Hi, pj123, can you tell us what browser you are using? also what type of internet connection you are using? sometimes if you use the internet a lot the browser cache gets filled up, it is a good thing to clean out the cookies and browser history cache regularly, the more thats in there the slower your browser becomes.
I use Firefox 18.104.22.168 this loads almost all sites very quickly, the only ones I do find that load slowly are the ones that are full of rubbish and spyware as the adblock does not like them when this happens i just look for another site.
Internet Explorer v7.0.6 is now a lot better, the early test versions were full of bugs as they usually are.
I think the server has to be constantly updating the forum's pages as posts get added. It also has a lot of people on it at the same time tryin to access it's pages. If there a lot of updated posts and threads and a lot of people trying to use it - overload.
Sometimes it happens and sometimes straight in. Am sure the techno guys at PC Advisor get on the case as soon as possible. Just lie back and think pleasant thoughts (or England) until you can get on line. Chris
If I can't get on PCA and for me its been a common occurance recently I open another webpage and open up something like Ebay which is never off. If Ebay opens but PCA doesn't I know the PCA site is down again. Before I did this I worried that there was something wrong with my PC. It does appear that theres more outages these days I'm afraid.