It looks like at least part of the slowness of the forums recently is because they scripts take an awful long time to run (on certain occasions). As part of the debugging process, I’ve removed certain features (specifically Prev In Thread / Next In Thread and the “COPA Member” indication icon) to see if backing out these changes improves performance.
So I’d like to leave it like this through the beginning of the week to see whether the slowness issues get better, worse, or stay the same.
Sorry for the inconvenience!!