* Categories: Change current category with just one click on the header... So fast!
* Hottest: New and improved, they now have their own list in the main screen
* Commented: It's back from outer space! It's got it's own space in the main header
* Groups: And this is probably the biggest feature we've been working on... Categories & tags are now Groups. This means that they can be browsed much more easily than before. You can find all of them in the app (through the search and Find Groups section), and you can even follow or unfollow groups and it will change the deals you receive in your lists! Tired of receiving groceries deals? Meh, just unfollow the Groceries group. On the contrary you want more PS4 games deals? Just follow the PS4 games groups.
I want to carry on using the old site
Running two versions of the site was fine while we filtered through the initial bugs but it isn't a long term solution and doesn't allow us to get a full picture on stability and overall usability. The user stats for new are good (otherwise we wouldn't be pushing forward!) however we know there's still work to do (changing the card layout, adding more features, developing the groups to enable users to personalise their browsing experience) - we'll therefore be retiring the old version and continuing to develop the new one
I hate the spacing. It's too big!
We're working on a compacted version of the deal cards which will make things feel a little more like what you're used to - we hope to have these ready for you within the next few weeks
Is this final? No going back?
We won't be continuing to support the old version of the website, however this whole process will continue for several months until things feel right for the majority of our users. This is not a hard switch and not a case of "tough **** if you don't like it", this is a project that everyone can get involved in.
Since starting testing back in May (both public and with closed groups) we've added dozens of requested features, reintroduced previously retired options and designed brand new additions from the ground up. The eventual product will be something you can personalise and adjust to fit your browsing habits and topic preferences entirely.
Why don't you listen to your members?
We do. That's why we've made this change and why we'll continue to evolve hotukdeals. While change is inconvenient to most, and a burden to some, as a website we have to listen to our users and react to their behaviour. Websites and communities change, evolve and move constantly and at a certain point, the platform / tech behind a website can become outdated and unusable (it becomes harder to maintain and more difficult to implement new additions / fixes.)
These changes are definitely not ideal for some members; usually when we roll out any update on hotukdeals some users will complain or threaten to quit. We're definitely open to taking on board all feedback, we'll be honest and realistic about what we can and can't do to solve those complaints and while we appreciate that changes will always create negative comments, this is a necessary step for hotukdeals and part of the natural life of any website or community.
Where are my subscriptions!!?
You'll still get alerts for your subscriptions.
Try not to confuse your "saved deals" list with those you're subscribed to:
Subscriptions: You can subscribe to alerts for any deal and manage your subscription settings in your profile,
Saved threads: OR you can save a thread to review later.
Saving a thread doesn't switch on an alert for that thread. If you decide you're not interested in being subscribed to a certain thread anymore, you just unsubscribe from your email alert.
Where is advanced search?
Use the search box, top right - if you want to filter further using advanced settings, from the search page you can use your filter cog
I've found a bug on the web version of hotukdeals
Please comment below with the following info: What browser are you using? What operating system? On which page did you find the bug and what were you doing when you spotted it? If possible, please provide a screen cap.
I'd like to request a new feature.
Have a look in the opening post to see if your feature request is already listed. If not, leave a comment below stating why you think it'd be beneficial and we'll see what we can do!
I can't use the competition forum as well as before
Competitions were by far the most complained about part of hotukdeals prior to this update. While it's frustrating to comp users, hotukdeals is a deals website, and users need to be able to use it for deals without feeling they're being spammed. That said, we haven't closed the comp forum - you can still access it via the main menu - we've also added in a tool so you can mark competitions as entered, and once advanced search is live again you'll be able to filter competitions further. We won't be adding any more features to this section at present as we need to focus on the most-used parts of hotukdeals.
My feedback is about the app
You can join in discussion on the app update and log any bugs here
My homepage has changed / I don't want to see all of these deals on my homepage, I only want to see certain topics
That's ok - we want you to personalise your experience on hotukdeals. If you go into your user settings / profile and account you can change your default homepage in the dropdown at the bottom of the page
*I want to see everything, including competitions on my homepage
Click your settings cog top right to switch your custom display *ON* - then you'll be able to use the filter to specify exactly what you want to see. If you haven't already done so, use your user settings / profile to set "custom" as your homepage. Your setting will become your default homepage
What's happening with the RSS Feed?
this feed matches your custom feed:
You can edit the terms of this feed using the custom page*
this matches your keyword feed:
hotukdeals.com/rss…arm > it pulls the feed from the logged in user
You can edit your keywords in your account settings
Add subscribed threads to profile Layout too big - condensed version is being prioritised Ability to visually mark a competition as entered @niget Add custom tab to default landing page options Button/link in competitions "Edited by" user time stamp on thread op Front page activity widget reinstatement DUE Code of conduct update (Thanks @haritori ) Remove 20 degree lower limit from keyword alerts Improve pagination prntscr.com/fdd1c8 Keyword notification selection not sticking (ticks unpicking) Sidebar widgets should show in custom view Email alert content (thanks illusionary) Custom temp restrictions (thanks illusionary)
- Advanced search @chocci
PM icon missing @3guesses
- Fix spacing on footer / contact info
- Comments per thread / page setting
Potential feature requests (not yet approved, will update if necessary)
- Feedback link to go in Menu
- "Like" top comments missing
- Allow truncation of URLs to be switched on/off in user settings
- Sticky footer when scrolling down (thanks @haritori)
- Comment numbers
Jump to unread@pman12
- "ready to type" option on jump to unread @pman12
- Allow preview of URLs @RossD89
- Excluding discussions from "all"
Front page "recent activity" widget<IN DEVELOPMENT - May/19> Make forum sorting "sticky" (i.e. you prefer viewing discussed / new)
- Notifications seem inaccurate
- Hottest deals should be tabbed rather than dropdown menu
Old "subscribed" threads are now in your "Saved" panel via your profile settings
Bugs reported (tickets raised with hotukdeals dev team)
User description save error (Thanks @Fanpages hotukdeals.com/fee…378) Missing "delete" / "bin" icon in keyword management (Thanks Fanpages) Notifications "jammed" Missing "like" notifications (Thanks Tregs & Fanpages) User permissions / moderation of comments (Thanks @RossD89 ) Scrolling through group listing jumps you to next page (infinity scrolling not working correctly) thx @haritori @Cariogenic Comment permalink missing @fern37 Email redirects landing on error page (@illusionary) Users receiving alerts on their own activity Using /gopep affects app use (breaks Get Deal) Thanks @HasnainMajeed Thanks @PowerPantsPete Downscaling images causes resolution to drop Button layout off prntscr.com/fefc9u @pman12 Merchant assignment logic on instore deals @LeahsMintytoutou Menu search (page numbers) does not work @pman12
Are you sure u want to" edited to "Are you sure you want to delete your comment?" Change Date format beneath threads from "Found [Month] [Day]" to "Found [Day] [Month]" @RossD89
- New design: completely new, a much simpler way to get deals (new ones in New, Hot ones in Hot and special selection in Highlights)
- Groups: follow and unfollow tags to get better refined lists of deals
- Featured: a section to get all the best deals regardless of what you're following
- Stability: greatly improved fluidity and stability in app