Big thanks to everyone who participated in our survey the other day, we got a lot of good responses. Our website team made a few adjustments yesterday, and it seems on my computer at least that the site is loading quite a bit faster. (Let us know if you’re still having problems.)
Over the course of the next few months we will be doing some minor upgrades to the site. Some will be on the backend to increase speed and ease-of-use, but we’ll also be finally ditching Captcha (also, to someone who requested it, I unfortunately do not have the power to switch it off). Again, we appreciate your patience—our web people are few and overworked, and our budget is, shall we say, lean. Rest assured that we have come to hate Captcha just as much as any of our regular commenters.