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  Post #1 (permalink)   11-10-2007, 11:02 PM
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Valued HostingDiscussion.com members and visitors,

I am very excited to announce that HostingDiscussion.com will soon become bigger and more hyperactive. Although part of it, this is not all about HER. In fact, this time it is not about just any specific person, you or me, but also about members of two other wonderful communities who are in search of something more grand.

During the course of last few weeks of personal talks with the owners (and my friends) of HostingRefuge.com and TalkWebHosts.com (both brilliant communities btw), we discussed many issues surrounding the hosting industry, and, specifically, skills, resources and dedication it takes to run a web hosting forum that enables all of us to come together as one, discuss the issues/problems with a high level of maturity, find quick and smart solutions.

It did not take long before we realized that our communities were similar as far as our core competencies go. We analyzed a number of variables, including the quality of discussions, helpfulness of them and the level of user base maturity. Most critically, with increased number of priorities the owners of those two communities had, they could no longer provide the support and attention as they did before. Consequently, as Matthew of HostingRefuge.com put it, their communities were taking hits they did not deserve.

Seeing how we all want to contribute in creating something that would yield more benefits for the hosting industry as a whole, creating a larger and a more active community became essential. Eventually I agreed to acquire both communities with an objective to continue building a strong brand that HostingDiscussion.com, HostingRefuge.com and TalkWebHosts.com came to be known for – web hosting social platforms for mature, professional discussions.

Now, the merge itself is scheduled to take place within the next couple of weeks, but I wanted to inform all of you ahead of time and prevent any potential heart attacks of seeing your favorite community exploded with new content, activity and members that you haven't met before. Given the traits of two other communities, I have no doubt that we will all get along very well. Perhaps what's more important than positive feedback we have already received from some of the most loyal members of those communities, is that we are all united by our dedication and passion to this industry. Therefore, the level of curiosity and the desire to learn and share will come more naturally.

I will update this thread once I know precisely when the merger is going to take place (in order to minimize inconvenient downtime).

In the meantime, please feel free to PM/email me with your questions!

I am looking forward to making this process as joyful and pleasant for everyone (both arriving and existing members) as possible.

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Hi Art,

This is great news - well done

I look forward to being a part of this new large community!
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  Post #3 (permalink)   11-11-2007, 09:54 AM
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Rob, thank you for your encouragement. You have always been supportive of HostingDiscussion.com and I highly value that.
 
 
 


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We have a tentative date for forum mergers: the late night of Thursday, November 15. Should this time change, I will update this thread accordingly.
 
 
 


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May the merger go without hitch!
 
 
 


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Great job Art! I am looking forward to a more active community here. Good luck with the merger.
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  Post #7 (permalink)   11-11-2007, 10:52 PM
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May the merger go without hitch!
Tell it to Enrique who is going to be in charge of the process. I'll be as much of a cheerleader during those long hours as the rest of us.
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Great job Art! I am looking forward to a more active community here. Good luck with the merger.
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Thats great news -- lets get this thing to be bigger than the other guys
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  Post #9 (permalink)   11-12-2007, 07:08 PM
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Thats great news -- lets get this thing to be bigger than the other guys
I think you touched on a big subject here, Domenic. I think it is important to have a choice. In everything. Unfortunately, until a few years ago there was no such choice. We can definitely change that, and have been doing so for the past couple of years. The choice is more visible today and it will only become better in the years to come. I just feel extremely honored and privileged to have the support of so many individuals and industry professionals (judging from the number of PMs I received). It makes me happy to see HostingDiscussion.com mature and properly innovate itself. We are clearly on the right track.
 
 
 


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Fantastic. It's great to see HostingDiscussion expand and become a bigger asset to the industry.

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HostingRefuge.com and TakWebHosts.com
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leo:~# whois TakWebHosts.com

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

No match for "TAKWEBHOSTS.COM"
Either I'm going mad or someone made a typo.
 
 
 


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You just HAD to point at it, didn't you?
TalkWebHosts.com of course.
 
 
 


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I came to the forum here and it scared me at first, I thought someone had bought out HD!

Congrats guys, hope the merger is a success!
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hmmm very interesting. I didn't think HD would be merging anytime soon, but it would help all 3 communities. It sounds like a great plan, can't wait till it takes place

EDIT: looks like it took place, default forum layout, more threads/posts etc..

PSS: I noticed the forum is VERY fast. I suppose it's due to the default skin eg. less images need to be loaded. I love this speed, everything loads so smoothly.
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It is running great at the moment
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hmmm very interesting. I didn't think HD would be merging anytime soon, but it would help all 3 communities. It sounds like a great plan, can't wait till it takes place

EDIT: looks like it took place, default forum layout, more threads/posts etc..

PSS: I noticed the forum is VERY fast. I suppose it's due to the default skin eg. less images need to be loaded. I love this speed, everything loads so smoothly.
Agreed, much faster these days
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