I have been using this site for years now and have long thought it by far the best deal site in the UK. Thanks to all involved for that.
I am quite severely disabled with a neurological illness but found the old alphabetical voucher list extremely easy to use and invaluably useful. This is my first visit to the feedback section. I searched it out because it took me a while to reconcile that I was still on the same site with the major changes.
I was surprised to see how many people dislike the new layout. Although, I expected to see a few complaints, the number on here reflects the lack of intuition with the new system functionality.
Clearly a lot of people prefer the old layout. For me it is not a choice thing, I am unable to take in the information in the new format because of the cognitive dysfunction associated with my health issues. So hotukdeals is now sadly lost to me. I will not walk away and shall continue to try finding things, but thus far I have failed miserably to process the rather muddled order in which items are presented now and the complex filtering options. There are probably many other housebound people with various illnesses and older folk who are in the same situation as me. It is a shame.
I also read the Admin's post, well some of it at least, and I thought he/she was quite obviously feeling defensive. Clearly a lot of hard work has gone into the new layout and anyone investing that amount of effort into something new hopes and expects the best result. Unfortunately here the changes do seem to have reduced the ease of functionality of the site which was obviously not the intention.
I just wanted to say to the Admin firstly thank you for a wonderful site and many years of the best bargain hunting around, and secondly that I am sure no-one is challenging his/her authority or complete autonomy on the site. Some of us are just finding the new layout impossible to use for reasons other than preference, and are asking if anything can easily be done please to restore the status quo in order to allow us to properly rejoin the community? Thank you.