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banned#1
oh lookie, another one:roll:
#2
This site is free to use, but there would be no site without a community. It is the community that provides the content here...s the site needs us as much as we need it.

It is plainly obvious that a lot of people dont like the new site, the site they helped build, and they want their views to be known.

http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Mutiny_at_HotUKDeals_com_over_site_redesign
#3
I've just joined, but have used thhe site for a while

It is more difficult to navigate at the moment, but like most things I guess it just takes time to get used to it.
So long as I can still find what I need there'll be no complaints from me

;-)
#4
You forget this is touted as a family site, why should the' family' have to relearn how to use a website not everyone is a computer genius. How considerate you are........
#5
Hardly a mutiny, 883 out of over 70,000.

I concur that HUKD needs it's community to survive, but all of the current foot stamping is a storm in a teacup. I liked the old site too, but I am prepared to give the new one a chance.
#6
at first i thought it was difficult to navigate etc but once you have got your head around the layout and how it works its quite simple & innovative. Allthough tbh the fact i can now see images etc does help :)
#7
It is a free service to us, one that was once great, and is now near unusable.

We have every right to give feedback and you have none to censor us, so why don't you quit your whining too, eh? It's far less constructive.

Oh, and HUKD make money from affiliate links, so it'd be in their best interest to not p*ss off 1000 or so users (or non-users - since I can't view deals on a Mac).
#8
It was plain to see that the old site was a few neat functions built around a forum. imo it was about time that the site was custom built to do the job in hand.

I for one was fed up with the error messages etc from the old site being overwhelmed. This one seems faster, bolder, better and as limpduck says 'once you get your head around it' - simple!
#9
stinkybeard
Hardly a mutiny, 883 out of over 70,000.

I concur that HUKD needs it's community to survive, but all of the current foot stamping is a storm in a teacup. I liked the old site too, but I am prepared to give the new one a chance.


You know that comment is wasted, how many of the members signed in once and aren't regulars, or signed up once never to return or signed up again with a new email and username etc etc.....

If its so good why aren't those members thrashing your so called majority in the 'we like the new design thread'?
banned#10
stinkybeard
Hardly a mutiny, 883 out of over 70,000.

I concur that HUKD needs it's community to survive, but all of the current foot stamping is a storm in a teacup. I liked the old site too, but I am prepared to give the new one a chance.


and you think that we have that many active users do you:roll:
#11
KittyKate
We have every right to give feedback and you have none to censor us


I am not censoring anyone, I am entitled to my opinion and I honestly think that this has been blown out of proportion.

I'd agree that it was the wrong time to make such a radical change, I'd even concede that HUKD should have performed a large scale beta test.

However, needs must. The old site was not coping with the volume of traffic. they needed to roll out something that could cope with demand.

I think everyone needs to take a chill pill ;-)
#12
stinkybeard
I am not censoring anyone, I am entitled to my opinion and I honestly think that this has been blown out of proportion.

I'd agree that it was the wrong time to make such a radical change, I'd even concede that HUKD should have performed a large scale beta test.

However, needs must. The old site was not coping with the volume of traffic. they needed to roll out something that could cope with demand.

I think everyone needs to take a chill pill ;-)


I may not like what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
#13
I think everyone needs to take a chill pill


and don't worry Alfonse, I am not condoning the use of drugs on this family site - it is a figure of speech if you will.
#14
I just cannot understand this new version. I used to be able to whizz through the deals, pop into the forums and discover what was new, trawl through the older posts to find bargains I had missed. Now I can't even find the deals, new old or expired.
#15
Well dont stinkybeard, it only takes some learning and some time and we will be ok :)
#16
how many people use this site and are not members? i for one only registered on hukd a week ago but i have been using it way longer than that. ive told loads of people about this site and i only know one who has registered. with regards to the change it aint as good as it was but with a few modifications you never know it might be even better
#17
That such an eay to use and brilliantly effective site has become un unwieldy beast.

The fact that the service is free surely means it would have been more sensible not to mess about with what was already working perfectly.

Money Saving Expert's site will steal a march now, which is a shame because that is far inferior to HUKD before these changes.
#18
stinkybeard
I am not censoring anyone, I am entitled to my opinion and I honestly think that this has been blown out of proportion.

I'd agree that it was the wrong time to make such a radical change, I'd even concede that HUKD should have performed a large scale beta test.

However, needs must. The old site was not coping with the volume of traffic. they needed to roll out something that could cope with demand.

I think everyone needs to take a chill pill ;-)


The new site isn't coping with the volume of traffic. It's been failing more than the old one and thats with even less traffic. But thats not the point. No communication with members. No apology. No respect. A site that clearly doesn't work in all aspects. It's the most shameful roll out I've ever heard of. The very fact that so many people are upset is testament to what this site meant to people. All I ask is a link on the homepage with an explanation from admin for justification of this whole debacle. Thats all...just an explanation. Is that too much to ask?
#19
How can anybody defend the new site when its not even working as it should is beyond me.
#20
Bigbaldgit
That such an eay to use and brilliantly effective site has become un unwieldy beast.

The fact that the service is free surely means it would have been more sensible not to mess about with what was already working perfectly.

Money Saving Expert's site will steal a march now, which is a shame because that is far inferior to HUKD before these changes.


personally my missus and I don't like MSE layout, actually find it counter intuitive, after using the new site and the tabs, must say I rather like...so off to find the positive forum.
Just as a matter of interest....IMHO...people are more likely to moan than praise (well english people anyway)...
#21
Bigbaldgit
That such an eay to use and brilliantly effective site has become un unwieldy beast.

The fact that the service is free surely means it would have been more sensible not to mess about with what was already working perfectly.

Money Saving Expert's site will steal a march now, which is a shame because that is far inferior to HUKD before these changes.
#22
stinkybeard
It was plain to see that the old site was a few neat functions built around a forum. imo it was about time that the site was custom built to do the job in hand.

I for one was fed up with the error messages etc from the old site being overwhelmed. This one seems faster, bolder, better and as limpduck says 'once you get your head around it' - simple!


1. this site is slower, its so slow its a pain and sometimes pages don't load
2. i get more error messages now then i ever did
3. its hardly bolder, its hurts the eyes
4. the design, quite simply isshit
#23
Agent_Silver
personally my missus and I don't like MSE layout, actually find it counter intuitive, after using the new site and the tabs, must say I rather like...so off to find the positive forum.
Just as a matter of interest....IMHO...people are more likely to moan than praise (well english people anyway)...


Agreed MSE's layout sucks. It sucks more than this current design. But what do you prefer with this current design over the old one???
#24
cr362
1. this site is slower, its so slow its a pain and sometimes pages don't load
2. i get more error messages now then i ever did
3. its hardly bolder, its hurts the eyes
4. the design, quite simply isshit


Ditto to everything you've said... the worst thing is how SLOW it is, by the time a page has loaded I get bored so ****** off!
#25
I HATE IT. But I am giving it a chance, but what I am noticing is that a lot of new posts are going unread/unviewed which I think is because a lot of people cannot work it out yet. I.e it says text only - to me that means no pics? But no, it means just the title. So why doesn't it just SAY that?

If it aint broke dont fix it....
#26
all the platforms that could have been used and we got this ............

ok look at when we had a record membership , the day before the changes , the members are consitantly half since then , im only here as i havnt found a replacement yet and to tell you the truth if i had the capacity i would have another site up and running to take all the members from here , i would give whats asked of the members

glad you like the new site , it comes with an echo
#27
izzzzythedog
all the platforms that could have been used and we got this ............

ok look at when we had a record membership , the day before the changes , the members are consitantly half since then , im only here as i havnt found a replacement yet and to tell you the truth if i had the capacity i would have another site up and running to take all the members from here , i would give whats asked of the members

glad you like the new site , it comes with an echo


Thought the same myself, god this is so small when typing a message, anyhoots yep I cant believe more people dont start up these sites. Been on the MSE one and like the old one of this its way faster and LESS CLICKS to do what you want,
#28
"People need to appreciate that this is a free service."

Nothing comes free! There is not such thing as free with websites, everyone has its interest that can be transferred to one or another currency. I know at least one way how this site make money 8-) but it does not matter. Important is that HDUK did not run survey among us. All hard work and effort to deliver better place did not go smooth.
banned#29
stinkybeard
However, needs must. The old site was not coping with the volume of traffic. they needed to roll out something that could cope with demand.


When will that be happening then as since it changed I have had more page cannot be displayed and server errors than ever.
#30
I have been using this site for about a year and have been aware of MSE also but have found the MSE site hard to move around as find the whole forum thing scary. This new site is awful, I used to chec the old one constantly but can only manage a few minutes on here before my eyes start hurting and I feel sick. I have photo sensative epilepsy and genuinely think if I stayed on here for more than about 10 minutes I would fit. Its a shame I dont have the luxury of playing around with the site till I get the hang of it.
#31
I am flumoxed by these uneccessary changes and am going back to MSE where I had migrated from. Goodbye, last one out turn off the lights.
#32
Personal attacks removed, they will not be tolerated on HUKD as they are against the forum code of conduct....
banned#33
stinkybeard
Hardly a mutiny, 883 out of over 70,000.

I concur that HUKD needs it's community to survive, but all of the current foot stamping is a storm in a teacup. I liked the old site too, but I am prepared to give the new one a chance.


if you knew anything about visitor statistics, you'd know that there is oly a tiny percent of currently active members out of that 70k

furthermore, out of the remaining active members, you'll only ever get artound a 5% response rating to absolutely anything.

so 1000 people is a very high percentage.

of course the admins will know the exact statistics anyway.
#34
I missed the personal attacks as I went to bed. ;)

There are of course more important things in life than this, I really can't believe the attitude of people on here. I am just as entitled to my opinion as you are entitled to run your petitions.

I like it you do not like it - deal with it.
#35
I'm sorry but been on this site for over a year (dont want to think about the money spent on it) but this new site is ABSOLUTELY useless.

The people on here are brilliant and helped save me so so much money and its great to see all the effort that goes in.

However I'm off- no use having all these deals if it takes me 2 hours to do what I once did in two minutes. Bye!

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