Disable single plugin ./nodebb reset plugin="nodebb-widget-essentials" - No Success
Disable all plugins - No Success
Drop all collections in Mongo, and ./nodebb setup - No Success
Delete nodebb.min.js from public directory - No Success
Delete all public subdirectories that could be found in .gitignore - No Success
Delete public directory and checkout latest from current branch - Success
Yep, it's supposed to work like that. It's not really indicative of anything, because we can't really tell how far along a page is when requesting it from the server, so we animate the progress bar to a certain point, and move it to 100% when ready.
A bit of an underhanded trick, but it works amazingly to make it look like NodeBB is: