This is just a note to ensure all our regular forums users are aware that I have 'quietly' (as quietly as possible) replaced major bottlenecks within our forums system with a new higher performance version. The new version required a complete re-write of read.asp (the main read page) as well as its supporting database interaction. The new version supports more browser, proxy and server based caching as well as dynamic thread lists via a separate javascript datafile. The new system works best with 4.0+ browsers (Netscape & IE).

Thanks to our regulars for putting up with the occasional bug and downtime in the last few days.

Note: due to the cached nature of the new forums system newly posted messages may not appear in the main forum or message thread list for up to 2 minutes. This is due to caching.