To our patient readers

21 April 2006

Regular readers of openDemocracy will have noticed that the site has been underperforming recently.   This has been frustrating both to us at oD and to you, our readers and supporters. The explanation lies in our success: over the past year, openDemocracy's readership has expanded so fast that we have outgrown our Internet Service Provider and we are now moving to a new provider.

The good news is that soon the website will be faster and smoother to use. The drawback is that at some point next week, while we make the transition, we will be unable to publish new material for 24 hours. Everything will still be readable, but there will be an eerie pause in the publishing cycle. We hope you won't mind waiting an extra day for our latest articles to appear. Thanks for your patience while we make the move. We are grateful to all our readers and supporters for their patience and we look forward to continuing our growth and development and offering an even more exciting openDemocracy.

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