I’m pleased to announce that KitchenKnifeForums.com has been purchased by Group Builder, Inc and will be managed by them from this point on.
The new owners specialize in acquiring and maintaining niche market discussion groups like what we've built here at KKF. They've been doing this for a long time and have the proper resources to deal with the maintenance & upgrade requirements necessary to keep a growing forum active and thriving.
I feel that this move is a good thing as it will bring future expansion to us yet we’ll still maintain our small community feel that we've cultivated here. The new owners assure me that they mean to keep things as normal as possible for us and I believe their intentions to be true.
On a personal note, running a forum has been found to be a lot of work, much more than I could have ever imagined, it’s put a strain on my business, my personal life, and my nerves. I've found it difficult to have to moderate (and even ban) customers and friends and the time requirements are extreme to say the least – something needed to change. I look forward to transferring the time spent operating the forum towards efforts in my business by moving forward with many overdue projects and plans as well as I hope to be able to take part in more of the discussions than I've previously had time for. I have a lot that I can contribute but I've not been able to – again I felt that this needed change. While I will remain on as a moderator for only another month I will not be going anywhere, I’ll remain as an active vendor as I always have.
Moving forward, I ask that you give the same considerations and help to the new owners, that you've given to me in the past. I have full confidence in the new owners’, along with our moderators’, ability to support and run the forums as need be and you should feel confident here as well. Please join me in welcoming aboard Group Builder, Inc, as well as our new administrator Austin McLendon, and let’s look towards a fresh start with these folks.
Thanks for making KKF the great community that it is!