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The Lokal website is dead, and is horrendous. The for sale/trade was a pillar stone of this site and it being gone has translated into a large number of users becoming inactive on this site. Read More
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1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
The Lokal website is dead, and is horrendous. The for sale/trade was a pillar stone of this site and it being gone has translated into a large number of users becoming inactive on this site.
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1w, 6d agoPosted 1 week, 6 days ago
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Who's the bets on closing this up?

I'm going for Andy
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Ayaz13

Who else misses the FS/FT section hosted on HuKD

https://media.giphy.com/media/kAgcVV3X8ynug/giphy.gif
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I love Lokal.... sold loads of £100 amazon vouchers for £70 each, making loads of dosh I am :3
I must try and remember to send them though.

Edited By: Ellie.Phant on Apr 14, 2017 10:54
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It's true the other site is dead and run by some german company. Last time i looked it was listed with fakes, business sellers & somebody selling some turf :(
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I still go to click the FS/FT section and die a bit inside when I remember it's not there.

Lol @ lokal mod team being in Germany.

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2 Likes #1
We are not allowed to discuss Lokal, this thread will be deleted or locked.
#2
shh we don't talk about Lokal
6 Likes #3
It's true the other site is dead and run by some german company. Last time i looked it was listed with fakes, business sellers & somebody selling some turf :(
2 Likes #4
haritori
We are not allowed to discuss Lokal, this thread will be deleted or locked.

I did a search before posting this to find out the general consensus.. and did find it out that I couldn't see anything similar posted for. Seemed unlikely to say the least. This website has gone downhill, and it I was once a daily user.
#5
Expect the gestapo to remove this asap as there dont like any bad publicity for the crap that they have created.
4 Likes #6
The first rule of Lokal is you don't talk about Lokal! ;)
1 Like #7
chuckiedoll
The first rule of Lokal is you don't talk about Lokal! ;)

LOL!
3 Likes #8
haritori
We are not allowed to discuss Lokal, this thread will be deleted or locked.

Apogee00
shh we don't talk about Lokal


Best **** it off before it gets removed then :p
2 Likes #9
chuckiedoll
The first rule of Lokal is you don't talk about Lokal! ;)

You cant even google search it..
13 Likes #10
Who's the bets on closing this up?

I'm going for Andy
1 Like #11
haritori
chuckiedoll
The first rule of Lokal is you don't talk about Lokal! ;)
You cant even google search it..
Haha funny comment X)
7 Likes #12
I love Lokal.... sold loads of £100 amazon vouchers for £70 each, making loads of dosh I am :3
I must try and remember to send them though.

Edited By: Ellie.Phant on Apr 14, 2017 10:54
5 Likes #13
Hate that the FS/FT section has gone, all that time spent getting a good rep down the drain, Lokal is dodgy, it seems worse than gumtree, ill never use it.
1 Like #14
Ellie.Phant
I love Lokal.... sold loads of £100 amazon vouchers for £70 each, making loads of dosh I am :3

All comments must be sent to the Lokal Moderators..







You have to find them first though!
2 Likes #15
Apogee00
Who's the bets on closing this up?

I'm going for Andy
Looks like they are all on lokal looking for a deal hmmmmmmm so should be some time then :p

Edited By: waterloo on Apr 14, 2017 10:55
1 Like #16
Snakeyes646
Hate that the FS/FT section has gone, all that time spent getting a good rep down the drain, Lokal is dodgy, it seems worse than gumtree, ill never use it.

They even removed the feedback tab from the profile section on the website. I was going to check through my history just to see what I've bought and sold, but it's not there. That Lokal website doesn't show you either. Just seems extremely petty.
2 Likes #17
Ayaz13
Snakeyes646
Hate that the FS/FT section has gone, all that time spent getting a good rep down the drain, Lokal is dodgy, it seems worse than gumtree, ill never use it.
They even removed the feedback tab from the profile section on the website. I was going to check through my history just to see what I've bought and sold, but it's not there. That Lokal website doesn't show you either. Just seems extremely petty.

Yes and we were not warned about that, we could of at least taken screen shots.

I find it crazy we can complain about any business on here Amazon, Tesco etc but not Lokal? another sign of oppressed discussions in the forums.

You would think HUKD would take on board the views of its members but even the feedback thread created by admin is locked as so no one can express their unhappy views or experiences.
1 Like #18
me. I miss it loads.
#19
waterloo
It's true the other site is dead and run by some german company...

...that is part of the Pepper Deals Community...

[ https://uk.lokal.com/imprint ]
---
Imprint

Lokal.com Marketplace GmbH
Torstraße 164
10115 Berlin

Call us at: +4930 22012952 - Fax: +4930 91430456 or Email: [email protected]

CEO: Simon Knapp

HR Amtsgericht Charlottenburg - HRB 167170 B - Ust-IdNr.: DE299921640
---

[ http://24.cx ]

Links to Twitter account: @abosgratis.

...and that account re-posts Tweets from @myDealZ.

[ https://www.mydealz.de ], as I said, is part of the Pepper Deals Community:

[ https://www.pepper.com ].
[admin] 3 Likes #20
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).

They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.
2 Likes #21
waterloo
ok es ist immer noch Mist

Others sites are available if you think Lokal is crap.

However, if you start to discuss other sites, & compare them to Lokal, this happens.
1 Like #22
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.

But is it OK, to discuss how unhappy we are at the loss of FS/FT and how it was handled, obviously within the rules of the forum.

And thank you for not locking it up, because its when threads are locked it indirectly looks like there is a motive to that and as such most members and I will include myself feel we should be able to openly have a moan and grumble again within the rules.
#23
What use is a 'local' site in the UK regulated by German law? It seems neither designed to cater to locals nor even to UK residents. X)

Article, which violate § 86a of the German criminal code (e.g.: swastika)

Other than that it seems to be full of the old HUKD scammers and businesses. There seems to be no new feedback on the site? So, whilst established sellers can use their so-called 'reputation' for leverage, new users are at a permanent disadvantage? Does anyone see a problem with that? (_;)
1 Like #24
just looked at lokal for the first time

what a mess!
[admin] 2 Likes #25
haritori
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.
But is it OK, to discuss how unhappy we are at the loss of FS/FT and how it was handled, obviously within the rules of the forum.
And thank you for not locking it up, because its when threads are locked it indirectly looks like there is a motive to that and as such most members and I will include myself feel we should be able to openly have a moan and grumble again within the rules.


Of course. Be pragmatic though guys - the speculation and the whys and whats are exhausting so just before anyone comes in with the usual comments:

1. No we didn't close it to sell it. It was a free platform for over ten years; speculating that it's been done for financial reasons is really predictable and miles from the truth. Hotukdeals will change this year, some members will hate it, some will leave, some will come back... That's what happens- indeed most of you have been around for long enough to be familiar with the cycle by now! The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.

2. No we haven't lost loads of users or activity. On the contrary, actually, but that's another discussion. Believe it or not, we're pretty capable of monitoring our own traffic numbers :D

3. We do care about our users, but we can't make everyone happy all of the time. We will make decisions that we feel are best for the platform and community as a whole, and we know that some longterm users will be upset by that but we're trying to refocus. Hotukdeals became a platform for so many things that the community started to split and form their own niche groups - that's a natural thing to happen when you get to a certain size and that's what we're focusing our next update on; some things will need to be scaled back / removed entirely for that to happen, though.

4. Just to reiterate, the Lokal team *are* based in Germany and yes localisation isn't ideal yet, but please feedback to them and tell them what you think!
[admin] 1 Like #26
haritori
juliet_bravo
The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.
Does that mean we are going to see a visual site update?

Yeah - as soon as there's a beta for you all to test I'll stick something in feedback though. It won't be a hard switch

You wearing a "vBulletin4Lyfe" t-shirt? :D
Nah we've always been happy for power users to style things exactly as they want. I refer back to my earlier comment; we try but we can't keep everyone happy all of the time. When you use something so often you develop habits and preferences and those are obviously very subjective - so yep, personalisation is going to be an important part of our game-plan

Edited By: juliet_bravo on Apr 14, 2017 11:48
6 Likes #27
I still go to click the FS/FT section and die a bit inside when I remember it's not there.

Lol @ lokal mod team being in Germany.
1 Like #28
juliet_bravo
haritori
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.
But is it OK, to discuss how unhappy we are at the loss of FS/FT and how it was handled, obviously within the rules of the forum.
And thank you for not locking it up, because its when threads are locked it indirectly looks like there is a motive to that and as such most members and I will include myself feel we should be able to openly have a moan and grumble again within the rules.
Of course. Be pragmatic though guys - the speculation and the whys and whats are exhausting so just before anyone comes in with the usual comments:
1. No we didn't close it to sell it. It was a free platform for over ten years; speculating that it's been done for financial reasons is really predictable and miles from the truth. Hotukdeals will change this year, some members will hate it, some will leave, some will come back... That's what happens- indeed most of you have been around for long enough to be familiar with the cycle by now! The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.
2. No we haven't lost loads of users or activity. On the contrary, actually, but that's another discussion. Believe it or not, we're pretty capable of monitoring our own traffic numbers :D
3. We do care about our users, but we can't make everyone happy all of the time. We will make decisions that we feel are best for the platform and community as a whole, and we know that some longterm users will be upset by that but we're trying to refocus. Hotukdeals became a platform for so many things that the community started to split and form their own niche groups - that's a natural thing to happen when you get to a certain size and that's what we're focusing our next update on; some things will need to be scaled back / removed entirely for that to happen, though.
4. Just to reiterate, the Lokal team *are* based in Germany and yes localisation isn't ideal yet, but please feedback to them and tell them what you think!
I dont think thats a fact (No2) i dont use HUKD even half as much as i used to since FS/FT went.
[admin] 1 Like #29
Snakeyes646
juliet_bravo
[quote=haritori][quote=juliet_bravo] Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
I dont think thats a fact (No2) i dont use HUKD even half as much as i used to since FS/FT went.

Yea but you're talking about your personal habits. You. You aren't speaking on behalf of all users that use hotukdeals :) most hotukdeals members stick to the deals side - there are some users that only use certain parts of the site and that's exactly what I was referring to earlier when I mentioned personal site preferences being subjective. Yeah I absolutely agree that people who used FS/T often probably won't use hotukdeals as often, but that number of users is pretty small.. so on the big scale (in terms of numbers / traffic) it doesn't make any difference whatsoever to the site as a whole.
9 Likes #30
Ayaz13

Who else misses the FS/FT section hosted on HuKD

https://media.giphy.com/media/kAgcVV3X8ynug/giphy.gif
#31
I've been to the old FS/FT section only a couple of times since joining and found nothing I was interested in - most of what I saw was gaming stuff and phones. I suppose hidden somewhere were the gems but I lost interest quickly.

HUKD is a deals site where you find deals - the occasional drop your hat and buy bargain, the weekly wild goose chase but mainly some good deals and/or reviews/info to save you money or help you decide and some bad deals.

For me (yes just me) there's been no change. I'm happy but then that's me ;)
#32
juliet_bravo
Snakeyes646
juliet_bravo
[quote=haritori][quote=juliet_bravo] Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
I dont think thats a fact (No2) i dont use HUKD even half as much as i used to since FS/FT went.
Yea but you're talking about your personal habits. You. You aren't speaking on behalf of all users that use hotukdeals :) most hotukdeals members stick to the deals side - there are some users that only use certain parts of the site and that's exactly what I was referring to earlier when I mentioned personal site preferences being subjective. Yeah I absolutely agree that people who used FS/T often probably won't use hotukdeals as often, but that number of users is pretty small.. so on the big scale (in terms of numbers / traffic) it doesn't make any difference whatsoever to the site as a whole.
:) I know for a fact many others are the same.:):):)
1 Like #33
juliet_bravo
haritori
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.
But is it OK, to discuss how unhappy we are at the loss of FS/FT and how it was handled, obviously within the rules of the forum.
And thank you for not locking it up, because its when threads are locked it indirectly looks like there is a motive to that and as such most members and I will include myself feel we should be able to openly have a moan and grumble again within the rules.
Of course. Be pragmatic though guys - the speculation and the whys and whats are exhausting so just before anyone comes in with the usual comments:
1. No we didn't close it to sell it. It was a free platform for over ten years; speculating that it's been done for financial reasons is really predictable and miles from the truth. Hotukdeals will change this year, some members will hate it, some will leave, some will come back... That's what happens- indeed most of you have been around for long enough to be familiar with the cycle by now! The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.
2. No we haven't lost loads of users or activity. On the contrary, actually, but that's another discussion. Believe it or not, we're pretty capable of monitoring our own traffic numbers :D
3. We do care about our users, but we can't make everyone happy all of the time. We will make decisions that we feel are best for the platform and community as a whole, and we know that some longterm users will be upset by that but we're trying to refocus. Hotukdeals became a platform for so many things that the community started to split and form their own niche groups - that's a natural thing to happen when you get to a certain size and that's what we're focusing our next update on; some things will need to be scaled back / removed entirely for that to happen, though.
4. Just to reiterate, the Lokal team *are* based in Germany and yes localisation isn't ideal yet, but please feedback to them and tell them what you think!

Re: point 3 - some things will be removed entirely.... misc?
#34
juliet_bravo
haritori
juliet_bravo
The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.
Does that mean we are going to see a visual site update?
Yeah - as soon as there's a beta for you all to test I'll stick something in feedback though. It won't be a hard switch
You wearing a "vBulletin4Lyfe" t-shirt? :D
Nah we've always been happy for power users to style things exactly as they want. I refer back to my earlier comment; we try but we can't keep everyone happy all of the time. When you use something so often you develop habits and preferences and those are obviously very subjective - so yep, personalisation is going to be an important part of our game-plan

not quite lol..

I am all for a new direction in visual style that doesn't bother me much.
#35
The global-local model rarely works well. Or usually its implemented so badly it fails. As appears to happened here.
#36
Apogee00
Who's the bets on closing this up?
I'm going for Andy
I'm gonna say either MagicJay or BeerDrinker
1 Like #37
What sites are people using for buying and selling now... Bloody hate lokal, got stung for 50 quid on my first time there
#38
miikeyblue
juliet_bravo
haritori
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.
But is it OK, to discuss how unhappy we are at the loss of FS/FT and how it was handled, obviously within the rules of the forum.
And thank you for not locking it up, because its when threads are locked it indirectly looks like there is a motive to that and as such most members and I will include myself feel we should be able to openly have a moan and grumble again within the rules.
Of course. Be pragmatic though guys - the speculation and the whys and whats are exhausting so just before anyone comes in with the usual comments:
1. No we didn't close it to sell it. It was a free platform for over ten years; speculating that it's been done for financial reasons is really predictable and miles from the truth. Hotukdeals will change this year, some members will hate it, some will leave, some will come back... That's what happens- indeed most of you have been around for long enough to be familiar with the cycle by now! The new update and the FS forum are not compatible.
2. No we haven't lost loads of users or activity. On the contrary, actually, but that's another discussion. Believe it or not, we're pretty capable of monitoring our own traffic numbers :D
3. We do care about our users, but we can't make everyone happy all of the time. We will make decisions that we feel are best for the platform and community as a whole, and we know that some longterm users will be upset by that but we're trying to refocus. Hotukdeals became a platform for so many things that the community started to split and form their own niche groups - that's a natural thing to happen when you get to a certain size and that's what we're focusing our next update on; some things will need to be scaled back / removed entirely for that to happen, though.
4. Just to reiterate, the Lokal team *are* based in Germany and yes localisation isn't ideal yet, but please feedback to them and tell them what you think!
Re: point 3 - some things will be removed entirely.... misc?



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#39
What happens in lokal, stays in lokal.:D

It seems like lokal is dead or going to like that phone site they had (forgot the name)
#40
juliet_bravo
Morning campers, not locking this up but also just making it clear that any feedback on Lokal needs to be directed to them.
If you don't want to use it, that's totally fine - there are other options out there but complaining on here about it isn't going to help Lokal to make changes or improve. As fanpages mentioned, Lokal is connected to our sister site and launched in DE first (hence the German details).
They're not unapproachable or uninterested in what you have to say, just email them and tell them your feedback and make constructive suggestions and work with them to improve the platform. Or don't. Up to you.


Glad to see that this won't be locked unlike the other threads like this one. Odd that hotdealers can moan about any website on here and some threads stay active by new posters posting just to moan but moan about lokal an the threads got shut down. /(

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