I'm not friends with Steve or any of the Rogues.
I've been funding the forums just over a year now. Previously they were on a different server and the owner of that server essentially hosted for free. There was some sort of a dust up between that guy and someone. Karyn stepped in for a month or so to fund and because I felt bad about the whole situation and because I know I can financially afford it, I felt I should do SOMETHING to give back to the community, so I began funding the forums and have ever since.
Heck, I don't even know if the rogues know that I do it (haven't heard a peep from any of them about it). I will continue to do so as long as needed.
While I'm not happy with Rebecca's disparaging us, I don't think disassociating the forums from SGU is a good idea. Karyn's thoughts are right on point.
I haven't really talked about it much, because I'm just a 'normal' poster here, just like everyone else. Don't have moderator privileges, don't really need them or want them, all I do is send paypal money every month.