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Batten down the hatches! Rough seas ahead.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Jean S Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
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They yanked that within minutes. What was the schedule?

 

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Sorry, Jean, my bad. The original link was malformed. Should work now.

 

New jobs on Elance are being shut off as of September, and bridging invitations to "all active members in good standing" should be issued by September 1st. The rising tide of refugees should follow the course of invitation issuance.

 

Best,

Michael

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Early 2016 the lights go out.

 

It's been real, Elance. It's been fun. Can't say real fun.

 

Can any of the mods here discuss the private talent cloud? I'm working with one of Elance's PMs. Should I just ask her?

 

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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oooh it also says they'll be redirecting in August.

 

I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and start bidding without a history. Meh.

 

When they redirect, it's gonna start to get reeeally slow on Elance.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Douglas, thanks for sharing the link.

 

Yeah, the writing has been on the wall for a while.

 

I feel really bad for the Elancers who loved their platform. But this is out of their control.

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Susanne D Member Since: Mar 15, 2015
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Thank you, Preston.

I have not been on Elance so long, but I had a somewhat good start - and got quite used to the whole thing. Since April I try to restart here, but till now I am not that much happy. Maybe I am too picky about clients and jobs? Let's see how things will look like when they try to bring the clients over. Some of mine won't be thrilled.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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@Jennifer M wrote:

 

I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and start bidding without a history. Meh.

 


Oh man, Jennifer, you're one of those whose history didn't import? No wonder you've been eager anxious to get started—my sympathies!

 

Best,

Michael

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I still haven't gotten an invite. Smiley Sad  And I'm one of the few who want to just rip the bandaid off and do it. I don't want to be the last one there. It's gonna get weird there. I'd rather just accept it and move on.

 

I did like Elance a lot. Customers hated the interface lol but I had good times there. Even met some old schoolers IRL and partied in Miami. Good times.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Jennifer, I think they might be a llttle SCARED of you!  Keep it up! Smiley Happy

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