In an email sent to Pro Network members, EllisLab states that they will be performing “a full reset” of the Pro Network. This includes the members, as well as what the goals of the Pro Network actually are. So, from henceforth, the Pro Network is no longer in existence. EllisLab encourages you to send them feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that in the case the Pro Network returns, you and your business can find greater value in the program.
What are your thoughts on this?
The message in its entirety is below:
You are receiving this email as a member of the ExpressionEngine Pro Network.
Many of you have expressed to us that you feel that the Pro Network has become a bit crowded, with many members who did not keep their profiles updated. This has resulted in a once useful resource becoming less useful as the stale data made it frustrating for people to find someone who was both well suited to their project but also still using ExpressionEngine and in some cases even still in business.
Thus we have decided to “blow out the dust” so to speak and do a full reset. As of today, our Pro Network will be going offline.
We don’t want to disband it and simply start inviting participants in the same way as we originally did though, or its loss of value will be cyclical. We would like to consider ways to rebuild it in a way that ensures that the listings stay up to date, relevant, and represent only the highest quality agencies and freelancers.
For those those that wish to participate in the Pro Network if it returns, please let us know how your business can best benefit from the program so we can tailor the implementation to help you succeed. To help us organize the feedback, we’d love if you sent your emails to email@example.com with the subject line “Pro Network”, or simply reply to this email.
We would like to thank you for your participation in this program, and we look forward to hearing from you about the future needs of the Pro Network.
The EllisLab Team