This evening I am investing effort to make the performance of the website better.  Some of the background tasks are not very efficient right now, and you may notice this when performing some actions (like making posts, comments, and voting).  User experience is very important, and you can see from my logs below that load times are sometimes very long:

The median is 3.6 seconds in the client.  Unacceptable.

Server load response times are better, but they do get up to almost 2 seconds 1% of the time.  Need to do better.

I will be investing some time to try and improve these metrics!