Since 'we' are not allowed to post anything about the Google/Link thingy - please point me to an URL, forum or whatever where I can participate in this.
This is a VERY bad way to handle this. VERY bad.
Reminds too much of old politbÃ¼ro tactics. I also find the whole 'Matt is out of the country' story a lame excuse. I guess we here in Europe have no internet, no internet cafes and don't allow strangers to use our PCs?
No press release. No statement on the dev blog. No word on the homepage. Threads like this one get deleted/closed (talking to you podz).
If you want to form a community and make it grow - then let is also share the tough stuff. If there is a problem - you get flamed one way or the other. BUT DO STAND UP TO IT.
As bloggers we all know that you can't contain such a thing - it spreads like fire (and you even developed the software for it). So let's be real bloggers, bitch, rant, flame and blame it out.
Earn your respects by being open about it - not by stonewalling.