Hey! Government spys have been after some of the most distinguished folkies in Mudcat for decades!
While I say that merrily Lox, it is also true. You apparently didn't live through the ages of the McCarthy and COINTELPRO
What I said earlier about the connections of many British and American folk musicians with movements for progressive left social change is a good example of why the membership list should be private, which it is.
Because people who care are fighting hard (and a good fight it is too, IMO) to keep it that way.
One thing you learn about legal and political battles though--the good guys lose with alarming frequency.
If you aren't worried about your privacy, thats fine. As I said, people's mileage may vary.