Also try turning off the scripts in tools>internet options>security. I find this does speed things up on IE5.5 or 6. The only thig that won't work is the 'jump too' link at the bottom with the script off.
thnx maj but i've been using this site for nearly 2 years now, and i'e just upgraded to 512 bb. it is very slow. i mean 2 or 3 minutes or 5 in total to load the page, log on, my postings. then add discussion. very long. thougth there might be a prob with server, but i guess you're right. roy, i am not using zone alarm, bu tthnxs anyway. was more of a query than a suspect problem at my end