the excuse is that the ads take time to load, google ads seem to be the worst but we also must have slow servers somewhere in between us and the sites primary server...
I recon most of the problem is the servers the adverts are on....
right clk an advert, you will notice in the properties it is hot linked...(similar to adding a pic or movie link from uTube.)
And add to that some of them are up in the 40K even 80K size.
current one on this page is small
What can I say about the person who made it...bloody lazy that could be edited way smaller than that quite easy
Notice how the Ground Up sponsor ad is under 7K? thats NOT an issue.
And notice it appears to be on these servers and controlled by the server admin.
Notice how Click and Dennis avatars are under 2 K good stuff
And all the other buttons are around the 2K size good
The total size of this page (as I type) is well over 140K....thats over 2 times the recomened 65 K size....AND thats with one of the smaller banners.
The last thing to load ..and waits is all the google add stuff.
I have a adsl2 connection 16meg down pinging at around 230 ms to camaros.net From NZ... Which is pretty damn good.
This site is dependant on income from google ads (I assume) and sponsers... So its a bit of caught between the ocean and deep blue sea as I see it.
As I said above, make use of open in new tab.....hit "new posts since last visit" go down the page.... depending what browser one uses...right click the link, open in tab or just click with the middle wheel button.
Will never notice the latency.