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If anyone is interested in organizing a Wahooly Meetup, email us at meetup at wahooly.com. Team Wahooly will attend the meetup with the most committed attendees. Top 10 meetups get a box full of Wahooly swag!

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Update on progress: As you wait patiently for our return (which we appreciate more than you can imagine), we've been finalizing our improved interface, fixing the bugs, building the core functionality and signing up new startups.

Since our last update, we've completed the design (sneak peek included), repaired the core infrastructure, simplified the tasks (Promote, Improve & Engage - PIE, get it?) and lined up more startups.

While we're not quite ready for beta testing, we want to start recruiting the team. If you're interested in participating, please send an email to dana at wahooly dot com with "beta tester" in the subject line.

As we mentioned in the last update, rather than announcing a relaunch date, we'll continue to keep you posted on the progress as we gradually roll everyone back into the system.

Thank you again for your support, patience and all-around awesomeness.

- Team Wahooly
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Update: Based on the feedback we received while we were live, we spent this past week wireframing a new user interface — now moving into design. At the same time, we also have been working on correcting errors and finalizing functionality.

We'll soon be looking to recruit a group of beta testers to be part of our next phase. We'll announce a process for signing up, stay tuned.

In lieu of providing all of you with a relaunch date, we'll be updating you with our progress as we approach staggering users back in.

Thank you for your continued support.

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This is the result of all of you, the Wahooly community. Thank you for being awesome.

If you didn't get a chance to join any of the startups last week, there will still be room available when we relaunch. Now is a great time to check them out, use their service and decide if you'll want to join. Here are the current Wahooly startups available:

+tweetTV - A real-time TV discovery tool and Twitter-based social TV platform. http://www.tweettv.com

ValuValu - The Hedge Fund for Everybody. http://www.valuvalu.com

Cull TV - Rebooting music television for the 21st century. http://www.cull.tv

RAVN - Making it easy to find local experiences and booking them online. http://www.ravn.com

For those of you who miss the email we just sent, here it is:


You're not happy, and neither are we.

In an effort to meet a pre-determined launch date, we brought you a site that didn't live up to your (and our) expectations. In hindsight, we recognize that the best approach would have been to postpone the launch in order to deliver a fully functional site with fewer issues. While we can't take our decision back, we can make the right decision moving forward.

Therefore, we've decided to freeze activity on the site while we fix the errors that you've discovered and implement the improvements you've suggested. When we return, we will bring you a site that will be fully functional and hopefully provides you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.

This was a tough decision, and one that we've considered at great length. If we don't make these changes now, we risk hurting our partners and you, our supporters.

While we're in this maintenance period, we will remain active within the community (http://community.wahooly.com). We'll provide you with frequent updates on our status, along with more information about the start-ups you'll be able to join. Currently those companies include +tweetTV, ValuValu and Cull TV. RAVN will be included upon our return. If you've already joined one of these current start-ups, it will remain in your portfolio.

When the site returns, we'll be allowing people to return in a staggered fashion so we can test all the features before the official re-release.

You have spoken and we have listened. You deserve better, and that's what we're going to deliver.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Cheers,
+Dana Severson, Connor Hood, +Tony Holmes & +Peter Elias (Team Wahooly)

Those with login problems, it's looking to be resolved within the hour. We'll post in numerous places once fixed.

The Launch

It's with great anguish that I must tell you that we're not quite ready. We need 24 more hours to pull everything together completely. We spent every last minute trying to get it to a point where we could comfortably release Wahooly 1.0 with confidence. We're just not confident yet, and we don't think you would be either. We're hoping that you'll be more forgiving of a delay than a system that's not functioning properly.

That said, we realize that there is an incredible amount of buzz, anticipation and support around the launch, so we're putting up a 24 hour countdown to keep you fully aware of the timeframe. We know that given a full day, we'll have things where they need to be.

I'm sick to my stomach over the delay, and I apologize for the disappointment.

- +Dana Severson
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