Users may have noticed that the DairyScience website was running very slowly over the last week or so. This was an unintended consequence of updating the MYSQL database that runs the main site to MYSQL 8. The solution was provided by Nitin Jain (firstname.lastname@example.org) and required repair of a RSSEO data table. If I had known that this was causing the problem I could have fixed it myself.
This may be the first report of the MYSQL 8 update slowing Joomla sites due to problems with a RS Joomla application.