Joe, for the last two or three weeks, always over the weekend, the discussion forum has become very awkward to use. Posts hang on 100% upload without rendering and retries are required to post successfully. Viewing posts are also affected. I like to view ‘New’ posts together and work through them, using the back button to return to the list which then removes the post I have just viewed. During bad times the back and forward buttons and the personal notification button (top right) no longer work. It requires a reset of the url to bring up the home page again. No other site I use during this time displays this problem.
I fully understand that you want to concentrate on the content of FB but there are no apparent problems on its operational side, indeed I would be surprised if FB allowed you into the nuts and bolts of its operational side.
The problems experienced on the Discussion forum disappear sometime after midday on Monday which suggests that someone on US time has woken up and pushed a reset. Most users are active over the weekend so I thought it might be in your interests to ensure the forums run smoothly.
FB is a social media forum, it’s full of mundane trivia and uninformed opinion, and seen by many as something to take with a pinch of salt. We were very firmly slapped for discussing beta issues on there. Topaz Discussion is a specialist forum that elicits specialist response, yes it’s smaller, but the quality of response is so much richer.
I request that you reconsider priorities where forum maintenance is concerned.
And yes, go ahead and close the thread. It's getting late here.