It took me hours to send out reminders and someone sent me a note to use classic. It made everything zip by and brought back nostalgic memories since this is the TER I was introduced to in the very beginning.
You'll find the Classic link when you first open up the TER website. Click on it and then do your sign on
I don't think they've had any big increase in traffic, so I've got to assume they're having problems with their servers or it's now being hosted by a new company. Whatever the reason, the problem is on their end, not ours, because all the boards have been complaining about slow speeds.
I would use flat to read the threads if it kept things in conversational order instead of chronological order. It causes Confusion on which post one is replying to. With the slowness the flat view would make things easier because once it opened you could see all of it and not spend all your time waiting for things to move along.