Lorianne's closing Our Salon: In case you didn't get this email or haven't seen it:

I will be discontinuing this network beginning July 1, 2019. I have supported this project financially for many years now with very little help from membership and am choosing to stop doing that. I do not have the time nor the desire to continue to do so. This decision is non-negotiable and there is no mechanism for transfer of ownership to another.

Hopefully everyone learned from the past and has been saving their posts on their own computer. If not, you have just over a month to do so. If you have saved your old blogs or dont care, then do nothing and your page will just disappear into the ether.

Please do not contact me for instructions or direction on saving blogs. Google is free and can assist you in this matter. Also, please see the above line: "This decision is non-negotiable." 

Its been a pleasure. Thanks to all who did help out, its just time for this to happen.


Visit Our Salon at: http://oursalon.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


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Comment by Ron Powell on May 24, 2019 at 5:48pm

All good things eventually do come to an end...

Thanks for the "heads up" Lorianne...

Thanks and congratulations for all that you've done here...

Your efforts here have been nothing short of heroic...

I'm sure that I'm not alone in wishing you well and every success in whatever you choose to do next....

Once again, THANKS!!!!!

Comment by moki ikom on May 24, 2019 at 6:51pm

You're not alone Ron in wishing Lorianne well after all the effort she has put into this site, which time, finances and effort I myself can barely if at all scratch the surface of realizing the full extent.  But to the extent that Lorianne created and maintained this site free of advertisement for all these years making it reliable and user friendly I see that she was successful.  From a financial angle without advertising together with minimal to nihl membership donations, keeping the site in top shape as she has had to have become a financial sink-hole, and on top of that a mostly thankless task.  Lorianne deserves far more than that and I trust, hope, that beyond this she is on the receiving end of such well-deserved joy in Life.

Comment by Ron Powell on May 24, 2019 at 7:01pm

 "I trust, hope, that beyond this she is on the receiving end of such well-deserved joy in Life."


Comment by J.P. Hart on May 24, 2019 at 8:00pm

Just when my typing speed started nudging 40 WPM!

NamasteLorianne~(with a heartfelt cat's cradle)

Comment by Maui Surfer on May 24, 2019 at 9:27pm

lorianne has been a saint. The internet is constantly changing. many deeply miss Open. I suggest a search for a new home, a la a space mission in cyberspace, and those of us who want to begin participating there may re visit each other. I hold no ill will, she put in more effort than just about anyone could. So, if you know if a writers site, one where we could all write and also, frankly, be held to higher behavior standards, lets all sign up and make that place, wherever it is, I have not Googled yet, more popular and robust. Thanks you lorianne. If none of this happens there are many of you who I will miss greatly. As for one, I sometimes blog on big salon under my real name, Joe, but, they have never truly overcome the technical challenges that shut down Open. It is still something. I bet there is something better, I bet someone here could also create something better. Aloha and lorianne thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

Comment by Robert B. James on May 24, 2019 at 9:45pm

I’m with MS cross the board...thanks to Lorianne. 

Comment by koshersalaami on May 25, 2019 at 6:03am

Absolutely. Thanks to Lorianne for giving us a home when we needed one

Comment by Workstudio on May 28, 2019 at 9:32am

Thanks to Lorianne for putting in place this platform and creating a friendly, welcoming space for this community, and for all the effort put in, having put this in place after the former OS is certainly a feat. I wish her all the best.

Comment by Anna Herrington on May 28, 2019 at 9:38am

 "I trust, hope, that beyond this she is on the receiving end of such well-deserved joy in Life."


Yes! I fully agree.

A huge thank you to Lorianne and an extra hug for her patience and tolerance of all things OurS.


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