Yeah, but it's never really been resolved. In my own Super search the most pertinent node I came across was How to license projects that come from Perlmonks. The problem with "contact the author" is people tend to fall away from the Monastery...
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An interesting "solution" (not addressing formerly active users) might be to have a (selective set, with "Other") of options to choose from in user settings which is then shown on a user's home node.
In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.