As I said earlier, Stephen has been contacted. Unfortunately, he's very busy right now. We haven't heard from him yet.
Somehow that sounds familiar...
Don't read too much into things. Stephen warned us ahead of time that he was going to be busy-beyond-reason for a while on a Big Project (TM) not related to the site, and would likely be hard to get ahold of.
I'm just saying we've been hearing that for the last two years
I'm one of the busiest people I know(to the point I haven't seen friends in months) and yet I've never been too busy to read my email or answer a phone call. I take busy beyond reason to mean, "leave me alone, freaks".
If you could believe it, Stephen's personal troubles rival Rich's own physical struggles. I don't say this to elicit sympathy, but understanding of how things went down. And while Rich was willing to discuss his troubles publically, Stephan is not.