Have Lithium gave any response to this?
I have stopped using the Ideas Lab for the time being because it takes my browser out of action for several minutes, not just the Ideas Lab page but any other WDC forum tab too.
As a workaround to the Ideas Lab loading time killing all WDC tabs, I’ve found that opening the Ideas Lab in an Incognito tab isolates it and prevents all WDC tabs freezing.
However, there’s still a several minute delay before it loads. If you forget to sign in before browsing to the Ideas Lab, you’ll then need to sit another several minutes after it signs in and reloads the page.
I find it interesting that the forum is now using the very latest version of jQuery… updating simply for the sake of updating, or do they just not have any idea what’s causing the issue? :|