First of all, I'm sorry for this long post, I know everyone must be tired and exhausted from the past days, I'm really exhausted myself from what's going on prose along with many things. I really wanted to make it short comment on one of your posts but I didn't find a way to do so. So bear with me :)
Obviously! The things has been tense lately. Most of us got overwhelmed since S&S announcement and we allowed ourselves to drift with our emotions, which is fine, we are humans after all, and maybe a little bit more emotional than others, which is beautiful.
But here is the thing, don't let your emotions take over you all the time, don't let it mislead your judgments. I know there's a lot of questions mark about S&S and it is our right to ask questions and expect clear-honest answers. But, my fellow prosers and friends, my prose family, don't get drifted along with the tide, you might be wise but allow me to say, you're not being objective and went to mixing things up, and now I hear people talking about packing up and stuff. If there's any technical issue be patience, ask questions properly, and most importantly! have an insight into the issue.
I didn't want to mention this but to set an example I'll tell you. I was created a challenge 5 days ago but for some technical issues it was never posted until today, but I knew it must be temporary technical issue and with all the other technical issues along with S&S challenge I knew that they were working on something. Therefore, I waited some hours before I emailed them and they respond, even though days past and the challenge not up yet, but I waited! Because I knew they are working. Maybe they're not well experienced with literature judgment, maybe they did mistakes. I even imagine how they were overwhelmed by the challenge besides other stuff. But I still believe that they are honest ones with good intentions, and prose means to them more than just a business. But they also humans and they are learning things as well as so many of us included myself.
I don't need to tell you this but if you know me well, then you probably know that I would be the first to step up and open my big mouth, which I did regarding the challenge right after I recived the email, but sometimes it is unnecessary to share your thoughts, that's why I kept it to myself. And I'm not defending prose, yes, I love prose just like you do, more or less, but I'm just being objective here, I'm being fair and honest. I believe that they did mistakes and will do some more, and this is the part where you show your insightful by sorting out the honest mistakes from the intentional ones, and also to show off what you were made of in the hard times.
I worked for my father most of my life and god knows what I been through to build up his business, but he wasn't so grateful or maybe he had something in mind when he tends to forgetting everything I did for him for just a little "mistake" and trust me friend, it is such a bad feelings.
Be patience guys, and don't mix things up, be more specific.
Don't give up at the first glitch.