No, that didn't seem to help at all. Okay, out with the new and in with the old! NationStates will go off the air shortly while we put the forum back the way it used to be.
A few major configuration changes have been made to the forum, which will hopefully give us improved performance (e.g. it will take less than a minute after you click something to get a response). However, possibly this is just going to make things even worse. If it does, we'll revert to the old settings quick smart.