I am starting this thread as a place to discuss the disaster recovery from the server crash. I want this thread to be constructive criticism, not a place to gripe about stuff. What can the foldit guys take away that will improve their recovery attempts if this ever happens again. For stuff that still isn't working, what can they do different policy-wise than they are doing now?
So to start:
The main thing we need is more information. A three sentence blurb on the blog about server difficulties isn't enough. There should be a little more talk about what went wrong and an ETA for when it will be fixed. This needs to be the first thing people see on the web site...even more important than the announcement about the Nature paper. It needs to be updated with new information as it occurs.