It seems that everybody is saying positive news about the recent acquisition of Scriptlance.com by Freelancer.com. We can’t deny the fact that a lot of good things will happen to all SL users after this huge acquisition. If you still didn’t know, ScriptLance.com is no more. It’s already merged with Freelancer.com and you’re SL accounts are also merged with Freelancer.com.
Current projects at Scriptlance will not be interrupted after the data merge. As they will still use all the data in your current projects in Freelancer.com. Right now, if you recently logged in to your SL account via Freelancer.com, you’ll notice that everything is gone. Only your username was stored.
Your feedbacks are now gone, but it’s in the newsletter that they are currently migrating all of your hard earned feedbacks, so it will be back in a jiffy, hopefully by next week.
Another bad thing is that, if your username already exists in Freelancer.com, they’ll add a “SL” suffix in your Freelancer.com username, if you’re from SL, which is quite annoying if you’re used to your username already and you’re vain enough about your username and you don’t want any random letter extensions with your username. This is really really really annoying for vain users.
Your profile data were also not imported from SL to Freelancer. So you’ll have to complete your profile again once you’re logged in at Freelancer.com. Everything is back to zero.
And not just that, you’re SL credits are now gone. If you’ve deposited a huge amount in Escrow at Scriptlance or you have remaining credits in your SL account before the data merge, it’s now gone. Yep, 100% gone. It’s like they stole money from you (But I do hope that this will be fixed soon). Good thing I already withdrawn my funds a few months before this acquisition.
Anyway, those are just the few consequences of a Scriptlance user after this acquisition. There are a lot of advantages however. Like having more projects for Freelancer, and having more Freelancers to do their projects, for buyers.
A free premium membership for one year are also given to SL members, even if it says in the newsletter that you’ll only receive 30 days Free Basic Membership (value $4.95 USD). But if you check your account, your membership will expire by next year. Another cool thing about this merge is that you’ll have a chance in winning $2,500.00 USD if you complete your Freelancer.com profile (upload your latest pic, add your skills, do some fancy stuff with your profile). And last but not the least, your profile will be highlighted with a special “Foundation Scriptlance Member” badge, which is awesome as current Freelancer.com users will never ever get this badge!
That’s all for today! Welcome to Freelancer.com good old Scriptlancers! Haha!