I'm in the same situation, except I never had such clear instructions. The clearest I had came from CFB on Slack who, after "verifying" I had the seed of the first address told me to contact @david, to give him the original seed, which, to me, meant DM since we were on slack. So I did, this was on Dec 11th 2016. With no answer I bumped him again on 20th to get feedback, still no answer. Early February, I asked again if he had seen my message from Dec 11th , he finally replied, saying : "Hey I'm simply very busy, if nothing else has gone wrong, your tokens are 100% secure don't worry".
So I tried not to worry, but on May 22th, I couldn't resist, I decided to ask what will be the procedure, and if we could check things would go right. Do I need to say that I was feeling total shit during all that time not to know what was the plan ? So far it looked to me it all went wrong. And it went wrong again, he surprisingly addressed me very strongly which was a real shock, but since I managed to stay calm, we found out, but on 24th.. that he was mistaking me with someone else. I just had a "haha sorry I mistaken you with..". So I tried to get my information again, what is the plan ?
and can we check it does not go wrong ?
No answer again !
And today (well yesterday since it is 2AM for me, impossible to sleep, now I understand the situation), I learn the snapshot includes the manual claims... but not mine.
So it tells me that staying quite and silent with pseudo instructions, presented like sufficient, was not the best solution. I learn through the comments above, for the first time, that an email had to be sent. So I must now publicly show up and expose my situation to hope to break the bad spiral I'm stuck with. Thanks to pfunk and vv83 I feel less lonely for the first time since this tense 6 months.
I have no problem with the fact that mistake happens, that communication glitches can happen. But I have tried to overcome that by asking questions and I only received some "no problem, don't worry" or "your are a pain in the ass with your constant drama" (which was an error as it did not concern me but stops anyone polite and respectuous to ask to much, isn't it ?). So it will be impossible for me to hear something like, "sorry your tokens are gone, because you did not follow the protocol... What protocol ? I just did what I have been told to do.
So just in case, I repeated today the information on Slack, I provided on Dec 11th and that David confirmed me ok on Feb 6th. As I still do not know David email address I can not do best. On slack my profile is "Lionel Palazzi" (here we can not have a space)
Not only the potential value of the tokens, I also feel very bad because this stops me since months to be fully able to invest efforts and energy into IOTA that I still see as a promising project, Now there is a true growing community that I thought I was part from the start, but that I just feel to be kicked away despite a lot of efforts and a lot of stomak pain to join back.
I not behind a pseudo (I have nothing against it) this is my real name since David asked to do it at the beginning as he believed this could help the project. I still have hope that this will be solved. I think Iota needs a clear situation at start anyway. Development is always full of "stupid" mistakes, since we are many involved this is part of it, so it is not a problem as long as we can solve all of this cleverly.