I'm not joking about the time it takes to load a page though, and I've changed provider finding the same thing to be. You might want to blame it on my version of Firefox, but I don't expect that to be the truth.
Without Ad-Blocking, viewing TNS is much slower than other forums I use.
Some of those forums have adverts, but those Ads don't have animation or video, which uses lots of CPU & bandwidth.
Here's a TNS page in FireFox without addons, (so no adblocking), basically stuck at ~55% CPU ...
animated adverts means high CPU.gif (306.13 kB . 800x575 - viewed 6998 times)
Constantly using ~55% CPU makes navigating the site very sluggish.
For me viewing a TNS page with adverts blocked, CPU usage is <5%, once the page has loaded.
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