It doesn't take a week for a topic to load or to close. Dial-up is all that is available to me without buying expensive satellite equipment. On the old ezboard BYC there are so many animations, tags, banners that it can take forever for a topic to load. Then heaven help me if I try to shut a topic down before all the "stuff" loads up. I can go cook dinner before it finally closes. Keeping it simple in this instance is a huge boon to those of us that don't have high speed options.