most of this is a venting rant, so don't anyone go getting their panties in a bunch or start bandying about banning threats.
let me first say that i love the idea of WordPress, and how it's simpler to use than MT. but after that, getting support for esoteric problems is impossible.
it's very hard to believe that out of the 5-6 questions i've posted here i've had ZERO responses, outside of Fahim continuing a conversation we'd started in email about his Blacklist plugin. no help, no suggestions of what to look for, no offers of ideas of how to proceed next... it's very frustrating.
i switched a high profile, high traffic politics group blog off of MT to WP back at the end of August because of system load problems that MT was causing, and i chose to go with a 1.3alpha to save myself some conversion issues from 1.2 to 1.3 later on.
but the absolute silence i've gotten to all of my questions has been rather disconcerting, and definitely not what i've come to expect from an open source collective of creative and inquisitive minds. the fact that others have found my posts, and emailed me privately, asking if i got any responses to my questions (and could i possibly tell them, because they're having the same issue and getting no answers) also troubles me.
did i make a mistake in going with WordPress, or just a mistake in going with 1.3 too soon? can i at least get one of the developers (or anyone?) to point me at what to look for to find out what's causing my archives issue? are there limitations in the db or software that makes it not viable for a site like The American Street? will my upgrading to a newer alpha fix these problems, or make them worse? do i have to start an extensive search for a new blogging tool again, and ask some the 50+ contributing authors to learn yet another blogging interface after just a few months? (the more active posters love WP, btw, once they figured out all the little buttons).
this is a pretty major issue for a politics site that gets a few dozen thousand readers per day, and having no significant archives available on-site is pretty lame.
little help? please?