Since so many will be at the alternative site starting Monday I wanted to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I can appreciate the frustration with the site as I experience problems whenever I log on and get a page of error messages. I haven't been able to access my mailbox for two weeks and I was dismayed at no open calls and little change on the cover, in addition to little communication from the Salon staff.
In the earlier days of Salon, beta and after OS was open to everyone, we had a feeling of being in the loop with Kerry since he regularly posted updates about the site for us.
My guess is after a month of boycotting the site will still be plagued by problems, but it doesn't hurt to send a very strong message indicating the collective interest in having the problems fixed, just like a renter would withold rent until the landlord fixed problems with the renter's apartment.