Just to let you know that we made a code update today that should help with the problem we've been experiencing with the site being slow.
You should notice an improvement with page-load times. In particular, when making posts or leaving comments.
For those who are interested, we've implemented some database caching, so you may notice a slight delay before some things appear when posted.
If anyone notices anything unusual, or experiences problems, please let me know by leaving a comment here. We'll be monitoring this post.