HUKD hits 50,000 members!
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HUKD hits 50,000 members!

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Found 27th Jul 2007Made hot 27th Jul 2007
Woohoo Here's a big welcome to HotUKDeal's 50,000th member James123! Nice to see he's already been posting some useful stuff

The big thanks goes out not to just James123 because really he is only member number 50,000 because there was a 49999 and a 35786 and 763 and 9997 and ok you get the idea The thing is that we're only here at number 50,000 because of everyone else on this site so a big welcome to everyone and an even bigger wow at the three quarters of a million posts made on this board from every member 1 to 50,000

As we keep growing we will keep hitting new challenges that come with being a big community; part of this will be technical and software based (which is the big goal for the next version of the site) but part of it will also be that the dynamics of the community will change as more members join and start becoming active members.

Any growth always introduces friction as the group dynamics change but I just want to reiterate something which I've said many times before - the more of us the stronger we are and the better deals we find. Having 50,000 eyeballs (well 100k really!) scanning the shops and sites and streets of the UK means we are not only going to find more bargains and clever deals but also that we are going to have a massive resource of knowledge and tips to tap into. A lot of getting a deal isn't just a low price, it is about the value and that is something where we need all the expert and inside knowledge we can get!

So here's a big thanks to all the members who have come to HUKD to make it the place it is today. I really believe that we are doing something really big here - we are changing the way consumers and merchants interact and the way power is handled in the consumer space. In this community we, the consumer, are in control and it is the merchant that has to ensure fair pricing and fair treatment of its customers. It is deal anarchy in a good way - in the way that we can reject the control of media and advertised "deals" by coming together in a cooperative and honest way to recommend the best real deals and bargains to the community.

That all starts to sound a bit flaky so let's just say, hurrah for a big member milestone and let's get our noses back into sniffing out the best deals out there

p.s. and yes I know it's not a deal but it's a little exception for once every few years

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    Voted Hot! hot! hot!

    Congrats on the 50k members, Its a huge milestone!

    Whats the prize then....................:giggle:

    :thumbsup:

    Iom-RF

    Congrats on the 50k members, Its a huge milestone!Whats the prize … Congrats on the 50k members, Its a huge milestone!Whats the prize then....................:giggle: :thumbsup:



    £1 each I reckon :giggle:

    Hello everyone

    Original Poster

    Whats the prize then....................:giggle:



    Well I do have a prize - just trying to come up with a fun contest. Post in Comments if you have an idea!

    Iom-RF

    Congrats on the 50k members, Its a huge milestone!Whats the prize … Congrats on the 50k members, Its a huge milestone!Whats the prize then....................:giggle: :thumbsup:




    Free life-long membership to HDUK:whistling:

    Well done james 123.Instant fame.:thumbsup:
    Thanks to dinostevus for the pointer to this in the forums.:)

    congratulations! it's a great site.

    Oh my god, the OP forgot to add a price to this deal....... i want to buy a bargains forum with 50,000 members :giggle:

    Although this isn't a deal, i've always felt forums are great for the same reasons as the admin, as the more members are around, the more expert opinions we'll have and the greater knowledge we'll all have, that's on top of the great prices we find as well.

    Congrats to the admin on his forum, i know it must of been hard to get his site recognised and be able to keep 1000's of people checking all over the site on a daily basis.

    Is that prize a hot deal? :O

    Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, HUKD Admin...
    I'm filling up here.
    Nice one.

    Congrats!!

    /me wells up...

    Here, Here!!

    Even though my attempts at posts usually fail miserably I still think this is the second best site on the net:)

    Meh. Too many eBayers, too many students posting student discounts deals, too many gamer fanboys trolling the place up.

    It was fun while it lasted.

    It's a great website

    and much better than mse (IMO)

    curtlyb

    Free life-long membership to HDUK:whistling:



    Its HUKD you're out.............. :giggle: :giggle:

    AlanSugar

    Here, Here!!Even though my attempts at posts usually fail miserably I … Here, Here!!Even though my attempts at posts usually fail miserably I still think this is the second best site on the net:)




    OK I'll ask what's the first? DOH

    Gazmaz

    OK I'll ask what's the first? DOH



    Google is your best friend : :giggle: :thumbsup:

    Banned

    Yeah this is a great site it has no doubt had a positive impact on my life heres to you!

    Woohoo Excellent.

    Agreed, great site, save ££££ for here ! well done everyone !

    Iom-RF

    Google is your best friend : :giggle: :thumbsup:



    Google = the next Micro$oft

    Yay! 50,000 remembers! :w00t:

    Well done to all the people who work "behind the scenes" at HUKDs. This place is brilliant

    Yeah, congrats everyone, all round Iom-RF's for beer and cheesecake!!!:-D

    UKHD voted HOT

    What I would like to know is how HUKD can run without adverts?! Or is the 'Amazon Deals' link providing enough income? With 50,000 subs HUKD can attact plenty of adverts methinks!

    CONGRATS guys!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Just wondering if the £5 amazon gift vouchers were gonna be back?

    Or have you struck a deal with another merchant?

    Great news..................Best of the Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Banned

    son_t

    What I would like to know is how HUKD can run without adverts?! Or is the … What I would like to know is how HUKD can run without adverts?! Or is the 'Amazon Deals' link providing enough income? With 50,000 subs HUKD can attact plenty of adverts methinks!


    yeah, I'm intrigued too as to how HDUK can run without making a loss. Great site and keep up the good work!

    Banned

    I ought to get a prize too....... as withouth me there would be no 50,000 mark!

    HDUK admins probably get all their profits from ebuyer happy hours

    lol you'd be soooo brankrupt lol

    Shimagoza

    damn, that means 50,000 people will be going after all the freebies now!!!!! :-(

    seriously tho a huge milestone hello to everyone and thanks for all the savings!:-D

    Original Poster

    yeah, I'm intrigued too as to how HDUK can run without making a loss. … yeah, I'm intrigued too as to how HDUK can run without making a loss. Great site and keep up the good work!



    I don't like adverts or banners etc so how we make money is that some merchants pay commission on sales - so on those merchants if members buy then we can make money. As all the deals and voting etc is done by members we feel it doesn't bias anything and it keeps the site ad free.

    It's excellent that the site is kept ad free - with 50,000 members and countless guests, it's not something a lot of people would do

    congratulations! Definately hot!!

    Admin

    Oh I'm so happy I could dance :giggle:

    Well done everyone and thanks Admin

    http://m.pimpmyspace.org/07/4/13/12537j4.gif

    Admin

    I don't like adverts or banners etc so how we make money is that some … I don't like adverts or banners etc so how we make money is that some merchants pay commission on sales - so on those merchants if members buy then we can make money. As all the deals and voting etc is done by members we feel it doesn't bias anything and it keeps the site ad free.



    [SIZE=3]Aha.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=3]So does that mean that we will all become shareholders in HUKD if we promote those sites more?:whistling: [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=3]Excellent site. And proud to be a member, BTW.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=3]Far better atmosphere than many other sites ([SIZE=1]MSE, ahem[/SIZE]) that I shall not name. [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=3]Let's hope it stays that way.[/SIZE]

    Although I am quite a 'new boy' here I would like to add my congratulations also, and to give all the 'mods' a really big 'Thank You' for their seemingly untiring work! Voted Hot!!

    http://sapporo-online.cool.ne.jp/00_diary_photo_box/Congratulations!_0907.jpg

    Congratulations!!!! (wonder how long it will take to hit the 100,000 mark)

    Hot UK deals is the proverbial dogs.........saved me loads.........
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