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Absolutely shocked to find chat has changed and when I clicked thought I had gone elsewhere, looked like a totally different section.

I hate it and hope it's not permanent. I doubt I will use it so much in the new format....sorry.

Lynibis
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
angemski
angemski2 months ago

I'm clearly missing something as it's still in the same place for me. What are you seeing it on - tablet? phone?

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

I must be missing it, mine looks just the same. What's the difference?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

angemski and lilyflower I am using my kindle fire as I mostly do and usually it is just topic and all replies beneath. Now the comments are squeezed to the left with a side bar of 'recent news' with pictures and the facility to share at the top on twitter, email, fb etc.

I don't want my comments shared with all and sundry, they are for my virtual friends on here.

Feeling very bewildered and upset about this but others may welcome it. Maybe it is my age and don't like change. 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'

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Tom
Tom
Founder
2 months ago

Lynibis Thank you for your feedback Lynibis. We'll look to review this soon. In the meantime, if you have another device, the Chat section should still be looking mostly as it did before.

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

Lynibis This sounds more like a software issue on your Fire - restart and see if it changes.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

Ok thanks Tom us olduns are easily discombobulated by minor changes but stuff like Corvid19 is a piece of cake!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

Tom, Lynibis - I Have this format on my iPad too now. It’s been like that a few days.

Doesn’t really bother me, but preferred the old format.

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suziq6
suziq62 months ago

I am on a fire and it's not changed on mine@Lynibis

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

suziq6 it might do if you switch off and then on again so it updates. I am glad gerrykelly25 has it too otherwise you would all think isolation has sent me bonkers.

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suziq6
suziq62 months ago

Ok I will not switch off then thanks for this, sounds like would not like it either Lynibis

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Steady on Lynibis ! Reading long words like discombobulated on LD leaves me disconcerted and confused!

It's not in my Ladybird Learning to Read Series.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

Johnny Ha ha, it was on the chase the other night, it's amazing what you can pick up watching quiz shows!

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago

Lynibis I’m bound to see it used over and over now!

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Lynibis I had, until I checked, always thought it was a word that Ken Dodd had invented (he used it a lot) apparently it dates back to the USA over a hundred years ago.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Lynibis You might not realise Lyn that your comments have always been available to "all and sundry" it's just the new format makes it a little easier for someone to share them.

Previously they had to copy the address from the address bar and paste it to the source.

Incidentally whether you see it or not depends on your screen. If my screen is only on 133% magnification I see the new feature, but if I increase the magnification to 150% it disappears.

AT 133% Magnification Image

AT 150% Magnification (It's GONE!) Image

The easiest way to quickly change magnification is to hold down the CTRL key Then click the minus key - (to decrease) or the plus key +

(to increase).

If using a mouse you can also use the scroll wheel whilst holding down the CTRL key.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Lynibis The first step of going wrong was buying a Kindle Fire. Regarding content, this is a public forum so I hate to say it but everything you write on here is indexed by Google and there for the entire world to see.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab my choice of a kindle was primarily for reading and storing books but I have a pc in my office which I use when not in front of tv.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Lynibis Fair enough. If you ever need another Android tablet, Lenovo are good for the price.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
1 month ago

Dennab will keep that in mind, thanks.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Lynibis Hold fire on the thanks. Dennab has been rather busy commenting on your deal today then giving advice on tablets. Rather childish and two-faced. This should've been put to bed on the locked thread but she /he actively sought out the deal and decided to play agitator. Why would you do that? I don't have a problem with members preferring one member to another - that's life - but if you don't like what they have to say or post just scroll on.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

angemski I found your ('your' being the collective Latest Deals clique) whole chat topic talking about ex members childish and far worse than the comments on her deal they were based on. That's probably why it was locked! You're now trying to stir again, taking this topic off on a tangent when I'm sure Lynibis has seen my comment already. There are a lot of personal remarks and assumptions in that thread so I advise you to be a little more careful. Who do you think you are? No doubt the rest of your gang will be along shortly to get involved.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

Dennab I'm someone who doesn't put up with bullying or threats so I'll pass on your advice.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

angemski I've dealt with people who think they are the internet police before so here's my suggestion: if somebody provides feedback on your 'deals', take it on the chin like a grown up and move on. Stop assuming anybody with an opinion has some kind of personal vendetta against you because for me, that really isn't the case. I couldn't care less who has posted something. If I think it's a load of rubbish, I'll point it out. No swearing, no personal remarks, just honest feedback, alright?

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

angemski What bullying? What threats? Is that an accusation?

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lilyflower
lilyflower1 month ago

Dennab angemski THAT IS ENOUGH.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

lilyflower Agreed πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Dennab That is not why it was locked - it was probably locked because at least one exile from HUKD who now has your name (spelt backwards) across his HUKD profile (put there by HUKD) decided to join in.

I should perhaps explain that HUKD are having a bit of a purge and their trolls are coming here.

I personally think you posting a link to a chat topic on deals to alert an obvious troll to it was completely out of order.

I also think you've got your wires crossed you say it was angemski 's topic that was linked to - you need to check again and perhaps apologise to angemski. (and it will be "chocks away" at the pig farm☺)

You wrote: "angemski I found your whole chat topic talking about ex members childish and far worse than the comments on her deal they were based on".

edits: UKHD to HUKD

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
2 months ago

Just to verify, I am now using my main pc in my office and that is also showing the new format but because it is a bigger screen/monitor it does not look quite so bad.

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Tom
Tom
Founder
2 months ago

Hey, yes, to clarify, there was a recent update to the Chat section which added a side bar on the right-hand-side to the page.

This is only visible on devices with wide enough screens. If you're reading this on mobile, the side bar moves to the bottom of the page.

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This was in keeping with the rest of the site which has side bars of a similar fashion. However, usually, on small-screened devices, the side bar disappears (it moves to the bottom).

The Amazon Fire Tablet is a unique size where it's small-ish, but not quite medium, and so we are reviewing how this may look on that device.

If some members are not seeing this design update, it's probably because either they're reading Chat on the Latest Deals app (which doesn't have this sidebar... yet), reading it on a device with a small screen (in which case the sidebar moves to the bottom), or the website hasn't yet updated for them (and should do soon).

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

Tom OMG! How many points do you have? πŸ˜†

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

TheChimp Gosh I missed that, we'll have to stop asking him questions. I hope he claims his vouchers!

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

TheChimp that’s first thing I looked at too

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees2 months ago

TheChimp the real question is, does he ever pay himself in vouchers from earning points? πŸ˜‹

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dholly39
dholly392 months ago

its still the same my end. thats very odd lol. maybe its different for different devices πŸ™‚

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
1 month ago

Hi guys, looks like this topic has run it's course and the chat has now gone rather off topic! Please do try and keep any comments relevant to the original topic. Will lock for now any questions please send us a message. Thanks πŸ‘

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