Is anyone else massively discouraged to post any deals?

Found 1st Aug 2014
Whenever I'm out shopping or online cruising shopping sites, when I spot a good deal for something and can't find a cheaper price anywhere, I'm always tempted to contribute back to HUKD as it's always seemed to be a take-take relationship with this site.
Every single time I've posted a deal on this site, it's either gone stone cold or I've been trolled to the ground. Every time I've asked, find me cheaper, no one has.
I'm pretty much on the brink of deleting this account now because this community (not everyone, obviously) is just awful and has gone MASSIVELY downhill since I joined. I've met friendlier groups in the gaming world, and that's saying something!
I just get this overpowering feeling to not post a thing and be a selfish lurker.
Anyone else feel this way?

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Err no. Only joking they are some funny ones on here but im with you on the stupid cold voting

Doesn't effect me.

What's the worst that can possibly happen? Few trolls and a few cold votes.....Big deal! It's not people will harass you on the street.

I still contribute if and when I can. If people don't like things I post they are free to not read them. Most people on here genuinely appreciate the contribution of others (including cold deals) as I do, so keep posting!

In answer to your question.....no :-)

Original Poster

thearbiter65

Doesn't effect me.What's the worst that can possibly happen? Few trolls … Doesn't effect me.What's the worst that can possibly happen? Few trolls and a few cold votes.....Big deal! It's not people will harass you on the street.I still contribute if and when I can. If people don't like things I post they are free to not read them. Most people on here genuinely appreciate the contribution of others (including cold deals) as I do, so keep posting!



It's the irritation factor that bothers me. As a kid I was always brought up along the mind frame of "If you've got nothing good to say, then say nothing at all". I know this post may be a little hypocritical, but I needed a rant. I guess if it helps that one person it has value.

If I see something that is averagely cheaper, I don't post it. If I see something that is an excellent price I do. I've had a couple of things that haven't got very hot, but nothing that's gone cold yet (famous last words). Although I have been trolled many a time In the nicest possible way, maybe you need to post better deals or be more selective about what you post.
Edited by: "MSK." 1st Aug 2014

JkF50

It's the irritation factor that bothers me. As a kid I was always brought … It's the irritation factor that bothers me. As a kid I was always brought up along the mind frame of "If you've got nothing good to say, then say nothing at all". I know this post may be a little hypocritical, but I needed a rant. I guess if it helps that one person it has value.



Exactly! The anonymity of the internet allows for a lot of negativity that wouldn't normally exist in a face to face situation. If you don't respond to trolling, it tends to stop. They only enjoy it if they get a reaction. Same for the needless cold voters. Just carry on and ignore it. It doesn't really matter anyway and you might be helping someone out.

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moneysavingkitten

If I see something that is averagely cheaper, I don't post it. If I see … If I see something that is averagely cheaper, I don't post it. If I see something that is an excellent price I do. I've had a couple of things that haven't got very hot, but nothing that's gone cold yet. Although I have been trolled many a time In the nicest possible way, maybe you need to post better deals.



That's a fair point on the deal front, I'll probably just end up lurking 99% of the time though.

Sometimes people come to EXPECT it on their plate, instead of appreciating the effort a deal poster has contributed.

Dont feel let down, many appreciate whether it goes cold or not.

JkF50

That's a fair point on the deal front, I'll probably just end up lurking … That's a fair point on the deal front, I'll probably just end up lurking 99% of the time though.



That would be a shame and I am not trying to discourage. Just being a bit more selective might help if you are bothered about heat. If you are more bothered about just helping people out (I see you have ethical hacker on your profile), then you are already doing well, whether or not you get voted hot or cold Everyone gets trolled though.

There are a few regular trolls on here, sometimes it can be entertaining! Don't take it to heart, keep on posting, its nice to be nice and Ive saved alot through this place and like to give something back if and when I can.

Spot on HOT

I Posted tonight...... hotukdeals.com/dea…728

and within 60 seconds it was at -25 with no comments, i dont post deals often anymore, but when i do its because its what i believe to be a decent deal, i almost through my laptop out the window though...

I should add im not bothered about it reaching 1000 degrees, what i expect though is proper voting to help others and let others see its a decent deal.


Edited by: "haritori" 1st Aug 2014

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haritori

I Posted tonight...... … I Posted tonight...... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ps4-refurb-with-12-month-warranty-269-99-del-5-95-simply-games-1965728and within 60 seconds it was at -25 with no comments, i dont post deals often anymore, but when i do its because its what i believe to be a decent deal, i almost through my laptop out the window though...



I'm glad it's not just me that gets incredibly irritated at that, that's a stonking deal. I swear someone somewhere has just set up a small botnet to vote cold on certain keywords, which makes the sheep follow... lol

EDIT: on your edit; yes, 100% that. I feel if a post of mine gets no traction it's doomed from the get-go. Whereas if it hits the 50 mark, people will actually see it.

Edited by: "JkF50" 1st Aug 2014

I'll just say that when the difference is less then fifty pence and people act like it is the end of the world like posting a deal then someone comments I saw this for fifty pence less instore at xyz so cold, that is when people are to harsh.

Sometimes the "it was cheaper a while back" does get tiresome.

Arrh what I would do for a time machine (_;)

Good luck in trying to delete you account

Banned

winners don't get discouraged

for every,say 50 people who say it's a terrible deal and vote accordingly, they may be that 1 or 2 that your deal will see as hot, so forget the negativity in here and post away, good or bad, it will always help someone!

Tbf when I look at your activity the first thing I see is a "joke" thread about an expensive gaming chair. Surely posting ridiculously overpriced items is also trolling, since it is against the ideals of the website?

I don't care.....I have the frost bite to prove it and have been campaigning for an ice cube badge for some time now

Monkeybumcheeks

I don't care.....I have the frost bite to prove it and have been … I don't care.....I have the frost bite to prove it and have been campaigning for an ice cube badge for some time now



I've heard Sports Direct are having a clearance sale? X)

OldEnglish

I've heard Sports Direct are having a clearance sale? X)



They might well be.......












They're no JD though are they (_;)

g8spur

Tbf when I look at your activity the first thing I see is a "joke" thread … Tbf when I look at your activity the first thing I see is a "joke" thread about an expensive gaming chair. Surely posting ridiculously overpriced items is also trolling, since it is against the ideals of the website?


agree he is troll of his own deals!

in the monster drinks he bigged himself up as a hacker (some ae much cheaper in farmfoods)
in the HDD he gives less than perfect advice
joke chair
50% off dominoes, common and always bogof?
some temporary spot weld stuff he's been using for years
etc etc
own worst enemy
Edited by: "brilly" 1st Aug 2014

disregarding you joke chair etc , but I think you have to accept the deals can go cold because of the dickhe*ds voting that don't care why they are voting. I've bought a lot of crap that was hot and seen a lot of good stuff go cold. you just have to hope the overall trend is correct , as hukd refuse to make cold voters give a valid reason. just try to think of the people you might help. although its hard not to get irritated. most of my deals barely get hot but I just accept that now.

brilly

agree he is troll of his own deals!in the monster drinks he bigged … agree he is troll of his own deals!in the monster drinks he bigged himself up as a hacker (some ae much cheaper in farmfoods)in the HDD he gives less than perfect advicejoke chair50% off dominoes, common and always bogof?some temporary spot weld stuff he's been using for years etc etcown worst enemy



I just looked at your profile brilly, you started off here posting lots of deals(a real enthusiastic little deal scout), it's slowly been drying up though

You are about here quite a lot still but seem more dark and moody.

airfix

I just looked at your profile brilly, you started off here posting lots … I just looked at your profile brilly, you started off here posting lots of deals(a real enthusiastic little deal scout), it's slowly been drying up though :|You are about here quite a lot still but seem more dark and moody.


you mean much like yourself?
not one deal posted in the second half of your membership period?
certainly didn't take long for your deals to dry up!

Edited by: "brilly" 1st Aug 2014

JkF50 for VIP

brilly

you mean much like yourself? not one deal posted in the second half of … you mean much like yourself? not one deal posted in the second half of your membership period? certainly didn't take long for your deals to dry up!



We all have high and lows, yours is more a downward trend though:{

airfix

We all have high and lows, yours is more a downward trend though:{


how is mine possibly more of a downwards trend than nothing in 2nd half of membership?!
id have had to have posted no deals in 3 years!
still... its irrelevant to anything just thought id correct your mistake

brilly

how is mine possibly more of a downwards trend than nothing in 2nd half … how is mine possibly more of a downwards trend than nothing in 2nd half of membership?!id have had to have posted no deals in 3 years!still... its irrelevant to anything just thought id correct your mistake



I may end up having 3 months of deals then 3 months of nothing then 3 months of deals etc,


erm we need some graphs

airfix

I just looked at your profile brilly, you started off here posting lots … I just looked at your profile brilly, you started off here posting lots of deals(a real enthusiastic little deal scout), it's slowly been drying up though :|You are about here quite a lot still but seem more dark and moody.


brilly has always been a dark and moody character who does nothing now but stalk certain members around the boards
Edited by: "coloradorockies" 1st Aug 2014

I rarely post unless theres a big saving.
From my observation, 'being the cheapest' isnt enough for a deal to go hot, and it also depends on the popularity of the item. High popularity get easy heat even if its a very small saving but low popularity items are less sensitive to small savings and will just be considered the going price.

coloradorockies

brilly has always been a dark and moody character who does nothing now … brilly has always been a dark and moody character who does nothing now but stalk certain members around the boards


wow.. another ironic, moronic, ill-founded and inaccurate post
thanks, at least you are consistent!


Edited by: "brilly" 1st Aug 2014

I only post alcohol deals, then if they go cold I don't care because I am usually p****d as a fart by then.

Speaking of alcohol, it's a Friday, is the pub open yet?

Anything I've an interest in gets posted anyway, it's like people get on a site early and mash refresh! I might just wait until Christmas and spam a load of reindeer related crap!

NEtech

I only post alcohol deals, then if they go cold I don't care because I am … I only post alcohol deals, then if they go cold I don't care because I am usually p****d as a fart by then. ;)Speaking of alcohol, it's a Friday, is the pub open yet?



It's gone midday, hope you are in the pub!

Welcome to the internet.

Banned

Gave up posting deals when the numerous competitions on here were judged unfairly - the winners being multiple user cheaters who had been members for a day, and the mods completely ignored the backlash saying their decision was final.

And the winning entry was crap, too.

haritori

I Posted tonight...... … I Posted tonight...... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ps4-refurb-with-12-month-warranty-269-99-del-5-95-simply-games-1965728and within 60 seconds it was at -25 with no comments, i dont post deals often anymore, but when i do its because its what i believe to be a decent deal, i almost through my laptop out the window though...I should add im not bothered about it reaching 1000 degrees, what i expect though is proper voting to help others and let others see its a decent deal.


That deal's about to overtake mine as the hottest deal of the day - You scallywag!!

UnicornRiver

That deal's about to overtake mine as the hottest deal of the day - You … That deal's about to overtake mine as the hottest deal of the day - You scallywag!!



I've just voted haritori's deal cold if that helps
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