Unfortunately unless your raid cancels or you sit, you're not going to be able to do it. Yes, it's not the ideal situation for you. But think of the people who are never able make Sunday's fishing contest down in Booty Bay; hopefully Wednesday night will work for them. Either way, both events are optional, and having two events means people have greater choices.
The selection of 8pm on Wednesday wasn't a slight on you, it was to help others out. Remember that around 12 million people play the game, only a handful of those raiding every week at 8pm on Wednesday (even if that handful is loud and proud).
"In battlegrounds I see a (*) after people's name/guild name. What's up with that?"
You see that when you're in a battleground, arena, or the soon-to-come cross server instances. It means you're viewing a person from a different server.
"Do you know how well WoW will run on Windows 7? Should I wait before upgrading from Vista?"
Windows 7 runs great with WoW. I've been using it since the free release candidate version a few months ago, and I've never had anything but a great experience. It is miles beyond what Vista was on its best days. You should upgrade, and there's really no reason not to upgrade now.
Some people will claim that you should wait a few patch cycles before making the switch, and while that might have been true for other iterations of Windows, it's not for Windows 7.
I've also written earlier about my experiences with WoW and Windows 7, which offers a bit more insight into this.
"What's the deal lately with all the bogus comments with links? Can someone post a link to a keylogging site like this?"
We get a ton of comments. When we see something or have it reported by you all (click the little "!" button in the comment), we take care of it. I enjoy swinging my banhammer at those sites.
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