The site's been so slow that I've decided to take some measures to get things fast again until our upgrade is fully complete within the next two weeks.
You also might have noticed that comments have been missing today. That's because of a test I'm doing which once concluded should make the site much faster. Late tonight, all the old comments (except ones made today) will be restored. Then I will delete all of the really old comments from 2005 and early 2006. They were bogging down the server. This should speed things up significantly.
In the interim, if you have something of genius to say (or want to save someone else's stupid comment) that you must have for the future, save a copy of it locally. Also, please post on this thread if you think the changes have made a difference.
Thanks, sports fans.