I was trying to figure out why this forum, filled with people who are simply trying to help eachother, was so sluggish. All other such forums of varied topics that I learn and teach from are .net rather than .com. (this one is .com). That means the organizers are profiting from every member that joins or even visits. Is there a .net site with serious woodworkers that any of you visit so I can simply absorb and share info without dealing with advertisements and junk? Thanks!
I haven't been here all that long, but I've never seen it slow. This site is a vBulletin sourced site and I belong to several sites that use the same hosting service with no issues. Perhaps if you provided more information about your system, we might be able to help more.
What is your download/upload speed that your ISP is providing?
Are you on a WiFi network in your home?
If so, what is it's link speed?
Are you using a PC and what OS and version?
Are you using a tablet and again what OS and version?
What browser are you using?
FWIW, I'm using W10, FireFox v50.0.2 with AdBlockPlus and Ghostery addons. I see no ads and no slowness. Ghostery is blocking 11 ad trackers, 4 social media trackers, and 1 site analytics. My ISP cable connection is 30 Meg/sec.