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banned#1
now post linkies in second post for us lazy gets;-)
suspended#2
Is it my comp or does the links not work,copy & paste job.


Nope not my comp..phew
#4
You post a link to someone's personal blog which pertains to you making a valid point based on a single persons' review, is this a new level of comedy for lame ducks?
1 Like #5
Interesting. Your comparing one *single* blog post partially, only partially mind, giving faint praise to the site against 95% of the sites members opinion. Exactly what are we supposed to deem from your post?
#6
And exactly why the hell are you saying "you"? Aren't you one of us???
#7
I just find it positive that there are people who are finding out how to use the site rather than looking at it and screaming "AAARRRRRGGGHHHH. BRING IT BACK MY PRECIOUS!! MY PRECIOUS DEALS!! THEY'VE GONE!!! ARRGGGHHH. PLEASE REMOVE MY EYES AND BANISH ME FROM THIS MONSTROSITY."

That's what's seriously lame. Here we have the blog of a web designer who, once the server hiccups were fixed, actually quite likes it. Just take a minute, take a breather and take a look at what the new site can do. And appreciate how great it is to moderate this site.

That will be all. Infractions for anyone who isn't smiling by tomorrow!! ;-)
#8
j_o_h_n
And exactly why the hell are you saying "you"? Aren't you one of us???


Well, I tend to assume that anyone reading my posts who isn't "me" would be "you"?? For example, a waiter might ask if any of YOU would like drinks, a teacher might ask if any of YOU have done your homework and your friend might ask if any of YOU are going to the pub later.

I'm not sure how the site redesign affects your understanding of the English language.

Plus, me is very happy with this.
#9
duckmagicuk2
I just find it positive that there are people who are finding out how to use the site rather than looking at it and screaming "AAARRRRRGGGHHHH. Here we have the blog of a web designer who, once the server hiccups were fixed, actually quite likes it.


How do we know that it isn't the blog of the guy who wrecked the redesign of this site?? :whistling:
#10
I reckon some colour themes and seperating the forums back out would shut most people up.. They will come round to the browsing once they put the customizing options to use
#11
http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=11

Yeah this website beats them all hands down.......
#12
duckmagicuk2
Well, I tend to assume that anyone reading my posts who isn't "me" would be "you"?? For example, a waiter might ask if any of YOU would like drinks, a teacher might ask if any of YOU have done your homework and your friend might ask if any of YOU are going to the pub later.

I'm not sure how the site redesign affects your understanding of the English language.

Plus, me is very happy with this.


What? That doesn't make any sense?

And why are you attemting to be condescending? We are all members who are contributing to this site. Your above the members?
1 Like #13
j_o_h_n
Your above the members?


I'm a mod. We do tend to be to some extent. :santa:

P.S. It's You're :)
#14
duckmagicuk2
I'm a mod. We do tend to be to some extent. :santa:

P.S. It's You're :)


sigh....
#15
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is though?
#16
duckmagicuk2
I'm a mod. We do tend to be to some extent. :santa:

P.S. It's You're :)


Perhaps a change in attitude could be applied elsewhere too.......? :roll:
#17
dancrawley
Perhaps a change in attitude could be applied elsewhere too.......? :roll:


Nah, I'm a nice guy and I'm only messing with ya (and Grumpy John over there) and trying to be cheerful. Please smile.

TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE-DOWN!! :santa:
#18
Why don't web links work in the OP post? We're not even given the good fortune to be able to copy & paste anymore.

Overall I like the site but I still think there needs to be changes. Forum sites are normally quite compact, I think this site is now utilising to much space particularly for the OP post. I think this could easily be condensed for future pages & expanded if need be by the user.
#19
So you go against 97% of members and have backup by one anonymous blogger?, bearing in mind that blog could be written by any mods or even admins?

:roll:
#20
duckmagicuk2

Point made. :-)

Not sure what point you were trying to make but it was cack. Tried to use the quote button on your post and it wasn't there, so I've had to type it in.

The site is rubbish in this format. How many people have to tell you so before you'll start to take it in? :roll:
#21
Iom-RF
So you go against 97% of members and have backup by one anonymous blogger?, bearing in mind that blog could be written by any mods or even admins?

:roll:


No. I'm giving an example of someone who was totally against it then goes "actually it's not that bad".

It's called leading by example. Hvae a look around and you may realise just how great this is. Or maybe I'm just too geeky for my own good lol.
#22
First Off i can copy and paste!!!!!!!!!

Iom-RF where are you geting your percentages!????

because its not from a HUKD SERVEY!
banned#23
well how about giving my example then

i hated it







and still chuffin do:-D:-D
#24
sassie
well how about giving my example then

i hated it







and still chuffin do:-D:-D


???????
#25
duckmagicuk2
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is though?


I KNOW! That's exactly the problem! You all just don't seem to understand. Ok....ok..I'll calm down. We've now established that its "You" and "US". You and admin seem to be making that abundantly clear for some reason. Your members (???) aren't particularly happy with the site's re-design. We all appreciate that a lot of hard work has gone into it (we really do). But we are the members who have put the content in to the site over the years and would've liked some say in its re-incarnation. Our opinins seem to be being ignored yet we can see the new development is competely wrong.

BTW, if there are some typo's in here or gramatical errors then forgive me...its because I can barely read what I type as its 6px font!
banned#26
Antj87
???????


yes ok, do you know any of the other keys:-D
#27
Antj87
First Off i can copy and paste!!!!!!!!!



It seems this is true for text mode only so you have to switch to do so.
#28
But you can't list the REASONS why it's wrong. You've just looked at it and said "ARGH. IT'S DIFFERENT!! IT MUST BE THE DEVIL!!".

It's not crashed at all today, it's a lot more functional, it's actually easier to use. Feel free to make proper points. The fact it "feels different" isn't an issue. The fact that the coulours are too white might be an issue and it's going to get fixed. See the point?
#29
duckmagicuk2;1351149
No. I'm giving an example of someone who was totally against it then goes "actually it's not that bad".

It's called leading by example. Hvae a look around and you may realise just how great this is. Or maybe I'm just too geeky for my own good lol.


well actually all the points he makes in his first blog entry are still very much relevant, even in light of his second blog entry. the first is talking about the sense of this change i.e. there is none. the second is assessing the improved functionality this change is EVENTUALLY going to bring. all this thread has accomplished is you NOT making a point, just directing us to some random non-user's ramblings; and also showing your bad and confrontational attitude to fellow members, which has always been apparent but is now clearly on show for all to see.

P.s. It's 'Have'...if you're going to get into all that. So childish.
#30
duckmagicuk2
Nah, I'm a nice guy and I'm only messing with ya (and Grumpy John over there) and trying to be cheerful. Please smile.

TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE-DOWN!! :santa:


:) OK I'm a nice guy too. I just want to know why everyones favourite site has changed thats all. Sure some people will grow to like it. BUT, and I'm in the industry, it's not as well developed as the previous version. Just someone say we did this because of x and y. If those reasons are valid then I'll accept them. We haven't heard those reasons and we deserve to.
#31
Hey, I'm here to answer questions and help out. If people are making non-constructive criticisms then I might just make the odd joke.

Not quite sure how my confrontational attitude has "always been apparant" but let's not worry about that. Although if someone holds a door open for you tomorrow or carries your bag, it's probably me... cause that's the kind of nice thing I do for people every moment of the day.
#32
To be fair to Magic Duck, he's the only mod/admin aside from MikeT (Dell guy) who doesn't come across as a) some kind of bot with no brain/personality or b) an arrogant git.

I don't not like this new look, it's far more more awkward to navigate around and use than the previous site/forum and there was no need to make such radical changes at this time of the year. Mr. QuidCo has made the situation worse by being his usual self and ignoring everything but the the voice in his own head - I expect a revision of the rules any day now in light of all this, further stressing how everyone should be good and do as he wants or **** off.

I just cannot see the point of this upgrade when everything worked fine when the site and forum were split into 2. Complexity for the sake of complexity does not make for a better site.
#33
duckmagicuk2
No. I'm giving an example of someone who was totally against it then goes "actually it's not that bad".

It's called leading by example. Hvae a look around and you may realise just how great this is. Or maybe I'm just too geeky for my own good lol.


You've probably been using the beta version of this site for months i'd imagine so of course it won't seem like a big deal to the mods, ridiculous timing to make a change for the general public aswell, right before Christmas, I was hoping to do some Christmas shopping and I can't find a sodding thing!, also Beta testing with forum members was done for a couple of days, hardly enough time to find bugs or see how a database copes with a potential 7K+ people......

The old threads i've replied in have either been deleted or I just can't find them aswell.

Its obvious why a change was done, this site is no longer about a forum community, its about just deals thats it, plain and simple.
#34
j_o_h_n
:) I just want to know why everyones favourite site has changed thats all. BUT, and I'm in the industry, it's not as well developed as the previous version. Just someone say we did this because of x and y. If those reasons are valid then I'll accept them. We haven't heard those reasons and we deserve to.


Admn has replied in many threads & given good reason why it was changed. You'll have to seek them out (if you can)to find out why. I can see the benefit of this 'new' site but like I say it still has issues IMO.
#35
duckmagicuk2
Hey, I'm here to answer questions and help out. If people are making non-constructive criticisms then I might just make the odd joke.

Not quite sure how my confrontational attitude has "always been apparant" but let's not worry about that. Although if someone holds a door open for you tomorrow or carries your bag, it's probably me... cause that's the kind of nice thing I do for people every moment of the day.


Ducky, I know for a fact you have a nice side to you, but at the moment your probably pissed off with 100's of posts ranting how **** this site is, it can't be easy as a mod and your obviously not going to turn around and say "yes its *****", like i said you've probably got used to it over a couple of months, something other members never got a chance to do.

There was no warning to say " a new site will be implemented tomorrow", there wasn't even a chance for most members to see the beta forum as it was put in feedback for a few days not even in the Misc section either!
#36
j_o_h_n
:) OK I'm a nice guy too. I just want to know why everyones favourite site has changed thats all. Sure some people will grow to like it. BUT, and I'm in the industry, it's not as well developed as the previous version. Just someone say we did this because of x and y. If those reasons are valid then I'll accept them. We haven't heard those reasons and we deserve to.


Well, it's been said. The site is much faster and lighter on server load like this, and it allows things to be better customised away from the constraints of vBulletin as we go along.

Iom-RF
Its obvious why a change was done, this site is no longer about a forum community, its about just deals thats it, plain and simple.


That's a ridiculous statement. If anything the discussion had become more integrated into the deals. And, furthermore, the categories don't just apply to deals but also other forums such as Misc so you can now filter the misc forum for threads on mobile retailers, grocery tips, etc!!

Tune Up
To be fair to Magic Duck, he's the only mod/admin aside from MikeT (Dell guy) who doesn't come across as a) some kind of bot with no brain/personality or b) an arrogant git.


Thanks, although the other mods are actually very nice too. :)
#37
duckmagicuk2;1351205
Hey, I'm here to answer questions and help out. If people are making non-constructive criticisms then I might just make the odd joke.

Not quite sure how my confrontational attitude has "always been apparant" but let's not worry about that. Although if someone holds a door open for you tomorrow or carries your bag, it's probably me... cause that's the kind of nice thing I do for people every moment of the day.


seriously what are you on ? i need to go and lie down in a dark room (due to a mixture of your babble and the white washed walls)

you have chosen to 'not worry' about the points i made in my previous post, namely that both blog links you posted are very much true, but you are trying to make out the second blog post is cancelling out the first. forgetting this guy is nothing to do with anything for a moment, why are you dressing it up to seem like he's changed his mind ! There is no need to have a go at john and correct his grammar/be obnoxious to him. I feel a bit sorry for you duck, you have got sucked into this thread now - simply cos your own arrogance couldn't help you.

Where are the temperature bars without having to click into each discussion ??? and are you seriously suggesting this site is usable by most people in the same way it was a few days ago? i would of been able to send any member of my family here young or old back then, now i wouldn't dare for fear of them having an epileptic fit !!!

anyway...MikeT is an utter legend so i wonder what he thinks of all this fuss.
banned#38
look guys apart from tweaking (if thats what its called) nothing is gonna change, time spent ranting on about your dislikes is time that could be spent getting used to it, there is only one real part i hate and i have already posted that. Admin must be up to his eyes in it at the mo, and if he isnt he bloody well should be -lol

But ducky to be fair this is the slowest hukd has ever been for me, it takes forever to do anything, and although no site crashes i still get loads of errors, page not found etc, etc, maybe im ust to fast for the site;-)
#39
duckmagicuk2
But you can't list the REASONS why it's wrong. You've just looked at it and said "ARGH. IT'S DIFFERENT!! IT MUST BE THE DEVIL!!".

It's not crashed at all today, it's a lot more functional, it's actually easier to use. Feel free to make proper points. The fact it "feels different" isn't an issue. The fact that the coulours are too white might be an issue and it's going to get fixed. See the point?


I'm going to begin this post by saying I'm trying to be helpful. I really am but it's going going to be difficult. The VAST majority of posts in the feedback section the last couple of days haven't been screaming "we don't like it". They have been giving reasons why they don't like it. Most users have been saying they feel ignored...your posts tonight have reconfirmed this. It's as though we don't matter. All users have given valuable feedback on the site. I'm a developer - this site isn't an easy fix. The front end you had before was pretty much spot on. The front end you've got know isn't going to work. EVER. Resize your browser...view it on a mobile device...it breaks. The old version was fantastic. Your problems where always with the database. I don't know why you had to change the front end. It was the back end you needed to fix.
#40
Mike's happily surfing and finding the latest Dell deals lol.

The temperature bars are on each post, assuming you aren't in text only view?

As for white colours... how many times does it need to be said that it'll be fixed once other issues are addressed? They're working on it.

The first post was meant tounge-in-cheek. Hence the "smile everyone" stuff. As were the grammatical corrections. I'm trying to be cheerful in what otherwise is a whinging state.

Yes, the mods have been on this new site a while. Because it was tested lots and took the best part of a year to code.

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