Igor had never seen it that way is it from the browser gaming style? Igor say Igor still use the desktop launcher and have POTC site bookmarked.
I guess soWow, just going there sends me to http://piratesonline.go.com/#/community/community-home.html so I hadn't noticed.
Looks like they really thought through the problem with the leaderboards and realized it is better not to have them at all.
That message has been there for a long time now. (Since June 11th, I believe.)