I know it's been a while since my last note, but unfortunately, I haven't had all that much new to report. The site's still maddeningly slow, due in large part to the spam that's consumed the Most Recent feed (and the comments section, and Most Viewed, and the far corners of Tink's mind). What I can say is that Salon is mobilizing to make Open more usable. I'm reluctant to get into specifics until we're actually ready to implement our changes, but help is on the way. We have no plans to let the site languish indefinitely in hospice care as Chuck Stetson so eloquently put it the other day.
Now, I recognize that a bunch of you will write this off as another Romney-esque promise of a better tomorrow, and that's totally fair. We have a long way to go to earn back your trust. I just wanted to let you know that I really care about this site and its community, and none of your frustrations are falling on deaf ears. Really hope you'll hang around.
Your occasionally fearful leader