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banned#1
Can't argue with that:-D (you will be glad to hear)
1 Like #2
Would that not be classed as a benevolent dictatorshiphttp://www.unixboard.de/vb3/images/smilies/sm-nachdenk.gif
banned#3
god that was a long read... shot my theory of a cup and two dice ..snake eyes and your banned :giggle:
#4
wouldn't it have ben much quicker to say
'I do listen to what you say guys, and try to take it on board - but at the end of the day I'll do what I think is right'
Would have saved you an lot of time. :thumbsup:
#5
jennybubbles
wouldn't it have ben much quicker to say
'I do listen to what you say guys, and try to take it on board - but at the end of the day I'll do what I think is right'
Would have saved you an lot of time. :thumbsup:

Wouldn't have had quite the same amount of PIZZAZZ!!?!?!
#6
might read it when i have a few hours to spare
[admin]#7
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#8
Admin
Comments forum is here for discussion for members who care about this site and want to discuss the future and direction of it. Off-topic posts, rude posts and posts that do not contribute to the discussion will be removed.

thanks saved me reading it
banned 1 Like #9
Admin


Second, everyone here has made a decision to come here and nothing forces you to remain..


I think this line in itself really explains it all, and sadly must admit its becoming a popular line in most forums. I think all these forums should also remember "who actually makes a forum" and "what makes a forum" im not sure i need say anymore.

P.s hope this is in keeping with the discussion, if not im sure it will be removed pretty sharply :oops:
[admin]#10
I think all these forums should also remember "who actually makes a forum" and "what makes a forum" im not sure i need say anymore.


I don't know if you read the whole thing but I tried to explain that dynamic clearly.

Imagine a forum is a house. The forum founder builds that house opens the doors and says here's the rules of the party let's have some fun. People wander by and say that looks like a nice house let's join the party. Eventually someone drinks too much and starts being aggressive and harassing other people at the party. The host comes along and says I gave you the rules of the house, you accepted them when you came in and now you're breaking them - please leave. The drunk guy gets all red in the face and says who are you to tell me what to do - don't you realise you wouldn't have a party if "I" wasn't here....

That's the first scenario where the host has the best interest of all party goers in mind and thus asks the drunken one to leave.

Here's the second one where the host is just a jerk. The host builds the house, starts the music, taps the kegs and opens the door. Lots of people show up and are having a good time. The host gets drunk, starts harrassing people, annoying them, telling them they're a bunch of idiots. Everyone goes errrr and walks out the door and goes to the party next door...after all the whole street...actually the whole city is one big open house party. The host sits all alone in an empty house.

This isn't about making decisions anymore - it's simply about the dynamics of a web site. The site founder is the host, the members are the party. Some people are going to get asked to leave from the party because they're drunk, or maybe they will be made to feel uncomfortable because they're City traders and the party is full of Goths, or whatever. The point is that they walked into the party to start with and there's another party next door anyway.

The second point is that if all the members leave there is no party there's just an empty house. However, a good host doesn't say wow that guy is harassing or ruining the vibe here for everyone else but hey without people there's no party so I guess what right do I have to ask them to leave. No, a good host asks that person to leave so that the rest of the members can have a good time.

And what if the host is jerk? Well then the party is over, the site is dead and all the people can be laughing and having a good time at the party next door.

So why get worked up about freedom and rights and how unfair life is? If the host at the party is a jerk then just walk out the door and go to the next party. You'll not only have a better time you can even laugh when the host sits all alone in a big empty house full of empty kegs, vomit and spilled beer.
#11
sassie
I think all these forums should also remember "who actually makes a forum" and "what makes a forum" im not sure i need say anymore.


Hi Paul..or any Mod able to provide the answers...

"Members: 49,071, Active Members: 12,651"
I just C&P'ed this info & wondered what actually constitutes an 'active' (FORUM/HUKD) member?

(Just a side query, when a thread has a number of views listed is this made up of the total number of times a thread is looked at by DIFFERENT members or does it include multiple visits by the same members?)
#12
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
(Just a side query, when a thread has a number of views listed is this made up of the total number of times a thread is looked at by DIFFERENT members or does it include multiple visits by the same members?)


Its multiple visits. :thumbsup:
[admin]#13
It's the number of members who have logged in to the site in the last x (I think one month) days.

Number of views is made up of total number of times viewed period - it doesn't discriminate by member.
banned#14
Admin
I don't know if you read the whole thing but I tried to explain that dynamic clearly.

Imagine a forum is a house. The forum founder builds that house opens the doors and says here's the rules of the party let's have some fun. People wander by and say that looks like a nice house let's join the party. Eventually someone drinks too much and starts being aggressive and harassing other people at the party. The host comes along and says I gave you the rules of the house, you accepted them when you came in and now you're breaking them - please leave. The drunk guy gets all red in the face and says who are you to tell me what to do - don't you realise you wouldn't have a party if "I" wasn't here....

That's the first scenario where the host has the best interest of all party goers in mind and thus asks the drunken one to leave.

Here's the second one where the host is just a jerk. The host builds the house, starts the music, taps the kegs and opens the door. Lots of people show up and are having a good time. The host gets drunk, starts harrassing people, annoying them, telling them they're a bunch of idiots. Everyone goes errrr and walks out the door and goes to the party next door...after all the whole street...actually the whole city is one big open house party. The host sits all alone in an empty house.

This isn't about making decisions anymore - it's simply about the dynamics of a web site. The site founder is the host, the members are the party. Some people are going to get asked to leave from the party because they're drunk, or maybe they will be made to feel uncomfortable because they're City traders and the party is full of Goths, or whatever. The point is that they walked into the party to start with and there's another party next door anyway.

The second point is that if all the members leave there is no party there's just an empty house. However, a good host doesn't say wow that guy is harassing or ruining the vibe here for everyone else but hey without people there's no party so I guess what right do I have to ask them to leave. No, a good host asks that person to leave so that the rest of the members can have a good time.

And what if the host is jerk? Well then the party is over, the site is dead and all the people can be laughing and having a good time at the party next door.

So why get worked up about freedom and rights and how unfair life is? If the host at the party is a jerk then just walk out the door and go to the next party. You'll not only have a better time you can even laugh when the host sits all alone in a big empty house full of empty kegs, vomit and spilled beer.



What times the party?;-)
[admin]#15
What times the party?;-)


It started almost three years ago and we're just about to call the brewery again...
banned#16
Admin
It started almost three years ago and we're just about to call the brewery again...


Good good, bump up the wine order for me:thumbsup:
#17
Admin
It's the number of members who have logged in to the site in the last x (I think one month) days.

Number of views is made up of total number of times viewed period - it doesn't discriminate by member.


On this note if your constantly logged in (under remeber me) does it count every time those members log onto the board or does that just count as the once?
banned#18
Admin
I don't know if you read the whole thing but I tried to explain that dynamic clearly.

Imagine a forum is a house. The forum founder builds that house opens the doors and says here's the rules of the party let's have some fun. People wander by and say that looks like a nice house let's join the party. Eventually someone drinks too much and starts being aggressive and harassing other people at the party. The host comes along and says I gave you the rules of the house, you accepted them when you came in and now you're breaking them - please leave. The drunk guy gets all red in the face and says who are you to tell me what to do - don't you realise you wouldn't have a party if "I" wasn't here....

That's the first scenario where the host has the best interest of all party goers in mind and thus asks the drunken one to leave.

Here's the second one where the host is just a jerk. The host builds the house, starts the music, taps the kegs and opens the door. Lots of people show up and are having a good time. The host gets drunk, starts harrassing people, annoying them, telling them they're a bunch of idiots. Everyone goes errrr and walks out the door and goes to the party next door...after all the whole street...actually the whole city is one big open house party. The host sits all alone in an empty house.

This isn't about making decisions anymore - it's simply about the dynamics of a web site. The site founder is the host, the members are the party. Some people are going to get asked to leave from the party because they're drunk, or maybe they will be made to feel uncomfortable because they're City traders and the party is full of Goths, or whatever. The point is that they walked into the party to start with and there's another party next door anyway.

The second point is that if all the members leave there is no party there's just an empty house. However, a good host doesn't say wow that guy is harassing or ruining the vibe here for everyone else but hey without people there's no party so I guess what right do I have to ask them to leave. No, a good host asks that person to leave so that the rest of the members can have a good time.

And what if the host is jerk? Well then the party is over, the site is dead and all the people can be laughing and having a good time at the party next door.

So why get worked up about freedom and rights and how unfair life is? If the host at the party is a jerk then just walk out the door and go to the next party. You'll not only have a better time you can even laugh when the host sits all alone in a big empty house full of empty kegs, vomit and spilled beer.

Yes, i did read the whole thing, i chose to comment and add my contribution to the thread, nothing more nothing less
#19
thanks for clearing this up, there was me thinking u flipped a coin ! doh!
banned#20
Prissymiss
Good good, bump up the wine order for me:thumbsup:


i`ll bring the pringles and the cheese on sticks and pineapple is optional
banned#21
dog_cop
i`ll bring the pringles and the cheese on sticks and pineapple is optional


Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight.

This party is getting hotter by the minute:thumbsup:

Sorry for the spam Admin:oops:
banned#22
Prissymiss
Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight.

This party is getting hotter by the minute:thumbsup:

Sorry for the spam Admin:oops:


I hope you have some barry white tunes too :w00t:

[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]spam.. nah thats rubbish at parties never gets eaten [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#23
hey where did duckys off topic post go? i think im hallucinating
[admin]#24
Let's keep on topic that's all. A few posts of banter are fine - it's just when things start derailing off and the thread hijacked I wasnt to avoid.
#25
I usually read these types of threads and just digest without commenting.

However, I have to agree with Admin on this one, I have witnessed this type of thing on other forums ...where some members get far too deeply entrenched in the forum that they start to believe that they have some sort of unwritten ownership rights, or have a right to change the way things are done.

The bottom line is, as Admin has clearly pointed out, he / the company own the site, lay's out the rules and enforces those rules, if any member isn't content with that scenario, then they do have an option.

If any member wants to make the rules, there is nothing to stop them from starting up their own forum, simple really.

I, like all members came here by choice, if the rules or the site changes and I don't like it here any more, I don't visit, again simple.
#26
i do agree but i do feel that admin has left this open for abuse (hope its not too strong a word)
when ur small u look out for advice, ways of changing things, looking for improvements to grow.
the way i think he has left it open is the name of this thread
comments and suggestions
Advice. Criticism. Suggestions. We can take it.

i dont think u can and should be at least deleted

just a simple feedback would do
#27
Inactive
I usually read these types of threads and just digest without commenting.

However, I have to agree with Admin on this one, I have witnessed this type of thing on other forums ...where some members get far too deeply entrenched in the forum that they start to believe that they have some sort of unwritten ownership rights, or have a right to change the way things are done.

The bottom line is, as Admin has clearly pointed out, he / the company own the site, lay's out the rules and enforces those rules, if any member isn't content with that scenario, then they do have an option.

If any member wants to make the rules, there is nothing to stop them from starting up their own forum, simple really.

I, like all members came here by choice, if the rules or the site changes and I don't like it here any more, I don't visit, again simple.


I've just been on a forum which I am a member of and this is the reply the Admin gave to a member, luckily he's not the Admin here...

bri1123***fan you're gonna find if you **** me off enough you're gonna have to be using one of those 'other forums' cause I'm getting beyond caring what assholes like you think, you wanna run this place fcuking go for it you muppet!!!

If ya don't want to pay to make small fortunes from selling (or huge savings from buying) dvd's them just **** off will ya....
#28
Ditto
I've just been on a forum which I am a member of and this is the reply the Admin gave to a member, luckily he's not the Admin here...


Whats the linky, Sounds like my kind of forum!, lol

No pussy footing around, You pee Admin off and you're out, Simply as! :giggle:
#29
(I T'was joking btw, Although would like to see the forum, Wouldn't like him in control of my details!, lol!)
#30
Pm on its way:thumbsup:
#31
I have read all the posts here :thumbsup: and I am beginning to think that there is a large influx of teenagers on here that do not appreciate the sort of items that are contains in the main part of this site, (and this is not directed at any individual person known to me :whistling: )

I have also noticed a lot of immature/ stupid/ unhelpful comments that seem to provoke a rapid response that seems to take off in all directions. I am also very surprised at how some peoples post counts seems to have risen due to 'spam' posting (which I have been guilty of as well) rather than quality deal posts. I have come to realise that this site is not Bebo or My Space and therefore not a community chat-ground either which it seems to have become in recent months.

I know I have a very stressful job and I cannot post deals all the time but I do try and read what is put on here by others and sometimes it is just a case of seeing something, buying it and not having enough time to respond to the OP, which I regret. Equally so I do receive in excess of 250 emails a days, of which less that 1% are spam, but I also get to hear of some very good deals that are not available to the general public either, for example today a shop was selling 32" plasma screen TV's for £50 but it was only available for the first 10 people, why did I not highlight it here?? I did not get one but 2 of my friends did who I told and I know they deserved they and would not buy them for the sake of flogging them on other sites.

I think there needs to be a bit of a shake up here, and a bit more respect towards the ethics of the site rather than the ethics of some members.
#32
I'd agree also that there is a large amount of teenagers on the board, Mostly students and I bet some of this sites best earners/contributers.

Although not 100% sure what that has to do with posting though, You can get 40 year old men acting like 5 year olds when they don't get a misprice etc.

I'd say the immaturity of more members is an issue, Rather than their age.
[admin]#33
I think there needs to be a bit of a shake up here, and a bit more respect towards the ethics of the site rather than the ethics of some members.


I agree 100%. I think there are a lot of comments that are getting posted due to personal issues and history and not due to reflection on the site as a whole and what we are trying to do as a community. That is the number one most important thing to me and I hope to other members also and that is the one thing I want everyone of us to be accountable for.
[mod]#34
I for one am just tired of the whole moaning thing now. Do what i do, accept the rules and carry on or leave.

It's incredibly boring logging in each day just to find more posts moaning. Surely to god your lives can not be that lacking that this is such a big issue.
#35
Having Read the Admins comments about this site not being a democracy I can see why they wont now change it back. "Its my ball and we play the game my way" springs to mind. Well guess what Admin, A lot of people dont like the changes you made to the game and will be playing somewhere else if you dont change it back soon.
#36
Admin, thanks for the post outlining your position.
Would it be possible for you to clarify if there is any possibility of the 'old' site being brought back (or being made available in tandem with the new site) ...or is this completely out of the question?
I think that some clarification on this would, at least, be helpful in establishing the 'lie of the land' and allow the focus to turn to improvements needed to the 'new' site. (My own personal preference would be to run it in parallel for a while, allowing the true benefits of the new site to naturally attract those using the old site!)
Please reply...
#37
disasterzone;1350038
Having Read the Admins comments about this site not being a democracy I can see why they wont now change it back. "Its my ball and we play the game my way" springs to mind. Well guess what Admin, A lot of people dont like the changes you made to the game and will be playing somewhere else if you dont change it back soon.


Yep. I'm refusing to post any more deals or use the affiliate "go to deal" links until Admin deigns to speak to us mere mortals and explain why he is being so pig-headed about this.
1 Like #38
love this bit lol ! :
Here's the second one where the host is just a jerk. The host builds the house, starts the music, taps the kegs and opens the door. Lots of people show up and are having a good time. The host gets drunk, starts harrassing people, annoying them, telling them they're a bunch of idiots. Everyone goes errrr and walks out the door and goes to the party next door...after all the whole street...actually the whole city is one big open house party. The host sits all alone in an empty house.
#39
It all becomes clear..... ;)
1 Like #40
Admin
I agree 100%. I think there are a lot of comments that are getting posted due to personal issues and history and not due to reflection on the site as a whole and what we are trying to do as a community. That is the number one most important thing to me and I hope to other members also and that is the one thing I want everyone of us to be accountable for.

interesting that on the whole all things being considered there has never been a mention of renumeration and although the site as a whole has probably outgrown the statute you set out to achieve, there is a monetary issue involved in any site such as this and it would be interesting to some of the users (not members as this implies paid up status) to find out what if any the financial implications of the site change are, have or could be? And just to add fuel to the debate on returning to the old style format it would be far simpler keeping the format but allowing complete customisation under the custom option as it is you can only set minor custom settings.It would be nice to have say the vouchers tab set as a choice of A to Z or newest first which seems to be a major grievence. category could have a newest option, also newest (retail) newest (forum style) so as to differentiate between the two which are coming up together at the moment, this was one of the best parts of the old system being able to "filter" the deals only, ignoring the forum threads. the merchant tab is pretty redundant un less you have a list (a to z like before) to choose from. I know you can do this from the new top tabs but lets be honest it would be easier to have the section marked custom to be a way of setting a custom user site which once set needs no massive energy expenditure to acheive every time you logg on? Maybe getting back to my first point as a possible money making exercise you could charge a nominal £5 a year to be able to have the right to customise the custom section for "members" in a true custom way! OMG what DID i just suggest............
remember one fly in a bowl of soup is annoying, but one hundred makes it un eatable!

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