I have a "Privacy" plugin installed to my browser. It seems that when it is turned ON, only allowing items from the originating domain of britbikes & google, your page loads quickly without any problems at all. But when I turn it OFF, your page wants to load items from other domains. One of those other domains may be slow, and causing your pages to not load smoothly or at all. The JavaScript for the Shoutchat is located at the bottom of each page. So if one of the foreign domains you've linked to is slow or broken, it will also prevent the ShoutChat from loading -- and anything else below it on the page that might use JavaScript. My advice to you is to look at the content on your main forum page, and find out what you are linking to that is not on your domain. Once you find those things, you've probably also found what is causing your site issues wink