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darknoiz Avatar
8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Well a day later and despite MASSIVE unrest at the new look, nothing seems to be taken on board, ie the same s(H)ite greeted me this morning.

So it seems it is time to move with my feet, sad to as I have checked this site out through the day every day since I joined.

So what other sites like this are out there and are they any better (or worse) than this site?
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
[SIZE="4"][SIZE="6"]MoneySavingExpert is a good one. Have been using it more of lately due to this place being such an eyesore now.[/SIZE][/SIZE]
#2
yes please post alternative sites.

or is there someone out there who can set up a new site that listens to its users.


HUKD you are doing an own goal!!!!


it not what people are use to

i cant scan the forums as i used to

its to clunky


Do somthing more than ignore.

HUKD Management team please post your replies!!!
#3
It's a bit like Windows Vista. It takes a bit of effort to set it up the way you used to like it. Even then, it's not as easy to use as the original. No doubt there is some rational explanation for the new look. Reduced bandwidth?
#4
[url]www.thedvdforums.com[/url] is a nice old place to visit, and they haven't screwed around with their GUI
#5
The only thing with the MSE site is that you can't get an individual alert for a new post it is either a daily one or weekly and some offers are that hot usually go within minutes. I will be very sad to leave this site as it was my home page to, but like others I just don't like the change. I think it would be a cracking idea if someone could do a very good alternative as competition might get the owners to listen to us who keep the site up and running. I am very disappointed with the lack of help from the admin and mods since the change....
1 Like #6
It's a shame really, and quite ironic that HUKD has switched to this style. Just last week I was browsing copycat deal sites but found them really sterile and dull and now, for reasons not yet known, HUKD looks like a sterile knock off site of itself!!

The silence from the mods / admins etc is DEAFENING too. This used to be such a friendly, familiar place but it's like walking into your beloved local and finding it's been taken over by a national pub chain and turned into a souless clone :-(

I understand the need for change - I run the web site for my employers - but it's ripped the heart out of an old friend.
[admin]#7
DirtyPixel there is no silence from mods? Try clicking on "Feedback" in the top forum menu to read feedback threads.
#8
What is happening with the email alerts please Admin?
[admin]#9
They should be working now kirkie
#10
Admin
They should be working now kirkie

I haven't had one since yesterday and they were all grouped in 1 email with no link to click through to the deal...
#11
Admin - we would love an explanation or you are going to loose everyone very very quickly - with all due respect
#12
Get a life. It's like reading the Daily Mail listening to some of the rubbish here!
#13
Sir Bob Paisley
Get a life. It's like reading the Daily Mail listening to some of the rubbish here!

Says Mr 25 posts who has been a member 5 minutes......
#14
Sir Bob Paisley
Get a life. It's like reading the Daily Mail listening to some of the rubbish here!


Too damn right... I hope all you whingers do leave this site and stop bringing it down. The new layout is a fantastic step forward in terms of functionality, all it could do with is a bit of spit and polish on the visual side but they can do that whenever they like. I love how the new site works, maybe if you dry your eyes and try and learn how to use the new site properly you'll begin to appreciate it as well.
#15
kirkie
Says Mr 25 posts who has been a member 5 minutes......


well said. its people who have been on here a long time who should count as positive feedback because we have used the site to its maximum potential and gained the site the position it had!
#16
merkin51
Too damn right... I hope all you whingers do leave this site and stop bringing it down. The new layout is a fantastic step forward in terms of functionality, all it could do with is a bit of spit and polish on the visual side but they can do that whenever they like. I love how the new site works, maybe if you dry your eyes and try and learn how to use the new site properly you'll begin to appreciate it as well.

Another one who has been here 5 mins.... So are you getting deal alert email?
#17
I don't really see the point of slagging the new site look off. I don't particularly like it and find it really hard to use but... Hey it's a free site If you think of all the money u guys have saved over the years of being a member of this free "Service". Maybe the content is more important than the looks?

:thumbsup:

It's also made me laugh over the time ive been a member too! All those mis-price deals that get people worried about legal action and how furious they were with the company responsible. It's always a great read even if im not spending my pennies all the time.

Don't all leave just because it looks a bit different! It's the community of Hotukdeals that makes this site the best not the GUI!!!!!!!!
#18
look at it like this

this site used to be the cute 5'8'' bubly blonde that put out.......

now shes sum how over night gone ginger!......stroppy.... and put on a few pounds!......and joined the local nunnary! :w00t:


thats why were whingin!


this kind of change at this time of year!

please admin post why you did such a silly move? and post it on the front page not in the forums!


i would be keen to have a counter on the front page with a vote system for and against!


still moanin gumpi
#19
I agree I have saved a lot of money from this site, but that was because it was very simplistic, but very effective...I'd be happy to pay £5 per year like Quidco to get the old site back!!!!!! Ha Ha
#20
There were (and still are) two things about this site that take it way above the rest:

1. Admin pretty much allow you to say what you like (unlinke the DVD forums, where you can be chucked out for trying to breathe!)
2. There seems to be very little sniping or sour grapes - for the most part people respect others' opinions (unlike MSE, where sarcasm and criticism are rife).

Those are the reasons I used to look at HDUK first.

Best wishes, Neil
banned#21
Any other sites gratefully received. Some here:-

http://www.voucherheaven.com/offer.php

This one looks promising as a replacement for HUKD. See you there perhaps?

http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/forum/
#22
I'm still trying to get to grips with the new format and finding it very hard. Ok, the looks aren't bad, but not my cup of tea. I've even tried playing with the custom settings to get it how I want, but I'm getting a load of tosh. All I want is to look at the deals forum in chronological order in a simple text format and I can't. The time order is all over the place and I don't get just deals. Harrumph!
#23
I don't understand the custom thingy!!!! How do you set it up for just Hot Deals?
#24
I agree with all the complainers. The new layout is absolutely dreadful. The old one was fine. Why change it?
3 Likes #25
Admin;1347286
DirtyPixel there is no silence from mods? Try clicking on "Feedback" in the top forum menu to read feedback threads.


Paul, you say there is no silence from the mods but I spent almost 2 hours wading through this new site last night searching for your comments and could find nothing. I know you are not an unreasonable man so I genuinely expected you to be involved in discussions about the problems we are all encountering...but I could find nothing. When I clicked on threads I thought you may be involved in, I found they had been locked by Ducky with a mesage to complain elsewhere (but with no link to where we could complain.)
I know you must be hurt by the fact that you have worked hard to make what you believe are improvements and none of us appreciate it. I also notice that there were lots of new members registering last night. Although I think that was just so that they could have a dig after being linked here from other sites who were running threads like "Have you seen the state of HotUKDeals ?" But please don't think that we are complaining just to be difficult. We loved this site just the way it was. This one is not user friendly. It is difficult to see. It is difficult to navigate. It's wrong. And this is not the best time of year to experiment with change. It is the busiest shopping week of the year and we need our old mate HUKD. :santa:
1 Like #26
Christmasshopper
Paul, you say there is no silence from the mods but I spent almost 2 hours wading through this new site last night searching for your comments and could find nothing. I know you are not an unreasonable man so I genuinely expected you to be involved in discussions about the problems we are all encountering...but I could find nothing. When I clicked on threads I thought you may be involved in, I found they had been locked by Ducky with a mesage to complain elsewhere (but with no link to where we could complain.)
I know you must be hurt by the fact that you have worked hard to make what you believe are improvements and none of us appreciate it. I also notice that there were lots of new members registering last night. Although I think that was just so that they could have a dig after being linked here from other sites who were running threads like "Have you seen the state of HotUKDeals ?" But please don't think that we are complaining just to be difficult. We loved this site just the way it was. This one is not user friendly. It is difficult to see. It is difficult to navigate. It's wrong. And this is not the best time of year to experiment with change. It is the busiest shopping week of the year and we need our old mate HUKD. :santa:

I think Admin need to respect comments such as this from Christmasshopper as I know you help a lot on the site and use it a lot like a few of us....
suspended#27
Christmasshopper
Paul, you say there is no silence from the mods but I spent almost 2 hours wading through this new site last night searching for your comments and could find nothing. I know you are not an unreasonable man so I genuinely expected you to be involved in discussions about the problems we are all encountering...but I could find nothing. When I clicked on threads I thought you may be involved in, I found they had been locked by Ducky with a mesage to complain elsewhere (but with no link to where we could complain.)
I know you must be hurt by the fact that you have worked hard to make what you believe are improvements and none of us appreciate it. I also notice that there were lots of new members registering last night. Although I think that was just so that they could have a dig after being linked here from other sites who were running threads like "Have you seen the state of HotUKDeals ?" But please don't think that we are complaining just to be difficult. We loved this site just the way it was. This one is not user friendly. It is difficult to see. It is difficult to navigate. It's wrong. And this is not the best time of year to experiment with change. It is the busiest shopping week of the year and we need our old mate HUKD. :santa:


:thumbsup:
Yep as above.Just think it was to much to quickly & at the wrong time.I have seen you have made some adjustments since yesterday which is a very big + & you are taking comments seriously.Your work is always appreciated & just hope this will all be sorted soon.If you need any help with comments,feedback or just to test something then please pm or post away.:thumbsup:
#28
kirkie
I don't understand the custom thingy!!!! How do you set it up for just Hot Deals?


I don't know either. It just won't play ball.
#29
kirkie;1347616
I think Admin need to respect comments such as this from Christmasshopper as I know you help a lot on the site and use it a lot like a few of us....


Kirkie, I would rep you but the little scales don't work. :x
#30
Completely agree with christmasshopper, the new look is terrible and what a silly time of year to make all these changes - bring back our beloved HUKD as we know it!
#31
Christmasshopper
Kirkie, I would rep you but the little scales don't work. :x

Don't worry about it I don't care less about rep now as I feel like a HUKD Virgin at the mo, just wish they would listen to all of the constructive criticism from some of the old school on here...I really do love this site and I think that Admin probably would like to go back, but are frightened of egg on there face, unless there is a reason that they had to change and they can't tell us!!!!
#32
A fantastic step forward in terms of functionality? It does less than before. The forum has been stripped out so the comunity is lost. The layout doesn't work, looks very bad and is an all round nightmare to use.

Calling this section 'Discussed' is wrong. It should be called "Discussions" as they are still going on! HUKD has lost what made it stand out above all the other deal sites.
#33
csiman
Any other sites gratefully received. Some here:-

http://www.voucherheaven.com/offer.php

This one looks promising as a replacement for HUKD. See you there perhaps?

http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/forum/


The second one looks good - quite like HUKD used to be....see you there ! :thumbsup:
[Holiday Pirates]#34
[COLOR="Red"]Admin, please can you clarify whether or not this site is going to go back to normal so I can stop wasting my time coming back to check.

Many thanks.
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#35
Oh my God - I really can't believe the admin will stand back and look at this site go to pot! - people are leaving.... but yet nothing.

What a joke - I'll give it this weekend and then I'll be setting up a rival site.
#36
StaceyAKelly
[COLOR="Red"]Admin, please can you clarify whether or not this site is going to go back to normal so I can stop wasting my time coming back to check.

Many thanks.
[/COLOR]


+1
#37
Some more sites, if you don't want to stay here.
www.rboffers.com
www.vouchercodes.org.
www.discounttart.co.uk
I guess it is only matter of time before the site is back to its usually self. I am sure they are working on something and wouldn't have done this unless it was absolute necessary.
#38
phproxy
+1

+1
#39
come over to rpoints at least you get some cashback when you post things unlike on here, ou dont have to buy stuff using rpoints you can still use quidco or topcashback for better returns but at least you can earn yourselves a bit of money while your at it

use this link we both get an extra £5

http://www.rpoints.com/

or
www.rpoints.com

as a non affiliate link

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