As an experiment to try to improve the forum speed, I’m just about to set up a couple of “Archive” forums - one for the public discussion and one for the members discussion.
Each will be read-only (no new posting or replies) and will contain all the posts older than 3 months. The archives can also be searched.
Posts newer than 3 months will continue to be kept in the main Public and Members discussion areas.
I’d like to leave it this way for a week or so, both to see whether the speed improves noticably and also to see whether you all strongly prefer to have the entire history of posts in one location rather than having the archives.
For the next hour or so you may see a few “weird” things in the forums - particularly if I screw up - but hopefully all should be stable again soon.
Thanks for your patience!