I am finding when logging in to the portal that the pages take ages to appear. I also find it even worse when going to the discussion forums. Is this because it is so big with all the information from almost every forum being loaded. Could the majority of these be archived and not loaded unless requested, (current ones excluded of course)therefore allowing the site to be quicker.
Due to the way the current platform is set up, the portal and especially the forums, across the PlusNet ISP's, do tend to run like treacle at times.
However there is currently a major plan underway to upgrade the hardware which currently hosts the forums and portals. A lot of money is being ploughed into this and we will see the benefits fairly soon.