The problem is that there has been NO communication from the mods in eons, even when people are saying, 'just tell us they're gone'. Wrap it up and stick a fork in it, if that's the case, and be done with it officially. That's what people are hurt and frustrated by - the utter lack of communication one way or the other. And as for insinuating that many of us didn't do due diligence and back things up - I backed mine up three ways and I still lost everything. Paper files went missing in a move, hard drive on my old computer blew up and floppies (yep, I'm that old) got corrupted. Sometimes no matter what you do, you're screwed. For some of us, getting the threads back here are our only hope of recovering old stories.