I don't think it's ads as there's no whooshes from my PopUp Stopper. It could be a server issue depending on where you are. I find if pages take a while to load on a site I can speed things up if I navigate round from other sites, bypassing certain servers.
Crikey, whooshes from the popup stopper - I think I'd find that nearly as distracting as the popup it's stopping!
I noticed at the weekend on my father's machine some pages on PCA were taking nearly two minutes to load up, together with various timeouts of doubleclicks, adtechs, tangozebras etc. He's on broadband as well.
As above with netscape 7 they can be seen sending info back and forth, also I have Net Medic on my Computer and it is loading big items’ that was not that size before ie. 3 months ago. I am talking anything between 105 and 44 KBPS on a Dial-Up modem
PS may be the Motorbike I keep getting run over with that's the problem as it is a video file but it certainly slows the page loading down. Why do they not cut the size of these graphics is beyond me it put’s me of other sites, and if it is taking any length of time I go elsewhere