“Take them for millions”? Are you shitting me?
You’re out $14.95, tops, times however many times you’ve re-upped. On editing, I noticed you’ve joined this year. So, $14.95. (And nobody sucked it out of your credit card - you have to actually re-enter all your info.)
You’re on the bloody internet, where I can always find something interesting to look at because I’m curious about things.
Business is generally not transacted on this site, so you’re not losing money due to server slowness. Just not being able to post does not constitute some kind of loss of livelihood.
Yeah, it’s annoying. I have the site time out for me during mid-day (US) sometimes, but I also use an older computer and I figure the memory I have has something to do with it as well.
Bottom line: you paid for this service, which for most of the people on it performs as it’s supposed to the majority of the time. Timeouts suck. This site has timeouts. Could they possibly be at your end? Maybe, maybe not. Even if they’re totally the fault of the Chicago Reader and Its Holy Hamster-Powered Servers, the level of vitriol is way out of proportion.
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