This is a message for @David that is about the forum and of interest to every member of this community.
Firstly I want to say that @David you are doing a great job IMO. Your way seems to be to stay in the background but at the same time be very present, and have a great “touch” to your communications that is felt and appreciated very much by me at least.
I also have a concern which may have been addressed behind the scenes, but I don’t remember any discussion and can’t find anything about it.
As a community we are all contributing to a great resource, not just in terms of the connections and what they generate, but also the accumulation of thoughts and ideas into this forum. It is already a very useful reference and obviously set to continue, so it is important for us to protect it and ensure it can continue.
So has this been thought through and dealt with? What if @David were run over by a bus, or is really NSA, or…? What other single points of failure are there: who owns/controls the domain, the Disquorse accounts etc. Do we have anyone with legal or password access etc. etc.
For the moment I assume @David owns and controls both domain and relevant accounts, but I don’t know that, so first thing is I’d like this clarified. Then I’d like us to consider whether this is acceptable or if there are risks we need to consider such as those I mention, and need to guard against. And finally what might we do about it if anything.
I want to add that I have no reason to distrust @David, or anyone else on this forum for that matter, although I have been accused of being CIA or NSA myself (can’t recall which)! :-). We should assume that there will be disingenuous and even hostile actors here at some point if not already, and the best way to deal with them is I think to be open and discuss risks, threats and so on and to deal as best we can with them.