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[admin]#1
Hi wireframe thanks for the guide.

The discussed tab is actually the one you probably want if you want to mimic the old forums. discussed will show the newest commented threads which is the way the old forum would list threads. New shows the threads sorted by start time.
#2
Without wanting to start another whinge fest this is one of the reasons some of us are so fed up. It's all a bit complicated (maybe it's an age thing!). The old site was easy to get around....I worked it out for myself. I think I read on another thread that the colours on this new one are going to sorted out....I hope so because it all looks unfinished. I thought the old site was one of the most pleasing to the eye I've been on. In fact it was the reason I had a look around the site when I came across it. First impressions count don't they? I'm not going to get stroppy and say I'm never coming back because I AM trying with this and will check back frm time to time but as I said in HUKD pub last night it may be better for my bank balance and backside if I go reality shopping!
#3
thanks wireframe this is a good intro. i think the below guide shows a bit more of the advanced features you can use to get the site looking like the old one again, i.e. custom tab. check it out let me know what you think.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/125752/guide-how-to-get-hukd-looking-good/all/misc/discussed/showthread.php?p=1353786&posted=1#post1353786
#4
hmm so we dont have piccys to accompany the posts? just a question ... as i might have missed it at settings.
#5
you need to setup the custom tab to get deals vouchers and freebies and then select 'detailed view'. go here, follow my instructions, and everything will be okay again: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/125752/guide-how-to-get-hukd-looking-good/all/misc/discussed/showthread.php?p=1353786&posted=1#post1353786
#6
Is it just me being wrong (which is very possible) or is this guide wrong?

No offence to you, wireframe - kudos for doing something positive but surely the old HUKD main page will be more equivalent of the new "new" tab, not the new "hot" tab..? I'm fairly sure the old main page used to show in reverse chrono order. As the admin has not mention this after reading your guide then I guess I am wrong..?

As there are probably quite a few different guides and tips floating around then would it not be possible to have a sticky post in huge big letters so no-one can miss it pointing to an 'official' guide to the differences for those still struggling with the new navigation? I think at least several of us have suggested this.

I know people are working to fix things and they don't need me to stick my nose in but I would say more of us (after experimenting etc.) understand how to use the new navi now (with varying degrees of happy/unhappi-ness) but surely top priority at the moment is to help people who are confused and can't find deals, then sort out the cosmetics later.

(Or are sticky posts not possible?)

Personally to get what reminds me of the old main page I change custom settings to view Deals and Vouchers only, exclude expired, temperatures over 20 (I don't know what is was but seems like a good value to me) and view in details and sort by newest posted. Phew!

Hmm and a gap between the radio buttons for "viewing by" and "sorting by" in custom settings may be something to add onto the end of the to-do list.

Edit: Just read ryoooh's post and admin please make his guide the official guide in a sticky.
[admin]#7
Hi loonyjetman, yes you're right on pretty much everything. One tip I would say is to use Hot instead of New to sort though if you're after just hot deals. The New will list chronological like the old site but the problem is something could have been posted a day ago and only becomes hot today... then it would be on the second page of your list (that was the problem with the old site).

The new Hot tab solves this by showing the newest deal to become hot - so as soon as a deal tips over the threshold it shows up at the top of the Hot tab.
#8
Admin
One tip I would say is to use Hot instead of New to sort though if you're after just hot deals. The New will list chronological like the old site but the problem is something could have been posted a day ago and only becomes hot today... then it would be on the second page of your list (that was the problem with the old site).

I like sifting through All the deals, so I use "New" ;)

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