Join Date: May 2016
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
As a test, I loaded about 5-6 random pages(threads). One took 8 seconds to open completely. The others took between 2 and 3 seconds to completely open from the point of the click.
Now, regardless of how long these pages open, I have a technique that makes the entire issue of page loading moot.
Here is how I normally browse forums like these.
1. I pull up the "New Posts" page for the last day (or 2 or 3 days if I've been away for a while). It may take a few seconds to load, but i only incur that delay here, never again.
2. I Control-Click the chevron symbol to the left of the thread name for every thread I wish to look at. This opens each thread in a new tab.
3. Once I've gone down the entire list of new posts. I close the new posts tab.
4. I read what I want from tab X and then close the tab when I'm done. If I reply to the thread before closing it, I hit submit and move on to the next tab and come back and close it later.
The advantage of this approach is that I never really have to wait for any page to load since the first one I opened will surely be open by the time I start reading it and the last one I opened will also be opened by the time I get to it. Once in a while, something goes wrong and one or more tabs don't load. I just click refresh in that tab and move on to the next tab and come back to it later.