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I’ve lost all enthusiasm for this site and my receipt apps and surveys. I just feel so unmotivated. I usually really enjoy it but I feel I’ve got so many other things I need to do. In my free time I’ve taken to watching Netflix and having chill time. Anyone else feel the same. Do you think we need the sun back to help feel energised.

LenoirLenoir
1 month ago
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Caz2
Caz21 month ago

Im getting bored with some online stuff,its just same old same old..yes we need the sunshine back,but then we'd be out enjoying it so not on apps etc anyway, but might be a good thing.🤔

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Not sure if the sun would make anyone more interested in LD but I know what you mean. I am spending less and less time on here. There is a lot of unpleasantness going on in chat, boring topics, repeats and folk posting a topic and never coming back to answer those who are kind enough to comment. Trying to find a comp to post is almost impossible...a couple of dozen posted by same person in an hour or two, not sure why as no points awarded for more than 3, so keep getting the whoops message.

I am half way to next voucher but after that may cut back a bit more as it is no longer a pleasure. I think all things have a natural life span but there will always be many coming along to take their place.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 month ago

Lynibis, I must ask you the most important question of the century. This has never once been asked before on LD.

So here it is...

Dogs or cats? 🤣

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

RegularComper90 ha ha, I laughed out loud at that. You will be surprised at the answer.....neither! I am far too selfish to have responsibility for a pet and have vowed never to become a 'cat lady'.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 month ago

Just thought I'd mention that the latest repeated topic appears to be about Netflix and show recommendations.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Yes RegularComper90 I did put a reply with the link to previous topics of the same kind. It was polite and friendly but it has been deleted. I had several replies in my notifications but they too are not showing.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 month ago

I think the freebie section is pretty rubbish now. This isn't at all the fault of any members and I am sure they do their best... but there's far too many fabric swatches, catalogues, cashback offers for things which are either really hard to find in stores or are only for new members and "freebies" where you have to pay for postage which is usually way too high for what it is.

I only really bother with the competitions and deals now. I don't bother with the chat section as much as I used to, for the same reasons mentioned by Lynibis.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador1 month ago

I actually had an weeks enforced break from the site last week (thank you Storm Ciara for taking down my phone line)

I think it has done me good, and I feel positive and enthusiastic about the site again.

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Tom
Tom
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1 month ago

Hey thank you for your genuine feedback, it's really appreciated.

I hope to share some upcoming features that may help kickstart a little excitement in the future of LD (works in progress):

  • Faster Vouchers - At the moment you get vouchers at 5,000 points, 15,000, 50,000, 100,000... and then every 50,000 point interval. It's our intention to improve the last milestone and change it to every 25,000 point interval. 50,000 points just seems a little bit too long and too much of a slog, so 25,000 points will mean you get vouchers more frequently 👍
  • Improving Freebies - It is in the plan to create some extra filters on freebies. For example, so you can hide all freebies that require a postage spend. We could potentially create a filter that hides all catalogues if that was of sufficient interest to you.
  • Competitions - We have listened to the feedback that competitions is becoming harder to participate in because there are some super members who love to post as much as possible - hundreds every day! We are discussing this as we do want to find a balance between allowing super users to enjoy the site and not feel restricted, whilst also making sure everyone can take part.
  • Improving Chat - This is probably the trickiest part! I'm happy to say we are improving in our moderation speeds and we are happy to remove bad actors to keep Latest Deals a positive, friendly and safe community. A feature update coming soon will be adding our LD News to Chat on desktop. You can read about incredible members doing incredible things.
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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Sounds like some great ideas to look forward to. Nothing ever stays the same and the changes you mention sound like good ones.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

I like the sheer volume of comps here. Its great that there's such a great range to choose from. If there is a limit on how many can appear each day then I'll be heading to prize finder. Sorry to say. All of my comps win have come as a reason of the great competitions posted here at latest deals by kind folk.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

ShellyAnn Great to hear your thoughts and it's really good to hear both sides of the story. There's no planned change as of yet. I agree, it wouldn't work for super members such as yourself. Just an acknowledgement it has been discussed as we do recognise both sides.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

Tom I don't know where everyone find the comps they post. I get an email with a comp, so I think, lets go post it at latest deals and it is always here already! I can't find no competitions that users here haven't posted already. They must have some kind of hot line with Bauer, Hearst media, etc to get the comps first. 😀

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

Many of us feel lethargic and ‘down’ in January and February.

It's probably just the 'Winter Blues' -

Here's 7 ways to beat them:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/05/seven-ways-to-beat-the-winter-blues-without-medication

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

I go through spells. I had many, many months off away from here and comps and freebies last year. At some point soon, I will ease off again. I don't keep at it all year around. Some days I'm really in the mood for comps and others I would rather watch youtube or read lots.

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

I agree with you its become boring and not worth it. The survey apps i had ( 3 of them) got deleted last month as it was taking too long to actually earn any cash, then they changed the apps as more people joined it took longer to get a fiver. This website was great at start with some great deals but now i see the same old stuff being advertised. Also there used to loads of glitches and now i hardly see any.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 month ago

RE Glitches - Watch this space 😉

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Tom I'm lending you my ears 😂

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

It happens sometimes, but than we get back to the right track.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

I was losing motivation but seeing the update from Tom about smaller increments to get vouchers and improvements to chat is a positive move.

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

I've been trying to get to voucher number three since 2018, I think. LOL! I can't even remember now. Still only at 42, 230. I'm going to make a speech when I hit the target.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Personally, I find it's the time of the year - I had my 'no motivation' spell before during and after Christmas. Since the evenings have become lighter I'm finding much more energy and enthusiasm again. Like any successful site, deals and comps get harder to find without duplication and that is disheartening. The changes planned with the increments will be welcomed by all of us.

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