Around 4am EST on May 28, we started getting *a lot* of traffic to the website. This very quickly overloaded the server, resulting in the website running very slowly. We did some optimization. Things sped up, and our reward was more traffic. So we switched to a more powerful server. And so on.
Things are finally under control. At least for the moment, anyway. You can see that we've managed to get the average page load time down to a reasonable length of time for the last day or so, without any large spikes:
Of course, overwhelming amounts of traffic is a good problem to have, and I won't complain if things overheat again.
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