There seems to be some confusion regarding the resignation of the previous Community Lead of The Merchants' Guild (TMG for short), however I want to assure everyone that the individual previously responsible is not and cannot take the site with them. That individual was one partner out of many in the business to which TMG belongs, and we have other administrators who will be stepping in to fill the void left by that person. TMG as a site and as a business unit will NOT be going anywhere, you can rest assured of that!
We would like to note that the resignation came as a mild shock to us, however we also feel that the prior "Guildmaster" was not taking nearly as much action as possible to lead this community and grow it out and bring it up. Multiple times the business had offered them funds towards advertising and events and we were met with no communication. We did spend significant time canvasing renfaires along the west coast last year, and we will be ramping up and canvasing more this coming renfaire season.
Sadly, few in our existing organization of partners are avid renfaire-goers or LARPers, so we're now looking for a new Community Lead who is well-established in those communities and would like to lead TMG's future PR and marketing strategies, in addition to working with buyers and sellers on the site to ensure their questions, comments, feature requests and difficulties are dealt with and reported back to the central company. If you think you would be a good candidate in that role and would like to help take TMG to the next level, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page to let us know!
Thanks again for your support and for visiting The Merchants' Guild.