CH has been balky and bog-slow for a week now. "Reply" doesn't work, or then it'll give me a box and then drop it, and when I do hit the Post button it's the rotating worm for five or ten minutes. So I went to Site Talk and selected the "Hung up" thread, which eventually showed up. I read the various responses, then did Reply to add my own bit of woe. Or rather I hit the button, and got nada. Not even a blink. Well, there was a line about refreshing and trying again. How quaint. So I emptied the cache, to no avail. Twice.
It's not any equipment problem on my end. High-speed cable connection and top-end Apple modem; an admittedly elderly iMac, but every other website flows like water. This one, more like a clogged ice-maker. For some reason I'm wanting to blame all those zillions of big, noisy ads - this site is beginning to look like a 99¢ Store ad with a bit of content floating down one side. Congratulations on your commercial success. Now give me a zippier Chowhound, please.