So, Ravelry is a problem right now and they're not doing anything to substantially address or fix it for users who are having problems with the redesign of the site. I'm a long-time Raveler (user #208!), so I'm very sad about that... I have a lot of information stored over there, and have made a lot of pattern purchases over the years.
There is enough concern over the future of the site that it's been suggested that people might want to download their files. That might be a knee-jerk reaction, but after the recent Bluprint/Craftsy scare...
I took the suggestion. And it was DAUNTING to face 25 pages of downloaded pattern files!
This morning, I learned about a Chrome extension called Download Them All that makes it much easier & faster to download a lot of files. Check out @kralalien on Instagram -- she has an IG highlight with some information, and this post was also informative:
There are some other downloading options mentioned in the comments of that post, if the Chrome extension is not for you.
Meanwhile, I downloaded all 25 pages of pattern files (even all the foreign language versions) in minutes.
One note of caution, however: Make sure you don't have Chrome configured to "ask every time" about where to save downloaded files. Because it.will.ask.you.every.single.time. I didn't see that at first... and shutting down my computer didn't even work to stop it, so I had to uninstall and reinstall the extension. I opened in tabs & downloaded 5 pages the first time (after learning my lesson), then 10 and 10. So fast.
Edited to add: An informative article by Silvia Maggi - How Rebranding Cost Ravelry the Trust of Their Community.
Edited again to add: A blog post today from Jess, one of Ravelry's cofounders: A Letter from Jessica.
Hoping for the best!!