It would be nice to have an official forum to discuss technical issues, whining, etc. Keep the feed on project topics only, delete the rest.
So folks will wait until to the last minute to pledge in order to collect interest now. Or is interest being changed as well.
As long as you have a copy of your wallet.dat, you're fine. You could restore your wallet on a virtual machine.
It appears the block halving won't occur until October. So plenty of time to prepare.
I'd ditch Bitcoin. The Bitcoin community wants nothing to do with alts crowding their turf.
Startcoin most likely won't sustain any significant gains until the ATM, POS, and mobile wallet is ready. Just too difficult for the average person to enter the sector at the moment. But watch out when grandma can buy Startcoin easily.