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nixinix Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
This post will not last long. I am a new member who has made a grand total of two posts, but because I have the audacity to be self employed with a website it is assumed that I am making a profit from my posts.

I can promise you I am not.

I am disapointed that it is assumed that I am. I was hoping to join the community that is Hotukdeals as I have been a lurker for a long time and I thought it was about time I returned some favours. But it is not meant to be. Thanks to those who were kind enough to repond to my posts whilst they lasted. See you around maybe, on another website that is!!
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Why do you have to make a big announcement about it ?
#2
stora
Why do you have to make a big announcement about it ?


Why people are annoying.

Why not?

Sorry to hear your had a rough time from the MODS, where the anarchy is here, I have no idea.

Since when did anarchy have rules...............:whistling:
#3
Stora - Because I am angry and disapointed that such assumptions are made.
I responded by PM as soon as I realised there was a problem and yet still my posts are being deleted. As a long time lurker I somehow feel betrayed by a community I felt part of even though none of you knew I existed. LOL! :oops:

I know it sounds melodramatic but when you work from home, mainly looking after my young children, forums like this become a lifeline and I feel like I am no longer welcome....
banned#4
nixinix
Stora - Because I am angry and disapointed that such assumptions are made.
I responded by PM as soon as I realised there was a problem and yet still my posts are being deleted. As a long time lurker I somehow feel betrayed by a community I felt part of even though none of you knew I existed. LOL! :oops:

I know it sounds melodramatic but when you work from home, mainly looking after my young children, forums like this become a lifeline and I feel like I am no longer welcome....


why what is your business and what did you post?
#5
nixinix
Because I am angry and disapointed that such assumptions are made.

I responded by PM as soon as I realised there was a problem and yet still my posts are being deleted. As a long time lurker I somehow feel betrayed by a community I felt part of even though none of you knew I existed. LOL! :oops:

I know it sounds melodramatic but when you work from home, mainly looking after my yound children, forums like this become a lifeline and I feel like I am no longer welcome....


Your not the first or the last to have posts removed. (myself included).
#6
[SIZE="3"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I'm sorry that you feel that way. Most people are genuine but there are some people out there who use this site for the wrong reasons.
The MODs have to be aware of this and try to filter out inappropriate postings. They may not always get it right - but it's a tough job and someones got to do it!
There are trolls and pseudo trolls knocking about, so need to be wary.
Equally there are people who don't have their own website - but exploit some of the deals on here by bulk buying and selling on at major profits. Where's the difference??
I hope that you are not too disheartened by this and continue to read/contribute. I'm mainly a "lurker" not many deal posts to my name - but sometimes feel the need to contribute... We're not all bad :thumbsup:[/FONT][/SIZE]
#7
stora
Your not the first or the last to have posts removed. (myself included).


I wouldn't dare to assume i was :roll:

What has really annoyed me is the speed of the assumption that I am "up to no good" (my posts barely lasted for a couple of minutes). Then the lack of acknowledgement or response to correct it.

I feel like I have been branded a cheat and a liar (when all I was trying to do was help somebody save money) and then the MODs have not have the good grace to say "sorry, we got it wrong this time". In my opinion it is rude behaviour and I somehow expected better of Hotukdeals....
1 Like #8
topcat63
[SIZE="2"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I'm sorry that you feel that way. Most people are genuine but there are some people out there who use this site for the wrong reasons.
The MODs have to be aware of this and try to filter out inappropriate postings. They may not always get it right - but it's a tough job and someones got to do it!
There are trolls and pseudo trolls knocking about, so need to be wary.
Equally there are people who don't have their own website - but exploit some of the deals on here by bulk buying and selling on at major profits. Where's the difference??
I hope that you are not too disheartened by this and continue to read/contribute. I'm mainly a "lurker" not many deal posts to my name - but sometimes feel the need [/SIZE][/SIZE]to contribute. We're not all bad!:thumbsup:[/FONT][/SIZE][/SIZE]


Thank you. I know there are many nice people on here...

I fully understand the need to monitor posts and posters but I just feel that a swifter response is required when the person is "innocent".... I am a daily lurker and realised I had found a couple of deals which for once hadn't already been posted, I then bothered to take time to register (too lazy to before) and to post and feel like it was a waste of my time. I responded as soon as I had the PM about my "questionable" website (I wasn't even aware that I alerted anyone to the fact I had one!) and then feel ignored...which unfortunately just makes me even more angry...woman scorned and all that! :oops:

I am honestly amazed this post is still here...
banned#9
has my pen run out of ink again:w00t:
1 Like #10
topcat63
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I'm sorry that you feel that way. Most people are genuine but there are some people out there who use this site for the wrong reasons.
The MODs have to be aware of this and try to filter out inappropriate postings. They may not always get it right - but it's a tough job and someones got to do it!
There are trolls and pseudo trolls knocking about, so need to be wary.
Equally there are people who don't have their own website - but exploit some of the deals on here by bulk buying and selling on at major profits. Where's the difference??
I hope that you are not too disheartened by this and continue to read/contribute. I'm mainly a "lurker" not many deal posts to my name - but sometimes feel the need to contribute... We're not all bad :thumbsup:[/FONT]



THis website is so hyprocritical, as you say some people bulk buy............but you don't hear anyone complain like flies round ***** when sat navs are up for 99p or mispriced goods. All the posts from users and MODS alike saying how they have bought several of said item, to try and rinse the deal or misprice as much as possible. BUT when its done the other way around its a no no.........consistent ethics, I think not.

As with owning another website and selling goods here OMFG, hypocrisy is rife, since QUIDCO and Hotdealsuk are owned/run by the same people, owning another site..........
#11
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"]Hell hath no fury...
Good for you...I don't think that your PM has been unintentionally ignored. I'm sure that the MODs are just like you and I and have other things going on in their lives - so might not be able to get right back with a response.
As I said, don't be too disheartened, its not a personal affront, not necessarily questioning your integrity. Keep on keeping on, It's good to talk it out...we're listening. [/SIZE][/FONT]
1 Like #12
So what did you do that was wrong? I assume you somehow linked to your web-site?

If it's something that should be known I am self employed and have a web-site (although nothing to do with deals).
#13
This is not a site for free advertising, you have a bias opinion and should wait for someone to find your site, which they will if you have good deals.

Then someone else can post the deal, it will get voted nice and hot and you will have some sales. Try getting some google adwords next time you fancy a bit of advertising. And please, have the decency to stop complaining about how someone else choses to run their site...
banned 1 Like #14
Benjimoron
So what did you do that was wrong? I assume you somehow linked to your web-site?

If it's something that should be known I am self employed and have a web-site (although nothing to do with deals).


already asked, and completely ignored
#15
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/81946/

there's the link to the forum code of conduct:

II. Spamming:

There is a zero tolerance to spam here. Anything that is deemed to be so will be removed with immediate effect and the spammer banned at the discretion of Admin and Moderators.

* Empty messages or replies invisible by font and background colour being the same, quotes with no new content or reasonable meaning and repetitive questions or inane words is spam.
* Pornography, pornographic images or sexually offensive material is spam.
* Self promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, auction sites, personal sales elsewhere online, links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links and advertising for personal gain is spam
#16
sassie
already asked, and completely ignored


did someone say somthing. :whistling:
banned#17
stora
did someone say somthing. :whistling:


:p:p
#18
bazzaric
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/81946/

there's the link to the forum code of conduct:

II. Spamming:

There is a zero tolerance to spam here. Anything that is deemed to be so will be removed with immediate effect and the spammer banned at the discretion of Admin and Moderators.

* Empty messages or replies invisible by font and background colour being the same, quotes with no new content or reasonable meaning and repetitive questions or inane words is spam.
* Pornography, pornographic images or sexually offensive material is spam.
* Self promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, auction sites, personal sales elsewhere online, links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links and advertising for personal gain is spam


Then quidco links should be removed then.............:roll:
#19
Alfonse
Then quidco links should be removed then.............:roll:


I understand where your coming from, but slightly different :-D

Surely people can just read the rules and live by them??? There are other places to go if your not happy! :p
banned#20
Alfonse
Then quidco links should be removed then.............:roll:


be removed from where? admins posts?
#21
bazzaric
I understand where your coming from, but slightly different :-D

Surely people can just read the rules and live by them??? There are other places to go if your not happy! :p


You're right rules are rules, its still self promotion and against the rules admin or not.
#22
nixinix
Stora - Because I am angry and disapointed that such assumptions are made.
I responded by PM as soon as I realised there was a problem and yet still my posts are being deleted. As a long time lurker I somehow feel betrayed by a community I felt part of even though none of you knew I existed. LOL! :oops:

I know it sounds melodramatic but when you work from home, mainly looking after my young children, forums like this become a lifeline and I feel like I am no longer welcome....


Everybodies welcome on here even weardos like me who most of the time take the urine out of others but cannot take it back,but i find it unfair that you are leaving this way(bitter) hukd would and hopefully will be a better place with you in it, STAY enjoy and be enjoyed by others that you could help with there problems aswell as bargains this i think is what we do.
#23
raptorcigs
Everybodies welcome on here even weardos like me who most of the time take the urine out of others but cannot take it back,but i find it unfair that you are leaving this way(bitter) hukd would and hopefully will be a better place with you in it, STAY enjoy and be enjoyed by others that you could help with there problems aswell as bargains this i think is what we do.


Have you not seen this thread:

[url]www.hotukdeals.com/raptortheweirdo-ban-them-poll[/url] :p
#24
I still have no idea what this post is about....what was the crime?
1 Like #25
Sorry to say -i agree with you -and Alfonse you are spot on!
I had posts removed for no reason a while back -i sent 10 pms to various "mods" and admin on here and 3 months later still no reply- pretty ignorant !
I post VERY occasionally now -no deals , just an odd comment.
I did not post for a while ( i couldn''t and still don''t know why ) then i tried one day and they stayed there !!?
Totally unrational - so mainly just lurk now .
Gone downhill very fast since just before xmas -not had one decent deal since the Avon one ages ago -done better with MSE - no wonder a lot have left to go there .
#26
perhaps next time the site is designed the word censored should be added to the hduk logo
. i have been a lurker for a while also, and noticed often people timidly posting deals, scared incase a mistake is made over how they format a post or some such. too many grannys here ready to pounce on someone for making a mistake. comments like ooo your so banned, reported or add this/that eg a post i seen b4 with some dude selling his wow account last night.
all i care about is deals , i dont care if they are posted by a guy who will profit from posting them, if im getting a deal then i dont care who gets my money. seen some posts saying plenty of other sites to look at with deals, could you post some links to them please. i am ready to move on to a site with less censorship and sycophantism.
#27
Benjimoron
So what did you do that was wrong? I assume you somehow linked to your web-site?

If it's something that should be known I am self employed and have a web-site (although nothing to do with deals).



My website has nothing to do with deals!:? And I did not mention my website anywhere in my deal or registration details (other than putting my email address in as the contact )

The deal i found was for a high street store and it was assumed because I have my own business website (deliberately not mentioning my business) that I am an affliate of the high street store......???????? I don't have any affliate links on my website and the link I put in the deal was direct to the high street store - not via another link. I object that someone found my website and assumed I was a benefitting - if they bothered to look at my website home page why not look further and discover that there are no affliate links of any kind??

I'm still angry...can you tell?:roll:
#28
Benjimoron
So what did you do that was wrong? I assume you somehow linked to your web-site?

If it's something that should be known I am self employed and have a web-site (although nothing to do with deals).


[QUOTE=bazzaric]This is not a site for free advertising, you have a bias opinion and should wait for someone to find your site, which they will if you have good deals.

Then someone else can post the deal, it will get voted nice and hot and you will have some sales. Try getting some google adwords next time you fancy a bit of advertising. And please, have the decency to stop complaining about how someone else choses to run their site...[/QUOT

:x But I have never mentioned my website - and still haven't by name or business - so no advertising.

I was posting a deal for a high street store... (no link or benefit for me at all). I have no deals on my website - it is a service based business.
#29
What deal was it? :? You've got no warnings, no user notes and I can't find any removed threads of yours...
#30
sassie
already asked, and completely ignored


Sorry Sassie not aware I had already ignored this. I have now replied.


I have not mentioned my website anywhere (other than this thread but still not by name or business type). I run a small home based business which has a low traffic website (which I am happy with and not looking to change) I have not used this website, and would not, to try and gain business. My deal was for a high street store. I was accused of being an affiliate. I am not. I provided a direct link to the high street store, at no point have I tried to tell any hotukdeal members about my business.... (:whistling: I am more a stay at home mom, the business is secondary...)
#31
bazzaric
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/81946/

there's the link to the forum code of conduct:

II. Spamming:

There is a zero tolerance to spam here. Anything that is deemed to be so will be removed with immediate effect and the spammer banned at the discretion of Admin and Moderators.

* Empty messages or replies invisible by font and background colour being the same, quotes with no new content or reasonable meaning and repetitive questions or inane words is spam.
* Pornography, pornographic images or sexually offensive material is spam.
* Self promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, auction sites, personal sales elsewhere online, links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links and advertising for personal gain is spam



I am not spamming. I am angry. Also I have never promoted my business here. Do you know what I do? No, because I have not told anyone here. I do not offer deals or sales, or referral links.
#32
Alfonse
You're right rules are rules, its still self promotion and against the rules admin or not.


I completely agree self promotion is wrong here and against the rules. I have not and did not post info about me. I posted about a high street store offering a 20% discount until midnight tonight. I am sorry I did not respond sooner about my website but I went to bed...
#33
duckmagicuk2
What deal was it? :? You've got no warnings, no user notes and I can't find any removed threads of yours...


I posted and the almost immediately received a PM from a MOD saying my thread had been removed as I had a website and therefore could be an affliate...

My deal involved Wallis. Nothing earth shattering...but a useful 20% off everything till midnight tonight £30 spend... that was basically my post word for word
#34
How could someone just manage to 'find' your website?? I googled your nickname, etc and found nothing much interesting about you, let alone a website??
banned#35
bazzaric;1648491
How could someone just manage to 'find' your website?? I googled your nickname, etc and found nothing much interesting about you, let alone a website??

My feelings entirely. There is more to this than meets the eye IMHO. The mods dont magically know you have a website just because you posted a deal.
#36
nixinix
My deal involved Wallis. Nothing earth shattering...but a useful 20% off everything till midnight tonight £30 spend... that was basically my post word for word


Ah, I found it now.
#37
csiman
My feelings entirely. There is more to this than meets the eye IMHO. The mods dont magically know you have a website just because you posted a deal.


If the user email comes from their own site it could be jumped upon/ concluded that way...
#38
duckmagicuk2
Ah, I found it now.


So has he/she done something wrong???
banned#39
angelkelly;1648520
If the user email comes from their own site it could be jumped upon/ concluded that way...

What? An email id is not linked to a website address :thinking:

i doubt the mods spend time googling peoples email addresses in the hope of linking it to a business website in some way.

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