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Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 1

The H2G2 Editors

Great news - we've done it! The contract has now been signed. The three joint bidders have formed a new company called 'Not Panicking Ltd' and they are now the proud new owners of H2G2. Congratulations!

Just to reiterate: Although H2G2 is now legally in new hands, the BBC has agreed to run the site for one more month from today (31st August 2011), the day the contract was signed. This is just to enable the new owners to set the site up on their own technical infrastructure. During this month, normal BBC editorial and moderations rules will still apply.


We will of course keep you up-to-date with developments during this final transition period. In the next month, we hope to provide you with a link to the new H2G2 url plus the new owners terms and conditions.

Once again, congratulations to 'Not Panicking Ltd' - Robbie Stamp, Brian and Alyson Larholm, the h2g2 Community Consortium - on a successful bid. We're definitely not panicking now.



All the best,

H2G2 Editors


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 2

Rod

Aaaah,

Well done.

Thanks to you - and all the others who have worked on this, from both sides.


Rod


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 3

Ancient Brit

Be gentle with us. smiley - cheers


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 4

Deep Doo Doo

Excellent news!

After a hard-day of painting and decorating I thought I may need a few smiley - ales and a couple of smiley - stiffdrinks.

Nope, that news'll do me. smiley - cheers


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 5

Mrs Zen

smiley - bubbly


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 6

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

smiley - birosmiley - cheers


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 7

Smudger879n

Does this mean we are all famous now?smiley - winkeye

smiley - cheersSmudger.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 8

MMF - Keeper of Mustelids, with added P.M.A., is now in a relationship.

smiley - applause

MMF

smiley - musicalnote


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 9

Mrs Zen

Ahem. Look! >>> F21883959?thread=8270739&skip=80&show=20#p110135065


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 10

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

congratulations all roundsmiley - magic

plus! (a plugsmiley - whistle) The H2G2 Fools Guild will live onsmiley - cool


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 11

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - cool
I am grateful that I have Not Panicked.
smiley - winkeye
B4thenextchapterinthesagaiswritten


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 12

Jackruss a Grand Master of Tea and Toast, Keeper of the comfy chair, who is spending a year dead for tax reasons! DNA!

picnic any one????? smiley - smiley


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 13

turvy (Fetch me my trousers Geoffrey...)

smiley - cheers

t.


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 14

Mrs Zen

*spreads out the red check table cloth*
*gets out the smiley - cakesmiley - strawberriessmiley - ojsmiley - crispssmiley - cupcake*

A picnic! Yay!


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 15

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Joins Mrs Z on the picnic cloth.

delicious!


smiley - ojsmiley - bubbly


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 16

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Joins Mrs Z on the picnic cloth

smiley - corncobsmiley - cheesecakesmiley - crispssmiley - burgersmiley - donutsmiley - oj


smiley - redwinesmiley - bubblysmiley - redwine

smiley - biggrin


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 17

Silly Willy

Congratulations to all smiley - smiley


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 18

shagbark

smiley - applause I was starting to turn smiley - blue now I can breathe again smiley - smiley


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 19

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

*lugs in a bottomless basket of mufflewhumps*

*realizes the mufflewhumps have fallen out, as there's no bottom*

*goes to fetch a new basket*


Wednesday 31 August, 2011: H2G2 Leaving The BBC - Contract Has Been Signed!

Post 20

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - silly

smiley - pirate


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