My question is this... why do we "need" them to continue this website? Yeah they own it, but maybe it's in our best interest as members to leave them be. That's just my thought. I'm not saying I didn't like Buckfever's input and all the contests and everything- I thought that was great. But what's done is done and if they want to be silent let 'em be silent. They aren't hurting me and the website is still up and running.
Now that said, I am not a mod and therefore do not know of any issues that may need to be resolved. So where HM is coming from may not be known by myself.