Calm down gaise!! Mr Gox will send out those Emails at the last minute,
That's not good enough. These fuckers have my money. They've denied me access to my money for days now. I want my fucking money.
Cool down, my friend. What does it matter when you get your account reactivated? Even if you had it reactivated a day ago, you still won't be able to do anything until Mt. Gox reopens.
unbelievable amateurish practice.
There are actually potential reasons for what Mt. Gox is doing here. It is beneficial to security for them to wait until the last second to send out emails, to ensure that no one gets their account stolen.
Think about it. What if a scammer files a claim for an account that the legit user does not file a claim for until later? Any accounts with only one claim are much more likely to be claimed, but if an account gets multiple claims it will be scrutinized more closely by Mt. Gox's team.
It is unlikely that any new legit claims are going to come through this late in the game, but Mt. Gox presumably wants to be as secure and helpful as possible after their huge fuckup, and in the end this will make all of our accounts safer.
This sucks, but honestly Mt. Gox has handled this horribly bad situation as best as they could have as far as I can see, provided we don't take into consideration the very possible theories that Mt. Gox is using this delay time to run away from something they can't fix.
Although, considering they have proven they are still in control of the 500k~ bitcoins, this also seems unlikely.
Note: They did a bad job of handling it before the crash, clearly, when I say they've handled it as best as they could have I refer to after the shit hit the fan, aside from making deadlines they aren't meeting, which is pretty aggravating.