mapforums may be getting faster soon.. the vBSEO product we have installed to attract more traffic is encrypted with Zend Guard
( Zend Guard / Products / Zend.com )
which while it protects the intellectual property of the makers of vBSEO, also apparently slows the execution of the software... see
"I'm very excited at learning that most testers are experiencing unprecedented performance gains and/or resource savings by running non-encrypted vBSEO code."
Although there is no ETA, I have heard vBSEO 3.0.1 is coming out soon, so there could be less load and mapforums could become a but faster soon...