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[mod]#1
Hi - i'm just reviewing something about this so i'll respond as soon as I can.
#3
magicjay1986
Hi - i'm just reviewing something about this so i'll respond as soon as I can.

You haven't forgotten me have you magicjay?
1 Like #5
magicjay1986
Hi - i'm just reviewing something about this so i'll respond as soon as I can.

I've reported and added more to my post today. I must admit I am a little confused as to why no one has moved the posts or even bothered to acknowledge the fact that I have identified so many (apart from your initial contact, which was probably prompted by me commenting several times!)
[mod]#6
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.
#7
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.


Sounds intriguing!
#9
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.

Added a few more today .. see my previous post. I understand that you are discussing 'secret' things but I can't understand why you aren't moving them until your new plan is finalised
2 Likes #10
Shouldn't this be in ASK :p:)
2 Likes #11
thewongwing101
Shouldn't this be in ASK :p:)

gerry has carefully constructed this as a statement for feedback :{
#12
brilly
thewongwing101
Shouldn't this be in ASK :p:)
gerry has carefully constructed this as a statement for feedback :{

Thanks Brilly ... it would be a shame if this post was allowed to be derailed ..... I cannot understand all of the secrecy and the reluctance to simply move the inappropriate posts from Misc to ASK!

Edited By: gerrymig on Jul 27, 2014 07:57
#14
On the other hand wouldn't this be better off in MISC ?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/boycott-tesco-1963368
#15
thewongwing101
On the other hand wouldn't this be better off in MISC ?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/boycott-tesco-1963368

Yes .. you're probably right ... it's all a bit of a mess!
1 Like #16
thewongwing101
On the other hand wouldn't this be better off in MISC ?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/boycott-tesco-1963368

better removing its just another hate thread
#17
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.
#18
fps_d0minat0r
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.

I saw that ...Misc is a mess!
1 Like #20
magicjay1986
Hi - i'm just reviewing something about this so i'll respond as soon as I can.
I've posted some more today .. I'm giving up reporting then seeing as nothing is done about it. The master plan has almost succeeded ... I am going to give up soon ...
2 Likes #21
Not sure what you mean Gerry some have been moved some haven't
Not sure about Miles thread I posted one or two things in it that would be daft having one of their own
He is usually a very thoughtful chap
unlike me sorry Brilly off to boil my head bye
1 Like #22
fps_d0minat0r
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.
That should stay in 'Misc' imho. As it's not a single question, with one single possible answer. Also, I'm sure Miles (the OP of that thread) would prefer for it to remain in 'Misc'. :)
#23
Transformers
fps_d0minat0r
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.
That should stay in 'Misc' imho. As it's not a single question, with one single possible answer. Also, I'm sure Miles (the OP of that thread) would prefer for it to remain in 'Misc'. :)

If that were to be permitted then surely all the other thread starters could claim the same protection from moving?
4 Likes #24
hapless
Transformers
fps_d0minat0r
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.

That should stay in 'Misc' imho. As it's not a single question, with one single possible answer. Also, I'm sure Miles (the OP of that thread) would prefer for it to remain in 'Misc'. :)


If that were to be permitted then surely all the other thread starters could claim the same protection from moving?

dont think asking if anyone else has a question is a question for ask!
its more a 'chat about stuff that has you stumped and any other random miles things' thread
2 Likes #25
hapless
Transformers
fps_d0minat0r
What about this...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/random-questions-thread-1875523
Its basically taking over the ask section.
That should stay in 'Misc' imho. As it's not a single question, with one single possible answer. Also, I'm sure Miles (the OP of that thread) would prefer for it to remain in 'Misc'. :)

If that were to be permitted then surely all the other thread starters could claim the same protection from moving?
The OP of a thread should be able to choose what section their thread is in, after all they are the ones which have created it. Only in limited circumstances should threads be moved, e.g. if the member is a 'newbie' and has posted in the incorrect section, and by moving it to the correct section, the OP would benefit even more. :)
#26
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.

Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
[mod]#27
Its nothing secretive - we just need to clarify where threads should be posted (or moved to) so there is no confusion going forward. I've not got a timescale but i'll keep this thread updated when things happen.
#28
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.


Do you have any idea of timescales involved?

better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)
ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!
#29
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.

Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)
ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!

To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
2 Likes #30
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.


Do you have any idea of timescales involved?

better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)
ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!


To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?

no its not just you
maybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?
TEEHEE! :{



Edited By: brilly on Jul 31, 2014 23:21: .
#31
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.

Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)
ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!

To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
no its not just you
maybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?
TEEHEE! :{



I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!
It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D

Edited By: gerrymig on Aug 01, 2014 07:20: .
#32
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.


Do you have any idea of timescales involved?

better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)
ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!


To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?

no its not just you
maybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?
TEEHEE! :{




I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!
It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D

well for you its probably volume 10 :p
but thats what jay helpfully told me last time i highlighted an issue
#33
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.
Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!
To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
no its not just youmaybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?TEEHEE! :{
I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D
well for you its probably volume 10 :p but thats what jay helpfully told me last time i highlighted an issue

What did Jay tell you?
#34
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.
Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!
To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
no its not just youmaybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?TEEHEE! :{
I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D
well for you its probably volume 10 :p but thats what jay helpfully told me last time i highlighted an issue


What did Jay tell you?

" we could add this to the list 'Things that upset brilly but no one else - Volume 3'"
my mobile link thread
#35
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.
Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!
To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
no its not just youmaybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?TEEHEE! :{
I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D
well for you its probably volume 10 :p but thats what jay helpfully told me last time i highlighted an issue
What did Jay tell you?
" we could add this to the list 'Things that upset brilly but no one else - Volume 3'"my mobile link thread

That wasn't very constructive was it? .... You should sue for defamation of character :)

Edited By: gerrymig on Aug 01, 2014 12:27
[HUKD Deal Editor] 2 Likes #36
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
brilly
gerrymig
magicjay1986
We're just looking at it as a whole so as soon as we're done, i'll post again in the thread and then take whatever action. This might sound vague but theres not really anything else I can add for the moment but it is under review.
Do you have any idea of timescales involved?
better yet would be to define the purpose of the ask forum, it seems that its not for asking questions.. its for getting advice (and as previously mentioned google hits and traffic)ask is obviously the wrong title for a section they dont want you to ask questions in!
To be honest I don't know what's going on, all I did was flag up a load of posts that should have been in ASK! What's so complicated about that? Is it me or does HUKD appear to be losing the plot?
no its not just youmaybe we could add this to the list 'Things that upset gerrymig but no one else - Volume 3' ?TEEHEE! :{
I didn't know there'd been a volume 1 and 2!It's only because I am a sensitive soul that cares very much for HUKD and it's members! :D
well for you its probably volume 10 :p but thats what jay helpfully told me last time i highlighted an issue

What did Jay tell you?
" we could add this to the list 'Things that upset brilly but no one else - Volume 3'"
my mobile link thread

only Volume 3 mate? Just goes to show they don't know the half of it (_;)
[mod]#37
I've just added a bit of info to your thread so members can see this if they search for this query.

So we are going to look to just amend the text on the ASK page that says "Ask the Community a question" to something more relevant to what we should expect to see in the Ask section.

As per the Help section:

"Ask is an area to post in if you are looking for a deal on something specific, or if you are wondering about a previously posted deal you are unable to locate"

"Miscellaneous is a place to list anything that doesn't fit into the other categories, including questions, general chat and links to deals or opportunities that do not involve products or services."

Obviously that wasn't being followed so from now on the team are aware that these are the guidelines that need to be followed and members should hopefully see some updated text in the Ask submit section when we are able to amend.

No need to report any of the existing content within these sections that possibly should be elsewhere.


Edited By: magicjay1986 on Aug 23, 2014 12:47: ;
#38
magicjay1986
I've just added a bit of info to your thread so members can see this if they search for this query.

So we are going to look to just amend the text on the ASK page that says "Ask the Community a question" to something more relevant to what we'd should expect to see in the Ask section.

As per the Help section:

"Ask is an area to post in if you are looking for a deal on something specific, or if you are wondering about a previously posted deal you are unable to locate"

"Miscellaneous is a place to list anything that doesn't fit into the other categories, including questions, general chat and links to deals or opportunities that do not involve products or services."

Obviously that wasn't being followed so from now on the team are aware that these are the guidelines that need to be followed and members should hopefully see some updated text in the Ask submit section when we are able to amend.

No need to report any of the existing content within these sections that possibly should be elsewhere.

Thanks for the info
1 Like #39
magicjay1986
I've just added a bit of info to your thread so members can see this if they search for this query.

So we are going to look to just amend the text on the ASK page that says "Ask the Community a question" to something more relevant to what we should expect to see in the Ask section.

As per the Help section:

"Ask is an area to post in if you are looking for a deal on something specific, or if you are wondering about a previously posted deal you are unable to locate"

"Miscellaneous is a place to list anything that doesn't fit into the other categories, including questions, general chat and links to deals or opportunities that do not involve products or services."

Obviously that wasn't being followed so from now on the team are aware that these are the guidelines that need to be followed and members should hopefully see some updated text in the Ask submit section when we are able to amend.

No need to report any of the existing content within these sections that possibly should be elsewhere.

You've just made things worse MJ. It was fine at it is.

Now the 'Ask' section is too niche a section, if people want to post in the 'Ask' section, then let them post there, why should the MODs move threads to sections wherever they feel like - it's not fair. If members want to post in Misc, let it remain there, and if members want to post in 'Ask', then let those threads stay there instead.

It's called 'Ask' for a reason, as in ask other members for help or advice on anything, not just questions related to deals. Members like using the 'Ask' section, so you should give us the choice on where to post.
1 Like #40
Transformers
magicjay1986
I've just added a bit of info to your thread so members can see this if they search for this query.

So we are going to look to just amend the text on the ASK page that says "Ask the Community a question" to something more relevant to what we should expect to see in the Ask section.

As per the Help section:

"Ask is an area to post in if you are looking for a deal on something specific, or if you are wondering about a previously posted deal you are unable to locate"

"Miscellaneous is a place to list anything that doesn't fit into the other categories, including questions, general chat and links to deals or opportunities that do not involve products or services."

Obviously that wasn't being followed so from now on the team are aware that these are the guidelines that need to be followed and members should hopefully see some updated text in the Ask submit section when we are able to amend.

No need to report any of the existing content within these sections that possibly should be elsewhere.

You've just made things worse MJ. It was fine at it is.

Now the 'Ask' section is too niche a section, if people want to post in the 'Ask' section, then let them post there, why should the MODs move threads to sections wherever they feel like - it's not fair. If members want to post in Misc, let it remain there, and if members want to post in 'Ask', then let those threads stay there instead.

It's called 'Ask' for a reason, as in ask other members for help or advice on anything, not just questions related to deals. Members like using the 'Ask' section, so you should give us the choice on where to post.

Ironic that this started because people were posting 'ASK' related questions in Misc!
I agree with you Transformers in that ASK should be a section for questions of any kind and Misc should be left for anything that isn't a question, deal, freebie or competition.

Edited By: gerrymig on Aug 23, 2014 17:02

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