Here ya go. Compare this with what you are seeing. ...
Thanks - that demonstrates it's not a simple matter of distance (Gordon also being in the UK)
Are you following or ignoring anyone / anything? Check your preferences and clear any following / ignoring choices to see if that makes a difference.
If you're using a browser / service that relies upon Bing to update and supply fresh copies of forum content, that might explain it. Bing regularly has trouble accessing sitemap updates. Bing requests are processed, but cryptic error messages come back indicating Bing isn't accepting sitemap data.
The only other realistic interpretation is that something along the connection path or at your (Tempest's) end device(s) is timing out when attempting to load listing data for Chat (which is a huge forum section), and then defaulting to the last archived / cached version. This would resolve itself when the overall forum database update occurs (roughly hourly).