And must say, I can not understand so many having troubles loading the pages fast ?
Even on a "thin" mobile connection, it works fine and fast
But of course, if it IS a problem for many users - you have to focus on this, and not have too many advertisments causing it to slow down.
On the other hand, I know they are what keep this site alive, true, so a balance
I stand corrected (somewhat) regarding how fast kiteforum loads
Maybe some are entering through the main page http://www.kiteforum.com
As it IS slower to load, and you have to wait before the forum buttons to the upper left is "active", true
I just discovered this lately, as I went to the "front" page on a few different computers, and not my own ones - so I had no direct bookmarks on those.
I had to go through the front page - which loads slower even on a fast connection, yes
If you ever use the frontpage, indeed it is not as fast (was ? if faster server now) ...
I hardly ever come around the front, but almost always go directly to the postings: viewforum.php?f=1
Or if the foil: viewforum.php?f=196
And so on. So they are bookmarks on my computers and mobile devices, thus they load blistering fast always
If some has trouble on the frontpage on thin connections, my advice is to bookmark the forum sections directly, and voilá it loads really fast