This is a guest blog post by Morandir. About November of last year the V4L forum started having a lot of loading issues (not to mention other problems). By December it  became almost impossible to post from a computer due to all the lag, and it only got worse from there. On the 19th of that month  though everything changed. The new head of the IT department at V4L upgraded the forum software and now it's useable once again. The past few weeks have been spent working around the issues that always arise when switching platforms. Now that another tweak has been made making it harder for the spammers to get through, I feel comfortable in saying the forum is officially back up and running. That's not to say there aren't a few tweaks left in the works, a few of the older functions are still being added back to the forum, but at least now it can be used again as it was before. So if you haven't visited the V4L forum in a while, now's a great time to revisit it.  First thing you'll notice is the new layout, all the same categories are there along with  the old posts, but gone is the old color scheme (for now). Of course the most important part is now it loads as it should, and there is no lag when it comes to posting a reply. Best part is it's back up and running in time for the new year, when there's the biggest influx of new vapers. I want to give a big  thank you to everyone for being patient as V4L worked hard to get the forum up as it should be. Your phone calls and e-mails did not go unnoticed. Look forward to seeing more people come back (already seen a few older faces return like Ms. Via).