Yes agreed, it’s dead slow! I’ve tried some caching options but nothing seems to help.
The background is that we’re running an old bitnami discourse instance on AWS. It was never lightning fast and has been getting steadily worse over time.
I’d like to upgrade to a bigger server instance, and upgrade the server stack as well, but will need a quiet moment to do it properly, with a rollback path for when things go wrong.
The community server is completely separate from the patch library, they just share a single-sign-on setup.
And emails: yes the sidekiq service that does this stops occasionally, so we have a cron job to restart it automatically every night. Occasionally we get some annoying email downtime. Sorry! I’m hoping an updated server stack will fix this for good.