Hello to Wilders. This is my first post at your forum and I look forward to being a member. I am here by invitation of KookyMan who has been a regular poster at the TrueCrypt Forums. He made an invitation to Wilders at those forums. As many of you may know, the TC forums were down for almost a month, from August 12th until September 8th. They were gone without warning and reappeared without explanation. It has happened several times before, but never for almost a month. I posted at TC upon their return about my concern that the forum disappeared and reappeared without explanation. Yes, it's free, but I feel if you're going to have forums then you have an obligation to the customers, free or otherwise, to let them know about things like the month-long removal of the TC forums. I'm just old fashioned enough to believe that courtesy goes a long way. I was friendly in my message to TC, just concerned. Others, who have also been members for a few years, posted responses echoing my feelings. The response from TrueCrypt was simply to delete my thread! That's troublesome, especially after my membership there that dates back to the beginning of the forums and some of the first releases of TC. KookyMan also noticed the purging of some posts that could be explained as being irrelevant to the current version. However, I poked around and found many other missing posts which have no possible reason for scrubbing except the need of TC to maintain strict control over "the message." Again, troublesome. TrueCrypt is a wonderful product. I work in the government sector and we must use different crypto software to maintain compliance in our department, but I use TC at home for various purposes and have always found it to be excellent software. It's a shame that the discussion of the software is now being monitored for dissent and apparent "scrubbing" has occurred. My first question: How conversant on TrueCrypt are members here at Wilders? I enjoy a mix of highly technical discussion along with mundane matters of TrueCrypt "tips and tricks." Thanks, KookyMan, for the invitation to Wilders. I have looked around it it seems to be quite a busy place!