Still no communication from the Chief Executive Officer to his customers.
Still no communication from the Editor to her readers.
But, there is this snippet lurking under a "To our readers" button on the banner frame:
A message to our readers:It could be from the Editor, or the CEO, but it's not signed, so I guess the plural means it might be from both?
We know, we know! Recently Salon readers have been experiencing some technical difficulties as they click their way through our site. At the beginning of the month, Salon completed a long-planned migration to a new WordPress-based publishing platform. While this switchover from our antiquated system has streamlined Salon's operations in many exciting ways, it has also resulted in some short-term bugginess here and there, which we're working hard to correct.
Readers have been having problems with the comments section and with various RSS feeds. And yes, then there are the ads that appear where they should not. We're in the process of squishing these bugs as quickly as possible. But your feedback continues to be the best source for identifying the remaining issues. So thank you for your patience and for continuing to point out problems.
I'm not exactly thrilled by the thing, by its tone or its content, or the implications thereof, but I am somewhat pleased that it actually exists.
The cynic in me says that it exists only to blunt the complaint that the management have been invisible and silent throughout this catastrophe, but whatever part of me is not a cynic is of the firm opinion that it is better for it to exist than for it to not exist.
And hey - they know! They know!
Progress - of a sort.
Feel free to comment, suggest, enthuse, rant, rail, curse, or whatever.
Update: In comments Susan Sunflower points out that the notice is not dated, either. Which might not be a bad sign, but is certainly not a good one.