Webring slows page loading.
Hmm, I've noticed that my web site home page loads quickly, until it hits the webring. It then slows down to a crawl!
I don't care for this much. It's so slow that users will get bored and abandon the page. Unless it's a temporary 'glich', I'll bail out of the webring!
You know, rather than posting in a *discusison* forum when you notice this you might consider posting in one of the help forums. We're all in this together as it turns out. If you notice a problem report it. We can then take a look. If no one says anything then how can we just *divine* that there might be a problem? And then go go on about like we're doing this on purpose to make your life harder....
As it turns out, we have had extraorindarily high traffic on our image servers - thus making pages slow loading.