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Hot UK Deals has lost is just another one of 'them'?

JIM1973ANDREWS Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
"The foundation of this deal anarchy is our belief that consumers want an honest, unbiased and free tool to exchange information and tips. "

So why is it that they keep pulling posts, blocking access to posts and deleting so many popular deals?

I have seen a massive increase in the number of great deals and posts being pulled by HOTUKDEALS. When you look fro them they have just vanished! Big Brother has got to HOTUKDEALS in everyway from its Quicdo connection to going against its beliefs. RIP HotUKDeals.

Remember how Hot UK Deals supported CDdiscount and even let CDdiscount have a customer care person post on the site offering all sorts of incentvies and promotions? Where is CDdiscount now? Where are your orders and returns? Where is your cashback?

That's just one of many. I would be really keen to hear what real users have to say about HOTUKDEALS and the funny little things that go on behind the scenes.

Rumor rumor :D
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#1
Hot UK Deals has lost is just another one of 'them'?


Title = makes sense no ever whatso
#2
can you give examples of all these "popular deals" that are getting deleted?
#3
Confused.com? Cus I am.
#4
Where are the biscuits.
#5
skusey
Hot UK Deals has lost is just another one of 'them'?


Title = makes sense no ever whatso


That's the line HotUKDeals gives in it's about us section. Have a read.
#6
mighty mugger
Where are the biscuits.


Next to the Teabags in the cupboard.
#7
Yawn.
#8
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/Evilpens/its-a-conspiracy.jpg
#9
You may want to edit the title, it makes no sense at all.
#10
Goonieman
You may want to edit the title, it makes no sense at all.


it does if you have voices in your head:whistling:
#11
"So why is it that they keep pulling posts, blocking access to posts and deleting so many popular deals?"

Probably because they have been posted before. The number of duplicates on here does get rather silly sometimes!
#12
barky
can you give examples of all these "popular deals" that are getting deleted?


How about the FairFX card deal where you could get the card for free including delivery, order multiples card and load them each with £10 and make a possibel cash back of £7.50 on each one?
#13
barky
it does if you have voices in your head:whistling:


There is pleasure in being mad which none but the mad one knows.......:whistling::whistling:
#14
Do you mean this CDiscount LINK? The one that says `in provisional liquidation` at the top of the site?
#15
That was a really fast response from a lot of solar flares.

Made no sense? 11 posts in as many minutes even with people taking time to post images.
#16
Crowman
Do you mean this CDiscount LINK? The one that says `in provisional liquidation` at the top of the site?


No I don't
#17
JIM1973ANDREWS
How about the FairFX card deal where you could get the card for free including delivery, order multiples card and load them each with £10 and make a possibel cash back of £7.50 on each one?


your op says "many popular deals"-you need to do a bit better than that methinks
#18
JIM1973ANDREWS
How about the FairFX card deal where you could get the card for free including delivery, order multiples card and load them each with £10 and make a possibel cash back of £7.50 on each one?
You mean this one?
#19
JIM1973ANDREWS
No I don't
Well, who did you mean then?
#20


lollington-you are ruining his conspiracy theory with FACTS:whistling:

I mean,that thread cant really exist can it? it was PULLED by the mods-op said so so it must be true
#21
black gerbil1
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/Evilpens/its-a-conspiracy.jpg


You are not looking so good. And certainly not so clever. That was a really constructive post.
#22
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[mod] 1 Like #23
Hi JIM1973ANDREWS

I must say that I am surprised to see someone who has an avatar promoting MSE having a good old moan about HUKD.
Remember how Hot UK Deals supported CDdiscount and even let CDdiscount have a customer care person post on the site offering all sorts of incentvies and promotions? Where is CDdiscount now? Where are your orders and returns? Where is your cashback?

We don't allow deals for CDiscount now because they are in liquidation and therefore we wish to protect the members should anything go wrong with the transaction. We have never allowed any company, including CDiscount to self promote by posting incentives etc. Every company is treated the same; ie if they have a legit promo code it can be posted on the website.
So why is it that they keep pulling posts, blocking access to posts and deleting so many popular deals?

Just so you are clear we don't allow the following and never have: -
Self promotion of businesses and anyone involved with them, survey threads, charity request threads made without prior permission, auction sites (with the exception of 'eBay Deal Of The Day' threads, personal sales elsewhere, links to personal websites, requests for referrals, referral links, third party affiliate links, advertising for personal gain and displaying of e-mail address in the forums is spam
SOURCE
But I see that you have previously been told of this rules, especially regarding the removing of deals with referral links. So if you have an issue with this paticular HUKD rule you would be better taking this up with admin rather than discussing in public.
Further more, we don't allow: -

1. Referrals
2. 3rd party affiliate links
3. Amazon MarketPlace/PlayTrade deals
4. eBay auctions/eBay based sellers
5. Self promotion of any kind
6. Spam
7. Non UK sites (except those pre-approved by Admin)
8. UK Sole Traders/Individuals
SOURCE

So, if you mean that Big Brother are the mods and removing spam; fake deals; self promotion; none UK websites etc then yes, I will personally hold my hand up and say "Yes, I am 100% guilty of removing these types of posts" and long may I and the other mods continue to do so.
None of us remove legit deals that don't fall into the above categories. So, to answer your opening comment
So why is it that they keep pulling posts, blocking access to posts and deleting so many popular deals?
We don't. We only pull the ones that are in breach of HUKDs rules/code of conduct.
Andywedge
#24
barky
lollington-you are ruining his conspiracy theory with FACTS:whistling:
That`s me, letting pesky proof get in the way of a good lunatic rant. ;-)
#25
Probaby because of dupes and self promo that posts get removed...hukd wouldn't be blocking deals without due cause as they make their money through affiliate links.

edit ok Andy posted basically what I was trying to say in a much more effective manor lol, good job though!

lolaments at OP having Martin Lewis as avatar
#26
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.
#27
JIM1973ANDREWS
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.


I think everyone has-EXCEPT YOU!

I note you dont respond to the link for the fairfx deal you claim the mods deleted-kinda makes you look even more ridiculous dont it?
#28
JIM1973ANDREWS
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.


Mod replying in thread giving you all the information you need seems to have answered any of your questions.
#29
Nice post Andy +1.

Catch you later. Wonder how many admins have posted and how may regular users have posted so far. Talk about knee jerk reaction :D
#30
andywedge
Hi JIM1973ANDREWS

I must say that I am surprised to see someone who has an avatar promoting MSE having a good old moan about HUKD.

We don't allow deals for CDiscount now because they are in liquidation and therefore we wish to protect the members should anything go wrong with the transaction. We have never allowed any company, including CDiscount to self promote by posting incentives etc. Every company is treated the same; ie if they have a legit promo code it can be posted on the website.

Just so you are clear we don't allow the following and never have: -
SOURCE
But I see that you have previously been told of this rules, especially regarding the removing of deals with referral links. So if you have an issue with this paticular HUKD rule you would be better taking this up with admin rather than discussing in public.
Further more, we don't allow: -
SOURCE

So, if you mean that Big Brother are the mods and removing spam; fake deals; self promotion; none UK websites etc then yes, I will personally hold my hand up and say "Yes, I am 100% guilty of removing these types of posts" and long may I and the other mods continue to do so.
None of us remove legit deals that don't fall into the above categories. So, to answer your opening comment We don't. We only pull the ones that are in breach of HUKDs rules/code of conduct.
Andywedge


Nice one Andy :)
banned#31
JIM1973ANDREWS
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.


Well you write a stupid question and your going to get a stupid answer.

I think from the CDiscount proof of liquidation being shown and your ignorance of it you have shown your lack of intelligence :oops:
#32
JIM1973ANDREWS
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.


You first.
#33
Paddy Charlie
Well you write a stupid question and your going to get a stupid answer.


+1 :thumbsup:
[mod]#34
jubbyme
let us not forget HUKD protection of ShopDirect group, littlewoods etc, all the scams they pull and sheer customer fraud, posting vouchers they KNOW are not allowed to be used under shodirects terms and conditions.

And if you dare vote down a littlewoods voucher, you get an infraction.


jubbyme; it really is time you let this go; you received an infraction for wrongly expiring loads of deals, not for voting cold
#35
JIM1973ANDREWS
Go to go now but i will be back around later to see if anyone has actually written an intelligent comment.


just say no!!!
#36
andywedge
Hi JIM1973ANDREWS

I must say that I am surprised to see someone who has an avatar promoting MSE having a good old moan about HUKD.

We don't allow deals for CDiscount now because they are in liquidation and therefore we wish to protect the members should anything go wrong with the transaction. We have never allowed any company, including CDiscount to self promote by posting incentives etc. Every company is treated the same; ie if they have a legit promo code it can be posted on the website.

Just so you are clear we don't allow the following and never have: -
SOURCE
But I see that you have previously been told of this rules, especially regarding the removing of deals with referral links. So if you have an issue with this paticular HUKD rule you would be better taking this up with admin rather than discussing in public.
Further more, we don't allow: -
SOURCE

So, if you mean that Big Brother are the mods and removing spam; fake deals; self promotion; none UK websites etc then yes, I will personally hold my hand up and say "Yes, I am 100% guilty of removing these types of posts" and long may I and the other mods continue to do so.
None of us remove legit deals that don't fall into the above categories. So, to answer your opening comment We don't. We only pull the ones that are in breach of HUKDs rules/code of conduct.
Andywedge


and breathe :-D



Goonieman
You first.


i laughed :p
#37
What CDiscount did, was use the forum to their advantage, but within the rules. They didn't spam, they didn't sign up and push members in to the deals, they did however follow the correct procedures with regards to self-promotion.

If they had an offer they considered to be a 'hot deal' and no-one had posted it, they contacted Admin through the correct channels and made the mods/admin aware of the offer. IF admin/mods decided it was a potential 'hot deal', they posted it. If on the other hand it was not considered to be something worth posting (for example if it was cheaper elsewhere) it was not posted by admin/mods. However, the deal may have then still been posted by a member who considered it to be a possible 'hot deal'.

The user account 'CDiscount' was here to answer questions and initially eliviate fears about a new company, etc etc. I'm sure they were carefully moderated to ensure they didn't cross the line from 'customer service' to 'sales'.

Any company is free to follow the above and potentially have the same number of 'offers' posted on Hot Uk Deals, but most choose not to. Others, such as EBuyer in the past, have crossed that line and resulted in spamming the forums. These were dealt with and temporary bans issued.

I presume you are a fan of MSE however, where spamming of the forums goes largely unmoderated. Perhaps you moan about the rules here because guidlines/rules are actually enforced?
[mod]#38
jubbyme
I have removed our conversation as it was taking this thread off topic.
As stated please take this personal issue up with admin if you feel you were treated unfairly and please keep to the threads topic rather than your own personal crusade
banned#39
Having been here from 2006, I cannot see any changes for the worst, in fact the opposite, the quality of deals posted has appeal to all section of all the members, but I am sure there is always some who have to have a moan about something.

As far as spam and self promotion, thankfully its at a minimum, and gets reported by members and dealt with by mods.

For one I am confused by the op`s comments, as I think the site is going in the right direction, unlike others I have seen where un moderation leaves it messy and not worth bandwidth, to me there is an underlying issue with the Op, and perhaps an axe to grind over some other issue and should have been dealt with by contact with the staff rather than some odd rant ...

Ah well tin hat on....
#40
dog_cop
Having been here from 2006, I cannot see any changes for the worst, in fact the opposite, the quality of deals posted has appeal to all section of all the members, but I am sure there is always some who have to have a moan about something.

As far as spam and self promotion, thankfully its at a minimum, and gets reported by members and dealt with by mods.

For one I am confused by the op`s comments, as I think the site is going in the right direction, unlike others I have seen where un moderation leaves it messy and not worth bandwidth, to me there is an underlying issue with the Op, and perhaps an axe to grind over some other issue and should have been dealt with by contact with the staff rather than some odd rant ...

Ah well tin hat on....


obviously OP prefers the cluttered mess of a site which is MSE.... :whistling: lol

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