@OutlawedOffroad -- we use CloudFlare on our end. NodeBBs cannot be accelerated by CloudFlare, as they do not proxy web sockets correctly.
Support has even said they won't, and if they did, it would only be for paid plans, so boooo...
That solves that.. I noticed immediately it was a web socket issue after all the hassle last week with it on CentOS. Figured better to just unscrew that lightbulb and move on.
Just got home from taking the kid to the doctor office.. Some batshit crazy lady freaked out in the waiting room after she lost a verbal confrontation with me.. I guess her husband is a doormat. I'm not. Old school rocker here and I call it like it is, she wasn't used to that lol.