Hotukdeals Censorship - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

All Comments

(59) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
Just a note:

HUKD Forum Code of Conduct


* Self promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, auction sites, personal sales elsewhere online, links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links and advertising for personal gain is spam
#2
But was it a good deal?
#3
There a few corners of the globe that HUKD'ers are not aware of, if your companies product/service are that good, we will find them.

If you don't like it then you should take your business elsewhere.
#4
Oh, and are you now admitting you are connected to that website, by the way?
#5
Oh well, can't sit around here all day waiting for an answer. Voted cold :giggle:
#6
@emmajk42

People on here are always advertising for personal gain. I thought that was what the For Sale/Trade section was there for :-s

@blowhole

Stick it in that section I guess.
#7
Shengis
Voted cold :giggle:


But I can't find the button... :P lol
#8


They didn't post the deal. :thumbsup:

There are a few reps that come on to give support.
#9


thesaint
They didn't post the deal. :thumbsup:


And it's my understanding that companies ARE allowed to come on and answer questions, just so long as they stay on topic and relevant, ie, don't try to promote extra products etc.
#10
Shengis;2021831
And it's my understanding that companies ARE allowed to come on and answer questions, just so long as they stay on topic and relevant, ie, don't try to promote extra products etc.


That is correct Shengis. But if you guys ever see any "sales talk" from them, feel free to report.

:)
[admin]#11
blowhole
It seems that hotukdeals are missing the main point to have the best deals it would be useful if companies could post on hotukdeals to allow them to compete with any offers posted by hotukdeal members.


That's called a newspaper.

I have no hesitation in saying allowing companies to post their offers on HUKD would result in a bunch of spam and **** deals.

If you think you have a good deal then use the Contact Us form to let us know. Obviously if it is good then we will post it asap.
#12
I thought spam was unwanted e-mail! At the end of the day what I am trying to say is if a company is genuine and they submit a deal, if it is good it will be hot and if it is **** it will be cold, that is how the hotukdeals website works right?

I'm sure there has been loads of posts by hotukdeal members that were thought to be a hot deal only to be told different and voted cold, this normally sparks a bit of a debate with members and the end result one of the members points out a better deal the one originally posted.

It seems to me there is a bit of a gap in the market for a free website that takes a genuine hot deal from any source, and as I originally said this might get companies to compete to post the best deal so everyone wins. Hotukdeals could look into somesort of registration process and weed out the dudds and perhaps have a clear marker to show a deal was posted by the company supplying the goods. If a company posted serveral cold deals they could be prohibited from posting anymore deals either forever or for a certain time period.

I've just noticed I've got a match, does that mean I'm allowed to play with fire?http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/179731/hotukdeals-censorship/images/smilies/dwarf.gif
banned#13
so what happens when each and every company posts five deals a day, dont think there would actually be room for anything else, companies are interested in selling, at any cost
#14
Why not limit the number of posts per month to one, simple.
#15
Limit the number of posts per company to 1 per month, simple.
#16
Double reply sorry, dam computer!
banned#17
blowhole
Limit the number of posts per company to 1 per month, simple.


but what about all the other great offers we would then miss out on :?
#18
What you are saying does not make sense, how are you going to miss out? We are missing out already because of Censorship that restricts a better deal being posted by genuine companies! How does this make hukd better? How about limit them to one post every 6 months? If this site is going to be the best site to find the best deal you need competition to get the best for the consumer. And news papers are not the best place to find the best deal as they contain adverts which have no feedback from other readers, hotukdeals good/bad deal or your hot and cold vote system. That is the power the internet has over static print.
#19
Blowhole, if you think the deal was that good, PM it to me (or Sassie) for a 'critique' :lol:
banned#20
blowhole
What you are saying does not make sense, how are you going to miss out? We are missing out already because of Censorship that restricts a better deal being posted by genuine companies! How does this make hukd better? How about limit them to one post every 6 months? If this site is going to be the best site to find the best deal you need competition to get the best for the consumer. And news papers are not the best place to find the best deal as they contain adverts which have no feedback from other readers, hotukdeals good/bad deal or your hot and cold vote system. That is the power the internet has over static print.


lol - i think your missing the point of my post, but never mind
#21
emmajk42
Oh, and are you now admitting you are connected to that website, by the way?


You missed this question?
#22
Admin has told you what to do. And every other company does.

If a company has a deal then there are several options open to them:
1) Advertise it, post it on their OWN website, and make it as great as possible. That way, our members WILL spot it. With 100,000 eyes watching over all of the nation's newspapers, TV channels, major websites and top retailers it will be spotted.
2) Send it us via the "contact us" link at the bottom of every page. Sod it, here it is: contact HotUKDeals. We read them all and if we think it's a good enough deal then we'll post it up.

Companies send us lots of "deals". We probably post around 5% of them. Judging by what some companies send us as "deals", there'd be a lot of rubbish if we let them post it all here. :giggle:

Is that so hard to follow?
#23
duckmagicuk2;2023614
With 100,000 eyes watching over all of the nation's newspapers, TV channels, major websites and top retailers it will be spotted.


Isn't it 200,000 eyes?
#24
The saint to answer your question, No I am not. Now answer mine are you an administraor of this site or just a wanna be?
#25
The deal I posted was taken off an hour later by which time the temperature was rising to hot, this to me is conformation that the deal was good and therefore should not have been removed. I resubmitted the deal to admin and had no reply! This is the censorship I am talking about, hotukdeal memebers are missing out because deals are being removed that are of interest.
#26
blowhole
The saint to answer your question, No I am not. Now answer mine are you an administraor of this site or just a wanna be?


If you read the thread, you would see that it wasn't my question at all, but one you missed. :thumbsup:

I'm not sure why the aggression in your question to me.

If you are unsure of the staff structure at HUKD, then spend some time here and learn.
Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a week, teach a man to fish, and he will eat for the rest of his life


blowhole
The deal I posted was taken off an hour later by which time the temperature was rising to hot, this to me is conformation that the deal was good and therefore should not have been removed. I resubmitted the deal to admin and had no reply! This is the censorship I am talking about, hotukdeal memebers are missing out because deals are being removed that are of interest.



A hot temperature is not necessarily an indication that a deal is good. I could point out supposedly hot deals that turned out to be scams/not available/not materialised/stinkers.

Good luck in your campaign, it will fail, but I respect you for standing up for what you believe in.
#27
thesaint
If you read the thread, you would see that it wasn't my question at all, but one you missed. :thumbsup:

I'm not sure why the aggression in your question to me.

If you are unsure of the staff structure at HUKD, then spend some time here and learn.
Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a week, teach a man to fish, and he will eat for the rest of his life





A hot temperature is not necessarily an indication that a deal is good. I could point out supposedly hot deals that turned out to be scams/not available/not materialised/stinkers.

Good luck in your campaign, it will fail, but I respect you for standing up for what you believe in.



Appologies thesaint I did not mean to come accross as aggressive, and if I've erned somebodys respect that can only be a good thing. From my point of view it is just a little frustrating when you post a deal and it is removed especially if you do it for the right reason. This post I feel has raised my point and a bit of a debate which is what it's all about.
[admin]#28
It's not negotiable blowhole. No self-promotion allowed. As said already there is a process for companies to let us know about good deals - submit it through Contact Us and it will be reviewed.
#29
blowhole whats the company name?
banned#30
i think its more than fait that admin have said you can send the deal to them, edi and others are always posting good deals, i'd just do that if i were you.
banned#31
i really think if a deal is sent to admin and the team for approval and it is then posted by admin or the team then it should be clearly stated who the credit should go too, and if this doesnt happen then respect for admin and the team sorta gets a little lost
#32
i think youw should post the link to your website here and let us take a look!
#33
sassie
i really think if a deal is sent to admin and the team for approval and it is then posted by admin or the team then it should be clearly stated who the credit should go too, and if this doesnt happen then respect for admin and the team sorta gets a little lost


If a member sends a deal they've found for "approval" then we will tell them if it's OK or not and ask them to post it themselves, thus getting the credit.

If a retailer sends us a deal (in all fairness, we usually get a newletter, list of deals or database of prices/links to spend all day wading through rather than an easy "deal pointer") then a moderator will post anything that is relevant to the users here.

:thumbsup:
banned#34
duckmagicuk2
If a member sends a deal they've found for "approval" then we will tell them if it's OK or not and ask them to post it themselves, thus getting the credit.

If a retailer sends us a deal (in all fairness, we usually get a newletter, list of deals or database of prices/links to spend all day wading through rather than an easy "deal pointer") then a moderator will post anything that is relevant to the users here.

:thumbsup:


slightly confused now, i thought this was about reatilers signing up to post deals:?
#35
sassie;2028217
i really think if a deal is sent to admin and the team for approval and it is then posted by admin or the team then it should be clearly stated who the credit should go too, and if this doesnt happen then respect for admin and the team sorta gets a little lost


A retailer shouldn't really receive any 'credit' for submitting deals from their own company though - if the deal is accepted to the site and posted by a mod that should be plenty enough to satisfy the retailer, they are after all getting free advertising in this way on the merit of having a good deal. So I can't really see what the problem is - or how it relates to respect for admin+team?
banned#36
jah128
A retailer shouldn't really receive any 'credit' for submitting deals from their own company though - if the deal is accepted to the site and posted by a mod that should be plenty enough to satisfy the retailer, they are after all getting free advertising in this way on the merit of having a good deal. So I can't really see what the problem is - or how it relates to respect for admin+team?


so someone who owns a business is no longer an acceptable member, that is total tosh, if they have followed the rules and there deal is good enough to be posted then they are good enough to be mentioned, they are as good as the rest of us
#37
sassie;2031829
so someone who owns a business is no longer an acceptable member, that is total tosh, if they have followed the rules and there deal is good enough to be posted then they are good enough to be mentioned, they are as good as the rest of us


They are an acceptable member (think svp, bigpockets etc etc) but they cannot be seen to post their 'own' deals (ie ones for their own company). Seems straightforward enough to me :?
#38
sassie
slightly confused now, i thought this was about reatilers signing up to post deals:?


jah128
A retailer shouldn't really receive any 'credit' for submitting deals from their own company though - if the deal is accepted to the site and posted by a mod that should be plenty enough to satisfy the retailer, they are after all getting free advertising in this way on the merit of having a good deal. So I can't really see what the problem is - or how it relates to respect for admin+team?


As jah said really. Retailers don't get the chance to take "credit" ofr their own posts as that would be self-promotion. They can, however, bring something to our attention.

Obviously, a lower level employee of a company (e.g. Saxo at Tesco) might get some inside information (e.g. list of future deals, or signs indicating that there will be a sale) and may post and get credit, as long as it doesn't directly benefit them and isn't a part of their job (anyone working at head-office or in a marketing department, for example, would fall into this category).

:)
#39
sassie
so someone who owns a business is no longer an acceptable member, that is total tosh, if they have followed the rules and there deal is good enough to be posted then they are good enough to be mentioned, they are as good as the rest of us


Why though? They haven't "found" the deal... they've "made" the deal. It'd be like saying "Thanks Tesco!!" at the end of every Tesco deal?
banned#40
duckmagicuk2
Why though? They haven't "found" the deal... they've "made" the deal. It'd be like saying "Thanks Tesco!!" at the end of every Tesco deal?


yes, i suppose i hadnt thought of it like that:oops:

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!