As most of you are aware, we suffered some significant downtime over the past day and I myself have noticed serious performance issues with the forum since its inception. The Ouddict Team are new to running forums and this was launched before the intended date due to the closure of the Oud thread at Basenotes and hence we have had some technical issues due to incorrect configuration settings from the start. Hopefully, these issues have now been resolved and we would like to assure you all that the forum itself in running on the best available forum software platform available. For those of you who are technical, we run on the vBulletin Cloud service, hosted by Amazon Web Services and so should never had expected the technical issues that we encountered. We would like to thank you for your patience and hope you continue to benefit from this new and growing community of "Ouddicts".