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6 Likes #1
I agree, it's like whoever has been involved in the development of the site has never used it before. Some very strange decisions being made which has a big impact on the user experience.
3 Likes #2
Yeah I agree its absolute crap. I've been on here a long time and hate it now, I still come on but not as much
1 Like #3
Thought it was me, totally confusing.
3 Likes #4
stepp
All my feed seems to filled with is competitions.

They changed the default landing section without informing anyone so it's created a lot of confusion. The "Highlights" page is in "All" so clicking on "Hot" tab beside "Highlights" will include posts from every section of the site, whereas before the "Hot" tab default was in "Deals" section. You have to click on "Deals" section in the green area. Everyone was used to landing in "Deals" by default so many people don't realise they're now in "All". Not sure why they thought the change was a good idea. The site is called hotukdeals afterall.
1 Like #5
Totally agree. I thought this site was about hot deals. No longer. All I see now, even in the deals section, is competition after competition and questions.
What's happened to HotDeals?? Maybe it's time to move to somewhere else.
1 Like #6
Yes... time to move on... :(
4 Likes #7
I'm still waiting for bugs to be fixed, but get carp changes made instead that make the site go backwards.

It's clear that no-one listens. They just pay developers to make mistake after mistake. When I was a developer, if I made this amount of errors I would have been sacked straight away.
Seems anyone with little or no experience can work here.
#8
i agree the new look is really bad, its 'bland-ness' makes it very had to see the different sections and read the pages.

HDUK please stop messing with layouts and changes, just keep focused on sharing the deals....

(and dont get me started on the annoying highlight message bar that wont go away)

Edited By: m1kes on Oct 16, 2016 08:15
#9
Total Rubbish Now !!!
#10
they have also messed up the accessibility. making it difficult for blind users of screen readers to navigate the site. notified the site owners but no real urge to fix the issues.

only alternative is mse
#11
I agree. It's gone backwards on here. It used to be so simple to view what you wanted but now it's a mess, full of competitions and the Hotukdeals picks that actually make me miss deals because they seem to randomly change position on the page.
#12
Totally agree, even after changing my default homepage to "Hot Deals" I still get taken to the "Highlights" page every time I open the site. When I manually click on the "Hot Deals" tab it's full of competitions and stuff I have no interest in. The highlights tab shows the same deals for days on end, it's rubbish.

Bizzare choices, I'm spending less time on the site since they've made it more difficult to see what I want.
1 Like #13
FoSho
Totally agree, even after changing my default homepage to "Hot Deals" I still get taken to the "Highlights" page every time I open the site. When I manually click on the "Hot Deals" tab it's full of competitions and stuff I have no interest in. The highlights tab shows the same deals for days on end, it's rubbish.
Bizzare choices, I'm spending less time on the site since they've made it more difficult to see what I want.

Try pressing Deals at the top and then press either Hot or New.
#14
even when you look at the main page the "get deal" bit is a massive green box which just draws your eyes to it.......what a schoolboy error....surely the main attaction should be to the product thats a "hot deal".......sort it out, if the admin is looking for someone who knows what they are doing hit me up.....i have no skills whatsoever in websites but come on.
#15
They should just revert it to how it was and deny all knowledge any of this terrible debacle ever occurred
#16
The new Highlights feature does seem to have screwed stuff up... there doesn't seem to be an easy (or obvious) way to only show deals any more, and filter out competitions, freebies etc. You can however still go to the old url to get the same thing:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/all/deals/hot

I've now made that my bookmark.
#17
The fact that someone representing this site hasn't bothered to comment or gain feedback from this thread says a lot. There is a lot of useful information in this thread alone from people who use the site every day.
2 Likes #18
This is the fifth time I've come back to this thread because it has been highlighted as having new comments.
Guess what?
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, no new comments. Same old same old error that no-one is looking at.

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