Dear Illusive Fantasy -
My cold is getting a bit better, but not quite there yet. Hopefully I shake it soon.
It's fine to point out things to be fixed in the forum
. I appreciate that.
Yes I agree it's still slow. It's not the ads. For example, the slowness happens during posting, which doesn't involve ads. It's about it putting data into the database.
I did do the update but haven't finished tweaking all the settings on the new database yet. It's still in its default state. I wanted to make sure things were running properly before starting to fiddle with all the settings. So I'm finishing that round of checks, and then I will start my tweaking!
I'll also be upgrading us to the latest version of PHP (the code these forums are written in) and tweaking those settings.
So there are still tweaks to come! I want to get the core upgrades done first, though, so we're on the "latest and greatest" before I start the fiddling stage.