FYI, it takes a long time to load a post or reply on the forum. It has been so for quite some time, but the wait time seems to have gotten longer recently. I think the post does load in the background, but it shows that it is still loading in the foreground. I have noticed double post or replies appearing, most probably because people have hit the ‘add topic’ or ‘add reply’ button again after waiting for a while.
yes, it was all part of the server issues that were causing emails to not be sent out and so the forum did not want to finish the page until it had sent out notifications.