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#1
I like the app offers on here. Thanks
#2
richard0000
I like the app offers on here. Thanks


They are not 'offers' they are originally free anyway, you simply need to click the search button either on google or market place (on your phone).


The three examples I've added:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/65071...file-explorer-

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/65071...imeriffic-free

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/65071...gmote-2-0-free
#3
I don't want to search. I like to be told which ones are the best. Thanks
#4
richard0000
I don't want to search. I like to be told which ones are the best. Thanks


hmm.. :thinking: really? even if there are over 200 (underestimate) apps for android, iphone, winmo and any other OS? because if this is 'allowed' then I suppose windows widgets are ok too, and linux apps etc etc..................
#5
i dont mind seing them it helps remind me of ones ive missed
#6
I don't see any problem so long as they are posted as 'freebies'.
Just because you don't like them doesn't mean that they should be banned.
#7
why dont we ban the free cinema screenings then-by your logic,they arent a deal,have no rrp,and can be found by simply googling,in fact why not just ban ALL deals? people can find them themselves by googling cant they?

If they annoy you so much,try ignoring them(heres a tip-just dont click on them)-this site is for ALL members,theres plenty that doesnt particularly interest me,so I just dont look at them,but they dont ANNOY me-its particularly sad that anyone could be "annoyed" by someone posting a free iphone app.
#8
Miserable!
#9
I don't go searching for free apps every day, so a heads up now and again is useful.
#10
barky
why dont we ban the free cinema screenings then-by your logic,they arent a deal,have no rrp,and can be found by simply googling,in fact why not just ban ALL deals? people can find them themselves by googling cant they?

If they annoy you so much,try ignoring them(heres a tip-just dont click on them)-this site is for ALL members,theres plenty that doesnt particularly interest me,so I just dont look at them,but they dont ANNOY me-its particularly sad that anyone could be "annoyed" by someone posting a free iphone app.


by my logic its not ALWAYS free, it never has been ALWAYS free, but some apps are FREE from day one, if people are interested in them I feel they should be directed to websites which dedicates to these apps.

Im annoyed because it makes the website looks cluttered. IMO this website is a community based website to help people spot deals which doesnt come up often or hard to find and one can actually grab a bargain (generally time limited).

IF majority of others think this is just a website to post anything that's for free then fine, I can simply post 5-10 apps everyday that's for free. Whats to stop the next 10 people doing that? and then for the iphone version.. and then for the WinMo version.. And then for Windows etc etc....
#11
Inquisitor
by my logic its not ALWAYS free, it never has been ALWAYS free, but some apps are FREE from day one, if people are interested in them I feel they should be directed to websites which dedicates to these apps.

Im annoyed because it makes the website looks cluttered. IMO this website is a community based website to help people spot deals which doesnt come up often or hard to find and one can actually grab a bargain (generally time limited).

IF majority of others think this is just a website to post anything that's for free then fine, I can simply post 5-10 apps everyday that's for free. Whats to stop the next 10 people doing that? and then for the iphone version.. and then for the WinMo version.. And then for Windows etc etc....



.......theres an app for that as well..............
banned#12
That's the whole point of the freebies section, To list free stuff whatever it maybe for I always look in freebies mainly for software on my laptop or my iphone the free apps come in handy whatever it may be.

even apps that are free from day one still good to know that they are there and free to get even if a majority of people don't know about it.

Inquisitor;8305789


IF majority of others think this is just a website to post anything that's for free then fine, I can simply post 5-10 apps everyday that's for free. Whats to stop the next 10 people doing that? and then for the iphone version.. and then for the WinMo version.. And then for Windows etc etc....


No one is stopping you or others from doing this.


( The banning of free apps specifically phone ones will never happen )
#13
Always used to be the case that free software wasn't allowed on either Deals or Freebies - there was a dedicated thread for it. If exceptions are being made specifically for the iPhone, well, that just kind of adds to the fan-boyism seen over at Bitterwallet!
#14
Agreed
banned#15
richard0000
I don't want to search. I like to be told which ones are the best. Thanks


Stop saying thanks. It's weird. Thanks.
banned#16
jah128;8306316
Always used to be the case that free software wasn't allowed on either Deals or Freebies - there was a dedicated thread for it. If exceptions are being made specifically for the iPhone, well, that just kind of adds to the fan-boyism seen over at Bitterwallet!


^^this
banned#17
jah128
Always used to be the case that free software wasn't allowed on either Deals or Freebies - there was a dedicated thread for it. If exceptions are being made specifically for the iPhone, well, that just kind of adds to the fan-boyism seen over at Bitterwallet!


If thats the rule then report and spam them, easy :thumbsup:
#18
colinsunderland;8307764
If thats the rule then report and spam them, easy :thumbsup:


I don't think its a written rule as such - see here - but certainly in general free software or downloads were not considered as deals/freebies. Personally I can't see why phone apps should be allowed if free software on a different platform isn't; and given the wealth of free software available it seems daft to start allowing it as deals. Either a dedicated forum for free downloads (for all platforms) or individual threads in misc as was briefly flirted with is probably best...
#19
iamanoldgit
.......theres an app for that as well..............


:thumbsup: lol g1.

dj_urban
No one is stopping you or others from doing this.


Thats exactly what I've done, but people obviously don't like that.. :roll: why? Possibly because they think its spam or the such (similar to my views).
#20
jah128
I don't think its a written rule as such - see here - but certainly in general free software or downloads were not considered as deals/freebies. Personally I can't see why phone apps should be allowed if free software on a different platform isn't; and given the wealth of free software available it seems daft to start allowing it as deals. Either a dedicated forum for free downloads (for all platforms) or individual threads in misc as was briefly flirted with is probably best...


Thanks, thats the point I've been trying to get across.
[mod]#21
They are free so why do you feel the need to try and get them banned?
#22
According to the masses here, these new posts (daily if I can be bothered) will be scorching eh..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651547/3-free-android-app-otd-1-unit-conve

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651555/3-free-android-app-otd-2-g2-g3-onof

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651562/3-free-android-app-otd-3-car-mode-0

Free = Great = hot no? :? ........................................
#23
magicjay1986;8312055
They are free so why do you feel the need to try and get them banned?


Its not so much trying to get them banned, free software deals were 'banned' [removed from deals/freebies and posted in a thread in misc]. Its more asking what has changed - are they now allowed - and if so, wouldn't a dedicated forum make more sense.
#24
Think we should have a "Free Apps" forum sandwiched between "Freebies" and "Competitions"
#25
Inquisitor
According to the masses here, these new posts (daily if I can be bothered) will be scorching eh..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651547/3-free-android-app-otd-1-unit-conve

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651555/3-free-android-app-otd-2-g2-g3-onof

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/651562/3-free-android-app-otd-3-car-mode-0

Free = Great = hot no? :? ........................................


Have you tried actually contacting HUKD to suggest a new forum? Because I just have.

More constructive than being a PITA.
#26
rivergold
Think we should have a "Free Apps" forum sandwiched between "Freebies" and "Competitions"


Agreed, a Free App section would be great. Could categorise it for each platform etc.
#27
lol at the bitterness towards apple apps
[admin]#28
Ok I think a specific thread for Free Apps to be added to is going to be the best option for now. Those members who are interested in using the apps can subscribe to the thread. Anyone else got any other thoughts / better ideas?

I don't think a dedicated section is a good idea just at the moment..
#29
juliet_bravo
Ok I think a specific thread for Free Apps to be added to is going to be the best option for now. Those members who are interested in using the apps can subscribe to the thread. Anyone else got any other thoughts / better ideas?

I don't think a dedicated section is a good idea just at the moment..


That's the best solution I think. :thumbsup:

Free apps should, in general, be treated like any other free software (i.e. not allowed) - but if it is normally paid for and discounted or free then it deserves to be a deal.
#30
Rivergold: This thread IS in the feedback section, I wasnt expecting alot of the community commenting :) Only for the mods to see so it can be changed.

juliet_bravo
Ok I think a specific thread for Free Apps to be added to is going to be the best option for now. Those members who are interested in using the apps can subscribe to the thread. Anyone else got any other thoughts / better ideas?

I don't think a dedicated section is a good idea just at the moment..


Idea sounds good, however it would need to be monitored (purely just app posts/links) otherwise it will become a 100+ page thread in a very short time.
#31
wombat6025
That's the best solution I think. :thumbsup:

Free apps should, in general, be treated like any other free software (i.e. not allowed) - but if it is normally paid for and discounted or free then it deserves to be a deal.


+1, unless its a limited period of time imo that is also a good idea.
[admin]#32
Inquisitor
Rivergold: This thread IS in the feedback section, I wasnt expecting alot of the community commenting :) Only for the mods to see so it can be changed.



Idea sounds good, however it would need to be monitored (purely just app posts/links) otherwise it will become a 100+ page thread in a very short time.


Yep it'd definitely need to just be links, perhaps a misc thread for discussions could be highlighted within the thread.

So any volunteers to start it off? I think it'd be good for members to manage and take care of it. We'll delete off topic posts wherever necessary.
#33
juliet_bravo

Yep it'd definitely need to just be links, perhaps a misc thread for discussions could be highlighted within the thread.

So any volunteers to start it off? I think it'd be good for members to manage and take care of it. We'll delete off topic posts wherever necessary.


Lol I suppose I shall start one since I did raise the issue somewhat.. :roll: give me a few moments to think of a system up..
Is it going to be each platform per thread or all in one thread..?
are you/mods going to put all the previous threads into the new thread?
[admin]#34
Inquisitor
Lol I suppose I shall start one since I did raise the issue somewhat.. :roll: give me a few moments to think of a system up..
Is it going to be each platform per thread or all in one thread..?


I think we can have them in one thread but whatever you think will work best.


Inquisitor
are you/mods going to put all the previous threads into the new thread?


I think we'll do it in moving forward rather than hunting out all the old ones, perhaps
#35
Why not go the other way and allow all free software? After all that is what the freebie secton is for, free stuff.

Or if there is too much free software and it would get swamped, surely that in itself is a sign of its popularity and perhaps it would deserve its own sub category. (Free software and Freebies)

Moving it all into one thread is a bad idea IMO - its a bit like saying "I'm fed up of all the grocery deals - lets just have a thread each for all the current supermarket deals and keep it updated"
#36
Johnboy_1975

Moving it all into one thread is a bad idea IMO - its a bit like saying "I'm fed up of all the grocery deals - lets just have a thread each for all the current supermarket deals and keep it updated"


+1, been trying to think of a system to accommodate it in one thread but any which way its just going to be messy..
if I can think of 3 a day, surely the 100's of ppl on hukd can think more on diff platforms.

Whats required is sub categories etc, or else not have them at all (as said in OP) :-D
#37
Or a new forum with individual threads :)
#38
Johnboy_1975
Why not go the other way and allow all free software? After all that is what the freebie secton is for, free stuff.

Or if there is too much free software and it would get swamped, surely that in itself is a sign of its popularity and perhaps it would deserve its own sub category. (Free software and Freebies)

Moving it all into one thread is a bad idea IMO - its a bit like saying "I'm fed up of all the grocery deals - lets just have a thread each for all the current supermarket deals and keep it updated"


Inquisitor
+1, been trying to think of a system to accommodate it in one thread but any which way its just going to be messy..
if I can think of 3 a day, surely the 100's of ppl on hukd can think more on diff platforms.

Whats required is sub categories etc, or else not have them at all (as said in OP) :-D


rivergold
Or a new forum with individual threads :)


I do agree keeping a thread updated would be a royal pain - plus it would be hard for newbies to find but I am still worried that allowing free software (and if we allow phone apps then why not any free s/w) would swamp the freebie section - I guess there wouldn't be much money for HUKD to make out of a 'Free software' forum and if it took off could take a heck of a lot of policing (keeping us safe from dodgy downloads).
At the moment there aren't that many App posts to really be a problem in the freebies section...

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