. Sometimes I see something like, "HELP!! Trade my Mark Reynolds and Huston Street for Evan Longoria????" I mean, the answer is yes. You don't need people to vote on that, and unless you've got some crazy settings that's always going to be a good deal. What I suspect a lot of people who post that want is a pat on the back, like "oh, man, killer trade, you won big!"
Anyway. My point is if you need a quick answer, it's the kind of question that you should be able to answer yourself.