Testing new Folksy images server

Hi — we’re out of maintenance mode, now, and you may have noticed a slowdown on images appearing.
This is because we’ve just deployed a new image service (for testing), and this service builds up a cache of images as they are generated. The idea is that, over a short period of time, images will start to appear more quickly as more are cached.
Naturally, this will take some fine-tuning, and today is just a first test of that system to get a first feel for how it should best be configured.
We’ll be monitoring its performance, and once we have the data we need, we’ll let you know that when we’ll be going into maintenance mode again to switch back to the old image service.
Thanks for bearing with us.

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