Member Rara Avis
I'll check to see if some of our forums are getting too big, but I really doubt that's the problem. Usually, when you see delays like that, it's caused by an intermittent glitch in the Internet chain. Drop out to a DOS command window and type in tracert piptalk.com and you'll see your computer literally trace the route from you to our server. Everyone will see a different route, and you'll probably see at least slight different routes on a daily or weekly basis. You'll probably see about fifteen to twenty different "hops" in the chain, and if any one of those is having a problem, it will be reflect in your response time. If a lot of you are seeing a lag, it likely means the glitch is somewhere close to Florida and Athena. But it's likely not "too" close, else we'd all be seeing the huge lag.
Fortunately, these glitches rarely last more than a few days. Then they move somewhere else.