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#1
here here
#2
Good idea, Hot Deals, members only so the non members have to trawl the list.
However, being slow to react to deals and not being able to log on at work is no excuse.
You're fired!
#3
yep here here!! i just joined and have got a lot of bargains and help-i have also helped others! membership should be compulsory to view content surely??
#4
I think, there should 'some' deals for MEMBERS ONLY, and the others open to public
#5
louloo;1714997
yep here here!! i just joined and have got a lot of bargains and help-i have also helped others! membership should be compulsory to view content surely??

When we sell our products, we have to pick as wide an audience as possible.
Your team lost today, you just didn't sell enough, you're fired!;-)
#6
Yes [SIZE="2"]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE="3"]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE="4"]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE="5"]Yes[/SIZE][SIZE="6"] Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE="7"]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE="2"]Agree 100 % this has probably been raised before but well worth bringing it to everyone attention again[/SIZE] :thumbsup:

As i type here is the current status

HUKD StatisticsA
Now Online:
6987
(5809 Guests, 1178 Members)
#7
timber;1715049
Yes [SIZE=2]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE=3]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE=4]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE=5]Yes[/SIZE][SIZE=6] Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE=7]Yes[/SIZE] [SIZE=2]Agree 100 % this has probably been raised before but well worth bringing it to everyone attention again[/SIZE] :thumbsup:

As i type here is the current status

HUKD StatisticsA
Now Online:
6987
(5809 Guests, 1178 Members)

Timber, I am appointing you the leader of the MEMBERS team
#8
warmapplepie
Timber, I am appointing you the leader of the MEMBERS team


Hysterical :-D
#9
With a membership of almost 100,000 it would hardly be exclusive! Also remember a lot of 'guests' may well already be members, but be on a computer where they are not automatically logged in... Should you really need to log in to view the site? Surely that would drive people away, not encourage more to join ;-)
#10
warmapplepie
Good idea, Hot Deals, members only so the non members have to trawl the list.
However, being slow to react to deals and not being able to log on at work is no excuse.
You're fired!


...that's my line.....
banned#11
i dont think it should have any exclusive areas
#12
jah128
With a membership of almost 100,000 it would hardly be exclusive! Also remember a lot of 'guests' may well already be members, but be on a computer where they are not automatically logged in... Should you really need to log in to view the site? Surely that would drive people away, not encourage more to join ;-)


That's what we've decided when discussing this before.

Often, if a website requires login to view the information on there then I'll just move on to another site. Even if I sign up, it's a pain logging in every time I move computer just to take a quick peek...
#13
duckmagicuk2
Often, if a website requires login to view the information on there then I'll just move on to another site. Even if I sign up, it's a pain logging in every time I move computer just to take a quick peek...


Agreed, if I had to join up to read the forums here, I wouldn't have bothered joining in the first place.

Maybe if there was a way for deals to be only visible to members for the first hour after posting, but then there is always those of us who don't log in all the time as has been mentioned. I know I only log in at work if I want to post a comment.
#14
I dont think we should have a members only area...
#15
Not a great idea, the site is great for those looking to see the latest bargains then move on...
#16
Dear Hillzat43

I have used this site for months, and like everybody else, I check HUKD everyday sometimes every hour.

By doing this I ensure that I always get the best deals all the time.

Could I suggest that you start doing this, instead of ranting about people who have a right to use this website and the Internet!

If you were so interested in getting the best deals I feel that you would be checking the website more often. I feel your post to be very rude.
#17
lpithers;1715408
Dear Hillzat43

I have used this site for months, and like everybody else, I check HUKD everyday sometimes every hour.

By doing this I ensure that I always get the best deals all the time.

Could I suggest that you start doing this, instead of ranting about people who have a right to use this website and the Internet!

If you were so interested in getting the best deals I feel that you would be checking the website more often. I feel your post to be very rude.

An unfair comment. Some people are not allowed to access the internet at work or have sites like HOTUKDEALS filtered out.
Mine has just had Play.com filtered out because it now offers downloads and our filter bans all sites with MP3 downloads :x
#18
At first, it sounded like a brilliant idea to make the hottest deals exclusive for us members, but thinking about it, I proberly wouldn't have become a member myself if it wasn't for the brilliant deals I became aware of.

Mike73
Maybe if there was a way for deals to be only visible to members for the first hour after posting


This sounds like a much better idea, but perhaps extend the amount of time to 24 hours as it gives all members a better chance of catching a deal :thumbsup:
#19
Matrixblade

This sounds like a much better idea, but perhaps extend the amount of time to 24 hours as it gives all members a better chance of catching a deal :thumbsup:


People would just flock to an alternative site and get their deals from there.
#20
Should Have A Are For Members Only!
#21
lpithers
Dear Hillzat43

I have used this site for months, and like everybody else, I check HUKD everyday sometimes every hour.

By doing this I ensure that I always get the best deals all the time.

Could I suggest that you start doing this, instead of ranting about people who have a right to use this website and the Internet!

If you were so interested in getting the best deals I feel that you would be checking the website more often. I feel your post to be very rude.


I find your feedback downright offensive :x
Many people do not have the privilege of checking deals EVERY HOUR!!!! Most lead very busy life trying to earn a decent crust. I can only assume that you don't have to go out and earn money!
This is a democratic forum, and everyone has a voice, this was only a SUGGESTION.
Forums have to evolve and develop for future to the needs of it's members, if no one was allowed to voice an opinion then perhaps we should all move elsewhere (as a suggestion of course).

Perhaps another angle that hasn't been raised is the allocated bandwidth, surfing guests could possibly overwhelm and swamp the site resulting in server crashes! like earlier this evening! (I'm not saying that this was due to site traffic, but it could happen)
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....You're Fired....
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P.S notice your POSTING score, YOU USE THIS SITE looking nearly every hour and you have only contributed just 6 postings!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, my finger got stuck on upper case and no1 keys)
#22
Deals for members only YES
#23
Ugh. Good idea, but I think it would catch me out. I often use different computers and only log-in when I want to post a comment. I forget my password a lot also, so I guess I would miss out on really hot deals :oops:

Although.. I guess I could set-up a USB Key, with Firefox, and my password list.. Plug it in, use that to browse.. Always logged in... Hmm..

Yay! Lets do it! lol

Oh wait.. I would probably forget to unplug it, and then someone would be posting as me :w00t:
#24
Perhaps have a members only, but let the posters decide wether they want their post put into that section. So if its something like a limited amount of really cheap stuff, members will actually get to make use of the deal or freebie instead of being too late because theres already been loads of guests taking first dibs.
#25
It would be nice to get some kind of first pickings at a deal.

Sometimes i click on a deal thinking im the only person in the world doing it..when infact im 1 of about 20,000
#26
akme
It would be nice to get some kind of first pickings at a deal.

Sometimes i click on a deal thinking im the only person in the world doing it..when infact im 1 of about 20,000


well there are around 100,000 members, with a large percentage who have contributed a lot more than you. You would still be 1 in 20000 (minimum) :thumbsup:

I just don't get why anyone would want there to be a members only section. I'm guessing no-one here signed up, THEN looked for a bargain?

If anyone can come up with a better arguement than greed and selfishness, please post
[admin]#27
This comes up from time to time and I think the same point is always made by myself :)

First of all the members/guest ratio doesn't mean guests aren't members that aren't logged in at the time.

Second and most importantly - I think the openness of the community is essential to getting more good bargains. The more eyes we have out looking for bargains the more we find. Maybe someone will only "leach" for a year but then they find a massive bargain that they share with the community.... in my view that year of "leaching" is worth it b/c they stuck around and found something that ended up helping others.

We get far more bargains found now than we did three years ago because the community is so much bigger. That means some stuff disappears fast yeah but at least more chances come up :)
#28
Perhaps it would be possible to let guests browse the deals, as they do at the moment, but not to let them click through to the deal, this way they could still see the benefit of the site and be encouraged to sign up. I know if they really wanted to find the deal, they could try to find it themselves, but it might work!

I suppose HUKDs would get less revenue form clickthroughs though (assuming that's how they make their cash!)

EDIT: Just to add, I'm quite happy with the way things are, just offering up a suggestion as it's a bit quiet at work today!
#29
By far and away the best way to encourage membership.
#30
sassie
i dont think it should have any exclusive areas


I agree:thumbsup:
#31
Yes I aggree
#32
Mike73
Perhaps it would be possible to let guests browse the deals, as they do at the moment, but not to let them click through to the deal, this way they could still see the benefit of the site and be encouraged to sign up. I know if they really wanted to find the deal, they could try to find it themselves, but it might work!

I suppose HUKDs would get less revenue form clickthroughs though (assuming that's how they make their cash!)

EDIT: Just to add, I'm quite happy with the way things are, just offering up a suggestion as it's a bit quiet at work today!


I was thinking exactly this as I was reading through, however, I changed my mind, I think the site works well, I also visit MSE and I don't have to be logged on there to post deals, although I am registered, most forums work the same way, you can read the posts but you can't vote or comment without registering and I think that is fair enough.
2 Likes #33
Looking at the number of red dots associated with some members, it looks as if many people put a lot of work into posting deals here. I add comments and occasional deal when I find it, but my reputation is not great, and I wouldn’t want to be excluded from the best deals because of my lack of rank. Sometime ago I used to visit a site Rpoint***** which I abandoned as I felt it had elements that were exclusive. Incidentally I work in the NHS so at work I cannot use the links to the likes of Play.com, (and I don’t have time to login) by the time I get home it may be too late, this is something we can live with, just like potential leachers in life. In summary please keep the equality element of the site. – oh yes and Thank you.
#34
Why the asterisks?
#35
emmajk42
Why the asterisks?


Some sites dont like other sites mentioned, so I didnt want to put in the whole of the name, no swear words blanked out... :-)
#36
greenfinger;1801920
Some sites dont like other sites mentioned, so I didnt want to put in the whole of the name, no swear words blanked out... :-)


Our asterisks are only for swear words :)
#37
I think we should have a special area for VIP's like myself.

That way i can boast to all the other VIP's how good i am and how annoying the n00bs are.

Also we could then access get special discount codes negotiated for use that give us discounts at various shops (which of course i would then post into the public forum like we all do!)
#38
gary_rip
I think we should have a special area for VIP's like myself.

That way i can boast to all the other VIP's how good i am and how annoying the n00bs are.

Also we could then access get special discount codes negotiated for use that give us discounts at various shops (which of course i would then post into the public forum like we all do!)

I didn't realise you were an Ebay powerseller gary ! ? :p
#39
Cant agree more

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