I don't know about all this "hatter" stuff. We're just users. If there are any official Beta OS testers in the crowd, they have not let themselves be known in the public.
While I am not speaking for the "site" (only person does that, the owner), I beg to differ with you about tenor of this site in which OS 4.5 questions are received. About the only question not answered (and normally deleted) is one asking where to download it, or the common post of someone pointing the users to the latest and greatest Rapidshare link. We delete those primarily because no one knows what is in those executable files (along with the obvious legal reasons). Often the cod files have been edited and some deleted. There is just no possible way to know what the user is getting.
On the other hand, thousands of posts here here will attest to the helping hand the "unoffical" beta testers are given. Those posts speak for themselves, I believe I for one have answered 4-5 questions on 4.5 just today in a helpful manner, or at least to help clarify what options/apps are included in the release. And there are dozens more. But since this IS a user-driven forum, you will see the occasional snipe or smart remark, as well. It's life, we're human, and thankfully, we ARE all different and have differing opinions.
Originally Posted by Ashg
would not be surprised at all if BBF was frequented by visitors from RIM and their partners.
You can bet-a on that ^^. They are here.