Thanks for the list. Can you give us some idea of /how/ bad these things are? Would turning off the navigation and other users nodelets help things appreciably, or at least improve /my/ page load times? Would it be possible to run the DB server to log all requests for a few hours, to get some profiling info to know where to look? How work do you think it would be to go to a split-DB system, like livejournal uses?
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