[BUG]: Deal listing hyperlink resulted in incorrect Merchant selection - HotUKDeals
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#1
In the following thread the member that listed the deal, ainsleyb, quoted a hyperlink to a product page at Game.co.uk but the merchant used for the listing became Game Connection (gameconnection.co.uk) during the extraction of the correct merchant from the link.

Yakuza 4 PS3 Standard edition £24.99, steelbook £29.99 @ GAME

See comments from comment #7 onwards.

BFN,

fp.
#2
Link has been fixed now.

It appears merchant was selected as gameconnection rather than game.co.uk.
I guess this alters the redirection link...

Also, if no merchant is listed, it will select the first one in the list, which is gameconnection.

TTFN,

bbuk

Edited By: birdyboyuk on Mar 28, 2011 13:56: Extra info
#3
birdyboyuk
Link has been fixed now.

It appears merchant was selected as gameconnection rather than game.co.uk.
I guess this alters the redirection link...

TTFN,

bbuk

Thanks.

That may have been what happened but if that was the case I would suggest a prompt is displayed to ask the member to re-check the details if an inconsistency has been spotted rather than assuming one of the pieces of mismatched data is correct.

This aside, in the deal listing comments I quoted above I asked if the Merchant had specifically been selected, or if a link was provided to the product page.

It was confirmed that just the link was provided; i.e. no merchant selection.

When I listed a deal eleven days ago I noticed I could not select a Merchant but could only specify the link to the online product:

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/feedback/bug-various-issues-with-submitting-a-deal-listing/899759 ]

(This feedback thread has still not acknowledged, by the way)

BFN,

fp.
#4
Related issue?

The Sun deals

BFN,

fp.
#5
Another instance of a GAME.co.uk deal resulting in the (automated) merchant selection being GameConnection:

driver San Francisco ps3/360 £19.99 wbw anything instore

Is this "in the queue"?

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #6
It is now. :)
1 Like #7
HeroDeveloper
It is now. :)


Shall I 'bump' all the "Feedback" threads from the last six months? ;)
#8
If any bugs are being particularly bothersome to you, that we have not yet acknowledged, I'm sure nobody would mind a few extra bumps. I usually try to find/queue all the bugs I can in the feedback forum, but I'm sure I've overlooked some. Thanks.
#9
bug that annoys me is where my posts appear invisible when mentioning recent activity being broken.
must have done it 5 times or so now with it never acknowledged.
right now i have 2 threads from 6 and 7 weeks ago (both my own threads) which have no new activity i can see and certainly no relevant activity.
from the number of times i moan here you can imagine that those posts/threads are not recent by any means and threads more relevant to me are bumped off this list.
links to threads:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-elements-external-hard-drive-2tb-55-79-dixons-989913
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/hard-drive-query-994628
have had even older ones in the past

on a separate note - a list of bugs which are being worked on would be a good idea so you can at least tell people you know about it and are doing something or have fixed.
1 Like #10
Enhancements to the recent activity feature are actively being worked on.
#11
(mip blip beep) This bug is being worked on by a developer.
#12
(whirrrr meep meep) The fix for this bug is out - it should be corrected now.

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