We're (very) aware that ActiveRain has been unreliable over the past few weeks. It's incredibly frustrating when viewing a blog post, leaving a comment, catching up on your Social Blog, or perusing your favorite groups takes minutes, not seconds. It's also frustrating for us — like you, we spend countless hours on ActiveRain, and every instance of downtime means that we've failed to provide a reliable platform for you and your business. We're sorry.
I'm posting this message from my personal blog because my responsibilities at ActiveRain include managing infrastructure and product development. Ultimately, the distribution of our technology resources (programmers, designers, administrators, etc.) falls to me, and it's clear that my efforts have not been focused properly.
Starting today, we're freezing development of new features and products while we work to systematically improve performance and reliability. Your passion and support for the network (even in our darkest hours) has been inspirational, and we're working to reply in turn by fixing our leaky pipes to provide for the very best experience in the "Rain".