Friday, April 11, 2008
Important announcement to all Plunderhere Members
In Dec 2007, negotiations were opened for the purchase of
PlunderHere. These negotiations and contracts were completed as of
April 1, 2008. Part of the deal is I'm to stay on as admin.
The acquisition will give PlunderHere the financial backing that I,
as a sole proprietor, cannot give.
Since PlunderHere will soon be moving servers, and while for the most
part this should be without a hitch.. I do wholeheartedly suggest
making back ups of your listings. The easiest way would be to open a
spreadsheet file, like the boostlister format, and make the necessary
Below is a statement from one of Plunderhere's new backers or better
known in the foums as 'Superdeals' the Wordsmith.
Just remember I'm, still the 'Chief Skillet Wielder'
Well it's been a very hectic time for us with the negotiations with
Mo and all the work involved in taking on a site as big as PH.
Mo has done a phenomenal job in building this up from when she took
over and has been a massive help in both the handover and the
ongoing work both in progress and also with what is planned.
To put it simply, PH has simply gone from a sole proprietorship to a
Corporation and only change is there are now more people to take away
the work crippling Mo.
Personally, we do not view this as a sale but more as step for us to
come in as financial backers as Mo's actual remuneration will not
only remain the same but will improve as the site grows.
Plunderhere.com and .net will be registered under Palgold Card
Services LLC, which is a US company trading as Plunderhere.com
I have been active in the PH forums for awhile working in conjunction
with the tech team to sort out and enhance the running of PH as the
site has grown so fast, Mo I know was flat out with answering emails,
helping in the forums, doing all the accounts and for her to work on
the tech stuff too was just way too much so we stepped in.
Now Mo is still doing what she does best and that's helping everybody
at PH, she isn't going anywhere and will remain as a very valuable
asset and partner to the business.
The server change will be performed by a professional server manager
who fully understands the script we use, backups will be made and
when this happens we will go into 'maintenance mode' so nobody is
caught off-guard, we will also give at the very least a full weeks
notice prior to the change so everybody is aware. It will be a day
during the early hours of the morning (USA time) and could take up to
24 hours to complete simply because the site is so big.
Listings can continue comfortably up to the point we announce the
move and then I recommend you hold off until we are completed, this
we will announce very soon first in these forums and then elsewhere.
Now we only recently completed the deal with Mo to step in and the
last week has been chaotic for us as Mo needed some urgent work doing
which gave us little or no time to announce anything.
We have the fortunate luck to have a wonderful team of moderators,
several whom now I have dealt with personally and especially Kevin
(Kevinatgrannys) who has liaised between myself and the Tech team to
help us improve and PH to where it is now. Mo has continued her super
support to the user base enabling us to get on with this work, which
is still very much ongoing even as I write this.
Also a special thank you to those of you who have helped me already
and to the rest of you I will come to know soon who are already
helping in a massive way.I cannot express what an amazing community
spirit runs through these forums other than it is the only site I
have come across with such a family and friendly orientated feel to
Even I do not get to avoid Mo's 'Skillet' if something doesn't work
so we will all keep each other on our toes!!!
Other than adjust the cosmetic look of PH we have NO plans to change
the fees, or fiddle and play with anything that will upset or
disjoint you, our valuable members. We will listen to feedback and as
Mo and Kevin know, if we come up with an idea I/we consult with them
first but at the same time Mo and our users are giving us great ideas
too, many of which are being worked on now.
Plunderhere Europe will soon be ready and we will announce when this
will officially launch!
Mo, I know will continue to treat PH as her own as she has a vested
ongoing interest not just working with us but to help all of you, our
valuable users to build your businesses as best as possible.
Mark ..Superdeals' the 'Wordsmith'
Plunderhere Tech Team
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