Sorry Steve, but to answer your question (good grief), the reason it take soooooo long is because the TAG is at the BOTTOM of the page, and if the page hasn't totally loaded, it needs to WAIT for it to load first. That's why, if I were designing this WEB site, I would have had the POST A NEW MESSAGE 'jump' you to a separate WEB page to Submit (and get back to the main Forum page.) This would be a LOT quicker!
To each his own, ya know. renovateyourworld.com isn't very interested in 'upgrading' the 'old BBS'. They want everyone to use the NEW BBS. Most of us 'regulars' like the old BBS because we don't have to jump from subject-to-subject. All that clicking just makes us CrAzY!!!