Also with utmost respect and reverence for both Mike Brock and Jeff Aley
I am having exactly the same problems as you describe, the purple line blurb is consistently coming up at the bottom of the page and am having to continually refresh to get the messages. Other groups I belonged to have moved to Groups io and the move has been excellent. Proto Layouts being one that moved recently. If this is off topic and subject to moderation I will happily join you in jail.