Its a mixture of time of day and /.
At present (8:35 GMT), the UK is waking up and those of us with an interest in Raspberry Pi are looking in to see if anything has been announced you know what I mean!
and that\'s going to slow things down. Also, there\'s been a post on /. about the circuit board, so others are wandering over to see what the fuss is about.
There\'s a lot of people registered to post here, there\'s even more who lurk and read, biding their time. I\'m not privy to usage stats, but I expect the hit rate is currently ginormous. I think raspberrypi.org is doing well and we just neet to be patient during the busy times.
This post took 10 seconds or so to register. I\'m not surprised and I\'m not concerned.
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....