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#1
too much white space...how about a softer tone colour to replace it?

other than that...thums bup ..looks good. :thumbsup:
#2
What does FO.LK stand for ????
banned#3
quite confusing so far, like the profile section able to edit at anytime,

not easy to search, will post back in 20 mins or so

got the hang of it, looks confusing, how do you rate?
#4
#5
I like the location search
#6
Rules short and sweet

Please remember Fo.lk is only for personal use. Business or bulk traders are not allowed.

List your asking price and add pics if possible for your item. Pics help show you are genuine and that you have the items in your possession.

The asking price must be a price you are willing to take for your item (or less). Fo.lk isn't about profiteering so asking prices over R.R.P aren't permitted.
#7
definitely too much whiteness! but I like the idea :)
banned#8
paz2k6;7366131
definitely too much whiteness! but I like the idea :)



to white, i think admin has been at the DAZ. :-D




edit, i see it says it cross post's between hukd and fo.lk

buuutttt when i come back on hukd the thread i post on doe's not appear in my subscribed,

( i did find the option to subscribe, does not appear on hukd in my subscribed area)

my question is

if someone post's on fo.lk is it only visable on fo.lk ?


also i edited my location on fo.lk but hasnt changed on hukd,


also when posting on thread it doesnt bump thread on hukd,


i see its similer to a twitter set up. lol




question

how do you get a thread locked on fo.lk?
how many threads can you have of the same thing,
are the same rules on hukd fs/ft in effect on fo.lk ?
[admin]#9
@choc1969 - "Fo.lk is a free community where folk trade with folk." It just means folk. Re - rules - bit of a work in progress as we review the current ones.

@stevenA2000uk - Based on feedback from the early testers we just replaced a lot of white with the light grey background. Will see how that works.

@guv - We're cross posting the threads/comments/etc while we work on things. That's the medium term plan as we see how it goes.

@DAMNONE - Location will get more useful as more people list on fo.lk and use the location field.
#10
when a comment is posted on fo.lk will it be bumped on fs/ft? If it isnt does the 3 bumps still apply?
#11
Where are the T & C's ?? I can't seem to find them anywhere, probably my old age .

Does this mean that members can have a separate FO.LK account ??
#12
dj_urban
to white, i think admin has been at the DAZ. :-D




edit, i see it says it cross post's between hukd and fo.lk

buuutttt when i come back on hukd the thread i post on doe's not appear in my subscribed,

( i did find the option to subscribe, does not appear on hukd in my subscribed area)

my question is

if someone post's on fo.lk is it only visable on fo.lk ?


also i edited my location on fo.lk but hasnt changed on hukd,


also when posting on thread it doesnt bump thread on hukd,


i see its similer to a twitter set up. lol




question

how do you get a thread locked on fo.lk?
how many threads can you have of the same thing,
are the same rules on hukd fs/ft in effect on fo.lk ?


In regards as to your question.
It comes up on both usually takes max 2 mins :thumbsup:

There is a close button on the threads not sure what that does as its only now began to work.
I think the rules are the same?
#13
will the FS/FT section be removed in favour of this new one eventually?
#14
hottoshop
Does this mean that members can have a separate FO.LK account ??


No. HUKD and FO.LK share accounts. If you create a Fo.lk account it'll work over here. If you create a HUKD account it'll work over there.
#15
How about the price added to the title's?
#16
When i click on the "free" to filter to those, the top result seems to be http://fo.lk/item/shipping-callaway-x-22-iron-set-only-178-568527 which is a little odd, the rest of the list seems ok though. Just a lil feedback :p
#17
duckmagicuk2
No. HUKD and FO.LK share accounts. If you create a Fo.lk account it'll work over here. If you create a HUKD account it'll work over there.


Ok, I see. Shouldn't it be made a bit more obvious though ? I thought it was separate as one has to sign in when visiting and there is a "join now" button ?

Signing out on Fo.lk does not sign one out of HUKD ?? (Should it, shouldn't it ?)

Members are allowed different avatars between the two sites ?? (I see my old avatar in use on Fo.lk)
#18
hottoshop
Ok, I see. Shouldn't it be made a bit more obvious though ? I thought it was separate as one has to sign in when visiting and there is a "join now" button ?

Signing out on Fo.lk does not sign one out of HUKD ?? (Should it, shouldn't it ?)


Members are allowed different avatars between the two sites ?? (I see my old avatar in use of Fo.lk)


Don't see why it should you still need the HUKD for the misc/feedback etc.
#19
Its not designed properly :p
banned#20
I know this has been coming for a while but...

Bit concerned about the seperation. Although I am clealy an **** in misc, I am always good in FS/FT and report bad threads - sometimes even (quite sadly) searching through to find the obviously bad eggs. I see me and ASB as a couple of cops who hate each other, but work together for a common goal. Maybe a film should be made.

If the sites split completely, I'm not sure I'd be so inclined to help out... Not sure why but I guess I like to protect the HUKD FS board because I use it for one, and also because the people who could be ripped off are my co-users.

Because FO.LK is just a fs board, theres no discussion forum etc, and so its a bit "cold" - would be like trying to stop spammers in the local free-ads paper.

Does anyone have a fricking clue what I'm going on about?
#21
vibeone
I know this has been coming for a while but...

Bit concerned about the seperation. Although I am clealy an **** in misc, I am always good in FS/FT and report bad threads - sometimes even (quite sadly) searching through to find the obviously bad eggs. I see me and ASB as a couple of cops who hate each other, but work together for a common goal. Maybe a film should be made.

If the sites split completely, I'm not sure I'd be so inclined to help out... Not sure why but I guess I like to protect the HUKD FS board because I use it for one, and also because the people who could be ripped off are my co-users.

Because FO.LK is just a fs board, theres no discussion forum etc, and so its a bit "cold" - would be like trying to stop spammers in the local free-ads paper.

Does anyone have a fricking clue what I'm going on about?


Yes,

Also, do the rules from FS.FT carry oo over to FO.LK
#22
Not sure why they asked people to beta test this and then totally ignored or gave no feedback on the suggestions given. The fo.lk is awful and needs a rethink. If you are trying to go the way I think you are that is not going to be competition for Avforums or any other site that lets you list items for free.

The whole layout is confusing, the colour scheme is a mess and it is no improvement on the current system, infact its worse bar one fact the search function, I think the whole thing has been rushed and I really don't see why it has.

I do hope your not going to scrap the current FS/FT for Fo.lk any time soon as it I personally wouldn't use it, unless I really had too, I'd rather use AVforums, which I do not favour over this website.

Sorry to be so blunt, but the report button doesn't even work, why does it spam a thread? how is that helping...

And why oh why did you state we will sort something out when the rules aren't even listed, and there is no improvement for sellers. Your really not helping the current mod team.

I do get you slightly mr vibeone.
#23
vibeone
I know this has been coming for a while but...

Bit concerned about the seperation. Although I am clealy an **** in misc, I am always good in FS/FT and report bad threads - sometimes even (quite sadly) searching through to find the obviously bad eggs. I see me and ASB as a couple of cops who hate each other, but work together for a common goal. Maybe a film should be made.

If the sites split completely, I'm not sure I'd be so inclined to help out... Not sure why but I guess I like to protect the HUKD FS board because I use it for one, and also because the people who could be ripped off are my co-users.

Because FO.LK is just a fs board, theres no discussion forum etc, and so its a bit "cold" - would be like trying to stop spammers in the local free-ads paper.

Does anyone have a fricking clue what I'm going on about?


No, but its good for some lulz :-D
#24
yes looks good!
#25
Just been browsing on FO.LK.

Just one thing that comes to mind. can we implement a system where we can keep a track of the threads in the various sections of things we are either posting or interested in.

That could be implemented for HTUK deals forum threads too. sometimes,I post on a particular thread and then I spend ages later trying to look for it.

so what im suggesting is some system where a individuals active threads can be accessed easily instead of looking for them each time.

unless a system like the one ive mentioned already exists in which case can someone point me in the right direction please.:santa:
#26
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guv
Can I create a FO.LK account without it being considered a multi account? (Too many stalkers - I'd prefer to keep my ID in FS seperate if I could?)
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This NEEDS to be answered!
#27
EN1GMA
Just been browsing on FO.LK.

Just one thing that comes to mind. can we implement a system where we can keep a track of the threads in the various sections of things we are either posting or interested in.

That could be implemented for HTUK deals forum threads too. sometimes,I post on a particular thread and then I spend ages later trying to look for it.

so what im suggesting is some system where a individuals active threads can be accessed easily instead of looking for them each time.

unless a system like the one ive mentioned already exists in which case can someone point me in the right direction please.:santa:


You can keep track of any thread you want, by clicking thread tools > subscribe to this thread. Then you can go to your profile page, and access them from there :thumbsup:
#28
hdizzle
You can keep track of any thread you want, by clicking thread tools > subscribe to this thread. Then you can go to your profile page, and access them from there :thumbsup:


Thanks :thumbsup:
#29
DudeyGeeza
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This NEEDS to be answered!


'contact us'! LOL!!
#30
Adam2050
The fo.lk is awful and needs a rethink. If you are trying to go the way I think you are that is not going to be competition for Avforums or any other site that lets you list items for free.


Are you implying there will be a charge at some point? Which way do you think it is going?

vibeone
I know this has been coming for a while but...

Bit concerned about the seperation. Although I am clealy an **** in misc, I am always good in FS/FT and report bad threads - sometimes even (quite sadly) searching through to find the obviously bad eggs. I see me and ASB as a couple of cops who hate each other, but work together for a common goal. Maybe a film should be made.

If the sites split completely, I'm not sure I'd be so inclined to help out... Not sure why but I guess I like to protect the HUKD FS board because I use it for one, and also because the people who could be ripped off are my co-users.

Because FO.LK is just a fs board, theres no discussion forum etc, and so its a bit "cold" - would be like trying to stop spammers in the local free-ads paper.

Does anyone have a fricking clue what I'm going on about?


Agree with every word of that. Loved the image of you and ASB being cops who hate each other :thumbsup:


My tuppence worth - what's wrong with the current FS FT board? What benefits are there to be had from a new site - and what drawbacks are there? If a new style is a benefit of a new board, could you not just reformat the old one? The biggest drawback to me is that you are effectively splitting the site in two - whereby you could previously just have a quick nosey at someones posts and feedback to check they are legit, now you have to log into a different site to do it. In fact (it would seem to me) you pretty much have to be logged into both sites to get the full benefit of either.
#31
Johnboy_1975
Are you implying there will be a charge at some point? Which way do you think it is going?


No what I am implying is that the seperation from the hotukdeal site suggests they want a cut of market that could appear (advertising would make them money as well as links to the current hotukdeals enviroments.)
[admin]#32
@vibeone - Yeah I know what you mean. It would be good if there was an area to just chat with other fs/ft users, give feedback, talk about problems. Will think about a way to integrate that.

@johnboy - There's more we can do in a separate site for fs/ft specific needs that would require too much jiggery here. So for example even the location search and splitting fs/wanted/free in tabs - we could find a way of squeezing that into HUKD but it would be confusing for the rest of the site and result in splintering of functionality anyway. In the medium term we don't plan on taking anything away from the HUKD fs/ft but rather adding things to fo.lk.
#33
Adam2050
Not sure why they asked people to beta test this and then totally ignored or gave no feedback on the suggestions given. The fo.lk is awful and needs a rethink. If you are trying to go the way I think you are that is not going to be competition for Avforums or any other site that lets you list items for free.

The whole layout is confusing, the colour scheme is a mess and it is no improvement on the current system, infact its worse bar one fact the search function, I think the whole thing has been rushed and I really don't see why it has.

I do hope your not going to scrap the current FS/FT for Fo.lk any time soon as it I personally wouldn't use it, unless I really had too, I'd rather use AVforums, which I do not favour over this website.

Sorry to be so blunt, but the report button doesn't even work, why does it spam a thread? how is that helping...

And why oh why did you state we will sort something out when the rules aren't even listed, and there is no improvement for sellers. Your really not helping the current mod team.

I do get you slightly mr vibeone.


agreed, maybe sort out flaws etc before trying to create a new place for fs/ft
#34
I have to say i really don't like FO.LK, even from a marketing stand point it doesn't make sense.. It'll fragment the community and no doubt lead to quite substantial decrease in traffic.. Currently you have a userbase for deals and for sale and trade, both have crossover which will no doubt increase the overall time the average user visits and views the website..

I can understand your thinking, but why change something which is already seeing continual growth. Add the functionality to the existing Hotukdeals website, or please consult some form of marketing agency about the pitfalls of what you're doing... And if you already have... consult a better agency.

It may be harder to add the functionality to hotukdeals itself, although i'm not sure why that is hard having worked in web development.. I just think you're in for a big shot in the gut trying to seperate it off.
#35
Can honestly say i probably would'nt use it ,it's unwelcoming and as the old saying goes if it aint broken dont' try and fix it. the idea is probably a good one and in the long run may work.
Also if you've been asked not to sell things on HUKD FS/T can you sell them on FOLK:-D
#36
#37
MarzBarz
Ok ive spotted a problem with it.


Also allows you to add posts to locked thread
banned#38
I don't like it, the layout is quite bad, think there should have been screenshots that users could comment on. Needs to be pulled and revamped imo. Complained about it straight from release :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/571038/i-actually-laughed-at-how-bad-fo-lk?t=571038


....oh and the name fo.lk ! thought it stood for something then I read it was folk talking to folk. Why not call it co.mm ta.lk , why the . in the middle as well Very confusing and odd naming, should have been a competition to name it. Big oppurtunity to get HUKD community involved missed, would have raised awareness of the new site as well, as well as looking forward to it knowing you had contributed
#39
Can a "Multi Quote" function be added too.
banned#40
Fo.lk is based on vb, like hukd, with a LOT of addons and customisations. So it does a hell of a lot of clever stuff. However I tend to agree that design-wise - its not very good.

The name is clever - fo.lk but it needs a proper .co.uk name as well - because most people will assume its dodgy because its got a stupid domain.

No one cares when they just want to short link or upload a photo (bit.ly etc), but when its trading or something important - it needs to look genuine, and at the moment it doesn't really.

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