ok.... bare with me here..
i managed to mirror the forums database (as of BEFORE THIS POST) over to the new server.
here is the link:http://18.104.22.168/forums/index.php
not all the links/pictures, etc work yet.. since the new server domain isnt FULLY active, BUT..
can you guys just click over to that link and then browse a few posts and compare how the pages load for you compared to the current Forums you are seeing? let me know if it seems better/faster.. about the same... or worse/slower..
note: you can try posting to that forums only for testing purposes.. but if/when we decide to go with the new server, i will mirror over this current Forums again, so that we dont lose any posts.
i want to make sure we get the Forums loading as quick and fast for as many people as possible. obviously since we're located all over the world, different servers are going to be better for different people, but hopefully we can come to some sort of consensus as to which might be best for everyone..