One of my forum members complained about this:
Why does your shoutbox refresh every 5 seconds, it's not a chatroom so that is wasteful use of bandwidth and will cause slowdown on people with slow machines. Make it refresh only once every page load if you can, or every min
Is that true? I do see it spinning a lot at the top of the forum. Is it refreshing constantly even when new chats aren't being posted there? If so, why? Doesn't that slow down the forum? If so, how can you turn that off and only refresh when new messages are posted there?