I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I hesitate to mention this, just in case someone is blowing smoke and I'm inhaling it, but...
I started getting panicky yesterday with the extended BL outage and burned a one-off chance to find out WTH?! I didn't expect a response, mind you, I was really just hoping to light a fire under someone. But I did get a response. A small one, but one that might be promising.
"Sorry for that. It should be fine now. We did a little server upgrade"
I know, I know WHY DIDN'T THEY TELL US? I don't know why we weren't told. I can speculate and say maybe the upgrade was unplanned but necessary b/c something broke, or maybe they thought it would be a short outage and it wasn't, or maybe they're just barely keeping it together and are just reacting instead of pro-acting (not a word). Or maybe they're just blowing smoke and telling me it was an upgrade because it sounds better then "oh, it just went down again". But those are all just guesses.
I didn't ask for clarification and I won't. I passed on my thanks and offered any assistance I could offer here on BL and left it at that. They can't keep running BL this way so I figure nagging them isn't going to help right now. It'll either get better or it won't. If that response isn't smoke, then maybe it'll be getting better.
I know a lot of people here are fed up and done, and I get it - I don't blame them and I don't think this is going to change anyone's mind. But I did want to let the rest of the die-hards, "hell-no-we-won't-go" BLers know. :D