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Homophobia isnt a joke to ignore.

It's set up as a deal site and no doubt makes bucket loads of money from people revealing bargains they've found. But part of the site is called "misc" and my brief introduction saw my account banned for questioning the site moderators for allowing 3 homophobic members to continually insult gays with what they called "their opinions". The code of conduct from the site suggest its not allowed, but despite reporting the offensive comments, the moderators did nothing and let them continue with their offensive diatribe. I'm told this is a frequent occurrence and that gays are not the only ones they target.

Fortunately not everyone on the site are like these people and decent people despise this clique of bigoted trolls and often challenge their disgusting baiting comments.

Instead of removing the offensive comments and banning these bigots, the site moderators remove the thread discussing members thoughts on the bigoted Russian policies on Gays before the Olympics and promoting them to be beaten up which was in the news. I was sent a screen shot of the offending thread which is a shame cannot be posted to prove the point. (Trust pilot, by all means ask to view them.)

Since this happened, I've had the chance to read more posts made by the main instigator and I have to say, I've never witnessed a worse troll on any site I've ever seen. One member told me he models himself on a couple of banned members who use two initials and end their username with a 1 and who spent their time boasting how great they are, how much imaginary money they have and generally posting fairy stories about their "wonderful" existence. He's not very original either as he apparently wants to change his username by using the same identifying criteria.

Homophobia should not be tolerated. Hopefully one day this site will understand its not funny or clever to give bigots like these a platform.

It's also very highly suspicious that negative reviews keep being reported.

Let's hope TrustPilot recognise the comments made about the moderators bullying and look into why negative reviews get reported. This review has been removed 3 times for ludicrous reasons.

Currently it's down because I need to provide proof of purchase. Go figure why anyone would be that desperate to have this review removed from show. I've gone better than that and provided them with full documentation showing my active account on the site and the reason for my disgust and contempt at the behaviour of some of its members and particularly for moderators allowing it to happen. That isn't an accusation it's a fact and proof of this has been given to trustpilot.

Please don't let your site be ruined by bullies from other site staff.
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Used to be a good site, but ruined by moderators and security concerns

Guys. Youve claimed the review was reported for references to other site and will be reviewed. When does this take place? Ive already responded to state this, yet review after review are being removed reported for "proof of purchase". How can you possibly be so naive to delete for that reason? They dont sell anything, so suggesting its OK to let HUKD report reviews for this reason is nothing short of a joke. Feel free to edit what you dont feel is relevant. But youve got a truthful opinion which seems to be strangely echoed by countless others and who similarly get removed for not proving a reciept for purchase. Seriously its crazy and its just making this site seem pointless to use as a review resource..

Is HotUkDeals really that concerned that they need to keep reporting a negative review time after time after time? This is now the 5th time.

But in the meantime, can TrustPilot monitor this situation as its very noticable negative reviews are continually removed for various inacccurate reasons. Apparently this time I'm referring to other sites. Where? Previously I'd had to provide proof of purchase (like others are down for. HotUKDeals DOESNT sell anything. Its been removed for mentioning names. Totally false. Then removed for a second time for proof of purchase.

Hopefully TrustPilot can actually see first hand here that the biggest critism levelled at the site is bully moderators and site administrators. I'm not allowed apparently to level accusations, otherwise I would probably suggest its the site moderators who are making accounts to cry real tears to the site moaotatos of this site. Hopefully you can investigate and put an end to the obvious game playing out on your review site. There is just no point in this site exisitng if negative reviews are not allowed. I will leave to your imagination who I believe is behind this.

I've left my review below untouched since it DOESNT go against your guidelines. But I would also like to add that I also fully endorse the other reviews stating members are using the site to promote homophobia and with immunity.

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I guess its not really surprising there are many reviews critical of the sites moderators and been removed. Sadly its an everyday feature of what was once a really great site with a true community spirit and lots of banter and humour. Sure not everyone got on and mods needed to intervene and rightly so. I expect the requests for take downs have come from the site moderators who are always keen to sweep things under the carpet and end requests for explanations with the laughable "contact us" remark, which is effectively is a trash bin as answers rarely happen or when they do, they ignore points made and seem to be standard responses.

Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse a year ago, with security breaches. My personal details were exposed, yet the site owner didnt even have the courtesy of apologising. In fact, it wasnt the only breaches that took place and the site owner posted a thread in feedback on 25 February 2013 promising an update once investigated. The thread was locked and anyone daring to ask for a reply strangely got banned shortly after for doing so or questioning the data that moderators were collecting about its members. Quite worrying really.

Its a shame things have gone so wrong for a site that I once recommended and enjoyed spending several hours posting deals, looking for bargains and enjoying the banter with people I'd probably never give a second glance at in the street.

Some of the comments made by moderators and justified as "office banter" towards and about site helpers and members were inexcusable and says all anyone needs to know about the people who run the site. Something they should be truly embarrassed about.
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I love HUKD!

I love HUKD!

You have to register your email to make any posts but the website is open for anyone to see.

Be careful when you choose your user name as it cannot be changed!

The website is divided into different categories. The main section is for deals where members can post about great price savings from the Internet or real life shops. Sometimes you can find price glitches, and whilst they are not all honoured, some are.

The voucher sections has the latest discount codes. This is especially handy as some codes can be stacked resulting in even bigger discounts!

The Freebies section is great and it's amazing how many things you can get for free!

There are other sections including misc which is my go to place after work. You can have such a laugh on there as they are very friendly and funny.

Deeky is one of the nicest forum posters I've ever encountered and if you want help with using the site, information on deals or a discussion on just about anything, he is the man to go to. If ever I go on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, I'd have him as my phone a friend.

Great site, great people and I don't look anywhere else for my bargains.
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Good site, great deals and money saving tips. Shame about the users.

Overall the site is great for deals, vouchers and freebies both on and offline. I'd rate the content of these posts as good as money saving expert if not better. There are loads of helpful friendly people on hand to give you advice and point you in the right direction as well if help is required.

A few minor bad points include the constant changes being made to the site which generally are unwanted by the whole userbase. The term "If it isn't broken don't fix it " springs to mind. This is reflected in my review being 4 stars.

The only other bad point that comes up continually included in the previous reviews is a minority of bad users, some of their actions include but not limited to the following.

- Persecuting and opressing other users by several different means including that of malicious PM's, following, etc.
- Making indecent remarks for a family orientated site.
- Harassment of female users.
Now it's my understanding the site is a deal forum so I question why these users have been allowed to continue unobstructed. It leads me to question the moderation.

My advice is to use the site without conversing too much with others and certainly to not trust people easily as many for whatever reason are not who they pretend to be.
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Fantastic money saving site!

HUKD is fantastic. Deals are posted almost every minute of the day and night giving you the chance to buy all sorts of things you need and some you don't need!

There is a voucher section so that you can save money from different retailers. Not obscure ones either, Boots, M&S and a Debenhams are mentioned all the time.

Competions section is great as you don't have to search the Internet, there are loads of completions to enter and win fantastic prizes.

There is also a freebies section and I've received things like kindle books, pint glasses and christmas tree spray!

The Misc section is an almost everything goes section for HUKD. It's a place where everyone can chat about anything. Most posters are a good laugh but sometimes good natured banter can turn into arguments with an ECeptional poster having a hidden agenda and wanting to being up their religious views and cause arguments. Other than that weirdo everyone is friendly.

All in all a good site for deals and chat.
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Good concept, but so Fake!

A nice idea for real people to share shopping bargains with others, but the reality is that the site is populated with fake 'deals', posted either by members of the public to gain 'heat' or indirectly by retailers hoping to increase traffic to their doors.

The 'fake' theme is carried through to the social aspect of the site known as "Misc". Here you will find unemployed benefits claimants with fake illnesses and sexually-frustrated social misfits, all posting for attention and for 'likes' to boost their 'importance' to the site. Challenge the pretence and members become very defensive, and are protected by an admin who denies keeping all user data ever entered to the site. This data is duplicated and distributed across multiple unsecured databases worldwide it would seem.
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I also hate this site, just keeping on trend

It is totally free to use
you do not have to join unless you wish to post a deal or leave a comment
they have some fantastic deals, posted by real people
Mods also post deals too
some deals are not great but have saved £1,000s over the years
lots of members are very helpful, 1 or 2 trolls also but its like that on the net these days
misc is a bit wild at times and new members often get a poor welcome but not all

some of the mods are useless, this is true and you can get a ban for very little, while some members get away with murder, depends who is the mod at that time I think

over all 9 out of 10 for me
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Terrible site, Disagree with a 'favourite' & you're suspended

Awful site, Full of playstation fans, IF you disagree with the Playstation being the 'Holy grail' you WILL be suspended repeatedly, MISC is full of their favourites where they can say & do what they like, But if someone new comes onto the site, Then you get called a troll, which then they post meme's to you about,

Be warned though, If you do a meme back, YOU will be suspended.

As for the 'DEALS' Waste of time, Not only is the majority of them Playstation related, But it's useless junk you'd never buy otherwise, Stay clear & save your money. That's a better deal.
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Look forward to the daily deals email

I just find the whole site useful. Puts me onto deals and bargains I would never have discovered alone. There's muppets everywhere unfortunately - I just ignore them.
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Stick To [External Reference]. This Site Is Ran By Kids.

The site is terrible. It's a good idea but the community and the mods are a joke. Whatever deal you post it will go cold unless it's PS3 related. You get trolled on every thing you post by immature children that plague the site.

Their is one section called Misc. This is basically where all the unemployed, bored internet bums hang out and will troll you because your a new member. They like to post ridiculous memes taken off 9gag all day long as they have nothing better to do. Most users in this section are on the site 24/7 replaying to every post with a meme. A childish user named D_G seems to love memes that everything he posts is a meme. They act like children in a playground laughing at each others meme. Great if your 10 years old.

It would of been a good site but the admins don't know how to run it properly and seem to love to sit back and watch the trolling while the site goes down hill.

Stick to [External Reference] it has a much friendlier adult community with lots more information on saving a quid or two.
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Yellow Jacket Mods and Childish Userbase

This site is a great idea but 2 key things let it down:

Moderators are power hungary and will suspend for no reason; I've posted offers and been suspended saying I'm promoting companies! There's no help or respect for newbies.

Users could be offered a brand new car for one pence and some would still find a reason to flame you... "I don't like that brand" or something equally as stupid. It really isn't a way to welcome newbies who are the lifeblood of a site like this.
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Very useful site as long as you're not put off by the childish banter.

I've made many savings by using this site, and get the daily email. Don't be put off by the childish banter used by some of the respondents to deals. It's a great site.
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Mods are bullies

I have submitted a deal which was close to 300 hot. I edited the deal and i unknowingly posted my fb page address- my mistake, now my account ad been suspended and deal has gone.

Tried making another account and that's been banned too. Moderation are quick to ban, and don't even speak to me, and if they did would know it was a mistake. I'm really annoyed because I've never had a deal as hot as that, knew it was too good to be true, tried removing the link, but wouldn't let me, because its was still in moderation.
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Great idea, ruined by the children that populate the website.

HUKD's is supposed to be a site for adults to save money on. Instead, it's become overpopulated with whiny console fanboys who will downvote anything that isn't a computer game or a stupid unecessary joke item like an inflatable seagull.

They post overused meme's from the internet and think they are funny, when really any idiot can see that they are just stealing them from sites like 9gag and 4chan, and it's got to the point where every deal and every post is guaranteed to have at least one stupid GIF in it.

The mods don't moderate, they sit back and watch these idiots slowly destroy what could be a decent site, and let them torment other members through trolling, only to ban the people that actually stand up for yourselves.

As long as the owner is getting paid, they clearly don't care. I'd avoid this site like the plague if I were you.
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Great concept, ruined by power hungry moderators

In principle, HUKD is great, find great deals, buy/sell old items, freebies, competitions. A good one stop shop.

However, all the goodness is destroyed by power hungry moderators who get a kick out of suspending someone at every opportunity, regardless of whether in the rules or not. Sometimes you get suspended for something vaguely within the rules, but open to interpretation, sometimes you get suspended even if it is not in the rules, just because a moderator thinks it is.

They are quick to suspend and never move away from this. They are like the FA, come up with ridiculous ideas that no one else agrees with.

The best way I can describe HUKD's moderators are like traffic wardens who wait for your paid parking ticket to expire and 1 minute later you have a ticket, or for being slightly outside a box junction, or being on a kerb. Basically the lowest of the low.

It's not even worth going into details of where they have got it wrong, but a perfect example is being suspended for attempting to outbid someone. Apparently that is not allowed, even where the seller had not yet agreed to the sale with the previous individual. I as the bidder was suspended. Where is the logic. The previous bidder even said, "feel free to sell to the higher bidder", the seller of course would surely have preferred more money and I was willing to pay more money, so in the end three people that between us have no issue for complaint. Then comes in the moderator and suddenly I'm suspended for a breach of a rule that isn't even in the rules!!
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Don't waste your time to idiotic moderators

Wonderful site and some great deals, but unfortunately you get the typical moderators who sit there all day nit picking over the most silliest of things.

I got an infraction on my account from someone called 'sigma', all I did was post a link I copied and pasted from an email. It was a link for 25% off Hungry House, of which I get nothing from it. Yet I was being accused of personal referrals, shows how much they know. Contacted the moderator explained it all and offered to forward the original email, never did ask for it though. So all that hassle for trying to share a simple 25% off voucher, how pathetic can you be?

The site is let down majorly by the children who have moderator rights. It's a case of they have no power in their lives, so they have to come to a community site to get their fix for what their lives already lack. If you can get rid of the kids it would be good.

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I heart HUKD.

Long time member, big fan.
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Good info, on deals and comps, but hard to find info on rules of site

When posting for the first time, there is not enough info on how to post and when i posted i didnt add enough info about the competition, and my posting was removed, and i got a message saying not enough info) - i would of liked to of been told where i went wrong and have a little help in making sure i posted correctly when posting again- (so my anxiety increased) and some one who is seriously ill does not need this.. try and find there rules and how to use the site? i have been on there a few months now and still half blind, i never new how the voting system worked till a wk ago - then because i voted on deals and comps i got told off for not leaving reasons for my cold votes? As there is serious rules on voting so expect confusion! and a message to tell you off for it...

When posting a deal or comp - often it does not recognise there is a simular one already posted - which is not allowed obviously, and try searching to see if a simular one exsits! Layout needs a rethink.

Over all i find some people on the site very friendly, at times there is to many monkeys how ever who can not wait to gang up on you for a small mistake, and leave you a message or two or three so if your ill like me be careful.
Also i would like to add that i do at least 3,000 comps a month and i am always winning something nearly all how ever are not on this site.. Most comps are for larger items with high value, low value comps there are not much off, i have done comps for some time and have a good insight and no where to search for them..and have the time. to many people entering high value comps have a very small chance of winning... so people complain they have not won anything.

I think it would also be nice to have a winners section? so people can see what others have won - maybe one does exsits? but i am yet to find it. I still have not manage to post a item for sale as i am still confused on this, no doubt i will get told off when i do.

I give it two stars for the reasons i have mentioned, and there are to many monkeys.

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