A: Until it is automated. Please view your Destiny 1 profile at d1.destinystatus.com and wait for the nightly check.
A: Please donate via paypal and please include the words DestinyStatus & platform name and gamertag.
A: Either sign in or disable privacy settings on your account. If you are viewing someone else, that is their wish and cannot be changed.
A: Blizzard believes that uniquely identifying names is bad. So we only receive the part of name before pound sign. Bungie resolves this by including a unique membershipId, but if your system doesn't log/store that data you cannot connect the two.
A: We developed based on the "milestone" feature, which was a complete mistake. There are milestones for talking to people, completing activities, etc. Hard Mode is not one of those things, in a future version this will no longer be a problem.