This was posted in the vBulletin community forums today. Background info: vBulletin 2.0 features gzip compression on all server/client transfers. gzip is a unix style compression format. The quote below is from a guy that used a hack for vB 1.15 to get zlib (similar to gzip) compression on all his threads. The bandwidth differences were VERY noticable! Read below. So basically a thread that is an average of 50k will be about 8-9k under vB 2.0. That shaves about 83% off the load time for everything on the forums!!! This will be very noticable for dialup users. Broadband users will probably notice this a little too, but not to the extent of dial up users. ************** vBulletin 2.0 final is said to be released within a matter of weeks, not months. So hopefully by mid-March the fully supported version will be out and we can enjoy gzip threads (among about 30 other new kick arse features including private messaging, user control panels, avatars, and so much more it's not even funny).