I'd nicely fallen into a pattern with the old hotukdeals... but the new format just doesn't seem to work the same way.
Their were three primaries ways I'd visit hotukdeals:
1. just go to http://www.hotukdeals.comhttp://www.hotukdeals.com
once a day, which always showed me the latest *GOOD* deals without having to fiddle with anything.
2. the deal alert emails, which alerted me to new *GOOD* deals.
3. occasionally browsing the hotukdeals forum.
Only '3' still works.
2 just doesn't seem to happen at all anymore?
The homepage is just (mostly!) full of uninteresting crud now - all sorts of random stuff, most of which isn't actually good deals, and visiting once a day I know miss a whole load of good stuff because all the crud has pushed it off.
Sorry to be a bit negative, but I really do think it's a step backwards. I think I can see where you're going with it (trying to remove the reliance on mods to validate deals as 'good' and hence make the site 'self running'?), but we seem to have gone from total moderation down to nothing and by the time you get it sorted I'll honestly probably have lost interest or found a different site.
Even just a simple "deals only appear on the front page (and hence get an emailed 'deal alert') once 6 members have voted them as 'good'" or something would bring a huge degree of usefulness back imho.