jmajor it has always been a requirement to register at ED. I too have never gotten anything from anyone because of my regristration at ED. Other than emails to let me know what topics I am "watching". And I had to click a box to get that. I think it's remarkable that Bruce has always been able to protect us EDers from the big bad WWW out there. Trust me if anyone was getting spammed because of ED you would be seeing it all over every discussion board.
I know it has been frustrating not having things like the club listings. All that is coming back. It's just going to take time.
I would rather they take the time to do it right than rush into it and loose it all.(Like the weeks worth of posts)
Since Bruce could not continue to maintain this website on his own he had 3 choices. drop it all together. Partnerup with someone he trusts, Let someone else take over and walk away. I know he had to have struggled with what to do and who to turn to for help. He is still here and I don't think he would let DPN or anyone else mess with the original intent of ED.
I was angry to knock on the door one day an not get an answer. After they got back up with the discussion board I too was not a happy camper. But watching Bruce, Steve, and Ken taking the heat and working so hard with all that has gone wrong and all the has gone right, then I say give Steve and Ken a Chance. We already know we can trust Bruce.
Another thing to remember, They have to take good care of our community because they go to the same events and festivals as the rest of us. We know who they are. We know what they look like.