Site loading way slow?

Rob, there’s something wrong with something on the front page, maybe the scribd thing or the district map or some ad or feed in the side bar. My iphone cannot load it, and my laptop slows to a crawl.

Maybe hide more front page content like the scribd thing under the fold? And go easy on the side bar stuff? One thing that’s been bugging me for a while is something that loads in between the recommended posts and the user posts, which doesn’t load right away, so I always seem to be clicking on a new user post, only to have the page be redrawn as I click, and I end up clicking on something else, and I have to readjust and find what I was looking for again. Is there a way to load a placeholder for the stuff that loads slow on the page, so it doesn’t shift the diaries and comments in the side bar?

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