Has HUKD Admin Actually replied in any posts regarding the new site?

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Found 14th Dec 2007
With all these posts asking for the site to go back to the way it was, has admin actually commented in anyway on any post?

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Yes, all credit to him in nearly every one!!!

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Fair play to him then, just aint got the time to go through all these posts, what have the comments been? Just interested

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Yes, there have been replies. I would imagine their time is better spent though tweaking changes needed than reply to every one of the hundreds of posts made!!!

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From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"

the_andy;1347552

From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting … From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"



Ahh. Same attitude as the Government then.:whistling:

the_andy;1347552

From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting … From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"




If that is the case then its a big blunder. Part of the attraction of this site was it's simplicity (in the same way that Google's simple front page helped make them king of the search engines). Now it's horrible and confusing. I think it actually looks like this it is some old outdated layout from the past.

the_andy;1347552

From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting … From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"



When they say 'its not changing' does that mean they won't be putting the rubbish things right? I still can't see the righthand side of the page when the history bar is on the lefthand side and there are no scroll bars.

the_andy;1347552

From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting … From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"



Not sure where you're reading or what you're asking for?!?

Personally I've asked for about 10 changes to be made and about 80% of them have been made. I expect they were all in the pipeline anyway and most were just minor tweaks.

I can't take it anymore, I keep getting a headache reading the posts, My eyes hurt, I cant find anything, once i think i have found something i cant get back to it, Its really difficult to navigate and not friendly to use at all.

I Know i am not alone but please bring back the old site or else someone might uses the gap in the market to launch [url]www.hotgbdeals.com[/url].

Please change it back..........all is forgiven for taking you for granted.............please.

The newest post doesn't go to the top of the thread?

it never did? Did it?

shima

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Benjimoron;1347584

Not sure where you're reading or what you're asking for?!?Personally I've … Not sure where you're reading or what you're asking for?!?Personally I've asked for about 10 changes to be made and about 80% of them have been made. I expect they were all in the pipeline anyway and most were just minor tweaks.




Not disputing that they are changing little things here and there, when i said i get the feeling that the site isnt changing - i was referring to the hundreds of requests/petition to go back to the old site design.

Sorry for any confusion with my original post!

Well it did for me. Also when you look at this post details it says its got 10 comments and 0 views?????????

Its pretty slow viewing and I'm using 'text' view.

shimagoza;1347608

it never did? Did it?shima



No it didn't, if you want to see the last post in a thread click on the user name below 'Last Post'

the_andy;1347552

From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting … From what i've read from the admin, the general message he is putting across is "the site isnt changing, you will all put up with this and eventually you will like it"



That hasn't been the message at all. The message is "yes, there are problems... but we're working on them" - just throw them at us?

the_andy;1347624

Not disputing that they are changing little things here and there, when i … Not disputing that they are changing little things here and there, when i said i get the feeling that the site isnt changing - i was referring to the hundreds of requests/petition to go back to the old site design.Sorry for any confusion with my original post!


Sorry, didn't realise you meant changing back to the original, I'm quite happy as long as most things get fixed.

duckmagicuk2;1347639

That hasn't been the message at all. The message is "yes, there are … That hasn't been the message at all. The message is "yes, there are problems... but we're working on them" - just throw them at us?



Yes but the problem is many aspects of the redesign are fundamentaly flawed and no matter how much 'tweaking' is done the site is still going to be a poorer version of it's previous self.

The problem to me seems to be that, on the whole, the admin/powers-that-be are unwilling to listen to sense at the minute - I fear pride may be to blame. I have seen some good question asked time and time again that have yet to be given any response (which for a site whose content relies solely on the contributions of its members is an exceptionaly arrogant stance). In particular I would like to know why:

1. Why oh why introduce this change now in the busiest shopping week of the year?! End of Jan/Feb would have been far better advised.

2. Why can't the new design be rolled back while more comprehensive beta testing is performed?

3. Will the old design be re-issued (even if only temporarilly) - a simple yes or no answer would be great.

4. Why wasn't extensive beta testing performed?

5. Will the deals & forum section be once again seperated?

I am not adverse to change and I have a keen interest in graphic design - and on the whole am excitted when a site launches a redesign. But please be big enough to admit that the timing and implementation of this re-design simply could not have been poorer. It will be such a great shame to see this excellent site head downwards - which is enevitable if this un-aesthic and exceptionaly difficult to navigate site re-design is here to stay. :-(

welshtom;1347738

5. Will the deals & forum section be once again seperate. :-(



I understand all the other points but when I veiw the site the deals are seperate to the forums. :?

jennybubbles;1347981

I understand all the other points but when I veiw the site the deals are … I understand all the other points but when I veiw the site the deals are seperate to the forums. :?



I think he means the old front page, personally I never used it and I think that the full view is pretty much the equivalent anyway.
And the other 4 points are pretty much just 2 and could probably be put into 1 quite easily.

Benjimoron;1347994

I think he means the old front page, personally I never used it and I … I think he means the old front page, personally I never used it and I think that the full view is pretty much the equivalent anyway.And the other 4 points are pretty much just 2 and could probably be put into 1 quite easily.



Ahhhhh right now I understand. I generally skipped past the front page unless I was just having a quick scan at work.

Perhaps most peoples reluctance in the new vertion of the site is down to the way they used the old one? Of course the exception to that is the vile colour scheame!!

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barneydog;1347630

No it didn't, if you want to see the last post in a thread click on the … No it didn't, if you want to see the last post in a thread click on the user name below 'Last Post'



Thats true, to get to the last post, you have to open the thread first then select last post. A bit annoying especially when the site is heavily used and takes ages to load a page you dont want first!!! I would imagine that will be fixed though - its not hard to impliment. It is the sort of bug they are asking for pointers on.

Mods: It might be an idea to have a link in your sigs to report any bugs found - making it clear its not for moans - but genuine things that are not working correctly. I know Ive seen a thread somewhere for bug reporting - but cant for the life of me remember where - and thats half the problem and reasons for a fair few of the moans!

Guv, he was right, if you want to go to the last page of a thread without going through the first page then click the username next to last post rather than clicking the thread title.

All the threads just appear in random dates for me, not just the most recent ones commented on the first one could be 4 hours ago then the next one 1 min ago ! and sometimes on the first page it has stuff from six hours ago not what is most recent, any one else having this problem?

joolzmc;1349346

All the threads just appear in random dates for me, not just the most … All the threads just appear in random dates for me, not just the most recent ones commented on the first one could be 4 hours ago then the next one 1 min ago ! and sometimes on the first page it has stuff from six hours ago not what is most recent, any one else having this problem?



Have you clicked discussed at the top ^^^^

Benjimoron;1349439

Have you clicked discussed at the top ^^^^



I've told loads of people that and the last post - user name combo today, I think the reason a lot of people aren't getting it is the update delay.

By the time someone's replied to their post and the site updates it will be 5 plus minutes and they will have moved onto something else.

Benjimoron;1349233

Guv, he was right, if you want to go to the last page of a thread without … Guv, he was right, if you want to go to the last page of a thread without going through the first page then click the username next to last post rather than clicking the thread title.



ooh thankyou for that!! thats better:-D rep left for barneydog!!!

Benjimoron;1349439

Have you clicked discussed at the top ^^^^



thanks that's better :thumbsup:

So basically from the comments Admin and his puppets are making is that the old site wont go back?? Just that the flaws in this new site will be ironed out?

monkey2929;1349557

So basically from the comments Admin and his puppets are making is that … So basically from the comments Admin and his puppets are making is that the old site wont go back?? Just that the flaws in this new site will be ironed out?



Yes, this site needs about 3-4 things fixing and then it's good to go. No need to go back to the old site.

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Benjimoron;1349660

Yes, this site needs about 3-4 things fixing and then it's good to go. … Yes, this site needs about 3-4 things fixing and then it's good to go. No need to go back to the old site.



3-4, who you trying to kid:w00t:

where the hell is view options, cant see it anywhere, all i want is deals forum(like it used to be), nothing else unless i go there, site is a total mess,

sassie;1349668

3-4, who you trying to kid:w00t:




Name me 5 then.

can any1 help me start gettin the emails again

They may have, people claim they have. But its so hard to find and if you do find something you cant see it anyway unless you got an electron microscope!

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Benjimoron;1350501

Name me 5 then.



well as i clearly dont now the difference between a bug and just a bad site it maybe better for you to name them and i will add

sassie;1350522

well as i clearly dont now the difference between a bug and just a bad … well as i clearly dont now the difference between a bug and just a bad site it maybe better for you to name them and i will add



I've just got another anyway!

Site automatically turns off "include expired". I turned it on earlier as even though a deal is expired it's important to be able to see what's happening (ie reminders for cashback etc) but the site has decided to turn it off again for no reason!!!

Please make it keep my settings, which for most people by default I would've thought would include expired deals?

Banned

ok i will have a shot, please remember i am not at all technical minded, so will post what i have seen, and then you can tell me which are bugs and which are just due to being a ****** site, yeah

usernames spreading acroos into posts
site being unable to save anything (ie out last read posts)
No rep for the op in a hot deal
Pages taking forever to open
last posts taking forever to register as a new post
being unable to post a clickable link or image in an opening post
unable to search for posts by clicking on someones username and search all post by
cant see temp in classic mode
text in reply is tiny

shall i go on

dlmerry;1350513

can any1 help me start gettin the emails again



Go to Control Panel

Go to edit options

Go to messaging and notification

Go to Default Thread Subscription Mode

Set your preference in the drop down box and then click on save changes down the bottom of the page..

Hope that works if not come back.

Regards


edit to include: click on save changes down the bottom of the page

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duckmagicuk2;1347639

That hasn't been the message at all. The message is "yes, there are … That hasn't been the message at all. The message is "yes, there are problems... but we're working on them" - just throw them at us?




That's the message I got loud and clear duck..I've not seen or heard anything from Paul about why the change near to xmas, why they cant go back to the old design whilst the MODS and solars BETA test the new site for a few months.

I think the message is...stuff you lot, we need to do this cos we say so and we dont really think much to what you have to say.

Daily user count up to the 12th 7000+, daily user count since 3500

UltimoScorpion;1350578

Daily user count up to the 12th 7000+, daily user count since 3500




Good point, although the time to tell will be Monday, we seem to beat the record every Monday lunchtime so if we don't get near this time then something's gone very wrong!!!

Good points sassie, my point is that there aren't many things to fix, the things listed will probably be fixed within a day or 2. Most of them I have seen a reply from a mod to say they have planned in the fix.
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