As with any online activity, the larger the community you have of people who share your interests, the better prepared you'll be to find hidden gems, dangerous scams, and more. When you share your experiences with others (and see what feedback others have to provide), the better decisions you can make.
The Latest Votes page is an excellent example of how a community can come together for the greater good. When users have an experience with a particular HYIP — good or bad — they can leave a vote to let others know how things went. You can then use these votes to help determine whether a particular program is worth investing or whether you should walk away. Of course, those programs with the most votes are generally the best, but you also have to dig deeper to when those votes were cast and by whom.
The timing of votes is important because in the world of HYIPs, things can change at a moment's notice. A high-quality HYIP that's paid out for months can suddenly stop paying and vanish. In that case, only the most recent down votes will matter — the fact that the HYIP racked up hundreds of thumbs up means nothing at that point.
For this reason, the Latest Votes page displays the most recent votes first. If you see positive feedback, you can rest assured that it's new and relevant. These are the opportunities to check out because other members have reported that they're having a good experience.
Another thing to consider about our voting process is that it's transparent. You can see who placed a vote, when, and how often they've voted before on other projects. New users with just a few votes may not be as reliable, but long-time users who've voted thousands of times are generally quite trustworthy.