I need times and dates rather than vague "the other day" and "earlier today". You guys fix car problems, I'm sure, so you know that specifics ("Forum slowdown seems to happen every hour, 3 hours, every day at 8 o'clock") help diagnostics rather than vagueness.
Fair enough. I get 504's everyday, hour is seemingly non-discriminant at this point. I'd say maybe 3 out of every 10 page loads are successful at any given time of day, at least in my experience. As in I'll spend an hour on the site, and have to wait for five to six 504 page errors to generate before I'll load a page successfully. Then, I'll load 3 or 4 pages successfully consecutively, then get a few more 504's in a row.
I'll try to start documenting exactly what time of day if I can.
^ It's been happening non-stop all day this whole weekend, like literally there hasn't been a period when it ran smoothly without timing out. We can keep a log, but that's going to be a helluva lotta posts in here if reporting each instance.