I'm excited I just discovered a way to remove unused MySQL indexes and I wanted to share it with you guys.

I'm following the tutorial here: https://www.percona.com/blog/2012/06/30/find-unused-indexes/

We happened to have already been using a Percona-fork of MySQL. It just so happens that Percona has been our database consultants for over a decade.

Either way, I've been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile now, and so I'm a bit excited and wanted to share. That, and the fact that I'm working on some backend stuff that required me to start a new article in order to test it out.

Did that help with your insert performance issue?

Nope, it helped with something else. It ended up working, but I'm still having the issue I posted in the other thread regarding the articles_read table.