The following is my understanding, but please take it with a grain of salt. I'm not privy to the inner workings of RS, Farnell, or the RPF. But this is based completely on the information provided via blog posts, forum comments, and tweets
Abishur - many thanks for your recent posts and attempts to keep us informed (it is much appreciated) but if your are an 'Admin' then why do you not have the definitive information from RPF? Neither you, or anyone, should have to search forums, blogs and Twitter to find out the latest status of where these things have disappeared to.
Most of us admins are here to help out in the forums, we make sure that misinformation isn't being spread, that people are playing nice, and answer questions where we can. But I am not an employee of the RPF. As such there are things that they simply cannot divulge. I have to wait to get my news just the same as everyone else
That said, I have an excessively good memory (at least I do when I'm not trying to remember if something applies to Austria or Australia, stupid dyslexia) so it's not that I'm having to search forums, blogs and twitters posts, it's that I'm remembering what has already been said on them and presenting them in a quick readable format for people to enjoy. I should also mention that I actually already made a thread discussing this here, but it only covers 100% official updates which is why the status of the remaining 8K are not mentioned.
It's actually a pinned topic so I was a little surprised to see this thread pop up at all, but I left it open so people could speculate as much as they desired off the known facts
Dear forum: Play nice