I was thinking of posting about this a couple of weeks ago, but didn't want to get banned from the OGR site for saying anything less than glamourous.
Right...do you really think we would do that? Good grief...
By the way, the correct spelling is "glamorous."
Since this is a hosted platform - not sure its up to them to worry about it. More like a Hoop.la issue.
But yeah - seems like an ad server holding up the page loads.
Or it is just something slowing traffic between you and Adpeeps and/or Amazon. The ad banners are actually served from Amazon servers. I doubt that Amazon is having any issues there. And it was an inherent problem with THIS site, I would have hundreds of notices about it. I don't.
Here in Ohio when I bring up a forum page, whether here at the OGR Raw Nerve Center or at home, the banner ads all load almost instantly as does the rest of the page. The main forum page - banner ads, Forum List, Recent Posts, Members On Line and the Calendar of Events all load in about 1 second. This is true on my desktop at OGR, my iPad at home, my laptop at home and my desktop at home. If there was something wrong with the site itself, I would not be seeing that level of performance.