Oh, just a few little things, nothing major.
Restarting an e-fed is a bad idea... I disagree. I have covered this in my mag before, and stated that opening a place that has a history to it may appeal to players more than a fresh-from-the-wrapper Fed. The views on the podcast assumed that players were only trying to relive past glory instead of trying to recreate "more" glory. I think that when an old, closed fed tries to reopen, if what helped bring it down (time restaints by the staff...low roster count...etc) has been addressed, then a second try at making it work, is indeed a good idea. I've been a part of a fed that did come back successfully. Some feds have come back many times, only to fail not because of the players that created the glory in the first place, but because of the ownership, so in truth the Fed succeeded and did indeed re capture the magic it once had.
Going to another fed with a stable of players... Bad idea!!! A lot of owners should be leery when a group of players show up at their door wanting to join in bulk. Won't that send off alarm bells in this time of trolls, thieves and troublemakers?
Cross reference story links between Feds... While nice in theory and easy to do for Inter-fed contests and megacards, it seems hard enough keeping up to date on your own Fed's characters' storylines, nevermind another place too. Not something I'd get on board with.
Opening a new fed: don't... Can't disagree more. This game actually needs crappy feds and horrible owners believe it or not. For from out of the crap, rises creative dedicated players. They see what type of fed they are in and then come across a better one and move on... they get their feet wet in trying to open a fed, fail and learn a lesson or two, thus bettering themselves. Sometimes the best way to learn something is by trying. Who knows, maybe instead of doing things the "established" way a rookie owner can come up with something that helps better the game. 99% of the time that would be no, but it's that 1% that I hold out for and support.
But those are just my own views. One opinion in a pool of thousands!