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It’s been almost 6 months now. Officially. Less in reality. There is so much to take care of in such a process. I’m still finishing up some paperwork.

I felt like it was time, though. Time to think back and try to draw lessons from closing the business I’ve been running for nearly 7 years.

It’s a long time, 7 years. In fact, it’s the longest I have been working for the same company. Ever. It is definitely with a pinch in my heart that I came to the decision of closing down my company, N2Clic Limited.

The Begining

N2Clic was incorporated in 2013, but the journey started years before that. The farthest I can remember, my partner, Julien, and I, were discussing what business we would be creating when we were fruit-picking during the summers of our high school years.

We went our ways after high school and finally got serious about the business around 2010.

We started N2Clic as a small, side project in addition to our respective jobs. Things went slow but steady. In 2012, it was going well enough for us to decide to quit our jobs and focus on our web agency full time. […]

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As a plugin developer who released a few plugins on WordPress.org, I sometimes feel like the song says: Je t’aime? moi non plus. Well, sexual content aside :p

There are two questions I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Dan Cameron’s post What Now? No Way? Huh? made me feel that maybe others are asking themselves those questions too.

Disclaimer: this post is not at all a critic of the current system. I am not trying to provoke anyone in the community. I am merely trying to get answers to two selfish questions I’ve been asking myslef:

  1. Who am I in the WordPress community?
  2. What are my “rights”?

Prelude

While this is not the only thing I’ve been wondering about, this post was inspired by how incentivized reviews are being handled.

My first interaction with the .org team on this matter dates back to April 2016 when I released, in all honesty, a small library, WP Review Me, where discount codes were automatically given in exchange for a review. […]

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