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TalkFreelance Changing Ownership!

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03-03-2010, 02:56 PM
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Hi guys, I am really pleased to finally be able to let you know who will be taking over TF now – Artashes.

Some of you may know him from few other communities, including his own HostingDiscussion.com. Artashes was our first choice in the sale of TalkFreelance for more than few reasons. First, he is an avid fan of TalkFreelance. While he hasn't been a registered member for very long, he knew more about the community and its history than many other buyers. Second, He came up with an abundance of solutions that would not only satisfy both us and him, but be as fair to the community as possible. Third, he just made it very easy to work with him.

You may well have seen the auction on Flippa that did not reach the reserve price, this however did not mean that a sale did not happen. In fact, Artashes was the top bidder when the auction ended. What followed was a week-long back-and-forth with few parties approaching us, but it was also an opportunity for us to pick and choose the new owner based on more than just their bid, but on what they could bring to the community.

Artashes, apart from his experience, seemed to have the most passion and energy. I am sure he will work hard to bring back the glory days for TalkFreelance. I do not want to expose any of his ideas early but I am sure you will be impressed with the upcoming changes.

I feel very happy that I am leaving TF in safe hands and I look forward to participating in the community as a buyer from some of the great freelancers on the site.

Willb.

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03-03-2010, 03:03 PM
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Good stuff I wish you the best of luck managing TFL, Artashes.

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Great to hear. I've been meaning to thank him for a while now as he consistently reports spam which is a big help. From the looks of hostingdiscussion.com he could well be the person to take the forum back to what it once was and even exceed it

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03-03-2010, 03:30 PM
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William, thank you for your kind words and an introduction! It's been a pleasure working with professionals such as yourself through this deal.

Also, thank you Stylized and cpr. I've seen the work you've been doing around here and it was one of the leading factors for me wanting to get involved - I saw how strong the team behind TF was, which is a huge help in reaching the objectives.

I will post my own introduction shortly so that all of you get a better feeling for who I am and where I'd like to take this amazing community. I have been dying to get involved as quickly as possible, but also wanted to make sure it was done properly. Banks don't help the matter - would you believe wire transfers take 3 days nowadays! Precious time which could have been used more productively.

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Brilliant best of luck Artashes

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Yay! I fully agree with cpr- I must have hundreds of "Reported Post from TalkFreelance" from ArtAshes and from what I can tell from HD things certainly look good for TFL.

Will be a pleasure working with you

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This is indeed good news, I'm sure TF will prosper with Artashes as owner.

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Congrats on the purchase, Artashes. (:

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Ooh, sounds like exciting times ahead for TFL. I'm glad to be here to take part, in one form or another.

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Welcome on board. Folks, perhaps you would like to click on through to Artashes' introduction thread!

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