I'm quite new here, so my password was not made public...
The "Users, please read the following important update: Status of Recent User Information Leak" message seems to have been on the monastery gates for a long time now and I wonder if that might put some people off joining. As far as I can see it serves little purpose for any anonymous visitors
I would agree with mje
, that it is a bit confusing for new users. It was for me.
But, it is fair!
I read it and decided to join. Everybody makes mistakes, but the way things are communicated makes me confident, that this error has been taken care of seriously. And God willing it will not happen again...
So leave it or take it away, I assume both will attract some and repel others.