(No disrespect intended towards those who have experienced actual abusive relationships.)
The OS dysfunctionality appears to share certain simularities with another pathology- an abuse victim.
OS is terminally screwed- writers can't get to their blogs, post, or even read what's on the cover- the non spam parts anyway. This results in great wailing, gnashing of teeth and multitude of blogs of sadness and quiet desperation. Complaints made, assistance begged for, and sometime, miracle of miracles happens, and someone in a supposed position of authority hears the cries of the wretched OS members.
Soothing placation and reassurance is provided , repeatedly. Yes, there's a problem, we know and are terribly sorry and we're doing something- sacrificng a goat or two to fix it. Now don't you all worry your pretty little heads, go on about your business and everything will be better soon.
So the bloggers return to the business of blogging and reading- or trying to, because in a very short while OS is terminally fucked up again. so yet another appeal is made to the higher ups and the cycle repeats- again and again and again.
Now once again, the pattern repeats and the whole sorry scenario plays out. After an incredibly overwhelming and frustrating run of erors of all sorts and site crashes, lockouts, multiple blogs on the subject, Editor Jake, who was basically MIA during the worst of the latest crisis, finally pops up with his version of progress. Reassuring words for the peasantry, tell us yes, there's a problem, we're taking steps to fix it and things will get better.
Riiight.....And rainbows and unicorns will fly out of my butt.
Nothing changes- we complain, they respond, we go back to our business, OS crashes again, we complain, they say more bull, we accept that, OS crashes again...and we keep coming back for more...