So I'm still picking the shrapnel out of my flesh from your responses to my last post, but here goes:
First, I want to offer a small correction. The disabled search functions I mentioned previously won't actually prevent spam from infiltrating the site. They should, in theory, allow Open to run a little quicker because less of the database is being accessed at any given moment. (Editor ducks).
Second, I wanted to let you know that we're trying, as best we can, to delete enough spam to make the site functional again. The problem is that we just don't have the resources right now to allocate to such a hefty project. With this in mind, we may institute some rolling blackouts in which new members cannot join Open for days at time. (I believe some of you proposed as much in previous comments sections). My hope is that this will buy us some time to clean out the site. If and when these blackouts occur, I'll be sure to let you know.
Third, I thought it worth reporting that I've had some success navigating Open in Google Chrome. I still get errors from time to time, but not enough to prevent me from reading and selecting your posts.
(Editor straps on helmet, climbs into boots and bullet-proof vest) OK, fire away.