According to Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test my download speed is 59+ Mbps and upload is 6+
So something is going on with the forum software and/or servers to cause extreme loading slowness
What a difference a few hours makes!
Been away from my computer all day, and now forum speed is back to normal
Typical: they forgot to feed the hamsters over the New Year's holidays...
Back to being very slow... it's only 6pm here, but I think I'll give up for the night