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Agree!!! where would all the diy deals and home appliance deals go?

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Nowhere - because they are usually really boring deals.

Categories have been changed to cater for the most regularly posted/popular deals like gaming and Audio Visual etc......so like gaming etc before the DIY etc will now need to fall into another category of your choice.

vibeone

Nowhere - because they are usually really boring deals.


What? You don't like BOGOF deals on dulux paint? True it might not get the most exciting deals but still very helpful, unless the mass populous is going to start living in a cave or with their ma and pa.

Syzable

Categories have been changed to cater for the most regularly … Categories have been changed to cater for the most regularly posted/popular deals like gaming and Audio Visual etc......so like gaming etc before the DIY etc will now need to fall into another category of your choice.


Good point. "Home" would take up a lot of real estate in the topics bar. Best to let deals clutter up wrong categories.

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srb

What? You don't like BOGOF deals on dulux paint? True it might not get … What? You don't like BOGOF deals on dulux paint? True it might not get the most exciting deals but still very helpful, unless the mass populous is going to start living in a cave or with their ma and pa.



Haha... I'm surprised home has gone without any indication of where you are meant to put deals now. I posted a pan set yesterday... same would apply with that.

Finance is understandable I guess - but admin did say he was waiting for complaints

srb

Good point. "Home" would take up a lot of real estate in the topics bar. … Good point. "Home" would take up a lot of real estate in the topics bar. Best to let deals clutter up wrong categories.



You asked why.........i told you, that's as far as it goes. Nothing to do with me. lol

vibeone

Haha... I'm surprised home has gone without any indication of where you … Haha... I'm surprised home has gone without any indication of where you are meant to put deals now. I posted a pan set yesterday... same would apply with that.Finance is understandable I guess - but admin did say he was waiting for complaints



Well I guess your pan deal might go in Groceries since you're cooking said food. Garden deals would go in travel since being outdoors means travelling away from me computer. Appliances in the future will be getting more intelligent with wifi connections to let your know your toast is ready so that's computers and DIY falls under entertainment since the neighbours all have a laugh at us bitching and arguing when we attempt DIY.

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srb

Well I guess your pan deal might go in Groceries since you're cooking … Well I guess your pan deal might go in Groceries since you're cooking said food. Garden deals would go in travel since being outdoors means travelling away from me computer. Appliances in the future will be getting more intelligent with wifi connections to let your know your toast is ready so that's computers and DIY falls under entertainment since the neighbours all have a laugh at us bitching and arguing when we attempt DIY.



Haha. excellent. Sorted :P

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srb

Well I guess your pan deal might go in Groceries since you're cooking … Well I guess your pan deal might go in Groceries since you're cooking said food. Garden deals would go in travel since being outdoors means travelling away from me computer. Appliances in the future will be getting more intelligent with wifi connections to let your know your toast is ready so that's computers and DIY falls under entertainment since the neighbours all have a laugh at us bitching and arguing when we attempt DIY.



And sofas will end up in Fashion, I guess ?

guv

[quote=Syzable]Joking aside........ @ who the hell comes up with these … [quote=Syzable]Joking aside........ @ who the hell comes up with these crap ideas for this site?



Probably the retailers/advertisers who's campaigns disappear in a sea of better deals from competitors

Joking aside........ @ who the hell comes up with these crap ideas for … Joking aside........ @ who the hell comes up with these crap ideas for this site?



Me

The idea with the topics is to separate out the main areas which we have interested groups already posting around. The old Home topic was not used much and not followed much either so it didn't seem as important as introducing Gaming.

And no I don't believe in continually adding adding adding things without dropping the ones that aren't relatively used

We may add it back in yet if we change the way navigation works and can support more topics.
Edited by: "Admin" 27th Oct 2010

I am gutted I used to look in the home section everyday - where do we post/find stuff like sofas, rugs, curtains, wardrobes, beds, dinner sets, toasters, etc etc

Since I'm moving, the home section become very useful for me and was using it everyday over the past week it was there.

Doesn't make no sense at all to get rid of a section that is being used (even if it is less than others) because I'm sure now they are going to be all over the place only wasting time for those that are relevant to those looking for that subject topic, making all the other topics less effective.

Me to the home section was the only one I checked everyday.

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Admin

Me :)The idea with the topics is to separate out the main areas which we … Me :)The idea with the topics is to separate out the main areas which we have interested groups already posting around. The old Home topic was not used much and not followed much either so it didn't seem as important as introducing Gaming.And no I don't believe in continually adding adding adding things without dropping the ones that aren't relatively used :)We may add it back in yet if we change the way navigation works and can support more topics.


so just where are Washing machines, dishwashers and cookers, diy etc etc now meant to go?

Admin

Me :)The idea with the topics is to separate out the main areas which we … Me :)The idea with the topics is to separate out the main areas which we have interested groups already posting around. The old Home topic was not used much and not followed much either so it didn't seem as important as introducing Gaming.And no I don't believe in continually adding adding adding things without dropping the ones that aren't relatively used :)We may add it back in yet if we change the way navigation works and can support more topics.



May shouldn't be an option with this one Home/Garden surely needs to be added where do I stick a lawn mower or a fridge?

If it doesn't fit into the existing categories they can go into 'other'.

Can you explain how you then choose other in the topics bar? Or do you have to go to all and go through all of the pointless grocery and travel threads.

How a travel section is more useful than a Home section is beyond me???

Admin

If it doesn't fit into the existing categories they can go into 'other'.




I might be missing the point here but you do realise that there is no "other" tab at the top of the page.

Admin

If it doesn't fit into the existing categories they can go into 'other'.



What other? Seems to be an other when selecting a deal, but that's so unspecific and shouldn't be used for something that could easily be put into home or garden which has loads of items listed for. Really don't see the problem with creating a 10th category seems like lazy programming.

Adam2050

What other? Seems to be an other when selecting a deal, but that's so … What other? Seems to be an other when selecting a deal, but that's so unspecific and shouldn't be used for something that could easily be put into home or garden which has loads of items listed for. Really don't see the problem with creating a 10th category seems like lazy programming.



or STUBBORNNESS

I am also upset that Home has gone. I looked at it everyday and there was always good stuff there. Now it is lost in amongst all the electronics etc and I won't bother in future

I always checked the Home category everyday as, like other people, have just moved and still kitting out the new house with stuff. So disappointed it's gone and haven't a clue where to start looking for some good, relevant deals.

miss_moneypenny

I always checked the Home category everyday as, like other people, have … I always checked the Home category everyday as, like other people, have just moved and still kitting out the new house with stuff. So disappointed it's gone and haven't a clue where to start looking for some good, relevant deals.



try the "other" section according to the mods and admin.

boooooo boooooo booooo!!! bring back the home section please!!!!

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Adam2050

What other? Seems to be an other when selecting a deal, but that's so … What other? Seems to be an other when selecting a deal, but that's so unspecific and shouldn't be used for something that could easily be put into home or garden which has loads of items listed for. Really don't see the problem with creating a 10th category seems like lazy programming.


Couldnt agree more - seems madness not to be a Home section. Its not like its gonna take up a lot of room lol.

ants97

try the "other" section according to the mods and admin.


if only there was an 'other' section!

Banned

I'm pretty sure Admin has already covered the reasons for certain categories that have been removed. It's by design. As they have access to how members navigate through the forum, certain Topics have been removed.

You can still view all the 'Other' category deals via ALL Topic and selecting the relevant forum. You then have the option of sorting by Hot/New/Discussed tabs. This allows you to see ALL threads.

You could also consider utilising your Custom Tab to present only "Other" topics as a method to display all threads which don't fall into the shortlisted topics.

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aScottishBloke

I'm pretty sure Admin has already covered the reasons for certain … I'm pretty sure Admin has already covered the reasons for certain categories that have been removed. It's by design. As they have access to how members navigate through the forum, certain Topics have been removed.You can still view all the 'Other' category deals via ALL Topic and selecting the relevant forum. You then have the option of sorting by Hot/New/Discussed tabs. This allows you to see ALL threads.You could also consider utilising your Custom Tab to present only "Other" topics as a method to display all threads which don't fall into the shortlisted topics.


WOW! so OTHER is not going to have its own tab so some deals will never appear unless you jump through the hoops of selecting ALL then OTHER? That is seriosuly screwed up imo

BTW, ALL doesnt work. Within this thread if I select ALL tab, I get:-

Cold. Let's get that fire started! oO

I still don't get it,if there's no "other" tab,how do you work out where any furniture,home items etc are without looking through every section................

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Right everyone needs to calm down. Admin makes some, in my opinion, terrible decisions. Usually when a site gets big, the founder will delegate issues and ideas to others, new features will be voted on etc etc.

That doesn't seem to be the way here. It would be easy to launch into a character assassination but although unusual, thats just the way it is. Based on that we really have to just accept that decisions will be made unilaterally. I don't like it, but you have to give credit to admin for getting the site off the ground in the first place. It concerns me that with every update we lose some functionality, but as long as the basic model remains, the site will probably get by.

Anyway, what interests me is that the mods and admin seem to have a real problems adjusting and adding to categories. I'd like to understand why thats the case? I assume its a software limitation - but can't really understand how or why.

vibeone

Right everyone needs to calm down. Admin makes some, in my opinion, … Right everyone needs to calm down. Admin makes some, in my opinion, terrible decisions. Usually when a site gets big, the founder will delegate issues and ideas to others, new features will be voted on etc etc.That doesn't seem to be the way here. It would be easy to launch into a character assassination but although unusual, thats just the way it is. Based on that we really have to just accept that decisions will be made unilaterally. I don't like it, but you have to give credit to admin for getting the site off the ground in the first place. It concerns me that with every update we lose some functionality, but as long as the basic model remains, the site will probably get by.Anyway, what interests me is that the mods and admin seem to have a real problems adjusting and adding to categories. I'd like to understand why thats the case? I assume its a software limitation - but can't really understand how or why.



Other is already there so there's no limitation it's a simple task of adding another tab that it's linked to this filter.

As far as I'm aware the only tab's asked for were CD DVD's remember the whine threads and Gaming. Not sure who thought yeh great lets go crazy with it. Removing Home for A/V makes no logical sense. I do hope your not paying for the people that come up with these ideas as they don't have a clue. As Guv has already stated if this was a retail site online you would be laughed at.

aScottishBloke

I'm pretty sure Admin has already covered the reasons for certain … I'm pretty sure Admin has already covered the reasons for certain categories that have been removed. It's by design. As they have access to how members navigate through the forum, certain Topics have been removed.You can still view all the 'Other' category deals via ALL Topic and selecting the relevant forum. You then have the option of sorting by Hot/New/Discussed tabs. This allows you to see ALL threads.You could also consider utilising your Custom Tab to present only "Other" topics as a method to display all threads which don't fall into the shortlisted topics.


Just because it's by design, doesn't mean its a good design or that the design shouldn't be reviewed based on user feedback. Will there be less traffic to the site... dunno.. I'll probably still come here daily for the latest updates on the grocery deals. So the admins will still be happy with the same level of traffic and not really notice a difference. sigh.
That is until the app for the price comparison on groceries comes out for the blackberry... Must remember to watch for that.

aScottishBloke

[bYou can still view all the 'Other' category deals via ALL Topic and … [bYou can still view all the 'Other' category deals via ALL Topic and selecting the relevant forum. You then have the option of sorting by Hot/New/Discussed tabs. This allows you to see ALL threads.You could also consider utilising your Custom Tab to present only "Other" topics as a method to display all threads which don't fall into the shortlisted topics.[/b]



why not just add an "other" tab?

Isn't the idea to get as many people as possible viewing the deals as easy as possible to get those oh so valuable click throughs?

Admin may want to pin this "guide" on the front page so people know how to use his website.

I still don't get it,from ASB post above, how do i know where to look for an item of furniture perhaps,or is it pot luck and i can't be specifi,c i have to look through ALL deals...............

Thanks,confused from Manchester.

deb8z

I still don't get it,from ASB post above, how do i know where to look for … I still don't get it,from ASB post above, how do i know where to look for an item of furniture perhaps,or is it pot luck and i can't be specifi,c i have to look through ALL deals...............Thanks,confused from Manchester.



yep the first part is you can only see all deals which will include "other" deals.

the second part is you have to go into customize, exclude all forums except deals, then exclude all topics apart from other, click the include expired box underneath and then click save. then you should then click on the custom tab to view "other" deals.

edit: in fact just select deals and other. don't be fooled by the red cross which would suggest to me that you are excluding them.


Edited by: "ants97" 29th Oct 2010

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ants97

yep the first part is you can only see all deals which will include … yep the first part is you can only see all deals which will include "other" deals.the second part is you have to go into customize, exclude all forums except deals, then exclude all topics apart from other, click the include expired box underneath and then click save. then you should then click on the custom tab to view "other" deals.



Comedy.

vibeone

[quote=ants97] Comedy.



to be honest I havn't a clue how to get the other deals up, but I did try which is more than can be said for admin.

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ants97

to be honest I havn't a clue how to get the other deals up, but I did try … to be honest I havn't a clue how to get the other deals up, but I did try which is more than can be said for admin.



Haha... i meant comedy the hassle you have to go through to see all deals now.

Like I said - we're all now aware that Admin takes decisions unilaterally - which is fine, thats up to him. I just wish someone had given him a tutorial on good UI design!

Thank you,it's as clear as mud isn't it lol

I hope other forums/sites don't follow suit and remove certain tabs that people use
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