I had to switch out the comment viewing this evening so now the comments are forced to be shown 30 per page. This was necessary due to some of the threads reaching 100+ comments, which when viewed would bog down the entire server. Now each page loaded will have at most 30 comments to load, and hopefully will keep the server from being totally unresponsive as it has been at times this week. I know this will be a pain as for being able to stay on top of a discussion, but it is necessary for now. Put simply, this site is not geared towards being a discussion forum, or having massive amounts of comments - discussion boards and forums are better suited for this type of thing (which is why discussion forums don't show all comments on one page).
I also worked on a glitch related to user sessions, so you will probably have to log back in on your first visit back to the site.
I would highly encourage users who have found a home here to likewise find a home at a discussion forum as well. Here are a few forums which I know off the top of my head, if you have a discussion forum which you would suggest please feel free to post them in the comments:
Also, I wanted to run a poll regarding whether or not we should disable anonymous commenting, so here it is:
As for the other site changes which I had announced two weeks ago, those have been put on indefinite hold until after the new year. In the mean time I have updated the notes on the blog submission page to try to give an idea as to why a blog entry might not be published. I hope to get back to work on other site changes soon, but I don't expect to have the time to until after the new year.
Thanks to everyone who visits and contributes to this site, best wishes.