Jeff tweeted this morning about recent performance work, and I dare say lots of bits have been getting faster - but since the recent "envelope change", getting to responses has been really slow.
It's fine in the "Inbox" part of the StackExchange, but it takes 20 seconds to come up in the main user profile page on SO. Now, there are two mitigating factors:
- This is partly my own fault for being used to using the profile page instead of the "global" inbox, for historical reasons. I tend to only use the global SE icon when it indicates new responses... then if I find I've lost track of things (e.g. I see there are 3 new comments but only read two of them) I go to my profile page. So I can at least retrain my behaviour for the moment.
- I wouldn't be surprised to hear that my experience is somewhat worse than most users. After all, I have 779 pages of responses, which is probably a bit more than the average user.
I thought I'd mention it though, as something that has bitten me a bit recently.