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shazar 3 Likes #1
Really yeah what gives? Did they not pay there bribe money or something?
Meathotukdeals#2
ps I'd also like to know how long they will likely be banned - I know nothing about his aspect of HotUKDeals.
HeroDeveloper[mod]#3
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.

EDIT: Redacted! See JB's statement below. :)

Edited By: HeroDeveloper on Oct 04, 2011 16:04: Redacted
shazar#4
Regarding what? No filing orders ? Returns ? because The Hut and Zavvi get a lot of negative feedback as well. How much do you need to get banned?
Lazycouple#5
That's a bit unfair to ban Scan tbh, the only negative thing is to hike the P&P charges
shazar#6
Lazycouple
That's a bit unfair to ban Scan tbh, the only negative thing is to hike the P&P charges


Hey if they want to make there site less competitive against the other deal sites then i guess its there call.
Nailez 1 Like #7
shazar
Regarding what? No filing orders ? Returns ? because The Hut and Zavvi get a lot of negative feedback as well. How much do you need to get banned?

Wasnt there a massive thread about The Hut Group etc ?
Meathotukdeals#8
HeroDeveloper
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.


Huh well I can't argue with that looking at the HotUKReviews but as a regular on their threads (even if not posting) their offers were very popular on here. Pity.
ants97 1 Like #9
HeroDeveloper
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.


and yet the hut/zavvi remain.

It'll be more to do with them not paying as much as the hut for the click throughs.
juliet_bravo[admin] 6 Likes #10
They're suspended currently while we look into complaints from members that Scan were specifically requesting their facebook followers and forum members to post on our forum. We received numerous emails from community members expressing their concerns that Scan may be pushing or incentivising promotion.

Few examples from Facebook in September:


Report: "Scan are constantly begging people to add deals to HUKD"
http://www.facebook.com/#!/ScanComputersInternational
Scan Computers International "Can someone bung this on Hotdealsuk for us (Please)"
Monday at 11:57
http://www.****/search.aspx?q=33750

Report : self-promotion
http://www.facebook.com/ScanComputersInternational/posts/284433781569962?notif_t=share_reply
Scan Computers International "Someone needs to hotukdeals this!"
59 minutes ago

More comments here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/targus-leather-ipad-ipad-2-case-scan-8-15-p-p-1020610/#post12304315



Edited By: juliet_bravo on Oct 04, 2011 15:59
33342banned 1 Like #11
Whats to look into? They were doing it, proof is there.
juliet_bravo[admin]#12
Hiya colin, this decision only happened in the last few hours, and of course there's proof of the main issue- I put the ban in place temporarily so I could have a look through their posts and get an idea of the extent of what's been going on (other issues such as direct sp, comment sp etc) before making a final decision. (ie temporary suspension or full ban..)
Meathotukdeals#13
Ta for the info. Any chance you could update here with the decision?
guvbanned 15 Likes #14
What a load of codswallop.

HUKD has it's logo and links on numerous sites requesting shoppers to flood this site with it's merchandise.
dcx_badass#15
I presumed you knew about it, they did it nearly every single time they posted a deal on facebook last month. First comment was begging someone to post it on here.

"Scan Computers International Can someone please hotukdeals.com these for us!"
"Can someone bung this on Hotdealsuk for us (Please)"

Well can only find it twice but know for a fact they did it a fair few times more than that.

Edited By: dcx_badass on Oct 04, 2011 22:38: .
juliet_bravo[admin]#16
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.
guvbanned 2 Likes #17
juliet_bravo
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.


We'll agree to disagree. All the time you have sites with your logo and a link shouting "promote me, promote me", I really can't see the difference. They have both asked for the same thing. Maybe if Scan had these links, they wouldn't feel inferior to your preferred client base?
jayjayuk1234 1 Like #18
another contradiction to the site rules? woot! never!
realblendersuspended#19
I expect there is much worse and more devious behaviour from scan that has led to this decision. Hotukdeals has only made public what they have have good evidence for.
ants97 4 Likes #20
juliet_bravo
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.


they will 100% be back when they decide to cough up enough cash to be allowed to "self promote". They may even get a little icon to put on their website making it even easier for the community to promote their deals depending on how much cash they stump up.

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