I, too have recently been experiencing slowdowns. In my case, I though it might have something to do with the firewall/proxy-server(s) have here at work, but it seems to happen on my own office machine as well. For the record I only have the following nodelets running:
I don't use either the CPAN or Everything nodelets... it's still slow for me.
BTW, can anyone explain to me the difference between the frontpage nodelets and Non-Frontpage nodelets (I haven't really been able to determine when I ought to be seeing my Non-Frontpage nodelets.
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