Originally Posted by zsayeed
It happened again just now! Refresh took forever.
Did you do a browser refresh? In general if you refresh a site; i.e. hitting browser refresh button; it will always respond slower. Refresh will force browser to redownload all content; i.e. all code, images, styles and everything (even all the avatars that are in the thread).
You would want to use the links that are on the forum itself for navigation (or browser's back/forward buttons). If you do want to "referesh" the thread without hitting refresh, you can click on the "Last >>" link on the thread paging link
In any event, not sure if your situation is unique, but I did try several refresh on random pages. Didn't notice any extra delay that would be out of norm. You can expect an average refresh to take 2 to 10 seconds.