I am asking because when I go to our admin, the left navigation shows up immediately, and everything is working fine as well, but the statistics part does stay white for seconds (sometimes over 6 seconds)
well the largest part of the stats page for loading I would imagine if there is any slowdowns is the stat of your data directory where it scans to see your actual diskspace. If that continues to be an issue I can tell you how to remove the stat to grab the actual true data storage stats.
Chuck: we have a serious problem! We now have 99 usergroups. When we add a usergroup, we set authorisation in such a way that the usergroup can only post in a certain category. This results in the number of the usergroup added to several fields in the pp_categories table, e.g. ugnoupload. However, this field is varchar(255) and full .....
Okay this thread is about unlimited categories not usergroups and thats your issue. Yes those fields can only be 255 characters. You can try altering the table field to a text field but thats slower somewhat. Issue these queries in your mysql database
ALTER TABLE pp_categories CHANGE ugnoview ugnoview TEXT default 'NULL';
ALTER TABLE pp_categories CHANGE ugnoupload ugnoupload TEXT default 'NULL';
ALTER TABLE pp_categories CHANGE ugnopost ugnopost TEXT default 'NULL';
ALTER TABLE pp_categories CHANGE ugnovote ugnovote TEXT default 'NULL';
ALTER TABLE pp_categories CHANGE ugnoanno ugnoanno TEXT default 'NULL';