The site's been offline today, as many of you will know. We're sorry for the lack of service, but we needed to do some in-depth work on the server, and we had to stop the databases in order to do it. We've been investigating the recent site problems at some length,and we think we may have identified the culprit - we're pretyy sure it's "My postings". When people start accessing that database we hit problems with page loadings, and it's related to the sheer size of 'My postings'.
I would be very grateful if everyone could steer clear of 'My postings' for a day or so - try to do without the facility of you would - and we'll see what happens. If things seems faster and more stable that way we'll probably take that database offline altogether within the next 24 hours, and run the forum without it for a while.
I'm sorry to be a pain, but we need the site to run in a more stable way, and this may be the answer - at least it will give us all a breathing space so we can resolve the problem once and for all.