We're only at 775 comments and things are slowing down because of Disqus. Sadly, Disqus is necessary in order to keep up with comments. Several commenters have suggested over the past few months that we try a different forum and I agree it's probably a good idea.
I'm not up for such a task, but two regulars here, Pink and aliensintheattic, set up something new - a forum.
Please visit this new forum and see if it might be a good fit for when things bog down here, or for discussing something off topic with other MWOP readers.
Thanks to both ladies for volunteering their time and efforts in this new community.