No I am not being silly. I belong to an Organization that has a website with Forum. And they use PHPbb to run the forums. I can go in any time sign and have it remeber me. And when I click on the particular forum it opens up it has subject with new replies highlight. the whole process getting in Takes less time than it does in these forums.
I ma being dead serious.
What's silly about it.
Load up, Apache, SQL or My SQL, and PHP and have at it.
if you use a Mac or Linux box you can even use cPanle to control everything.
pj, these forums (the ones at adobeforums.com) are usually lightning fast, and very reliable -I don't remember when I had to login for the last time. They do hiccup every now and then, but I know of no "perfect" site. There is no need to change anything, and experience has shown that all the more or less recent changes have been for the worse.
This particular thread is for reporting those occasional slownesses that may have passed unnoticed to Forums Operations. They usually respond very quickly, if only to report a restart of the servers for whatever reason. I am surprised that they haven't said anything about this erratic behaviour now extending for several days.
I would suggest that if you want to discuss other ways of handling the traffic of these forum -surely quite a lot heavier than that of your Organization website with Forum- you open a new thread. By posting your long messages here you are only making it difficult for all of us to keep track of what is happening.