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NOVEMBER 16, 2012 8:38PM

Open Salon, Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

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            Some of you may have seen this already.


Open Salon is a community that uses the OS website to stay in touch with a core group of people who enjoy writing and discussing all kinds of topics. We, the writers, are the community; Open Salon is only a platform.


We believe the OS platform has become incapable of supporting the community that has developed here. We want to preserve our community as much as possible. The destination of choice for the greatest number of OS members has become OurSalon, a site that was created as a sort of lifeboat for Open Salon members in the event that Open Salon closed down. We have established memberships over there and many of us habitually double-post.


That has proven effective, but the result is a community split between two locations, complete with duplicate conversations, many between the same people at both locations. Until Open Salon becomes technically viable again, we would rather collect it at a single location, as that would result in less duplication of effort and, more importantly, far less frustration for the members of this community. That frustration has resulted in some community members leaving us altogether.


Let’s try this again. We will not engage in any activity on Open Salon for a minimum of a month. This will allow us to centralize our community in a location that is fully functioning. After that period, if Open Salon has addressed its problems, those of us who want to will revert to double-posting.


If you are ready to join in this trial move, please post this letter on your blog right away and make sure you open an account on Our Salon. We will plan to begin the trial on Monday morning, November 19, 2012.


            I’ve mentioned in a couple of comments that I’m seldom the early adopter type.  But increasingly I’ve pondered the “If not now, when?” question and decreasingly have come up with a good answer.  I’ve already taken out an Our Salon userid but aside from a few comments I haven’t been active there.  It’s fine looking and seems well constructed.  Pages load fast, well, kind of like every non-Open site.  My main concern is its lack of a feeder system comparable to Salon.  If Open’s problems can ever be resolved then it may yet play VHS to Our’s Betamax.  But in the meantime I’ll be seeing a lot of friends on Our Salon come the 19th.




Goodbye's too good a word, babe
So I'll just say fare thee well
I ain't saying you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's all right.

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It was great while it lasted. We'll see soon enough whether or not there are any second acts.
One of Dylan's best songs ever. :)
You've got it Joan. Will you be joining the caravan to Our Salon?
I would have liked to hear Eric Clapton as well.
See you on monday at Our Salon.
I hope there will be a second act.

I've been there for a while now... It's a very fine site.
As of Monday September 19th no posts, no comments, no ratings, no PM's, no sign on, nothing, nada, zip for thirty days. Maybe that will get the message across to Jacob and by Christmas he can get something done ... see you over at Our Salon.
Cranky and Kosh – I’m persuaded it’s finally worth taking a drastic step. It’s a shame that the powers that be have let this place so badly deteriorate.

Heidi – If memory serves, Clapton did a great version of this song at the 1992 Bobfest. There used to be several concert clips on YouTube but they’ve been taken down. Hightlights, aside from the Clapton piece included When the Ship Comes In (Clancy Brothers), Highway 61 (Johnny Winter), What Was It You Wanted )Willie Nelson), You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Mary Chapin Carpenter & Rosanne Cash), All Along the Watchtower and Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Neil Young) and My Back Pages (Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Clapton, Young, George Harrison and Dylan).

JW – It’s a only month and it would make for a great Xmas present if Open could be restored to a functional state. But there are absolutely no signs this is going to happen.

Joan – I’m grateful to the folks who put so much time and effort into building such a great alternative site.

trig – Which one? My own text is Calibri.

jmac – yessir! Got my marching orders.
Margaret - now you've made me wish I were in Rome.
Hey Abrawang~ I admit I've been nowhere, man (as opposed to here, there, and everywhere). I just stopped by OS because I finally got on, and to save my second to last post here as a webdoc. And say hi when I see some familiar favorites like you.
"Don't let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief shining moment that was known
As Camelot", right?
See you on the other side :)
dirndl - Touché re Camelot. Seems the Open powers that be have proclaimed Fie on Goodness! Well, they'll find out soon enough exactly what the simple folk do.
abrawang.. I have been blogging on another channel for almost two years now and for Yahoo, so I shall watch you from afar. Love to you my friend as always.

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