I can’t pinpoint anymore when it began, but apart from the loading of text anything else in the forum performs unusually slow currently, and for a while already … loading of avatar pictures, translating links to titles/previews, marking visited topics, refreshing the “Unread” view etc.
Yeah, page loads are taking forever, and lots of avatars don’t show.
It’s absolute murder on my eyes, because my font-darkening/font-enlarging FF extension won’t kick in until after the page is finished loading, and not even immediately after that.
P.S. No problem with the same forum software (Discourse) on another site’s forums where I participate.
I noticed these issues a few days back. Have reported it to the infra/ web team who are looking into this. Waiting for an ETA from them. It is seriously impacting the moderation /admin tasks needed to be done on a daily basis.
In troubleshooting this issue I believe @petefoth’s observation about "‘Unread’ and ‘New’ status not changing is highly significant if happening to all. It would suggest that loading of pages is not primarily slow it is incomplete in some way so that forum users are not synced with the /e/ server, although transmission has stopped.
Although having added the original part of this contribution and removed a bookmark I refreshed the “latest” page. The status on Mozilla did show as “loading” for >15 seconds, but the sync did appear to time out, incomplete.
Has there been an update of the forum -software maybe?
Least since a few days I see a few differences in the appearence or GUI (on mobile) … e.g. when I click my avatar (upper right corner) what used to be organized in horizontal tabs has become a sidebar on the right. And there’s two new “buttons” at the very top of each page (donations and shop)