There are times during the day when there is a very heavy load on the server. Mothering knows this and most likely is going to have to switch servers (transfer). The Board Administrator has worked with the current server, but the membership has exceeded what they can 'deliver' for speedy loads. And yes, yesterday it took 10 minutes for my post to actually clear and post to the thread. I find that mornings (EST) up until 9:00 or 10:00 and then, after 10:00 are the fastest!
I also have cable modem, I don't think I would ever get a load on a dial up! LOL I agree though it is faster early in the AM and later at night, of course that doesn't stop me from being here all dang day