OK thanks. It should be lightening fast today as we've added more memory to the servers and they have been moved to the same place so reducing network delays. More investigation needed. Oh, the joys of website admin!
My internet speed has dropped from it's usual 56Mbps to 36Mbps, I'm guessing because of everybody in the universe doing Xmas shopping. The ARRSE pages are loading much slower than usual (often timing out) and I wonder if IE7's phishing filter may be adding to the problem.
It's been like this for the last two days and has got so bad that I've disabled internetty things that run in the background (in the probably mistaken belief that this will improve something). (Just stuff like Norton Internet Security, Windows Defender, Live OneCare that are probably not that important )