Maybe, I only really noticed one site that was also unloadable around the same time the forum was "pausing" for several minutes when I would click on a link.That sounds like it might be something on Verizon's end if you're noticing other sites being equally slow? I looked through the performance logs for today and I didn't see any abnormalities. They also don't paint the entire picture so it's possible there might be network issues happening.
I haven't noticed anything, but this doesn't sound good: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/01/01/2321211/linode-under-ddos-since-christmas
Site is reasonably fast now. This afternoon and morning (about 4 and 8 hours ago), it was unusable - didn't load at all. Last few days it's been dog slow. Just FYI.
Are we running new software? On a new server? Storage Forum has always run well for me but it seems especially nippy now. Nice work Doug!