The Elder Staff Team including myself have been very concerned about a recent bout of server sluggishness that you may have also noticed. For example, messages taking a while to post or edit, new topics taking a while before they load into your browser etc. For this I apologise, it has been very frustrating especially when you have a lot to do on TIWWA.
We have been working with our web host to try and track down the issue and today the root cause has apparently been identified and addressed. I hate to speak too soon, but already I'm seeing a marked difference in the page loading times and I'm able to whiz through the topics, blogs and gallery. Either that or everyone else on the plant using the Internet has disappeared!