Unofficial HUKD Buddy List... (AKA: Hotukdeals - Online Messenger)

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Found 10th Jan 2008
I have made what can be best discribed as a HUKD Buddy List...

You tell it who you are, your friends, and it knows who the mods are! It then tells you if they are online/offline. (Something that HUKD doesnt do at the moment) Also, if they are online it provides a direct link to PM them through Hotukdeals.

Is this something people would be interested in using?

(If it is then il be looking to open it up to a small test group)
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Original Poster
Current working Beta (v.0.21) (10/01/08)

Screenshot:

http://www.garyrip.com/hukd/pm/demo.png

(PS: I only have one friend! (myself :-p)

Todo list:
Add last online time to flame hover over.
Make it auto-refresh.
Add a menu with options for each "buddy": View Profile, View Homepage, Find recent posts.
Speed up the refresh.
Some im not sure about adding yet...
A decent search.
HUKD RSS Feed showing last 5 hot deals.
A stealth version for work (will make the theme look like google)

Suggestions:
Please feel free to post suggestions to future versions.

Current Testers:
duckmagicuk2
Sounds good, i like the idea
Sounds good to me Gary
Admin
Nice
looking good
Drop us a line with it. It's changed a bit since I last saw it... lookin' good too.
Not too chat-roomy??:thinking:
The mod info looks really good.
chesso;1441219

Not too chat-roomy??:thinking:



Noooo, it's not a messenger program/chat room at all. It's more of a buddy list with the added feature that it shows whether the user is online/offline. If you click on the user's name it will take you straight to HUKD's "Send PM" window for that user. Hence, it's like a messenger tool...
Original Poster
I think the name might be a bit missleading... :thinking:
Where is it hosted?
Original Poster
garyrip.com

But il need to make a bit of a "setup" guide and i only want to open it to 10 or so people (and the mods) for the time being...

So for the moment no direct public link. Il sort out some private links soon-ish.
hhmmmmmm

friends needed :thinking:

well done :thumbsup: good idea for those with them

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About these features:

1. A decent search.
2. HUKD RSS Feed showing last 5 hot deals.
3. A stealth version for work (will make the theme look like google)

1. How would this be achievable? I suppose a box which went to the google search for that term within the HUKD site might be pretty good whilst REALLY EASY to do.

With 2 & 3...

I suppose it depends what you are aiming to do. They add the risk of you ending up making the "HotUKDeals Lite" interface. I personally have nothing against that, but you might put off members who just want the buddy list... If you do it then 3 is a good option.
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duckmagicuk2;1441269

About these features:1. A decent search.2. HUKD RSS Feed showing last 5 … About these features:1. A decent search.2. HUKD RSS Feed showing last 5 hot deals.3. A stealth version for work (will make the theme look like google)1. How would this be achievable? I suppose a box which went to the google search for that term within the HUKD site might be pretty good whilst REALLY EASY to do.With 2 & 3...I suppose it depends what you are aiming to do. They add the risk of you ending up making the "HotUKDeals Lite" interface. I personally have nothing against that, but you might put off members who just want the buddy list... If you do it then 3 is a good option.



1. For me at the moment HUKD is missing a quick direct search (think +search term) of the deals only forum. This would only take up a very small space.
2. I think this would really go well with option 3 for people that dont have rights to install apps (RSS Readers) on work computers and want to keep up to date on the last 5 deals (titles only - linking to deal thread)
3. I would just have a button top right they you could click and it would change the colour to white and add the google logo and search to the top. Something along those lines...

PS: I already have 1. working for my test version using google as you say. And it works great!
Banned
sounds a lot of hard work but something thats not my cup of tea msn suits most of my needs :-D
Original Poster
dog_cop;1441559

sounds a lot of hard work but something thats not my cup of tea msn … sounds a lot of hard work but something thats not my cup of tea msn suits most of my needs :-D

msn suites me fine as well but sometimes I wanna keep in touch with my hukd friends that are not my msn friends. Its more to who is online and when, the pm function is an added bonus.
aw gary misses me
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emmajk42;1441937

aw gary misses me



your in the mod list...
Looks like a good idea mate. Wonder what you have hidden in the /hukd/ directory :lol:
Your missing a mod :p!! amibees
I think it's a great idea, even if just to know which mods are online.

Can I just say though - and don't everyone get on at me - you don't need the apostrophies in moderators and friends. They shouldn't be there.
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shibi din;1442109

I think it's a great idea, even if just to know which mods are online.Can … I think it's a great idea, even if just to know which mods are online.Can I just say though - and don't everyone get on at me - you don't need the apostrophies in moderators and friends. They shouldn't be there.



Please allow me to take this bullet for you.

Reply 1. Neee Norrr! It's the grammer police!

Reply 2. It's actually spelt grammar.

Reply 3 from replier 1. Really? I didn't know that, thank you for your services constable.

Maybe that was in an ideal world.
Hi Gary
Please add me. I'm male,36,tall with long dark hair and a beard (think Jesus) I have a GSOH and....lmao! Looks a good idea. I don't have very many friends and I find it easier to type to people instead of actually forming the words in my head and speaking them. My Scottish accent is sooo strong that most people don't understand me anyway :?
Original Poster
Shengis;1442049

Looks like a good idea mate. Wonder what you have hidden in the /hukd/ … Looks like a good idea mate. Wonder what you have hidden in the /hukd/ directory :lol:


Many secrects!

simplygifted;1442092

Your missing a mod :p!! amibees


I didnt know amibees had been made a mod, and i wasnt even sure who they were, couldnt find them on hukd so had to google them! even then only 3 results.

shibi din;1442109

Can I just say though - and don't everyone get on at me - you don't need … Can I just say though - and don't everyone get on at me - you don't need the apostrophies in moderators and friends. They shouldn't be there.


Made the changes, thanks for letting me know, just the sort of comments im after. :thumbsup:
looks a good idea if i had any mates id use it
JDeal;1442138

Please allow me to take this bullet for you. Reply 1. Neee Norrr! It's … Please allow me to take this bullet for you. Reply 1. Neee Norrr! It's the grammer police!Reply 2. It's actually spelt grammar.Reply 3 from replier 1. Really? I didn't know that, thank you for your services constable. Maybe that was in an ideal world.



Took me a while, but I got it in the end!! :giggle:

Thanks.
Original Poster
Right, I've decided to open this up to all VIP's.

VIP = Over 1000 posts and a full rep bar!

If you want the link PM me, and il send you all the info you will need.
Cheers gary
Seems like a really good idea - like the idea of a "work friendly" feature.

Have PMed for a link
Original Poster
emasu;1444302

Cheers gary



No worries, just remember, the more "friends" you add the slower the refresh! :-)
can i have a linky please
Original Poster
loupomm;1444342

can i have a linky please


PM sent.
thank you
sounds good gary If you need anymore I'll gladly help test it
Original Poster
pm sent
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