For the last two or three days the forum has been arriving on my screen consistently much faster than the woeful pace it had previously been (for many months now).
Prior to this, it was by far the slowest of any site that I regularly visit (the same on a number of machines & using different browsers).
I'm always using a VPN (PIA these days), & it mattered not whether I was using one of the servers in Oz, or in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, or one located on either coast of Canada. The results re. Manjaro loading at a snails pace (or fast, as is now the case) relative to all the other sites remained the same.
So, this post is just to say that it looks like something has changed for the better on your end Manjaro.
If I am the only one effected by this change, then so be it.
I offer my thanks anyway.