This morning I have noticed some pages of the forum have been slow loading, whilst they try to connect to the Fotopic site to display avatar images.
As far as I know the Fotopic service has been defunct for some while but obviously the server isn't dead but attempting (and failing) to do things. In simple terms it is failing to tell us it can't supply the image, causing a delay before our server gives up waiting for a reply.
This could be resolved by all users that formerly used Fotopic to host their Avatars turning the facility off through their User Control Panel, or uploading a new one to use to our server, a facility that may not have been available when you first joined.
It would obviously be a massive task for me to try and identify each and every user linking to Fotopic, so your help on this front will be appreciated by all.