I now think I'm being purposely sabotaged by the mods. You can't publish a shit story if you can never save it
That seems unlikely. Why don't you go to speedtest and check your speed. I'd also try uninstalling multiple bloated extensions you may have on Firefox, and trying different browsers, clearing cache, all that fun stuff.
This site has been reliable for a long time. I can't recall any downtime, except a brief window when leaving MAG and becoming CYS.