What I do to compensate for the slow speed is I open the index from the main forum. I then see which of the topics have new posts. I then right click on the green (x new post) and open in a new tab. I then go to that new tab and do the same for the topics. That way while I am busy reading the 1st topic all the others are loading in the background in other tabs. Yes when you have a backlog and there is more than one page you need to catch up on it is back to the slow speed.