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ChaCha Is No More
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Old 19-04-2012, 8:38 PM
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Unhappy ChaCha Is No More

To all those who work for or use ChaCha, I just received this email

Dear UK Guides,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce ChaCha will no longer be offering our service in the UK and plan to stop incoming and outgoing texts on Friday, April 20th, 2012. This pains us because of all the hard work and dedication you have all contributed to the ChaCha service in the UK.

ChaCha began its UK service 9 months ago as an alternative to similar text-based services which charge premium rates for Q&A. Our mission was simply to provide quality answers at 1/15 the cost of the current competition. After months of direct advertising, branding events, marketing advice from UK leaders, and initiatives designed to help spread the word socially, we've found that adoption rates for new price-competitive services are quite low in the UK.

Any and all success we have had in the UK can be attributed to you, our Guides, who provided quality answers and helped us spread the word about the service. We would like to thank you for your service and support during the last 9 months.

Please note that we will process any and all remaining Guide funds from your ChaCha accounts and transfer those on Friday, April 20th.

With Warmest Regards-

Doug Gilmore - VP of Operations ChaCha Search Inc.

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Old 26-04-2012, 7:12 AM
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Hi, has anyone had their money yet? I'm still waiting for mine. Any suggestions?
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Old 26-04-2012, 7:22 AM
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I've never heard of them.
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Old 26-04-2012, 9:28 AM
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I've never heard of them.
Me neither
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Old 26-04-2012, 12:58 PM
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I've not been paid yet either Avon. I got an email from them last night saying they were hoping to tie things up by the end of the week.
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Old 26-04-2012, 1:41 PM
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I've never heard of them.
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Me neither

And herein lies the problem!!!!
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Old 26-04-2012, 5:44 PM
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That's why I couldn't get in to the site a couple days ago. I was looking to start up with them.
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:46 AM
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Default ChaCha UK update?

Has anyone been paid yet by ChaCha in UK? how much are you owed? (I'm a journalist writing this up...)
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Old 27-04-2012, 10:53 AM
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Has anyone been paid yet by ChaCha in UK? how much are you owed? (I'm a journalist writing this up...)
there's nothing to write up...everyone will get paid...
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Old 27-04-2012, 9:32 PM
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With the proliferation of snartphones and free WiFi, this sort of service was doomed from the start. At least all the people will get paid, so they at least had an exit plan in place rather than simply just shutting-up shop and disappearing.
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Old 29-04-2012, 8:19 PM
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did anyone else get the axe a while agoi when they got rid of a lot of people cos there wasnt enough work? i just remembered I had earnt some money and never got it, wonder if they will pay up?
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Old 02-05-2012, 1:41 PM
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I got my money on Monday thankfully.
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Old 05-05-2012, 7:32 PM
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I've not had anything... and no way to log in and find out how much I had, and no way to contact them.
In "Monopoly", what makes the "Super Tax" so super?
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:13 PM
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Id heard of them,.. but dont know of a single person whod ever use the service when they are people with smartphones and instant access to google
every little helps
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