In total honesty, a paid membership will ensure that BF doesn't serve up any ads. However, if you have malware on your system, you are still going to see ads. I know this from experience- it turned out that a 'coupon helper' had installed itself to the browser (most likely piggy-backed with another extension that I did install).
As the slow page loads, it could be that our site is seeing some heavy traffic. Or maybe your ISP has throttled your speed. Or maybe you have a bunch of services running in the background that is choking your bandwidth- weather, email, software updaters, other services that like to 'call home' automatically.
If it makes you feel better, BF is a bit on the slow side for me as well. Then again, I'm using a wireless connection in my home and the router typically is supporting 4 active devices (we have 3 laptops, 4 tablets, a smart TV, a smart Blu-Ray player, a Nintendo 3 DS and a Nook). I also know that my ISP has heavier traffic in the evening and speeds back up in the wee hours of the morning (which is when they like to take the system down for maintenance- which sucks for me and my wife).
Last edited by no1mad; 05-16-14 at 06:58 PM.