Because of the ongoing problems on this (apparently) dying website, I'm moving my blog to a new location. Actually it's the reactivation of a blog I used before.
Blogspot.com -- a.k.a. Blogger -- is quite good, and has improved measurably since last I was there.
While this "new" blog site is my new choice, the choice to leave Open Salon was not made without regret. There's much I've posted here that now I must painfully move, article by article, to my new website.
Open Salon is grinding to a halt -- like a gear box filled with sand. Sad but true.
BTW, Blogger/BlogSpot handles formatting better, has a spell checker and plays well with other websites via copy and paste. It also sends a daily email to my subscribers (easy to sign up) with my last 24 hour posts. Most important, it offers a handy back-up function -- something Open Salon has never mastered. Moreover, Open Salon's "search" function seems to be totally disabled.
I suspect Open Salon uses such old software that it's beyond repair. More important, I'm pretty sure it must lose money.
Time to move on. I'm sure all my liberal readers on this blog site will dearly miss me.