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Usual clowns at work again over at HUKD. Getting rid of the FS/FT in favour of Lokal or whatever it's called, stupid decision. Ask people here if they like the current FS/FT or Lokal (do a voting system before making decisions). This Lokal crap website is just awful.

Admin/s - Please head over to ScrewFix and sort out the loose bolt in the head.
Check for some ScrewFix deals if needed.
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Banned

totally lost

You mean there's more to HUKD deals than just HUKD?!?!

YouDontWantToKnow

totally lost


its not rocket science

Will the HUKD mods be involved after the Lokal switch. It was comforting to see familiar mods,
you could contact when dealing with FS/T section.

I am not an active user of fs threads. I do not want my username or password, whether encrypted or not, shared anywhere.

I keep a record of passwords I need to maintain and do not agree to any proliferation of my data.

So the other site for buying and selling etc and hotuk for everything else?

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developers

I am not an active user of fs threads. I do not want my username or … I am not an active user of fs threads. I do not want my username or password, whether encrypted or not, shared anywhere.I keep a record of passwords I need to maintain and do not agree to any proliferation of my data.



In which case you won't need to do anything This is an opt-in only migration and users who don't even use the FS forum aren't affected in any case

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YouDontWantToKnow

totally lost



Put a tl;dr in for you and a gif. Better?

Sweet, opted in.

Hopefully there will be less scamming going on, maybe the mods will be a bit more helpful too in regards to obvious scammers trying it on.

Look forward to trying it out.

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juliet_bravo

Put a tl;dr in for you and a gif. Better?



Got it. Thanks

Clear that brown stuff but I'm dyslexic so do have an advantage over you "normals" or should that be "k0rmalz"

So basically:

"The classifieds section is dead. Go use this **** Gumtree wannabe instead, where there's no community, no trust, any you're likely to get ripped off".

No major problem for me as when I did advertise on here my stuff usually sold elsewhere faster. But still a bit disappointing to see the avenue close.
Edited by: "satchef1" 22nd Feb

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satchef1

So basically:"The classifieds section is dead. Go use this **** Gumtree … So basically:"The classifieds section is dead. Go use this **** Gumtree wannabe instead, where there's no community, no trust, any you're likely to get ripped off".No major problem for me as when I did advertise on here my stuff usually sold elsewhere faster. But still a bit disappointing to see the avenue close.



Of course, it's always disappointing for users when we change something they use, but just to be clear - Lokal isn't just a random site that we've picked, it's being built and in future will be improved with you / mydealz sellers in mind and my hope for the UK site is that you will be it's core user base. If you choose not to use it, then that's up to you.

How much does HUKD make from selling to them? I'm guessing we'll be bombarded with adverts now.

Always about the money.

I personally really liked the FS/T forum on HUKD Sad to see it go

but as it's to focus more on the Deals side of things then it's all good!

Hopefully Lokal becomes a great selling platform for all us HUKD sellers




juliet_bravo

Of course, it's always disappointing for users when we change something … Of course, it's always disappointing for users when we change something they use, but just to be clear - Lokal isn't just a random site that we've picked, it's being built and in future will be improved with you / mydealz sellers in mind and my hope for the UK site is that you will be it's core user base. If you choose not to use it, then that's up to you.


Hi have you worked out roughly as a percentage how many posts are actually FS/T.
Personally i like the fact its all in place and dont have to keep switching

sounds rubbish

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trikidy

How much does HUKD make from selling to them? I'm guessing we'll be … How much does HUKD make from selling to them? I'm guessing we'll be bombarded with adverts now. Always about the money.



X) X) Wish I'd made a Feedback Bingo card now.

Nothing has been sold, nothing is being forced. We're closing FS; use Lokal or don't. Up to you.

@archer1204 yep and to be honest we've been talking about options for years - there is a great user base in FS and if they want to continue trading we wanted to make sure there was a sister platform for them to do that on. If it doesn't work for you (in terms of switching sites) then that's unfortunate but as a platform, hotukdeals is going to be changing a lot this year and next; we need to make sure we're ready for that.

Edited by: "juliet_bravo" 22nd Feb

What happens if a user is banned over there? Does it carry over to here?

Why close it ? Is it not successful enough ? I have looked at lokal and it looks like gumtree. I much prefer the layout here and I could switch from for sale to freebies to misc etc.

I'm unsure I might wait on other people's feedback. Hoping lokal lets us have more than 3 bumps etc though as a few rules here are daft.

Depending on how it goes I may just stick with AVF.

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benjammin316

What happens if a user is banned over there? Does it carry over to here?



No, we don't share data. Users opt-in, feedback migrates and that user then has a Lokal profile and a Hotukdeals profile. If they act like an idiot on Lokal, then Lokal will deal with them. If they're an idiot on hotukdeals, then we deal with them

dominatez

Why close it, is it not successful enough? snip


As mentioned in the OP, the plan is to give FS/T users a dedicated platform and response team, making the FS experience easier for private sellers and ensuring HotUKDeals could focus as a deals platform. The FS forum here and on Mydealz is / was thriving, but it's also very time-consuming and needs a dedicated team if it's to continue to grow successfully.

Matty8787

I'm unsure I might wait on other people's feedback. Hoping lokal lets us … I'm unsure I might wait on other people's feedback. Hoping lokal lets us have more than 3 bumps etc though as a few rules here are daft. Depending on how it goes I may just stick with AVF.


Especially no selling ecodes. Made me move to avforums in the first place.
Tbh the F/S on HUKD is pretty shocking compared to other places so I doubt it could get worst!

Another question for Juliet

Regarding all the users FS feedback which everyone has accumulated over time, is this something which will be carried over also?

It's a rather strong point on here because I would rather purchase an item from someone with good/positive feedback rather than a user with none.

Presuming Lokal doesn't have this available then it will surely be more like a Gumtree platform.

I do see stars next to the users pictures, but there's no feedback page

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saxo_appeal

Another question for JulietRegarding all the users FS feedback which … Another question for JulietRegarding all the users FS feedback which everyone has accumulated over time, is this something which will be carried over also?It's a rather strong point on here because I would rather purchase an item from someone with good/positive feedback rather than a user with none. Presuming Lokal doesn't have this available then it will surely be more like a Gumtree platform. I do see stars next to the users pictures, but there's no feedback page



Yeah exactly "Active users of the FS forum will receive a PM and email in the next day or so, explaining the change and offering them the chance to transfer their threads and feedback to Lokal. You'll have until 23:59 March 8th to opt-in."
Probably a good idea to check out some of the mydealz user profile pages, e.g. de.lokal.com/p/h…n2k

What happens to my 97 hard earned feedback??!

So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling things yourself, you don't need to do anything?
Your profile and records will stay unchanged with HUKD?

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mallie21

What happens to my 97 hard earned feedback??!



You keep it! You have your mallie21 profile here on hotukdeals, and if you opt in you'll have a mallie21 seller profile with 97 feedback on Lokal.

jasee

So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling … So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling things yourself, you don't need to do anything?Your profile and records will stay unchanged with HUKD?



Correct
Edited by: "juliet_bravo" 22nd Feb

Ooooh sorry missed that part oO

mallie21

What happens to my 97 hard earned feedback??!

jasee

So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling … So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling things yourself, you don't need to do anything?Your profile and records will stay unchanged with HUKD?



Ahhh OK so are the old expired threads carried over too?

Well I didn't read properly and am now opted in to something I will never use , I thought I was going to just look at the site and click another link to opt in will we be able to delete our profiles on Lokal ?

havent used it so far. might give it a try when im back in the uk grab some stuff

mallie21

What happens to my 97 hard earned feedback??!

jasee

So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling … So, if you are not interested in buying private sellers stuff or selling things yourself, you don't need to do anything?Your profile and records will stay unchanged with HUKD?


What happens about flamedeers this year

jessycake

Well I didn't read properly and am now opted in to something I will never … Well I didn't read properly and am now opted in to something I will never use , I thought I was going to just look at the site and click another link to opt in will we be able to delete our profiles on Lokal ?


If you clicked on the Lokal link you didnt do anything. Only if you clicked on the Opt In Link, you opt in

th profile you linked to - https://de.lokal.com/p/himan2k

it's all foreign.. is it going to be full of non english types?

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jessycake

Well I didn't read properly and am now opted in to something I will never … Well I didn't read properly and am now opted in to something I will never use , I thought I was going to just look at the site and click another link to opt in will we be able to delete our profiles on Lokal ?



Contact support and they'll sort it uk.lokal.com/imp…int

juliet_bravo

hotukdeals is going to be changing a lot this year and next;


Do you have a rough ETA for that announcement? I need to know how long I've got to source a good popcorn deal for all the tantrums X)

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benjammin316

th profile you linked to - https://de.lokal.com/p/himan2kit's all … th profile you linked to - https://de.lokal.com/p/himan2kit's all foreign.. is it going to be full of non english types?



Nope, think I mentioned initially that the first iteration of Lokal was for our German sister site, that we're now rolling out the UK version for you guys. That link was specifically to show Saxo how user profile pages will look once everything is up and running on the UK site

What if someone has already gone and taken our HUKD usernames preventing us from transferring feedback?

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Rubisco

Do you have a rough ETA for that announcement? I need to know how long … Do you have a rough ETA for that announcement? I need to know how long I've got to source a good popcorn deal for all the tantrums X)



Will let you know! We'll definitely be able to play Feedback Bingo with that update

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