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Has HUKD lost it's community' feel? Whats happened to this website?

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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
Over 135,000 members, with approx 12,000 logged on at any one time and about 8,000 'guests'.

8,000 lurkers is a lot of people milking the community dry without contributing a single thing.

Does anyone know how many members there were a year ago?

Unfortunately the site's success has also had a negative effect. Nearly every post has someone trying to buy 50 of everything, just to make a small profit. AND thats just the ones who admit to it.
In addition, most of the deals seem to get lifted from other sites, without any thanks to the original finder.

To me......the site is great, but feels different. Half the people will help you out, and the other half appear to be selfish morons. Thoughts anyone...............

EDIT: Ha ha.......love the replies. I couldn't give a damn to be honest. I was just bored and wondered what would provoke a reaction.
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
some people dont like posting, doesnt mean they shouldnt be able to get good deals

its hardly milking when the site is designed to provide bargains to everyone
#2
onlyme23
some people dont like posting, doesnt mean they shouldnt be able to get good deals

its hardly milking when the site is designed to provide bargains to everyone


exactly, its not an elitist website
#3
-8000 lurkers
-click on links from the deals section
-buy the item
-??????
-HUKD PROFIT.
#4
as long as ppl still click the links and buy...hukd is making money....as a buisness hukd is greater than ever id say, doesnt matter if ppl are members or not theres more than enough deals on this site..its gettin bigger and better as we speak
banned 1 Like #5
Your bound to get lurkers and some of them will only use it once or twice anyway


obvo the more the better but this is bound to happen and I'm guessing has always been the same
#6
black gerbil1
-8000 lurkers
-click on links from the deals section
-buy the item
-??????
-HUKD PROFIT.


o man u gots there b4 me loool!
#7
HUKD make a fortune from people clicking on 'go to deal', why would they want to lose a big slice of that income by making it members only?

The only community on here seem to be the housewives with nothing better to do than thank each other for being so great.
#8
Feel free to lurk, I'm not bothered.
#9
Alot of people lurk before signing up.
Maybe offering a service where people who are logged in get to see a deal before the lurkers would get more joining...But hey ho..sure thats been thrown out there before.
But like the others have said..as long as people click and buy then happy days
#10
ficosaneil
HUKD make a fortune from people clicking on 'go to deal', why would they want to lose a big slice of that income by making it members only?

The only community on here seem to be the housewives with nothing better to do than thank each other for being so great.


did i ever tell u how great u are?!!

brb

jeremy kyle is on
#11
black gerbil1
-8000 lurkers
-click on links from the deals section
-buy the item
-??????
-HUKD PROFIT.


You missed this one:


Does anyone know how many members there were a year ago?


bout tree fiddy
#12
I don't mind lurkers, asl long as they aren't near my bins. At night. In flasher macs . . . . .
#13
MBeeching
Feel free to lurk, I'm not bothered.


great, its good to get approval from one of the 5k+ posters. Without you guys the site would be rubbish.
#14
thesaint
You missed this one:



bout tree fiddy


i lol'd:)
acecatcher3
o mane u gots there b4 me loool!

i always do sailor.
#15
I always like to see what a forum is like before joining, especially this sort of thing. If hadn't been able to view, i probably wouldn't have even bothered signing up to have a look
#16
ficosaneil

The only community on here seem to be the housewives with nothing better to do than thank each other for being so great.

great, its good to get approval from one of the 5k+ posters. Without you guys the site would be rubbish.



you 2 faced ass kissing sexist thing:thumbsup:

please dont take offence - i mean it:p
banned#17
ficosaneil;3515872
HUKD make a fortune from people clicking on 'go to deal', why would they want to lose a big slice of that income by making it members only?

The only community on here seem to be the housewives with nothing better to do than thank each other for being so great.


ficosaneil;3515898
great, its good to get approval from one of the 5k+ posters. Without you guys the site would be rubbish.



Why the h4te brah?
#18
Its not quite 12,000 on all the time yet - record number is only just past 11,000 at the moment.

Here's some (approximate) membership milestones:
1,000 Members - New Years Eve, 2004
22,000 Members - Just before Christmas, 2006 (after the Hamleys 'deal')
50,000 Members - Start of August, 2007 (the photoshop competition! :))
100,000 Members - End of April, 2008 (the matchstick hunt)

If were at about 135,000 members now I reckon the number of people joining per day has been pretty steady [200ish] for quite a while...
#19
ODB_69
Why the h4te brah?


its not hate odb - its his comments - first about -HOUSEWIVES!!!!!! - :whistling:

and then the slap on the back to 'YOU GUYS'
#20
some of the guests are members that haven't bothered to sign in, leave them be :)
banned#21
holly100;3515991
its not hate odb - its his comments - first about -HOUSEWIVES!!!!!! - :whistling:

and then the slap on the back to 'YOU GUYS'

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/laniegabe/housewife.jpg
made me lol :p
1 Like #22
ctuk
some of the guests are members that haven't bothered to sign in, leave them be :)


When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
banned#23
acecatcher3;3516015
When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/12000635/Images/beatles-let_it_be.jpg
#24
ODB_69;3516038
http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/12000635/Images/beatles-let_it_be.jpg

clockwise from the left ginger spice, posh spice, sporty spice and baby spice
#25
ficosaneil;3515898
great, its good to get approval from one of the 5k+ posters. Without you guys the site would be rubbish.


*High five* :thumbsup:

I lurked for 3 months before joining back in 2005.
Partially because everything seemed so close knit and intimidating back then and I also spent my time posting on another forum.

It's not fair to expect everyone to sell their soul to HUKD.
#26
http://avatar.xboxlive.com/avatar/Black%20Gerbil1/avatar-body.png
1 Like #27
MBeeching
*High five* :thumbsup:

I lurked for 3 months before joining back in 2005.
Partially because everything seemed so close knit and intimidating back then and I also spent my time posting on another forum.

It's not fair to expect everyone to sell their soul to HUKD.


Close knit? look at the post counts of the posters in this thread. No-one else can get a word in edgeways.

Really like the website for the deals but find the 'community' horrible. Theres a very obvious 'ring of special ones' that are in everything.
banned#28
ficosaneil;3516151
Close knit? look at the post counts of the posters in this thread. No-one else can get a word in edgeways.

Really like the website for the deals but find the 'community' horrible. Theres a very obvious 'ring of special ones' that are in everything.



LOL


Strong hate there!!!



Ok...have a look at how many deals some of the people here who your implying are the 'special ones' have posted....


you have posted ONE deal


So your moaning about the very people that BRING you to the site



Just cause we are friendly and like a laugh we are 'special ones'?


Heres the thing, you dont like the 'community' then just change to DEALS forum and stay out of it, cause you obvo bring nothing to it except your whinging
http://www.play-girlz.com/wp-content/uploads/fpsdoug.jpg
#29
I was a guest for a few months before i joined. I wanted to see what it was like before i signed up.
#30
ficosaneil
Close knit? look at the post counts of the posters in this thread. No-one else can get a word in edgeways.

Really like the website for the deals but find the 'community' horrible. Theres a very obvious 'ring of special ones' that are in everything.


http://www.health-in-action.org/library/pdf/Shaken%20Baby/Images/Waa%20cry%20baby2.jpg



















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#31
I love this site but never had the time to post before - Now my daughter has started school and I am just a 'housewife' :) I find myself online looking at what is going on and checking out who is talking about what at least 20 times a day:oops: I certainly don't feel there is a community of special ones - just those who join in :whistling:
#32
ficosaneil;3516151
Close knit? look at the post counts of the posters in this thread. No-one else can get a word in edgeways.

Really like the website for the deals but find the 'community' horrible. Theres a very obvious 'ring of special ones' that are in everything.



Do you think? I hope i'm not considered one of those :oops:

I do see some amazingly high post counts generated over a short period of time, they must be flooding the misc section of the forum as I barely recognise the names from my trips around the deals.
banned#33
MBeeching;3516247
Do you think? I hope i'm not considered one of those :oops:

I do see some amazingly high post counts generated over a short period of time, they must be flooding the misc section of the forum as I barely recognise the names from my trips around the deals.



Exactly...its all done on Misc which is out of the way of the deals etc....

I post deals and I post questions and I post carp for a laugh...

its all gravy baby
#34
ODB_69


its all gravy baby



:w00t: You must be like the coolest internet geek ever?
#35
ficosaneil;3516292
Great job everybody highlighting exactly what is cr4p about this site. Just thought this was a feedback thread about the HUKD community?? What a surprise the hardcore no lifes come running to its defense with many a copy and pasted image to emphasis the point.

Maybe the OP question has been answered about why there are so many lurkers.

maybe you only have 2 rep balls in 2 years and 500 posts because you yourself have nothing useful to say?
banned#36
ficosaneil;3516292
Great job everybody highlighting exactly what is cr4p about this site. Just thought this was a feedback thread about the HUKD community?? What a surprise the hardcore no lifes come running to its defense with many a copy and pasted image to emphasis the point.

Maybe the OP question has been answered about why there are so many lurkers.


lol..you come on, post an attack on members then moan about us highlighting your invalid point

You havent made a point, you have made an attack....
#37
None of the friends i've introduced to HUKD feel any inclination to sign up as a member, but we do occasionally discuss deals over a pint.
banned#38
ficosaneil;3516304
:w00t: You must be like the coolest internet geek ever?


looooooooooool


Boy you WISH you had my life!


Whos the bigger geek, someone who comes on whilst there at work, getspaid to doss about and have a laugh...or the person who comes on JUST to attack people that do it???
#39
ctuk
maybe you only have 2 rep balls in 2 years and 500 posts because you yourself have nothing useful to say?


:-D its all about the rep balls isn't it. I have a dream......
1 Like #40
ficosaneil
Great job everybody highlighting exactly what is **** about this site. Just thought this was a feedback thread about the HUKD community?? What a surprise the hardcore no lifes come running to its defense with many a copy and pasted image to emphasis the point.

Maybe the OP question has been answered about why there are so many lurkers.


Why be so neagative.

Im not a high poster but i think HUKD Misc section is a good laugh, i like the debats, the general carp and how eveyone can just comes along and talk about almost anything. I have had a lot of help from these lovely people regarding silly stuff and more serious stuff. Its a place i come to, to get away from boring work.

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