There's an example of just how bad the problem can be. I posted my above post at just after 2:45AM my time. It should go through almost instantly but even though I tried repeatedly to get it to go through the time stamp shows it took ONE HOUR to go through! The site's working normally again now, but this kind of thing comes and goes without warning, all hours of the day and night. It makes it nearly impossible to do anything while this is happening and it even makes me afraid of moderating for fear that it will lock up in the middle of what I'm doing and mess things up. There was talk a while ago about why we don't have many members. This kind of thing can't do much to help attract or keep members. I don't know much about how web sites work from the business end of it, but it seems that if there are very few members, there would be less profit from donations or wherever the profit comes from.