In the past year, FA ran like a stick of butter 90% of the time for me ( despite its bimonthly crash ). Browsing the site was quick, smooth, and has been quite enjoyable. Sure, your going to have to put a bit of time in the maintenance and upkeep of the site, not to mention tending to life's necessities. All in all, it's still no excuse.
I don't really like saying this as it will look like I'm boasting or something, but... I took a significant part in making sure that it does run well and that you have an enjoyable experience using the website as you did. You seem to be missing that fact.
The task included work in several fields simultaneously, managing and slowly redoing the structure of the database, rewriting the code and server maintenance.
FA's hardware never really was upgraded, and it was used by more and more people with every passing day.
Also, woe is me I guess, I have no excuse for nor working on FA.
If you take a look at the dates of the files posted there, you would have much less to be bothered with.what sorta bothers me is the information was stored in a TXT file instead of a dedicated database like mysql lol i mean flatfile databases are cool n' all but not for login information, not only is that incredibly oldschool, and proven to be rather dangerous lol