Part of the plan to move to Discourse is to first move the front page to another host. This saves us money and because we’ve moved to a specialized Wordpress host it should also provide us with additional security and other features.
Where the frontpage was first served from the Netherlands, it’s now from New York, United States because most of our visitors are from there.
Images are loaded from a CDN, which means images load from a server as close as possible to you, which should improve browsing speeds.
There might be glitches and bugs, and if you find them, then don’t hesitate to report them. If all things go well, then I hope to start working with all members on a new Discourse layout, that hopefully will be according to wishes of the majority!