Forum laggy since latest update plus emojis on posts missing

I’m sorry you feel this way about the forum, but none of us are devs in the Discourse team.
The only thing we/I are doing is keeping the forum up to date, Discourse clearly has a path they are following and to be honest, for a free (as in FOSS and costs) and open source project, because that is the one we are using, I think it is a pretty good forum and I’m very grateful for it.