You decided to close the previous discussion with this title, and even though you've reported on the Ning Status page that the 500 Error reports were fixed as of 6PM on the last day of the year, I can tell you that the board is not posting any faster at 4:30AM (CST) on New Years day. It is still taking 6-8 seconds for every post with my browser reporting, "Waiting for Ning. . ." and on The Creators network as well.
Please fix the problem!