I am going to look into a new domain name after this at FF:
Hello, If you unpark it from your forum and wish to claim ownership of it you'll need to transfer it to another domain registrar such as www.godaddy.com
Then, you'll renew the domain through that registrar and it will have nothing to do with FF.org unless you then park it back onto your forum.
If you wish to do this, create an account with a domain hosting registrar such as www.godaddy.com and then email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the "EPP" code for your domain. A payment of $6 is required to do this, however, and is payable to email@example.com Having sent this payment please include the transaction ID in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org so the process can be made as swift as possible.
Poppet is our admin who does recruiting through the usual web methods. It has been my experience that if it's not admin doing it, it doesn't get done. It's a slow thing though and as much as if we were to keep our noses to the grind stone, the most we can hope for is 2 people per week. Out of that, 1 in five will stick around for a time. That's just the numbers in this game.
I wouldn't get them too wound up on tech as it's been a constant headache and we don't allow massive elaboration or invention of new technologies and such. It's simply too much to constantly have to balance and worry about.