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Change of ownership. :)

Discussion in 'Site News' started by Jason, Nov 10, 2009.

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  1. Jason

    Jason Moderator

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that Hermit Crabs R us has changed hands once again and that the site is in the very capable hands of our moderator Vicki. I just wanted to thank everyone who had been a part of our community over the last three years while I have had the pleasure of running the site. Thanks for being part our our community.

    Sincerely,
    Jason
     
  2. Poppy

    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    =)
    Good luck with whatever your upto

    " Location: Edmonton, Alberta "
    Didnt know you lived in the same city as me lol

    Why did you change ownership? Just curious
     
  3. cloie74

    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Jason,
    Thanks for keeping the site going as long as you did!

    Vick,
    CONGRATS!!!!
    If you need any help or an extra mod let me know! :D
     
  4. Jason

    Jason Moderator

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    I have not been able to put the effort into the forum that I felt the forum deserved, and so when Vicki mentioned wanting to take it over, I felt it was only right. After all it has been her effort that has helped to build the community the last couple years. The forum has never been about making money but about helping to educate people about our pets, and if I could not build out the site into the best portal for that, I figured it was time to hand over the keys.

    Jason
     
  5. xAizaOnigirix

    xAizaOnigirix (Small Crab)

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    congrats, vicki! and good luck with life, Jason! =D
     
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    Hermies4Life (Small Crab)

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    Thats cool, adn thank you Jason for making HCRU a wonderful place for all crabbers.
    And I hope that you still come online and contribute to the form. And VIcki I cant wait to see what's in store for hcru now :)
     
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    Donny (TMNT) (Large Crab)

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    Under new management?
    Sounds exciting! :p Thank you Jason, for doing your best, and making the site as fun as it is!
    Good luck, Vick. ;)
     
  8. Poppy

    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Jason, are you going to continue to have Hermies or are you adopting them out? =D
     
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    I had not thought of giving up my hermies, but if I do, I will keep you in mind.

    Jason
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Congratulations, Vckums, and thank you Jason for making Hermit Crabs ~R~ a wonderful place for crabbers of all ages! I will miss you, and I hope that you decide to keep your hermit crabs.
     
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    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    Good-Bye Jason!Good luck in this weird world!
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Thank you Jason for making HCRU the best hermit crab site ever!!! We'll miss you!
    Congrat's Vicki!! You're going to be an awesome owner here like you are at hermitcrabaddiction! Good luck! :D
     
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    Donny (TMNT) (Large Crab)

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    I love the hermitcrabaddiction!
    If you can manage to keep that in good shape, then I'm sure you'll be able to keep this one just as well!
     
  14. vckums

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    Thanks for all the well wishes! Jason asked if I was interested in owning the site and we talked a lot about what to do with HCRU. Neither Jason or I can keep the site going how it is presently, the cost is too high and the forum does not generate enough money on its own. Both of us agree that it is best to merge the two forums together. HCRU will now be a part of The Addiction forum. The web address for HCRU will automatically forward to The Addiction forum.This will happen within the next few days and we hope you all will continue to be participate once the merger is completed.
     
  15. willow555

    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    will you send us e-mails right before this happens?
     
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    OneOnion "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Oh, boy. Will all the threads be deleted? Will we have to discontinue the November Photo Contest?
     
  17. vckums

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    I can send out emails. I'll ask Jason how to do this.

    Unfortunately the threads won't be able to transfer over. We tried to do a test database into SMF(which is what my site uses) and the database wasn't compatible. My host said I'd need a dedicated server to keep HCRU as is, and I can't afford to do that, even for my forum. If there's any information you'd like to keep, definately copy and save it and feel free to make a new post over at The Addiction.

    The contests will happen at the new forum. The November contest should end before the merger.
     
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    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    okay! I am sooo glad the contest will not have to start over! But I am sad that all the threads will be lost:[ :{ But will we still have the little titles under our names?
     
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    willow555 (Large Crab)

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    I have worked soooo hard on mine!
     
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    I can customize titles over there. Just let me know once you register.
     
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