Wow - you'd think this was a matter of life or death.
As a barely 'Enlightened' forum member, I'd suggest that with a close read, Don's rules are clear cut and simple enough to follow, although waiting for a wave is akin to surfing on the east coast. Aside from untoward practical jokes that get everyone scrambling to another thread or sending off erroneous emails, why not live with the wave process that everyone is used to by now? To my mind, the simplest solution would be in the future to launch each wave at a reasonably consistent hour, as someone earlier wrote, so we don't waste too many hours in suspense. This would also correct the problem some had with the thread going off-topic although I thought the camaraderie was great.
I wonder how many people were waiting for the notification of the wave yesterday? Whatever the total number, it was truly a testament to McGizmo popularity! In this day of mass produced junk and mindless branding propaganda, Don's lights and the (high-end) flashlight industry championed in this forum as a whole are truly a breath of fresh air. My 2˘ - Sorry for wandering off topic.