This evening I finished a number of pernormance increases across Lottery Post. I targeted key areas like the forums pages, active topics page, and the main page. Also, functions like posting and deleting messages, and searching.
Next year when the latest version of MS SQL Server is released I will be implementing an even more powerfull and faster search capability, but it doesn't make sense to spend any more time on it until the software is released.
Anyone reading this who discovers a bug or problem somewhere, please drop me a PM and let me know.