This isn't intended as some sort of coup of the website or me taking the reins, I just like leading projects.
You power hungry mongol! Nah it's fine. Like all I could do is write new bb tags and throw money at things. If Strato hosts I'm just another person in the peanut gallery.
0. As I brought up before, we can hedge our bets. For the users I suggest cleaning up your PMs because it's possible the new admins for read them, for Meg I suggest getting a file/folder list (it should be all in one location anyway) and personally coping those files so she doesn't expose all of her stuff to a stranger, this is intentionally done to mitigate all risks involved but obviously it still squares us off at...
1. A host/IT that won't simply abandon us, maliciously wipe things (other wise we have to go crying back to Meg), or release the entire database. The problem with the latter is we risk splitting up as multiple people claim to post things.
2 & 3. This stuff is on the dev team really. Like if before you can pose the question of if the forums should move to an updated version you have to know if the team can handle the update. Before domain name registration you have to know if Meg will hand it over. Some of these answers won't become apparently until later on like you won't know a realistic time table until you know realistically what the team is capable of.
4. So I take claim for the 5th suggestion
It seems to have taken off much better than 4th on other forums & reddit. We get an ok
about of posts on it given for what we are but I think if members could freely sign up and the forum basically gets out there again I think a lot of new users will have an interest in 5th. I'm not really sure if there is anything else but now is a great time for people to post some ideas/feedback.