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This site, and my opinion of it, why has it got nastier! (old members please read!)

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Hi Some of the real old school characters might remember me, if so hello! Now for the rant starting.... Why cant people get along anymore, Nearly every deal is turning into a personal slanging ma…
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi
Some of the real old school characters might remember me, if so hello!

Now for the rant starting....
Why cant people get along anymore, Nearly every deal is turning into a personal slanging match. The site never used to be like this, people would post a deal and be praised for saving folk a few quid, Now everyone moans all day.

A couple of examples, First the post for a 2 KW oil filled radiator, it was a good price at wickes, but rather than praising the person who found it, it turned into a "my heater is more efficent than your heater" slanging match, with people saying all sorts of crap about why they dont want to buy one......Why comment just to moan.

The one that really irritated me today was a monitor, it was a good price and a reasonable spec (129 for a 23 inch!), almost instantly people were moaning that it didnt have certain connections, ITS A MONITOR NOT A TV! Again i can imagine that not one of the people who voted cold, actually wanted a monitor - personally i want a monitor, and thought that it was a cracking price! So i ordered it, i didnt spend 10 min moaning about it, i just got on with it!

I blame popularity of the site, I remember quality deals getting praised, Old members cast your mind back to some of the REALLY good deals over the years.....the debenhams double bed that was about 2 quid delivered, I got one! thousands didnt, but no one moaned that the mattress wasnt slumberland!
The telly that was in woolworths that was a rebadged thompson (i think), people were going ape for it, but no one moaned.............

But the mother of all deals (where no one moaned!) was the Woolworths "every tv £99 deal" (i think it was 99 - it may have been 60!), where woolworths marked up every telly on the site at a stupid price........no one was ever going to get this telly,.... but no one moaned


Please, for the love of a old school member, stop the moaning/slagging off..

if you want the deal, buy it..........if not please be quiet!
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Well said

If a deal doesn't interest you then just move on :thumbsup:
#2
U MAD?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/SMirC-cry.svg/320px-SMirC-cry.svg.png


The reason there is so much arguing because the site has rapidly increased in members since when you joined in 06.

More members means there more controversy and arguments.

btw I didnt read your essay, my face hit the keyboard after the 3rd sentence.
#3
OP stop moaning:giggle:
#4
I agree with pretty much everything you've said. What's getting to me these days is when a deal is posted, and certain people start having a go at others for voting cold (with good reason I may add), as if their's is the only opinion that matters.

The constant slanging matches are really starting to irritate me, to me it seems that whether a deal is actually hot or otherwise comes second to personal arguments.

I rarely look at the deals these days, I'd rather go to Misc. and have a conversation of sorts.....
banned#5
more members...more carp...more moaning....more trolling


its to be expected tbh



this is a good example of poor voting - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316552/kfc-deal-of-the-century-only-12-99/
#6
civms47
I agree with pretty much everything you've said. What's getting to me these days is when a deal is posted, and certain people start having a go at others for voting cold (with good reason I may add), as if their's is the only opinion that matters.

The constant slanging matches are really starting to irritate me, to me it seems that whether a deal is actually hot or otherwise comes second to personal arguments.

I rarely look at the deals these days, I'd rather go to Misc. and have a conversation of
sorts.....


Can't you look at a deal without reading the comments:whistling:
#7
I think it moves and changes, some days people are nice to you, other days people are more unfriendly. You can only comment on what you see anyway so it's hard to make a balanced argument really.

There's a lot more members in '09 than there were in 06', more members means a larger number of those around who are the unsavory kind surely.

There's still some really nice folk on here :)
#8
I couldn't be bothard to read your OP. I presume it is something to do with the playa hating?

If so, yes, the playa hating needs to stop.
#9
what bg1 and odb said
#10
if you want the deal, buy it..........if not please be quiet!

This wouldn't be a very healthy attitude to deal finding, since we learn more about the product and the company through debate and criticism.

In your case, it might be better to think: if you aren't interested in getting a range of opinions on the item you think is a deal, just buy it and be quiet.
banned#11
robtallica;4302073
There's a lot more members in '09 than there were in 06', more members means a larger number of those around who are the unsavory kind surely.


oh god yes...there are tons of em on this site!
#12
hi knewbold, altho i dont like ur references to "old school member" i do agree, please check out this deal for example, the amount of sleep i lost thru posting this was unbelievable, so far i have paid £239 on getting help from a psychologist......thats 18 lots of my amazing deal that ive missed out on

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316552/kfc-deal-of-the-century-only-12-99/
#13
deb8z
Can't you look at a deal without reading the comments:whistling:


I can, but if it's something I don't know much about (say a laptop deal) then I usually look at the thread to find more information/opinions, etc. Unfortunately, these useful opinions are now being replaced with people moaning about how a deal is/isn't cold, having a go at people for voting hot/cold, and more often than not the thread goes completely off topic.

Btw, anyone else think that this might become quite a controversial thread???
#14
Unfortunately this is a forum and with it being 2 way, there isnt a lot you can do to those people who like to compare the sizes of their e-*****'
#15
The site has changed so much since we became members! Lots and lots of new members and all these games in the misc section.

I don't mind it too much but that is now reflected in my post count/visiting the site.

Nice to see an old familiar face too!
#16
dmccabe
Unfortunately this is a forum and with it being 2 way, there isnt a lot you can do to those people who like to compare the sizes of their e-*****'


Did you mean ego lol:p
banned#17
360/PS3 deals are the perfect example tbh...they always get Fanboys rowing. I remember a while back when PS3 fanboys were expiring 360 deals for (I think it was) Fifa...arguing between threads etc
#18
I think its changed in the time i've been visiting. But everyone is entitled to their opinions.

I find some of the arguing funny, there's nothing wrong with a little sarcasm ..... don't like it when people get personal tho.
#19
I think this place is alright......the few trolls who instigate arguments and slate deals are on IGNORE!!!!!...

People who (IMHO) post that this site has changed........red rag to a bull.....just makes those unsavoury members have an ego boost and then get them to cold vote and poo poo more deals.

People are people.......vote with your power off button......:thumbsup:
#20
jellybaby22
aww thanks.....:oops: :lol:

people like moaning and arguing..not much you can do about it....gets on my nerves too right enough...


Yeah as you've mentioned it, you're one of the nicer peeps on here :)

Agree with your other comments too - I think the same.
1 Like #21
tell you something, and hopefully if becky reads this she will agree with it.
"back in the day" 1000 posts was deemed a hell of a lot.
thats how much "spammy" posts have increased
#22
knewbold
tell you something, and hopefully if becky reads this she will agree with it.
"back in the day" 1000 posts was deemed a hell of a lot.
thats how much "spammy" posts have increased


Made me laugh :lol:

Agree 100%
banned#23
cassieismydoggie;4302164
I think its changed in the time i've been visiting. But everyone is entitled to their opinions.

I find some of the arguing funny, there's nothing wrong with a little sarcasm ..... don't like it when people get personal tho.


+2



Pathetic people with no lives of their own who decide to attack others to make up for their own social inadequacies
#24
btw op, u have added to the nastyness of the forum just by making a title and saying (old members please read)

No doubt there will be 6 more of these threads in the next week and some of those will be "why are there so many cliques" "its hard for newer member to contribute to this site" etc etc

why is it important for old members to view? newer members are just as able to provide an opinion.

ppl like u are always moaning about what the forums like now.......the figures speak for themselves, we only recently beat the "most online at one time" record and there are well over 100,000k members here.....i for one really dont care when ppl say "i post here less now" etc etc, no1 is bothered if u do or dont post, this site will continue to grow with or without u.....go join mse if u hate what hukd has become so much.
#25
knewbold
tell you something, and hopefully if becky reads this she will agree with it.
"back in the day" 1000 posts was deemed a hell of a lot.
thats how much "spammy" posts have increased


Very true. :)

See the difference in things HERE as well.
#26
knewbold;4302216
tell you something, and hopefully if becky reads this she will agree with it.
"back in the day" 1000 posts was deemed a hell of a lot.
thats how much "spammy" posts have increased

only 2.5 years ago!! :roll:
banned#27
Have to agree here...the whole OLD MEMBERS PLEASE READ bit is just like saying NEWER MEMBERS KEEP AWAY, your adding to the problem
#28
acecatcher3
btw op, u have added to the nastyness of the forum just by making a title and saying (old members please read)

No doubt there will be 6 more of these threads in the next week and some of those will be "why are there so many cliques" "its hard for newer member to contribute to this site" etc etc

why is it important for old members to view? newer members are just as able to provide an opinion.

ppl like u are always moaning about what the forums like now.......the figures speak for themselves, we only recently beat the "most online at one time" record and there are well over 100,000k members here.....i for one really dont care when ppl say "i post here less now" etc etc, no1 is bothered if u do or dont post, this site will continue to grow with or without u.....go join mse if u hate what hukd has become so much.


+1.

This is a new era, a JFK era.

Edit: Ace, you check my football thread?
#29
knewbold
tell you something, and hopefully if becky reads this she will agree with it.
"back in the day" 1000 posts was deemed a hell of a lot.
thats how much "spammy" posts have increased


lol Back in day! yes 1000 posts were loads!

The site has changed lots but still has that sense of belonging. I still feel like I "belong" even if I only reply to threads about twice a month.

I agree though a lot of the site has become somewhere to vent an argument or achieve a high post count and rep count!

Bring back the Neg Rep button I say;-):p:p
#30
The JFK
+1.

This is a new era, a JFK era.

Edit: Ace, you check my football thread?


ill check it now homie....ull lol at my reply, whatever uve written
#31
Whether it's 10,000 posts under your belt or 1 - HUKD earns the same through it's members via affiliate links(if you click any).

That's what this site is all about - not here as a public service
#32
yer the site has changed a lot, but more members more deals more evreything (arguing etc), cant say if its changed for the better or not really
banned#33
I dont get this whole hatred of anything new...personally I LOVE change, keeps it fresh.Surely its more of a problem that you cant or arent willing to change along with the site rather than just sitting back and moaning about how its all gone to pot

If I couldnt stand this site anymore I would just leave, I wouldnt bitch about it...at the end of the day if you feel that way just stick to the deals and dont read them.


Now heres the thing...your moaning about people in the Deals section. Yet this is Misc, here its full of allsorts...Chat, jokes, advice, games etc...

most stuff in Misc is under Nonsense...and thats what it is, yet the deals section wont be seen. You'll also probably find the majority of the people moanig in the deals sections are new users anyway...


things HAVENT changed technically in deals, more people just brings out more idiots therfore you see the problems more
#34
bless ya OP....ur a sweetheart.... i learnt to stop caring a long time ago.... its not gonna be the same....cant do nowt about it sadly.....
#35
I've got to say, I think this is a great site. Ok, just like all walks life there are going to be people you don't get on with or rub up the wrong way (sometimes on purpose!) but on the whole, it does what it says on the tin IE: Deals!!

If you are likely to be offended, don't read or make comments, just browse the titles.

This site has probably saved me about 500 quid over the last 6 months (although I've probably also spent about a 500 on stuff I don't need!!!). It's also provided me with a few laughs,which is a bonus.

Long live HUKD, and OP, don't moan about it, get stuck in!

If I have one moan about the site myself, it is that you shouldn't be able to vote cold without offering some justification, however I think on the whole, the whole voting system works pretty well.
[helper]#36
Ask anyone who has been a member for several years and I'm sure they'll agree that there is a great deal more bitterness on the site but the comments in the deal threads (the ones that aren't obvious trolls or just plain stupid) are very useful for those thinking of buying something. Better alternatives may be suggested or feedback about the quality of the item, are constructive and helpful to the buyer.

Occassionallly there is the odd gem of a thread where members help one another eg the Asda Aspire thread, so not all is lost.

I seem to recall thread spoiling could get you suspended - never seems to happen now though. Maybe this needs to be more strongly enforced........or should we as members report thread spoiling more? but thats the topic for feedback.
[mod]#37
I think it's good to comment on deals...........good or bad. And vote cold if you wish. It's all personal opinion.

I don't care if a deal i post goes -5000 or +5000 and if people do then they shouldn't really post deals if they are that delicate about it.
#38
Syzable
I think it's good to comment on deals...........good or bad. And vote cold if you wish. It's all personal opinion.

I don't care if a deal i post goes -5000 or +5000 and if people do then they shouldn't really post deals if they are that delicate about it.


yes i didnt think mine would affect me like it did sy.
[mod]#39
acecatcher3;4302433
yes i didnt think mine would affect me like it did sy.


How is the counselling going? lol
#40
acecatcher3;4302433
yes i didnt think mine would affect me like it did sy.


get a grip boy

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