Over the last week or two i've noticed a marked degradation in the performance of the website in general, I've been getting pages simply fail to load, Quick Replys failing with no failure reason given, or appearing to fail then upon resubmition it turns out it did work the first time and now theres a duplicate post and on quite a few occasions the site seems to get slower and slower before it seems to drop off the planet before returning 5/10/15 minutes later with little improvement in its responsiveness
I dont mean to knock the guys running the show, its an awesome website, but it seems to me that whatever service its currently being hosted on is seriously inadequate. You can get fairly high spec fully dedicated machines for less than £50 a month so perhaps its time to look at changing hosting providers or upgrading to a better service with the existing crowd. A site like this should not be hosted on a shared box or VPS service imo, as the database and web load is simply far to high for such a shared machine to cope with.
If you'd like any advice or suggestions on better hosting i'd be glad to assist