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Hi everyone,

Welcome to LatestDeals.co.uk

I'm Tom (or Kelsey - having two Toms in the team is far too confusing!) and I'm responsible for the geeky side of LD. The site is brand new and, whilst I've made every effort to make it as bug free as possible, I've no doubt you'll uncover weird and wonderful "features".

If you do find something behaving oddly then just give me a shout in here and I'll do my best to get it sorted as soon as possible.

If, on the other hand, you're craving a feature that doesn't yet exist (notification alerts, anyone?) then head on over to the "Feature requests" topic that Tom made.

Thanks and here is to optimistically hoping this topic doesn't get too many replies!

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george
george3 months ago

How to delete my own deal post? how to change the link after the deal was post?

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi george, you can expire your post by hovering over the three vertical dots on the deal page and choosing edit. If you need to change the link just @tag me in a post and I'll come running!

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

Just flagging this in case you haven't spotted it already.

When sharing a deal I'm getting the "oops something went wrong" pop up, but upon opening the site in a new tab I can see that the deal has gone live minus the picture.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Thanks Bash this should now be fixed. There was a bug in the image uploading so I've fixed that and also added some code in so that if the image upload ever fails for whatever reason the deal still posts properly

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer2 months ago

have we still got a Dashboard and Notifications if so where can I find them

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi Bestoffer you can get to the dashboard and notifications via the dropdown menu that comes up when you hover over your avatar in the top right hand corner. That said, if you're using the Edge browser there's an unfortunate bug where it doesn't always come up at the moment (a bug I intend to exterminate today ) so, in the meantime, you can access them here:

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/dashboard

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/notifications

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer2 months ago

Kelsey Hi Kelsey thanks

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nemosays
nemosays2 months ago

TomKelsey Morning Tom, Hope you're well. Last night I posted a deal (via phone as my laptop has officially now been cremated ) and the description section is just very tedious to input. - at times back space is not possible - when typing a word and then adding space, doesn't add a space but joins the previous 2 words together - Got to the end sentence and couldn't backspace, screen was stuck, couldn't type anything at all, so performed a cut and paste which then allowed me to type further.

Regards,

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Thanks for the heads up! I put a few fixes live yesterday and I intend to do a few more tweaks today to hopefully resolve the problems you were having with sharing deals on your mobile. If by the end of the day it is still all going wrong please shout and I'll reinvestigate!

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nemosays
nemosays2 months ago

Kelsey ok cool... I shall give it a try and let you know

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nemosays
nemosays2 months ago

Notifications - when someone replies to you, not seeing a notification alert. Would be nice to see them pop up when you log in :)

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Morning nemosays - you should now get a little red bubble appear on your avatar in the top right hand corner when you get a notification. No need to refresh the page - it'll popup whenever you get a notification

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nemosays
nemosays2 months ago

Kelsey ah awesome! thankyou :)

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

Threads with an expiration date seem to be ending a bit prematurely. Instead of ending at 23:59 or 00:00 they're ending at 00:01

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/competitions/win-a-visionary-mira-ceti-telescope-spaceanswers

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/competitions/asus-zenbook-ux305-gleam

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Whoops! Good spot Bash must have a bit of logic a little off somewhere, I'll have a look at that now. I'll manually unexpire them for now

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Touch wood this should be fixed now

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

I don't think this is classed as a bug but I didn't want to create a new thread about it.

I've tried to share a page but the url isn't valid https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/?node=10835299031&pf_rd_r=9RHEBCG67BBY6A3BYE3P&pf_rd_p=e749ff0c-b30a-452c-8a29-5a890a12826c

Thanks.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Morning Bash thanks for the heads up. At the moment LD only allows for specific Amazon products to be shared (because that's all we can accurately track against) but it is in the pipeline to allow any Amazon page to be shared with the caveat that it won't necessarily track properly. Current plan is to plough through a lot of bugs today - if they get sorted quickly I'll try and look at this too

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Tom
Tom2 months ago

Mothercare - we're aware of Mothercare deals redirecting to their Irish website.

Easyjet - the same with Easyjet. Kelsey is rattlin' that big ol' brain of his to figure it out.

If you see this happen, please tag us in a comment with where you think the link should go

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

This should be fixed now - the websites will no longer mistake us as being Irish!

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Tom
Tom2 months ago
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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Hi Kelsey

I added a P&O offer today (Free Wine Day Trip) and there's a problem with the ampersand (&), so it displays like this:

P&O Ferries FR

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Thanks for the heads up - I'll have a dig and see if I can work out what's going on there. Hopefully get it fixed soon

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

There's a bug with the chat section. If you click on to page 2 you can't get it to change back unless you manually do it with the address bar.

Also check out the chat page on the Firefox browser. It's over to the left instead of being centered.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Great spots Bash I'd just noticed the Firefox one myself but didn't know about the pagination issue. Both should be fixed now

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Text entry seems a bit weird today, with a box that you type into. Seems to make editing what you've written (on the fly) very difficult.

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Deepak
Deepak2 months ago

Fantastic! Nice one Kelsey

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey, possible bug for you, Woohoo!

If you have selected the categories you want to see and then change over to the chat section, the boxes are unchecked when you return back to the deals.

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Tom
Tom2 months ago

*Deleted my nonsense* - Kelsey, in chat can we make it so people can delete our own posts?

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Sarah
Sarah2 months ago

Hi

In the chat section it often days a comment was shared ‘a few seconds ago’ . That seems a bit odd when some of the comments are several days old. A bug?

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nemosays
nemosays2 months ago

yes true... ive noticed that as well.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi Sarah, good spot! This should be a little more accurate now :slight_smile:

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

There's a bug with changing the Dashboard pages.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi Bash this should be fixed now :thumbsup:

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Hello Kelsey, there seems to be a problem with editing. I've tried to edit 3 different posts of mine and they've all come up with validation failed.

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Tom
Tom2 months ago

Bash, Kelsey, hey SuperLuckyDi just said the same thing when trying to edit a picture

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Tom Bash SuperLuckyDi Hi all, hopefully this should be fixed now. Sorry for any trouble!

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

The site is behaving weirdly. Apart from the deals section, nothing is showing up on either browsers that I've tested.

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

Another one for you. I can't edit my comments.

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Bash - this should be fixed in the next update, thanks!

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Are you still having problems with this? All seems fine this end but then it often does so that doesn't mean there isn't a problem somewhere!

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Bash
Bash2 months ago

Kelsey

It was fine a few minutes after I had commented earlier. I did clear my cookies and log back in but it was still happening. I just thought you had quickly fixed it. If it does happen again I'll let you know.

Thanks.

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SuperLuckyDi
SuperLuckyDi2 months ago

I've been trying to comment on my mobile (iphone6) but the comment box is hidden behind my keyboard rather than moving above it, so I can't see what I'm typing. Not sure if it's a problem with my phone?

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi, thanks for the heads up - I'll have a look at this and try and get it sorted ASAP :slight_smile:

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Hi SuperLuckyDi I've made a few changes to hopefully improve things on iPhones. Please let me know if it's any better/worse/the same! :slight_smile:

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Jackinatorz69
Jackinatorz692 months ago

Hi Kelsey - I tried to post this deal but it said it doesn't recognise the URL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0552573353/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bowaybGNCA6HV

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Kelsey
Kelsey2 months ago

Morning Bash and Jackinatorz69 thanks for the heads up. This should be fixed now :slight_smile:

By way of explanation I updated the duplicate deal detecting system yesterday and it looks like it was being a little aggressive when it came to Amazon deals :grin:

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Sarah
Sarah2 months ago

Hi Kelsey

It may just be me and my PC....when I try to type into the 'Search' field I'm finding it very touch sensitive, such that I keep having to edit it. So for example I type 'Argos' and on the screen it appears as 'aos'. That's the only field on LD where this happens. Weird!

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Tom
Tom2 months ago

Sarah Kelsey - hey I get this too. I think it's because the search refreshes results with every character typed. And so if you type faster than it loads the results, it deletes what you typed. It may be useful if t only searched upon pressing 'space', 'enter/return', or clicking the button?

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