I am kinda of the mind that this whole thing is a "tempest in a teapot", especially if the "emails" that some of the good folks here received were actually PM's (private messages)
. Any member on this forum (and all others, for that matter) have access to any other member via the forum private messaging system, so if I, or any other member, started up a new forum which I thought might be of interest to members here, it would be a very simple procedure to invite them to join my new forum.
I do wish however, that the subject forum of this thread had chosen a name that was substantially different from the name of this one.
That certainly appears to be an attempt at identity theft or at the very least, confustion.
IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION: If in fact, a person in a position of trust in this forum actually stole confidential info such as member email addresses in order to promote their own agenda, then I unequivicably retract this whole posting and apologize in advance to the Moderator.